Where can I mountain bike in Wales?

11 of the best MTB destinations in Wales

  1. Antur Stiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Antur Stiniog.
  2. Coed Llandegla, near Wrexham. Coed Llandegla.
  3. Coed y Brenin, near Dolgellau.
  4. Penmachno, near Betws-y-Coed.
  5. Brechfa, near Carmarthen.
  6. BikePark Wales, near Merthyr.
  7. Afan Forest Park, near Port Talbot.
  8. Nant-yr-Arian Forest, near Aberystwyth.

Can you go mountain biking in Wales?

From mountains to valleys, exercise your adventurous side on the mountain bike trails and tracks of Wales. Great scenery and a varied terrain make it the perfect backdrop for testing your biking skills.

Is BikePark Wales suitable for beginners?

The perfect place to try mountain biking for the first time or to progress your skills, BikePark Wales is home to Kermit, the UK’s longest and most exciting beginner downhill mountain bike trail.

How many trails does BikePark Wales have?

Our trails The UK’s most incredible network of over 40 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.

What is uplift mountain biking?

Uplift service is usually run by a bike park or contracted by them to give riders and their bikes a lift to the top of the trails, so you can then spend all your energy on the downhills. The mountain bike trails in Wales tend to be set on some pretty big mountains, so uplift service is a must.

Is Brechfa trails open?

The walking trails here are closed due to storm damage. The mountain bike trail and car park are open.

Do you need a full face helmet for BikePark Wales?

You must ALWAYS wear a helmet. We also strongly advise you wear a full face helmet, eye protection, gloves and body armour. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HELMET YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RIDE IN THE PARK OR USE THE UPLIFT SERVICE. Read and adhere to all advice signs while using the trails.

Is BikePark Wales hard?

The short answer is an awful lot of time and effort designing and building it. The longer answer is that we’ve painstakingly set the route of the trail so that your speed is managed with careful changes of gradient that keep you rolling along without the speeds ever getting dangerously high, but still enough to be fun.

Can you ride a hardtail at BikePark Wales?

Can I ride my own hardtail in the park? Yes you can, but be careful, most accidents happen on hardtails as they are less forgiving.

What is the best mountain bike park?

9 of the top bike parks in the world that are definitely worth a…

  • Whistler, Canada. Katie Holden rides Whistler Bike Park.
  • Portes du Soleil, France/Switzerland. Andreu Lacondeguy goes big in Chatel.
  • Åre, Sweden.
  • Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Vallnord, Andorra.
  • Sölden, Austria.
  • BikePark Wales.
  • Coast Gravity Park, Canada.

What is the biggest bike park in the UK?

1 BikePark Wales, South Wales It’s the biggest uplift venue in the UK, with some 40 trails ranging from green- to black-graded plus two orange pro lines.

What county is Carmarthen?

of Carmarthenshire
Carmarthen, Welsh Caerfyrddin, town, administrative centre of the historic and present county of Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin), southwestern Wales. The town is located on the River Tywi 8 miles (13 km) above its Bristol Channel mouth.