North Wales Information
A nation with a proud history and unique character, yet only a few hours from most British cities by road or rail. Wales is a fantastic country to visit on or off the bike.
As a mountain biker Wales offers thousands of miles of superb riding. Whether you are looking for relaxing forest or valley trails, to get you away from it all or the adrenalin rush of ultra technical mountain descents and tortuous hand carved singletrack; it's here. Epic mountain day rides with only a few buzzards and maybe a red kite for company, or going shoulder to shoulder with your maddest mates on a full pro level dual slalom course; we've got that too.
Not only have we got the Coed-Y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre with 90km of waymarked trails, and 200km of rideable trails within the 21,700 acre forest, we've got some brilliant riding right outside the front door among some of the most awesome landscape in the Snowdonia National Park, deep valleys with clear boulder strewn rivers, lung bursting climbs through high forest, skirting rocky outcrops onto the slopes of Snowdonia's high mountains, then awesome downhilling on forest road, grassy bridleway and technical singletrack.
The scenery of Wales varies from the beautiful beaches and rugged cliffs of its three coasts through to the mountainous heartlands of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia, with their towering peaks and racing rivers threading between. Tiny farmsteads and hidden villages form a landscape unchanged for centuries, the stunning remains of medieval and prehistoric castles look out over one of the most historically rich landscapes in the world.
This rich heritage can be found everywhere in Wales, with it's unpronounceable place names, ancient festivals and strong national pride, leaving you no doubt that you really are in a different country.
It's also a country of contrasts, and not just in it's geography. Take time off the bike to explore the cosmopolitan cities of Cardiff and Swansea in the south, or the smaller market towns of Llanwrtyd, Machynlleth and Betws-y-Coed further north. Each has their own unique character too, whether it's a centre for beer and bike festivals, a hub for alternative culture or an Alpine style Mecca for everything outdoors. You're assured of a very warm welcome and a memorable stay whether you're
sleeping in the four poster of an old coaching inn, under the hand stitched covers of a sleepy cottage bed and breakfast, or pitching your tent under the stars in the shadow of the mountains.
Wales is a fabulous country - it's about time you discovered what's on your doorstep.