This ride has been on my bucket list for a while, it is one epic ride. We had a great day for it, bone dry, not to hot and no wind to speak of.
We parked near the ugly house and did the Marin first so we could leave most of the weight we needed to carry in the car so we could pick it up on the way past after doing the Marin.
This is a hard ride, no let up at all. Its 99% off road for a start. Even though 50 miles is not that far, over 2800 metres of climbing is quite a lot. Penmachno is rough and hard work on the body, fine on its own but very different prospect while on your bike all day. This is not like your average enduro, where you at least get some respite every now and again.
If you want a massive challenge, go do it, but be prepared for a very long day out.
Here is the gpx file for those crazy enough to try it.
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