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The 10 best places to ride a mountain bike in Wales

Brechfa

Last by by no means least is Brechfa which is situated around 10 miles North East of Camarthen. There’s not much in terms of facilities at Brechfa but that is more than made up for by the great trails on offer, many of which were designed and built by trail builder extraordinaire Rowan Sorrel. These trails should be plenty enough to keep you happy for a good while, but if you are in the area and fancy trying out something else then we’d definitely recommend heading over to Cwm Rhaeadr to ride the red trail because it’s yet another Welsh gem.

Trails:

Derwen – 9.2Km, 1.5-2 hours – Green/Blue – Clinging low to the valley sides, the trail eases you in with steady climbs and fun descents. Weaving through the forest you will encounter some lovely scenery and flowing terrain in what has until now been one of Wales’s best kept secrets, and there’s the option of an extended blue section if you fancy a bit more of a challenge.
Gorlech – 19Km, 1.5-3 hours – Calling a trail a roller coaster ride is a knackered old cliché, but there’s no other way to describe the unique Gorlech ride. Every climb drops you into a madder, faster descent on the far side. The stone clad berms, kickers, tables and stump jumps just keep getting bigger and bigger every time in a mad mountain bike crescendo right up to the end. A truly unique skill and grin building experience!
Raven Trail – 18.5Km, 1.5-2 hours – Suitable only for proficient bikers, the trail effortlessly mixes up the more traditional narrow woodland singletracks with Brechfa’s signature brash descents: fast, undulating trail that sweeps between trees and flows sinuously into berms and over jumps.

The video below shows some of the best sections on the Gorlech track.

Brechfa can be found here…

Postcode for Sat Nav: SA32 7RA

www.mbwales.com/brechfa

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