Machynlleth to Cardiff: 200km, 5200m Height Gain
This spectacular route starts in Machynlleth, an historic town that was once the administrative capital of Wales, it follows Glyndwr's Way, the Wye Valley Walk Way, the Black Mountains, the Waun Fach Ridge, Coety Mountain and into Cardiff, the modern-day capital of Wales, finishing at the Millenium Centre, Cardiff Bay.
Follow along National Trails, peaceful rivers, remote hills, mountains and villages in the toughest single stage foot-races in the world.
*There will be an indoor sleeping area at approximately half-way where you can choose to sleep or continue on. The clock keeps going no matter what you choose.
Below is the route details broken down into more manageable sections. The bracketed number is the total distance traveled:
From Machynlleth the route follows the famous National Trail Glyndwrs Way all the way to the banks of Llyn Clywedog. The route is a mix of ridges, forests and tracks all through stunning mid-Wales countryside.
2. 29km (61km)
From the banks of Llyn Clywedog follow Glyndwrs Way to the village of LLanidloes. Participants will head across country over the river Severn to the village of Llangurig, cross the River Wye, and follow the Wye Valley Walk for a further 5km.
3. 28km (89km)
Stay on the beautiful Wye Valley Walk and pass through the town of Rhayader and on to the town of Newbridge on Wye.
4. 31km (120km)
Starting in Newbridge on Wye continue the journey on the Wye Valley Walk with views of the river from ridges and forest. Pass through the town of Builth Wells and carry on south to the village of Llyswen.
5. 32km (152km)
Head south on rural roads to the town of Talgarth before heading up to the high summit of Waun Fach 809m. Stay high on the magnificent ridge taking in the summits of Pen Allt-Mawr 720m and the summit of Pen Cerrig Calch 707m before dropping down into the village of Crickhowell.
6. 30km (184km)
The journey towards the capital, Cardiff, is now becoming a reality. There's a noticeable climb out of Crickhowell to the summit of Mynydd Llangatwyg, then a descent to Brynmawr before climbing the last significant peak of Coity Mountain, on the ridge line that runs all the way to Newbridge.
7. 18km (200km)
The end is in sight. Participants will travel south from Newbridge, cross rolling hills before joining the Forge Trail. Head past Llanishen Reservoir and Roath Park Lake and onto the final stretch and the finish line at The Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.