Wales has a population of around 3,074,067 and has an area of 20,779 km. Wales has over 1,680 miles of coastline, its largely mountainous and holds Snowdon which is its highest summit.
There is a great tourist industry in Wales because of its beautiful landscape and historical areas, it is said to contain more castles in per square mile than any other country in the world. It has a wealth of holiday cottages and private hotels.
Wales has a climate which can be described as ‘temperate’, meaning that it never really gets too hot or too cold. The sunniest and driest months are May, June, July and August
Wales has a great motorcyclist culture, here are some details on accommodations, cafes and general biker information:
The Dragon Rally is a motorcycle camping rally, which is held yearly in North Wales. It has been going since 1962, making it one of the longest running bike events in the UK. The riders attending event range from 1,500 to 2,000 depending on weather, as it’s usually held on the second weekend of February so it can be a bit cold!
This is a very useful website, events can advertise on here for free. You can search biker events, meets, rallies, charity rides and biker parties on here!
The Cornhill Inn
This is a well known family Inn dating back to the 16th century located right in the heart of Wales, offering some of the greatest riding the UK. The owner Paul, actually takes small groups of people out on tours showing hidden routes and stunning scenery.
This Inn is has a very friendly atmosphere, its popular with both locals and tourists. They give excellent room rates as well offering a pub and restaurant. This is a bike friendly venue, with a drying room, motorcycle washing facilities and secure parking.
This Inn is full of character and history, facing out to the bustling market town of Tregaron. The Y Talbot dates back to the 17th century and carries a great ambiance. It has recently undergone a renovation bringing this lovely venue up to date, bikers stay here because of the great location and relaxed, comfortable vibe.
As well as accommodation the venue has a gazebo, private beer garden, secure parking.
The location of this hotel is ideal, in the heart of the sea side town of Tenby. They offer bed and breakfast in sixteen tasteful en suite rooms. They also provide self catering accommodation in two nearby cottages, perfect for a family or friends get away.
They have a self contained restaurant near their courtyard and beer garden to relax in after a hard days riding!
This Inn is set in the Cathedral city of St Davids, right in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park. They have eleven rooms, nine of which are en suite with beverage trays.
Its a friendly pub with amazing food and drink, its located perfectly next to many other pubs and restaurant all in walking distance.
This is a family run hotel which has been going since 1897, set in five acres of beautiful lawns and landscapes. Its overlooks the village and bay of Cemaes, this is a lovely starting point to explore the nearby watermills, Celtic ruins, shingle beaches and wildlife preserves.
They offer fourteen en suite bedrooms which include two four posters and five family rooms. You can enjoy freshly cooked seafood dishes in their restaurant or a wine in their bar. They also do a Hog roast evening with live music once a year which is really popular with bikers.
Owned by bikers, Sue and Jim they offer the best biker friendly accommodation! This is a self catering holiday cottage lodge in mid Wales, just a few minutes walk from Rhayader, Powys.
One of the best known biker cafes of them all, Unit 1 Cafe is a great motorcycle meet for bike enthusiast. They boast the best breakfast in North Wales, with amazing roads to and from the cafe. All bikes are attracted to this place Tourers, Cruisers, Trallies, Customs and more. If it has two wheels it will be heading here in summer!
They hold a weekly ride out every Monday, and everyone is welcome. Check out their website for more details.
Motorcycle Clubs in Wales
If you are heading to Wales and enjoy meeting up with local bikers, here’s just a few clubs you might want to contact:
- Biker Wales
- Celtic Pride MCC
- Clueless MCC
- Evicted MCC
- Eye of RA MCC
- Goldwings North Wales
- Welsh Coast MCC
- Y Rohirrin MCC
Suggested Motorcycle Routes
Route #1 Shrewsbury – Craven Arms – Llandovery – Newtown
This is a really nice ride out, taking you through the amazing scenery of the Shropshire Hills. You go through a few little villages so have loads of coffee and lunch stops:
Route #2 Aberystwyth – Caersws – Glantwymyn – Welshpool – Oswestry – Wrexham – Buckley
There is some spectacular scenery on this ride, fun roads and cafe stops along the way. Perfect day out if you are staying in this area: