The Elan Valley and Rhayader put natural mountain biking trails firmly on the MBWales map. Surrounded by open hills, our extensive patch of Mid Wales is renowned for some of the best natural mountain biking terrain in Britain.
Our trail quality is complemented by a spectacular backdrop of Victorian dams and reservoirs, pristine countryside, woodlands, old railways, miners’ trails and expansive open hills. Novices, enthusiasts and experts are at home in the Elan Valley, choose to take your time, develop skills on short, satisfying loops, or challenge yourself to technical Sunken Road, Miners’ Trail, Golf Links descent or perhaps the 60k Tour of Elan.
Visitors now have even more reason to be excited about the mountain bike offer in Mid Wales with two new mountain bike routes now open. Nantgwyllt, which includes a 1.5km moderate blue route and a more difficult 1km downhill red route.
The area has earned a solid reputation for natural mountain bike trails over the years, backed up by Red Bull's vote placing the area in Wales’ Top 10 for mountain bike trails. The biking capital of the UK.