The Afandale provides facilities for keen mountain bikers, such as our secure storage, bike wash and of course the drying room for your wet clothing.
Afan Forest Park
Afan Forest Park is the mountain bikers dream.
The valley was once bustling with the coal mining industry but now the valley has been transformed into a biker’s heaven.
The Afan Forest Park has a number of world class trails, such as the ‘Penhydd’, ‘Y Wâl’, ‘Skyline’, ‘White’s Level’ and ‘W²’, boasting over 100 km of single-track trails. There’s also the Afan Bike Park (launched in 2013) allowing riders to improve their riding skill and have hours of winding, swerving fun with berms and jumps.
Afan Forest Park was the only UK trail destination to feature in the ‘What Mountain Bike Magazine’ as one of the ten best places to ride “before you die”. In 2008 it was also voted one of the top ten public forests in the UK by the Sunday Telegraph Link
The trails can start at either the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre or Glyncorrwg Visitor Centre, both great locations to set off from.
Bike Park Wales
Bike Park Wales has been created by mountain bikers. It is located in Merthyr Tydfil, which is approximately 35 mins from the Afandale by car. Bike Park Wales is the UK’s first full scale mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales valleys.
Brechfa is a perfect destination for serious bikers or even for novices.
The made up of three big climbs and descents stretching over 12 miles.
The advance riders can also test their full array of skills on the impressive but electrifying features of the black graded Raven Trail.
The Derwen Trail is the essential trail for families and novices and a great starter to mountain biking. The trails demonstrate Brechfa Forest at its peak.
Bike Park Wales
0.2 – 4.6km
BikePark Wales is the UK’s first full scale mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales valleys, built by riders for riders. They believe in making mountain biking accessible to everyone – from extreme to serene.
Mynydd Du Forest
5 – 20km
Great climbs and even better descents are the feature of this cracking run. The terrain varies from farm tracks to forest roads, open hilltops and old sunken roads. Be prepared for an energetic ride.