Are you looking for something to do on the weekend that involves getting outside and exploring but also making use of the bike that’s been sitting in the shed for years? Have you missed the adrenaline and feeling of exhilaration as you cycle as fast as the wind takes you or swerving on paths with your superb skills? Then take it out for a spin and visit one of the many bike parks in Wales!
Especially with the days getting longer and the brighter, it’s the perfect after school activity with the kids or afternoon adventure on the weekends!
5 of the best bike parks in Wales
Whether you’re a novice or a professional biker, you’re welcome here – at the UK’s biggest all-weather mountain bike trails in Abercanaid.
If you want to try mountain biking for the first time, their Kermit trail is for you. It’s the UK’s longest and most exciting beginner downhill trail, at 5km! Whizz and zoom down, as you take in the spectacular views and feel the confidence in you build.
No need to bring your gear too, as you they have bike hire services here. You can rent Trek bikes for those who are 114cm tall, as well as safety equipment like helmets and pads!
Info & Pricing
- Location Abercanaid. Merthyr Tydfil. CF48 1YZ
- Opening hours 10:00 - 17:45
- Prices Monday - Thursday £53.00 (children's bikes are £43.00). Friday £56.00 (children's bikes £46.00) and Weekends & Bank Holidays £60.00 (children's bikes £50.00)
Set in the beautiful mountains of North Wales is a bike park no other. Offering 14 incredible gravity inducing mountain bike trails for all abilities! Whether you’re a beginner or on your way to becoming a world cup champion!
They’re easy to figure out which trail is the hardest as they’re colour coded from green to black. So, you know which one you’ll be able to tackle.
They also offer mountain bike hire by Saracen Bikes, with fantastic equipment! And they also have a kids club, for the little ones who want to start cycling too. In a safe way, with their top-notch coaching sessions!
Info & Pricing
- Location Llechwedd Slate Caverns. Blaenau Ffestiniog. Gwynedd. LL41 3NB
- Opening hours 08:30 - 17:30
- Prices Prices vary depending on the day. But starts at £40.00 per rider
Revolution Bike Park
Welcome to an uplift-assisted bike park! Situated in 120 acres of private woodland on the Welsh border of Llangyong. A beautiful landscape, with lots of areas for bike trails! From the fast and furious red trails, and rocky black trails to the steep trails for the pros.
Whether you’re looking to step up or overcome a challenge, you’ll find it here. With a mix of natural trails that are downhill (which are super fun and exciting!) or the man-made trails that have corners to overcome, berms and tabletops to jump over! Phew… you’ll need to catch your breath after these bike trails in Wales!
Info & Pricing
- Location Llangynog. Powys. Wales. SY10 0EP
- Opening hours Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
- Prices Wednesday to Friday Uplift Ticket from £43.00. Saturday- Sunday or Bank Holiday Uplift Ticket from £45.00. Weekend uplift ticket (for both days) - £90.00
One Planet Adventure
Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Head back to nature with One Planet, whether it’s on foot or on two wheels! There is something here for everyone, and I mean everyone.
Looking for peaceful family walks? You’ve got it! Or exhilarating, adrenaline-packed bike trails? You’ve got that too! You have an outdoor adventure here.
Coed Llandegla has become well known for its mountain biking trails, especially in Wales, as well as the UK. With various trails to suit everyone’s abilities, if you’re a fan of mountain biking, then you’re welcome here.
Explore the Green route for a more relaxed bike trial with the family – it’s 5km so it’s still the perfect outdoor activity. A Blue route for those who want to give mountain biking a go, a Red route for those more experienced riders and finally the Black route, for those who are real serious about mountain biking.
Info & Pricing
- Location Coed Llandegla Forest. Ruthin Rd. Llandegla. Denbighshire. LL11 3AA
- Opening hours March - October: Monday to Thursday 09:00 – 21:00 and Friday to Sunday 09:00 – 18:00
- Prices Pay and display charges. £5.00 per car and driver and £2.00 per passenger. Under 16's are free
Afan Forest Park
Discover an area of natural beauty in South Wales. Where you admire the nature around you and… go hard with your biking skills!
Known as one of the UK’s more exhilarating mountain bike trails, they have 6 incredible ones to try out, ranging from 7km – a whopping 40km! Whatever the weather, you can ride against the wind here. With blue trails marking out their difficulties, like the Blue Scar, you can improve your skills and build your confidence while you have fun!
There’s also plenty of walking trials for those who love a good hike and you appreciate the coastal views as you walk along the 16m Lowland part of Wales Coast Path.
Lots of fun to be had here, whether you explore one of the bike parks or have a peaceful walk. If you like challenges or an easy ride, everyone is welcome here.
Info & Pricing
- Location Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre. Cynonville .Port Talbot. SA13 3HG
- Opening hours and Prices Please check the website for more information
So, you now know where the best bike parks are in Wales, are you finally going to dust off your bikes or take them on a ride to somewhere different? Especially looking at you adrenaline junkies!
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