Wales plays host to some of the best mountain biking in the world and lays claim to the very first purpose-built trail centre in the UK, Coed-y-Brenin.
Trail centres provide all-weather riding, with many featuring hardpack and well-drained routes that suit a wide range of riding abilities.
Some trail centres will have on-site bike shops for day-saving fixes and cafes for post-ride cakes and coffees.
In this guide, we will bring you all the need-to-know information on what we consider to be Wales’ best trail centres.
While this list is by no means comprehensive, it includes what we consider to be some of the best riding in Wales.
We also have guides to the best trail centres in England , Scotland and Northern Ireland .
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or at the beginning of your mountain biking journey, here are the best trail centres in Wales. The best trail centres in Wales Afan Forest Park trail guide Afan Forest Park is based across two trail centres and is around an hour’s drive from Cardiff.There are trails to suit all abilities, starting with the green-rated ‘Rookie’ trail that takes in sweeping descents and features a skills area to develop your riding.The Afan Visitor Centre is the starting point for Blue Scar, Penhydd and Y Wãl. The second, at Glyncorrwg, is home to White’s Level and Blade.At the more challenging end of the spectrum, is the long-distance black-rated W2 trail, which can be ridden from either trail centre with the other acting as a halfway cafe […]