Cycling Mountain Biking in South Wales & Self Catering Nearby

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Cycling Mountain Biking in South Wales & Self Catering Nearby


The Taff Trail and self catering accommodation nearby...

The Taff Trail is a multi-purpose route between the Cardiff waterfront at Cardiff Bay in the South and the Market Town of Brecon in the North. 55 miles (88km) in length, it passes close to Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil and through a wide variety of urban and suburban landscapes of those towns and the open moorland of the Brecon Beacons. There are also many "green fingers" where the Taff Trail itself appears to bring the countryside into the town. The area is also rich in industrial archeology.

A large proportion of the Taff Trail is designated "Traffic Free" which has been achieved by using the routes of former tramways, railways, canals and present day canal towpaths, including the original rights-of-way, embankments, cuttings and viaducts. Many of these routes have important historical significance to the industrial heritage of South Wales.

The Taff Trail is used by walkers and cyclists for trips of varying length throughout the year. Parts are also suitable for horseriders.


Bike Park Wales and self catering accommodation nearby...

Based at Gethin Woods in Merthyr Tydfiil this is an amazing site that is attracting Mountain bikers from all over the UK. There are mini buses to provide up-lifts to the top of the mountain and from there are many trails that can be enjoyed. Each trail is categorised into Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert so there are trails to suit everyone


Afan Forest Park Mountain Biking and self catering accommodation nearby...

Home to a mountain biking experience second to none, Afan Forest Park has it all from flowing swooping singletrack threading through beautiful forest to exposed rocky doubletrack on wide open hills. Forestry Commission Wales' Afan Forest Park is the fastest growing mountain bike area in Britain. With 4 superb flowing trails and more all weather singletrack than any other MBWales centre you simply have to check it out!

The mountain bike trails here totalling over 100km are sponsored by npower renewables who have made a major financial commitment towards trail maintenance and development. *Bike hire is available from Skyline Cycles at Afan Forest Park.*

Mountain Bike Trail Information

The original Afan trail is the 17km loop of the Penhydd trail, a mix of tightly twisting singletrack, fantastic views and awesome descents through the Hidden Valley, Sidewinder and Dead Sheep Gully sections.

The White’s Level Trail is a challenging 6km sheep singletrack climb, followed by an adrenalin pumping mix of rock drops, step sections, berms and cliff traverses. Check out the new section that’s being built...

The Wall trail is a swooping 24km mainly singletrack loop with epic views and breathtaking descents to keep your heart pumping all the way round. Watch out for The Graveyard section and hang on for the searingly fast final descent.