Mountain Biking Afan2018-03-15T14:17:29+00:00

Mountain Biking – Afan – An Enthusiasts Dream

Mountain Biking – Afan – An Enthusiasts Dream

Mountain Biking – Afan – An Enthusiasts Dream

Whether you are a hardened mountain biker, a road biking enthusiast or a family looking for some easy adventure cycling, Bryn Teg House self catering accommodation puts you in the centre of the stunning Afan Valley. Our cottages are 100 yards from the low level cycle way which takes you to all the trails.
Whether you are a hardened mountain biker, a road biking enthusiast or a family looking for some easy adventure cycling, Bryn Teg House self catering accommodation puts you in the centre of the stunning Afan Valley. Our cottages are 100 yards from the low level cycle way which takes you to all the trails.
130km of Afan Trails

Purpose built mountain bike trails

When it comes to mountain biking, with over 130km of purpose built trails, Afan is second to none. From singletrack winding through forest, to exposed rocky descents, jumps, burms and amazing views, it has it all.  The trails are supported by a continual programme of maintenance and development. There are over 9 major trails with links and new routes being made available. Whatever your confidence level, in Afan you will have an amazing weekend of biking. If you are extreme, then get some air, or if you’re not sure, then get off and walk round. Nothing is ‘all technical’ or ‘all too smooth’, you will find everything.  See below for specific trail information:

Hassle free – on the doorstep

Bryn Teg House offers three fully equipped cottages. You can cycle in/out direct to the trails so there’s no hassle with having to keep loading and unloading your equipment from your vehicle when staying with us!

You have three choices to start your day; turn right at the top for 15 min flat rides to Glycorrwg Moutain Bike Centre (NE), turn left on the same side of the valley for ‘The Wall’ and second part of ‘W2’ (W), or cross the bridge and pedal to the Afan Forest Park Centre for lots more trails (SW).

Secure bike storage

Secure bike storage and cleaning

We offer you a secure cycle storage area where your bikes can be safely locked-up.  We also provide a hosepipe too so your bikes can be left shiny and secure while you pop down the pub!  The secure storage is a single access only covered area right next to the house with steel anchors and a huge security cable you can wind through frames. Having bikes safe and clean is a priority for any weekend away.

Most bikers also clean their bikes before loading up to go home, which saves you cleaning the car at the other end.

The Dragon Ride passing through Afan Valley

Road cycling and family biking

There are many road events passing through South Wales, not least the Dragon Ride which sweeps through the Afan Valley. The roads are smooth and the scenery is stunning.   If you love road cycling, then Bryn Teg House cottages are an excellent base. You can put in some big loops back to home and then head down the pub to re-fuel. If you want to cycle as a family with younger children, then there’s a huge amount to offer. The Rookie trail is an absolute blast with the younger ones and there are loads of places to stop, take in the scenery and have a picnic. You don’t need to do much climbing to have fun as the almost level disused railway paths link up on both sides of the valley and run just 100 yards past the cottages.

Bryn Teg House, Cymmer at the centre of the trails

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All the Afan Forest Trails
Typical Day Mountain Biking

A Typical Weekend Mountain Biking

After eating a full cooked breakfast in the well equipped kitchen, you can make up some rolls and snacks to take along, or plan to drop down to Afan Forest Park, or Glyncorrwg for lunch and coffee.  Unlock the bikes then it’s a flat cycle 15 minutes to the start of the trails. Jackets off, then climb for 30-45 mins (between 200-300m depending on the route you choose). Take your time and stop to check out the views!

That’s the hard bit done. The rest of the day will seem like a rollercoaster of fun swooping through twisty forest, over drops and round burms. You know it’s been a good day when anything not carried or welded to your bike is lost to the forest!

After dropping back down, you can choose to do it all again, or head back to scrub the bikes. A shower.. gallons of tea and snacks, then it’s a 5 min walk across the bridge to The Refreshment Rooms for a few beers and a huge hot meal.  Then it’s… sleep, eat, climb.. repeat, but don’t forget to get some decent photos. The area is stunning.

Bike Trails

Bike Trails

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