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Brecon Beacons is a mountain bike region in South Wales. This mounatin range is a natural MTB trail network with a myriad of routes covering all grades and technical abilities. 

The Trails

  • The terrain here ranges from forest, steep climbs and descent, moorland and open countyside. There are around 14 planned out routes with a good selection of green, blue, red and black graded trails. All these trails start from one of 5 main mountain bike hubs. Check out the Useful Sites below. 

Useful Sites

  • MB Wales. Covers around 15 trails in the Brecon Beacons. 4 green trails, 4 blue, 6 red and 1 black graded routes. 
  • MTB Brecon Beacons has 14 trails mapped out based around 5 MTB hubs (Brecon,  Crickhowel,  Sennybridge, Talgarth and Talybont on Usk). You can also buy and download the trail maps. 

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  • If you have ridden the mountain bike trails in Brecon Beacons then why not share your experiences and post some pictures, videos or a review to the listing.

Trails

Type of Centre/Base
Website
Trail Grades
  • Green (Easy)
  • Blue (Moderate)
  • Red (Difficult)
  • Black (Severe)
  • Ungraded (natural)
Type of Trail(s)
Cross Country (XC )
Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre
  • Bike Hire

Location

Country
Wales
County/State
Carmarthenshire
Trail, Centre or Base
Address
The National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, Brecon, LD3 8ER
Directions
The Brecon Beacons National Park is located in South and Mid Wales in the United Kingdom... The southern boundary is just 25 miles north of Cardiff the capital city of Wales. Stretching from Hay on Wye in the east to Llandeilo in the west, it incorporates the Black Mountains, the Central Beacons and Fforest Fawr as well as moorland, forests, valleys, waterfalls, lakes. From Cardiff: drive north on the A470
Map Co-ordinates
Brecon OS Grid Reference: SN 977262
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The route was a three up and down over three mountains. First time I did it I got lost ran out of daylight and had to head back unfinished on road. Went back a few months later, determined and with more time (start early..) and nailed it. Awesome
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stumpy_dan Reviewed by stumpy_dan December 31, 2009
Last updated: December 31, 2009
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Black Mountain Route

The route was a three up and down over three mountains. First time I did it I got lost ran out of daylight and had to head back unfinished on road. Went back a few months later, determined and with more time (start early..) and nailed it. Awesome

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Good Points
Sweeping natural trails with miles and miles of singletrack, gnarly natural rocky descents. Beautiful lakes and woods. All you could ask for really.
Bad Points
Not waymarked so easy to get lost.. take a map, compass, supplies, a positive attitude and a mate.
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