Nant yr Arian

Nant yr Arian

Nant yr Arian isn’t too far from Aberystwyth and offers riding in the mountains and woodland just inland. The centre’s renowned for great singletrack and you have plenty of chance to enjoy it on the black route, Syfydrin, which is a long one at 35km. It’s rugged, remote riding out here, so make sure you’re prepared for every possibility of weather or mechanicals.

The trails:

Pendam (9km, Red)

Combining sections of the Summit trail and Syfydrin, this is a great taster of the sweet singletrack on offer at Nant yr Arian.


Summit (16km, Red)

The Summit trail is a demanding route with lots of techy singletrack, fast descents and corners to rail hard.

Syfydrin (35km, Black)

Including all of the Summit route along with some high trails out on the open hills, this is a challenging ride with a remote feel to it. There’s some technical doubletrack on the extension and you need to watch out for other (non-mountain biking) trail users.

Skills Area (Purple)

There’s a recently opened skills area and tarmac pumptrack – plenty of fun to be had here for riders of all levels.

Who’s it good for?

Beginners: 1/3

Intermediate: 3/3


Advanced: 2/3


Bike Wash
Visitor Centre

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Contact information:

Nant yr Arian, SY23 3AB – Directions