Mountain Biking Holidays UK

Afan Forest Accommodation

Our holiday cottages are popular with Afan Forest mountain bikers – we offer secure bike storage, bike washing facilities and an area to dry clothes and equipment. The accommodation enjoys a secluded and peaceful setting with pubs, restaurants and supermarket just over a mile away. What’s more – hiring a cottage is very cost-effective, particularly if you are in a group.

Cilybebyll to Afan Forest Mountain Bike Route from Nick Russill on Vimeo.

Mountain Biking Trails from Your Cottage Doorstep

It is possible to ride from the doorstep of our holiday cottages along quiet country lanes, forestry tracks that will give you access via offroad trails to the Afan Forest and other spectacular routes such as the old Roman road of Sarn Helen above the Vale of Neath or the Great Forestry Ride between Neath and Pontypridd. Coming soon – you will be able to download the following free MTB route for your GPS:

  • Plas Farm (home of Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages) to Afan Forest Park

“Lovely cottage in a very quiet peaceful area. Some of the best mountain bike trails in Britain. Loved every minute.” Lee & Guy from Gosport

Afan Forest Park is home to five world class trails, over 100 km of track and voted one of the world’s ten best places to ride. Our accommodation is in a great location for accessing the following epic trails:

  • Skyline – 46km long with over 2000m of climbs/descents – epic views of Brecon Beacons.
  • White’s Level – the most technical trail at Afan is 17km long.
  • Y Wal (The Wall) – 24km loop with spectacular views and breathtaking descents.
  • W2 – This black rated singletrack trail is 44km long.
  • The Rookie Trail – the 1st green-graded easy trail in Afan.

The Afan Forest Park website displays up to date information on walking and mountain bike trail diversions and closures. The status of the trails change frequently so the information is updated regularly. It’s always worth checking before leaving your accommodation (all our cottages have free wireless internet).

A Mountain biking holiday at our cottages doesnt mean you have to spend the whole break on the purpose built trails. Cycling is a wonderful way to see the Welsh countryside. You can explore the Gower coast, head cross-country or follow an old canal in the valley bottom. You have the freedom to do it as you wish.  And at the end of each day, you can relax in front of the fire in your holiday cottage, planning the next day’s riding.

Holiday Cottage Accommodation for Mountain Bikers
Full OS Grid Reference: 274851, 204106 | 100m Grid Reference: SN 748041 Latitude, Longitude: 51.72, -3.81

“Nice well equipped cottage. Very muddy in Afan this weekend so we were glad for the washing machine & hosepipe to wash our bikes.” The Tozer party from London