Mountain Biking in North Wales, Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire and the Heart of Wales this autum
Published: Friday 20th Sep 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Mountain Biking in Wales is exciting at any time of the year – and it’s no wonder why! Wales Holidays visitors will find biking on purpose-built forest trails, follow ancient drovers’ roads across the wild and empty ‘roof of Wales’, or relish in some exhilarating fun at one of the 7 purpose-built centres. Click on the links for more information and nearby Wales Holidays cottages in the various areas.
Head to Snowdon, where the fittest can bike up the highest mountain in Wales; others may prefer the miles of forestry routes around Betws-y-Coed. And on Anglesey, enjoy stunning sea views from the Anglesey Coastal path. East of Snowdonia and with great mountain views, the Hiraethog area around Denbigh and the Vale of Clwyd includes Clocaenog Forest, Llyn Brenig and Denbigh moors. There’s also a purpose built centre at Coed Llandegla near Wrexham. Coed-y-Brenin near Dolgellau in Snowdonia National Park was the first forest to be developed for mountain biking and is still the sport’s premier location.
In Machynlleth, mountain biking trails have been created on rights of way around the town and in the Dyfi Forest. Rhayader and the Elan Valley offer outstanding scenery and the perfect setting for mountain biking, while the border area around Knighton and Kington is one of the finest for off-road biking. A great range of trails in the Brecon Beacons too. Mountain biking in Pembrokeshire tends to be family oriented, though more demanding trails can be tackled in the Preseli mountains. Brechfa Forest, between Carmarthen and Llandovery, offers a range of trails, as does Afan Forest Park in the Swansea area, easily accessed off the M4.