Bike holidays in south Wales, Afan
Valley and Afan Forest Park mountain
bike trails. Afan Forest Park has four mountain bike trails with
a total length of approximately 100 km, (62.5 miles). These trails are split
between the two centres of Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre, and Afan Forest
Park Visitor Centre. Most of the trails are for the more experienced bikers.
White's Level trail and the Wall Trail are challenging, and the Skyline
is definitely for the more experienced mountain bikers. However there are
trails for novices and there is a shorter family cycle route that runs along
a disused railway line at the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre which is suitable
The Wall Trail (Afan
Forest Park) :
This is a 24 km (approx. 15 miles) mainly single-track loop with spectacular
cliff top views of the Afan Valley en-route. The trail is to the north of
the Afan Park Visitor Centre on the north side of the Afan Valley. The Graveyard
section and the final descent of the Wall have been particularly well reviewed.
Allow 1.5 to 3 hours. Classed as Technically Difficult
The Penhydd Trail (Afan
Forest Park) :
This route is the original mountain bike trail in Afan Forest Park, There
are big climbs followed by technical descents which mean this trail is not
suitable for novices. It is 22 km long (approx. 14 miles), starting and
finishing at the Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre it is south of the river.
Allow 1.5 hours to 3 hours, with some parts being Technically Difficult.
The White's Level Trail
This is a 24 km (approx. 15 miles) single-track with a climb and a downhill.
The trail starts at Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre. Very technical progressive
riding trail with drops, step downs and long singletrack climbs. There is
usually transport available for downhill riders at weekends, from the Glyncorrwg
Mountain Bike Centre. Allow 2 to 3 hours. Classed as Difficult.
The Skyline Trail
This is a 46 km (approx. 29 miles) long loop trail. It starts at Glyncorrwg
Mountain Bike Centre and is the latest addition to Afan Forest Park. There
are stunning views from the horizon line, and the Jetlag section is well
known for its difficulty. But there are two options en-route where you may
take shortcuts, for riders who do not wish to attempt the whole trail. Allow
from 5 to 7 hours, Classed as Difficult.
For further details contact :
Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre :
Tel: 01639 850564
The Centre is based at the start of two mountain bike trails, The Wall and
The Penhydd Trail. The Visitor Centre, offers a conference room, café
and shop, as well as being the place to find out more about the entire Forest
Park. There are walking trails, family cycling and exhilarating mountain
April to September open: 10.30am - 5.00pm Weekdays, 10.30am - 6.00pm Weekends
October to March : 10.30am - 4.00pm Weekdays, 10.30am - 5.00pm Weekends
Closed Christmas week
How to get there:
Situated on the A4107 - follow the road from the M4, Junction 40 for about
6 miles. Look out for the signs for Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre.
Bike Hire :
Valley Bike Hire >
Tel: 01639 893661
Mountain Bikes and Bicycles in Briton Ferry :
Lodge Cycles >
Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre and Ponds :
Tel: 01639 851900
The Mountain Bike Centre is based at the start of two world class mountain
bike trails, ‘Skyline’ and ‘White’s Level’.
The Centre also has a fully stocked bike shop, showers, jet wash and a café
that provides quality food and service.
How to get there:
From Junction 40 on the M4, follow the brown and white signs for Afan Forest
Park, then pass Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre and head towards Cymmer,
take a sharp left turn towards Glyncorrwg.
This area of Wales is close to the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Why not share
the mountain bike holiday with a stay in Swansea
or the Gower. The Gower is famous for its beaches,
sailing and wind surfing and was the first Area Of Natural Beauty (AONB),
being chosen for its classic coastline and outstanding natural environment,
Gower was the first AONB to be designated in 1956.
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