Mountain biking and cycling

Conquer some long bursting climbs...

With three national parks across Wales there are endless places to explore on two wheels.  In the north there's the 840-square-mile Snowdonia National Park, named after the highest mountain in England and Wales.

It's rocky, rugged landscape of deep valleys, steep slopes, lakes and rushing rivers make it a great place to do some mountain biking. In contrast, the mountains that fill the Brecon Beacons National Park in the south are smooth and grassy with wide, open spaces and big skies. In the west, The 225-square-mile Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is one of Europes finest stretches of coastal natural beauty and the scenery along this path makes it extremely popular with both walkers and cyclists.

Wales is particularly popular with those who seek thrilling cycle rides on mountain tracks. Spectacular all weather  trail centres like Coed Y Brenin, Cwm Carn, Afan Forest Park, Coed Llandegla, Nant yr Arian and Gwydyr forest all offer the chance for you to explore the beauty of Wales whilst doing something you love. An annual report by the International Mountain Biking Association stated that Welsh Mountain Biking is amongst the best in the world, now all you have to do is go out and test the theory! 

If a relaxing cycle ride is more your thing then you are in luck! There are four national cycle tracks in Wales ranging from challenging 250 mile rides to less strenuous 98 miles of trails. Of course you can just do parts of the routes and enjoy the welsh countryside at a slower pace.

Browse the properties suitable for biking to ensure your whole holiday is packed with great biking opportunities!

The Celtic Trail

The Celtic Trail has something for every type of cyclist from families to the more adventurous rider

Anglesey Rural Cycling

Anglesey is relatively flat, making it great for exploring on your bike

Lon Las Cymru

With 250 miles of quiet lanes, and cycle paths that take you over three distinct mountain ranges, the Lon Las Cymru is the ultimate cycle tour of Wales.

Lon Cambria

This 113 mile cycle route crosses the heart of Mid Wales between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury.

Lon Teifi

Running between Aberystwyth and Fishguard this 98 mile cycle route follows country lanes and minor roads along the valley of the River Teifi.

Swansea Bike Path

The wide curving sweep of Swansea Bay is the perfect setting for a bike path and such a path exists running from the award-winning Maritime Quarter in the centre of the city round to Mumbles along the route of the former Mumbles railway. It is six miles long and mostly flat.

Ystwyth Trail

A trail connecting Aberystwyth and Tregaron.

Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre and Ponds

Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre is in Afan Forest Park amidst beautiful mountain scenery. It has superb amenities and is the start of two world class mountain bike trails.

The Elan Valley Trail

The Elan Valley Trail is a 25 mile cycle trail which originally formed part of an old railway line built during the construction of the Elan Valley Reservoirs. Running from Rhayader into the heart of the Elan Valley, this challenging route affords some excellent views around what is often referred to as the Lake District of Wales.

Afan Forest Park

Afan Forest Park is the fastest growing mountain biking area in Britain, it's perfect for those wanting to reach a variety of fantastic riding.

Brecon Beacons

Whether you want bone shaking moorland or gentle spins through stunning countryside you’ll find it in the Brecon Beacons.

Marin Trail

The Marin Trail is a great mountain bike trail with big climbs, big descents, brilliant singletrack and truly awesome scenery.

Mountain biking in Mynydd Du Forest

Lying in the upper reaches of the Grwyne Fawr on the southern side of the Black Mountains Mynydd Du Forest is the perfect venue for mountain bikers looking for a thrill. Fantastic climbs and even better descents make for an adrenaline filled day out!

Afan Valley Bike Hire

Bike Hire within the popular Afan Valley Forest Park. Bike riding here is second only to riding trails in Colorado. The Wall one of the routes was voted as No 10 in the world listings! Tel: 01639 893 661

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