Wales MTB – Riding the principality

Wales has a history in the mountains like no other place in the UK. It’s been a draw for outdoor souls for decades in the modern eras too. It’s time to visit the mountains – and ride Wales.

We want to show you some of the classic routes and the epic places to ride and visit. If you haven’t been to Wales, then now is your time … take a bikecation in this amazing country.

PONT SCETHIN  – MEDIUM 13 MILES


One of the classic routes for North Wales. Long climbs on excellent hard packed tracks, with epic descents to make you grin all day long.

RHAYADER CLASSIC  – MEDIUM 21 MILES


A hilly ride with plenty of technical descents to test your skills and grab some grins, together with lung busting climbs, mixed with amazing scenery and a stunning finish to top things off.

PENMACHNO TRAILS  – MEDIUM 16 MILES


The Penmachno Trails are the hidden gem of North Wales biking; 30km of singletrack and forest trail with spectacular views and the feel of a proper mountain biking adventure.
The trails are split into two loops that can be ridden individually or as one amazing 30km ride.

BERWYN MOUNTAINS – MEDIUM 17 MILES


A cracking route with some long and epic descents that won’t trouble you, but which will get you grinning and wanting to return to the area for more routes.

RHYD DDU SNOWDON – HARD 14 MILES


It goes up, then it goes down! It’s tough going up, and it’s a real whizz going down, with lots of tricky and fast sections that you’ll need to take care on. Awesome mountain day though. Just remember to adhere to the mtb restrictions.

MARIN TRAIL – HARD 17 MILES


Brilliant mountain riding, with big climbs, big descents and awesome singletrack. Most of the uphill is on forest tracks, with the singletrack fun going down when required. A technical and fun route for all to enjoy.

BRECON GAP – HARD 22 MILES


The terrain is rideable in all seasons but beware in bad weather conditions. The Gap takes you up to 600m above sea level and is very open and windswept. It is essential to take food, adequate clothing and tools before you attempt this route.