Of all the countries that has fully stood their ground and established themselves as one of the best mountain destinations in the United Kingdom, Wales is definitely one! Talk about wild natural trails, flowing single track, talk about purpose-built bike parks and even downhill tracks, Wales got them all. And in this piece, I will be helping you to identify some of the best trail events (mountain bike spots) to be discovered in Wales.
Antur Stiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog: right there in the sole heart of Snowdonia lies Antur Stiniog, which is the home to a six downhill and free ride trails ranging from blue to black in severity, thus, allowing the riders have a go, without consideration of their individual ability. An uplift which had been certified as one of the best and fastest in the United Kingdom services this trail. Booking this uplift service in advance is highly recommended so as to avoid possible delay and disappointments during the high seasons. In addition to these facilities available, others are bikes for hire, a place where your bike can be washed a café and even a bike coach for all levels of riders.
Coed Llandegla: this is a trail spot near Wrexham; just about 20 minutes’ drive from Chester. It is one of the most easily accessible mountain bike areas in the North of Wales. It has a cruisy green tail all around a reservoir which runs down to a gnarly black downhill track that ticks all grades boxes in other to offer something for all ability levels. Some other facilities are bike hire, bike shops, a café and a workshop.
Penmachno: this one is located near Betws-y-Coed, not too far away from Snowdonia National Park, and it offers an all year-round riding in beautiful ancient woodlands which is of course very natural. A rider can go on a full 30km loop at a go, or may even decide to break it down into smaller and manageable chunks, (19km and 11km loop) depending on the rider’s feeling. The 19km loop offers a very fast descent, including a thigh burning inducing climbs. Also, the 11km loop which is a bit lower and mellower with flowing single tracks, has a chance to take in some absolutely stunning views. Some of the other facilities offered also include refreshments and bike services.
Brechfa: this one is very close to Carmarthen, it is the best place for people who are happy kicking about on mellow stuffs, or maybe more of speed junkie that are looking up to rag it. Brechfa has all trails for all kinds of riders, with blue, red, green, and black graded trails. It is a very huge forest that has all weather surfaces, which is a perfect choice for an all year-round riding.
BikePark Wales: this is a trail spot of a very short existence, which has already firmly established itself on the trail map, becoming one of the most highly regarded mountain bike facilities in the United Kingdom.