21.1 miles
Distance
2,411 ft
Climb
-2,429 ft
Descent
1,620 ft
High Point

34k. The Mach 3 really takes you into the wilds. Expect long climbs & challenging descents. An average rider should complete in 3 to 3.5 hours

Detailed Description
Mach3 is a 21 mile intermediate route located near Machynlleth. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route climbs 2,411 ft with a max elevation of 1,620 ft then descends -2,429 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

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muletron (Aug 1, 2020 at 8:33)
 90% fireroad and road.
1 x 3km DH on trail, rocks but not very challenging
My ratings (/5)
Effort 4
Views 3
Fun 2
Challenge 1
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veronsome (Aug 3, 2020 at 15:56)
 I would agree with muletron above.

The description of this route is inaccurate. It should read: "34km of disappointment. The Mach 3 really takes you into the wilds. Expect long climbs & poor short descents with barely any singletrack. Most of the time you will be bored as you climb on doubletrack. An average rider should complete in 3.5-4 hours."

My advice - don't bother. It was a nice afternoon out in some reasonably decent countryside but that was about it.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Mach3 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    45 ft
  • Altitude start
    74 ft
  • Altitude end
    56 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -37.3%
  • Grade min
    65.8%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,854 ft
Avg: 2 (2 votes)
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