Elan Valley have opened two brand new man-made mountain biking skill tracks to add to its already impressive portfolio of cycle trails across the attraction.

The two new downhill skill tracks have been specially designed and constructed by the team at Trail Craft with drop-offs, tight bends, swooping bermed runs and exhilarating jumps aimed to test the abilities of both experienced and intermediate mountain biking enthusiasts. There is a blue graded track for more intermediate mountain bikers and a red, more challenging track for the advanced, experienced rider.

The brand-new mountain bike skill tracks are an excellent addition to our already extensive portfolio of cycle trails across the Elan Valley. Both tracks are just 0.9 miles (1.5 km) long but are challenging and exhilarating and provide mountain biking enthusiasts with a short but thrilling way to practice their jumps, drop offs and turns."

The new tracks are free to use and highly accessible from the car park by Nantgwyllt Church. 

Set amongst a spectacular backdrop of Victorian dams and reservoirs, open hills and old railways, Elan Valley has an extensive network of trails that weave in and out of woodlands, over mountains and through sweeping valleys. All the trails are graded to provide mountain bikers with an idea of the challenge ahead of them. There are a range of red, blue and black loops ranging from an easy 5.6 miles (9 km) to a more enduring 37 miles (60 km), depending on your clients’ skill and endurance. There really is a trail for any ability.

As well as being able to take to the trails on your clients’ own bike, Elan Valley offers visitors to the area the chance to hire a bike. They have a mixture of bikes for all abilities and ages and even have a selection of e-bikes for those who want a little helping hand when it comes to taking to two-wheels. 

Find out more about the mountain biking trails at Elan Valley or to book bike hire.

A mountain biker cycling uphill on a dirt track with mountains beyond.
A mountain biker riding downhill with a reservoir and mountains beyond.
A mountain biker riding downhill on a humped dirt track.

Mountain biking at Elan Valley

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