Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Bike Park Wales
On WildBike's 'Toughness out of Ten' rating, it's a 7.5
3 days, 3 rides in 3 different places all based from one wonderful spot. Don't know why we didn't think of that sooner! This promises to become a WildBike favourite. So what's it all about?
Day 1 will be spent on a big mountain ride, with some stunning off-piste singletrack high up on the gritty ridges of the Black Mountains. We'll spend most of the day above 600 metres, with three awesome singletrack plummets to the green valleys below. The views are immense and the sense of being 'right out there' biking is incredible.
Day 2 will be a Brecons Classic - our take on the Two Passes ride that goes within touching distance of The Brecons highest summit, Pen-y-fan. This ride has some gentle canal-side bimbling to get your legs working before climbing twice to the 600 metre contour on rocky, rubbley, proper wild trails.
And on Day 3 we'll let the Bike Park Wales uplift take the strain on the climbs so you can hone your ripping skills to your heart's content. This is the only time you'll catch WildBike at a trail centre, so you'd better make the most of it!!
Your Brecons and Black Mountains Accommodation
What a spot! Just look at that view! And this private bunkhouse, set high on the slopes of the Black Mountains, is just as great on the inside! Lots of rooms with no more than 4 in each room, a good nights snore-free sleep is guaranteed. We have open fires, a big lounge with enough sofa space for everyone, hot showers, secure bike store and all the rest! And cos it's up one heck of a a slope from the road, we'll even lay on a taxi to the pubs!
- 2 days guided riding by qualified guides in small groups
- private uplift at Bike Park Wales
- 3 nights private bunkhouse accommodation
- A Saturday evening BBQ, weather permitting
- 3 hearty breakfasts
- Coffee, tea, wine, beer
- Post-ride cake
- Support of our MTB race van
- Bikewash, secure lock-up and mechanical support
- Some soul! fresh coffee, homemade cake, bbq, music.....
Is it for me?
We reckon you'll love this trip if you like riding high and remote for a couple of days then fancy a bit of a play on Sunday!
The riding in the Brecons and Black Mountains is generally not as technical as Bike Park Wales, but there are some stretches of steep boulderiness that you will need to tackle. You will also need the kit and the mindset to ride for a few hours in potentially hostile weather and away from cake and shelter, due to the prolonged time spent up high on the hill, above 600metres!
Arrival evening of Thursday 12th April with riding Friday to Sunday.
Date options and availability will also appear on the BOOKING FORM
For reference and as a guide, our base near Crickhowell between the Black Mountains and the Brecons is an hour from Bristol over the Severn Bridge or an hour and a half from the M42 around Birmingham.
If you prefer to travel by train we can pick you up and drop you off at Abergavenny station, about 20 minutes from the bunkhouse.
After booking, your joining details will be sent to you 6 weeks before your holiday.