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Moutain biking Gower - Wales

RIDE IN WALES

You don't need to go to exotic places to experience epic days

RIDE IN PORTUGAL

Bike holidays in Portugal out of the beaten track. 

UK, South Wales, Gower

Portugal, Setúbal e Vale do Tejo 

Wales has established itself as one of the best mountain bike destinations in Europe. From scenic natural trails and flowing single track to purpose-built bike parks and downhill tracks, it really does have something for all. To help you find out more about what’s on offer, GMTBIKING has picked out 7 of the best mountain bike spots to discover in South Wales. We have chosen a variety of scenic natural trails, which you can ride with most bikes – gravel bikes, cross country, full suspension, followed by our selection of bike trail centres.

The most scenic coastal trail in the country

The Gower Peninsula and Swansea Bay

Famous for its wonderful white sandy beaches and a clear blue sea, the Gower Peninsula is the perfect place to start mountain biking in natural trails. Gower has a great network of bridleways, offering a variety of dirt roads and single tracks ideal for gravel and cross-country bikes. Some of the steep rocky descents won’t disappoint riders on full suspensions.

Swansea or Abertawe in Welsh, lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan and the ancient Welsh commote of Gŵyr. If this sounds like lord of the rings language, it is because some of Tolkien’s invented languages are Welsh based. The landscape is also very Tolkien. The trails can be challenging. If you are into enduro, then this is for you.

GMTBIKING offers tours and holiday breaks in the Gower and Swansea Bay 

Valleys and mountains

Black Mountain

Such an iconic name, but often confused with the Black Mountains.  The Black Mountain forms the western high ground of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This mountain feels more remote and is way less busy than its eastern sister - the Black Mountains.  Riding in this western side of Brecon is superb with its rocky descents leading to breath-taking valleys.

GMTBIKING offers guided rides during the drier months to the unique Black Mountain.

Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park include South Wales' highest mountain - Pen y Fan. To the east you can ride on the Black Mountains to the west you can ride on the similarly named but quite distinct Black Mountain. Wherever you go there is plenty of natural bike trails to keep everyone entertained.

Where will you go on a guided MTB ride

Do you love natural trails, with breath-taking views, and away from the crowds? The feeling of just being on a bike exploring a new place, pedalling away. We get you, we love that feeling too.

Or maybe you prefer a bit more adrenaline and find yourself craving for drops, jumps, switchbacks, and berms. We got you covered here too.

Our guides know the way to mix sections of graded official trails with off piste so you can have a superb time. 

We can help you stop wasting time googling top trails to ride in wales; checking Facebook groups, YouTube videos and google maps trying to guess what 'might' be the best route or epic loop.

 

We can save you hours on the smartphone or laptop scrolling down never-ending websites for accommodation looking for where 'might' be good to eat and drink in Portugal.

Let us take all the hassle out of organising your epic day, weekend away, or active holiday break and guide you on an amazing journey to South West Wales or Portugal. 

The Gower Peninsula 

The most scenic coastal trail in the country

Mountain biking tours gower

Famous for its wonderful white sandy beaches and a clear blue sea, the Gower Peninsula is the perfect place for beginners to start mountain biking in natural trails in Wales. Gower has a great network of bridleways, offering a variety of dirt roads and single tracks ideal for gravel and cross-country bikes. Some of the steep rocky descents won’t disappoint riders on full suspensions.

GMTBIKING offers you guided mountain bike rides and holiday breaks in the Gower for your ability, fitness and experience level. If you fancy a long weekend or multi day mountain bike expedition, we can organise this for you.

Swansea Bay

Unexpected trails with surprising sea views

Mountain biking Swansea

Swansea or Abertawe in Welsh, lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan and the ancient Welsh commote of Gŵyr. If this sounds like lord of the rings language, it is because some of Tolkien’s invented languages are Welsh based. The landscape is also very Tolkien. The local trails around Swansea can be challenging. so bring your full suspension If you are into enduro. But if you want a more relaxed tour on a gravel bike, we can take you to the best view points in town.

 

Bring your preferred bike, we will take you on a route according to your ability, fitness & experience level.

The Neath Valley and Afan Forest

Waterfall

Country

Mountain biking Wales Neath Valley

The Neath Valley offers a dramatic landscape punctuated by waterfalls, lush forests embedded in its mining heritage. The valley has a well paved cycle network, and some of the most adrenalin charged mountain bike scene in the world – The Afan Forest Park. But the Park has a variety of natural trails beyond the famous Afan forest bike centre. You can explore roman roads, dirt tracks, and cycle along old mines. Th Neath 

GMTBIKING will guide you on an unforgettable  mountain bike day to the Afan valley. If you like a bit of everything we can mix and match with the Afan Forest Bike Park. If you fancy a long weekend or multi day mountain bike expedition, we can organise this for you too.

Black Mountain

The land of old red stone

Mountain biking tours Black Mountain Brecon Beacons

Such an iconic name, but often confused with the Black Mountains.  The Black Mountain forms the western high ground of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This mountain feels more remote and is way less busy than its eastern sister - the Black Mountains.  Riding in this western side of Brecon is superb from flowing singletrack to technical rocky descents leading to breath-taking valleys. 

 

If you like being in the outdoors, exploring natural trails  and just have that urgent feeling to ride, we got you covered. GMTBIKING can take you to  unique natural trails in the Black Mountain.

Brecon Beacons

What goes up must come down

Mountain biking tours Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons National Park include the highest mountain in Southern Britain - Pen y Fan - the SAS come here for their tough training selections.  Get away from the crowded trail centres, bike parks and uplifts and join us on an epic day out. There are plenty of natural bike trails to keep everyone happy.  

We can take all the hassle out of organising your mountain bike day. GMTBIKING will guide you on an epic day tour to the Brecon Beacons. 

Join our day tours and micro-adventures in Wales: Swansea, Gower, Brecon Beacons, and Black Mountain or book a holiday break in Portugal. 

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TOUR EVENTS

A tour event is a ride on a specific date with a fixed price per rider. 

The maximum number of participants is 6. 

  • At the moment, we can't offer guided tours. COVID-19 is weighing heavily in the minds of our clients and partners.

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  • GMTBIKING will be waiting for you, in Wales during the end of Spring and Summer and in Portugal in the Autumn and Winter.

Stay tunned we wil be offering bike ride in Wales as soon as the lockdown is over

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Meet the team

Our qualified guides started riding in the best Natural Parks in Portugal in the early nineties they know hidden gems only locals do. In the last 9 years they have been living in Wales riding the trails regularly and mountain biking all over South West Wales including loads of natural riding in the Gower, Brecon and Black Mountain, local woodland trails around Swansea Bay and bike park centres in Afan Forest, Brechfa Forest and Cwcarn.

Andre Pires

Andre is the bike guide, the mechanic and the planner. He is most happy riding bikes, talking about bikes, dreaming of bikes... But he also likes surfing and skateboarding ...

Sara B

Sara loves cycling and really enjoys guiding women rides, especially when it is sunny. She creates the videos, takes the pictures, plays with the website and the social media. 

Dania Albini

Dania is our social media creative. She just loves the outdoors: camping, hiking, cycling... 

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