Mountain biking in South Wales

The Mount Pleasant is the ideal location for mountain bike enthusiasts, both beginner and experienced rider, with Guided Mountain Bike Tours available for booking.

For your convenience we have installed a Safe Bike Storage area plus a power washer for cleaning your bike after a day’s exploring.

Mountain Biking CognationIn Wales we’ve got some of the most incredible mountain biking in the world. Whether you’re a beginner or a real trail warrior, our four quality trail centres will really spike your adrenaline. We also have guided rides available to help you get the most out of your visit.

Mountain Biking BikeparkwalesBikePark Wales is located in Merthyr Tydfil and is the UK’s first full scale mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales valleys, built by riders for riders. With a promise of making mountain biking accessible to everyone from extreme to serene. BikePark Wales has created an incredible network of trails for riders of all abilities. Swooping, bermed runs, tight gnarly rock sections, jump trails, drop offs, a pump track and even a family specific loop. BikePark Wales opened to the public in August 2013.

mountainbiking_cwmcarnforestDo you dream about riding that perfect piece of singletrack? Of twisting up through story-book woodland; the light filtering perfectly through the trees as your legs burn and beg forgiveness, before making a faultless transition into that smooth, flowing descent? Then Cwmcarn Forest is the place for you…

mountainbiking_gethinmtbGethin MTB is a company located in Merthyr Tydfil, next to Gethin Woods, that provides quality cycle skills training, leadership qualifications, guided rides and schools work both in the local community and also the extended biking fraternity. We cater for Mountain Bikers, Roadies and BMX bandits, supplying training to match your personal needs.

mountainbiking_mbtLooking for a Great Day out on your bike? At Mountainbike Tours & Trails our aim is simple, to give you that great day on your bike. There’s a wide variety of riding here: open hill rides on single track with views that will take your breath away; descents that will test both your nerve and skill and gentle loops that will take you down onto a beach.

mountainbiking_tafftrailCycling the Taff Trail – 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.

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.

Other biking suggestions include:

The Trevithick Trail (Local)

The Celtic Cycle Trail (Local)

Afon Forest Park Skyline Trail – Neath