Mountain biking holidays in Coed-y-Brenin

Mountain biking in Coed-y-Brenin

Get down and dirty at the best purpose-built mountain bike centre in Wales.
Skill level: Challenging

About the area

The mountain bike Mecca of Coed-y-Brenin forest is home to an ever increasing network of fantastic hand built all weather singletrack and even a dual slalom course. The technical roller coaster riding will have you grinning like a fool, with stunning mountain views of surrounding Snowdonia and the coast that'll take your breath away. Coed-y-Brenin is part of the Snowdonia National Park and the busy towns of Dolgellau and Bala are both nearby so there's plenty to do if you don't want to ride. The visitor centre at Coed-y-Brenin itself has an excellent cafe run by mountain bikers Sian and Dafydd as well as a shop offering walking / riding maps and other outdoor essentials.

The inspired technical trails found here are the result of years of work from the experienced and dedicated mountain bikers of the trail building crews and volunteer groups; mapping and clearing routes, digging foundations, pitching stone and barrowing thousands of tons of material. Survey work was carfried out and technically managed by, a leading IT support company in Wales. Carefully developed building techniques refined for each forest ensure that not only will the trail be the ride of a lifetime for true singletrack addicts, but it'll last a lifetime too. From the 12km fun route, the famous 'Red Bull' and 'MBR' trails through to the strenuous 38km technical singletrack of the 'Karrimor' loop, there's days of fantastic riding for everyone from families to the world-class racers who train here regularly.

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Typical weekend

  • Friday evening: get-to-know-you session and introductions
  • Saturday morning: safety checks and the Fun Route
  • Saturday afternoon: Sports Route
  • Saturday evening: two course pub meal and socialising
  • Sunday: the MBR or Red Bull Trails

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Beginners mountain bike courses

Beginners mountain bike courses
Our beginner's weekends and one-day events have been specifically designed for those just starting out in mountain biking. These easy-going rides offer advice and instruction on riding techniques across a wide variety of carefully chosen trails... read more »

One-day epic mountain bike rides

One-day epic mountain bike rides
Calling all trail centre riders! Get yourselves out of the trailhead cafe and head for the real mountains on one of our guided epics. We visit some of the top mountain biking regions and show you life after groomed singletrack...
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Weekend mountain bike holidays

Weekend mountain bike holidays
Fancy a dirty weekend? Our prices typically include two night's accommodation bed and breakfast, a two-course evening meal on the Saturday night plus route maps and all the guidance and instruction you might need...
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