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Mountain Biking Wales

Mountain Biking Wales

Rider on the Wall Trail at Afan Forest


Mountain bikers on the Cwmcarn downhill trail


Mum and kids on a single track mountain bike trail


The 'Falseteeth' mountain bike trail, Coed y Brenin


A tricycle on the MinorTaur trail at Coed y Brenin


Mountain biker on a single track trail, Bwlch Nant yr Arian


The 'Falseteeth' mountain bike trail in Coed y Brenin


Mountain biking on the summit trail at Bwlch Nant yr Arian


Mountain biker riding technical singletrack at Coed y Brenin


Cyclists on the Penhydd mountain bike trail. Afan forest park


Mountain biker receiving advice & directions, Coed y Brenin visitor centre.


With over 30 single-track trails, the forests of Wales offer everything a mountain biker could want. Try our spectacular all weather single-track trail centres at Coed y Brenin, Cwmcarn, Afan Forest Park & Nant yr Arian.  Or head for difficult 'red' single-track trails such as Marin (Gwydyr) & Gorlech (Brechfa), Derwen (Brechfa) or the new MinorTaur (Coed y  Brenin) and Rookie (Afan Forest Park) moderate 'blue' trails.
Contact: Dave Liddy

e-mail: dave.liddy
Mountain Biking Coed y Brenin

Coed y Brenin

Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Home> Coed y Brenin was the first dedicated trail centre in the UK, and still the largest. 7 single-track trails cover 140km, five of which are red or above - a great combination of natural trails and armoured man-made sections offering some truly epic riding. Try the new moderate ‘MinorTaur’ blue-graded trail if you are new to mountain biking.

Try out ‘Y Ffowndri’, our latest mountain biking skills area at Coed y Brenin.

Mountain Biking Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Nant yr Arian

These trails are some of the finest in Wales and the centre is known for its long single-track runs, the big climb in the middle of the Summit trail and the huge wild Syfydryn loop. Pendam (red trail), Summit (red trail), Syfydrin (red trail).
Afan Forest Park

Afan Forest Park

Afan Forest Park is the fastest-growing mountain bike area in Britain and located only minutes from the M4. It’s perfect for those wanting to reach a variety of fantastic riding fast. With four reds and one black covering over 100km of flowing trail you simply have to check it out!

Don’t miss the new moderate blue-graded Rookie trail if you are new to mountain biking.

Photograph above provided courtesy of Cognation, MTB trails, South Wales.

Mountain Biking in Cwmcarn


The fastest way for southern England riders to get their mountain biking fix, Cwmcarn is less than half an hour from the Severn bridge.   The single-track of the Twrch trail, rolling in and out of forests will keep you focused on the trail, but if you stop you’ll be looking out over the Bristol Channel!
Other Mountain Bike trails

Other FCW Trails

Marin (Gwydyr)
Raven (Brechfa)
Gorlech (Brechfa)
Derwen (Brechfa)
Cwm Rhaeadr (near Llandovery)
Usk Reservoir Loop (Glasfynydd - Brecon Beacons)
Dolen Foel Famau (website)
Nercwys (all user trail)
Alwen trail (Hiraethog Forest)

Community Trails

You'll find two community- managed trails in FCW forests. The Cli-machx trail in Dyfi is renowned for its black grade, super-fast downhill finish. Up in Penmachno you can ride the Dolen Machno and Dolen Eryri together for a fantastic big day out.

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