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BikePark Wales

South wales |

About

BikePark Wales is the UK’s premier mountain bike park.  The 1200 acre site has over 28 descending trails organised in a similar manner to a ski resort. Built in the heart of the South Wales Valleys, BikePark Wales offers mountain bike trails for intermediate to pro level riders. Not just for downhillers, this park is best enjoyed on a trail bike, where swooping blues and rocky, rooty red trails are a perfect step up for trail riders. The park offers a mini bus service which transports you and your bike up to the top in between rides, providing your legs with a little rest before your next descent. For those who wish to reach the top under their own steam a singletrack climb to the summit offers a human powered option.

Using the uplift service, the average rider can expect to get 8 to 15 runs in a day. At 4.6 km it’s also possible to cycle a singletrack trail all the way to the top yourself and this will take between 20 and 40 minutes depending on fitness. 

For those choosing to use the uplift service we highly recommend booking an uplift ticket in advance as more often than not tickets are sold out well in advance. But this shouldn’t stop you from coming to visit, there are almost unlimited day passes (for pedal up riders) and you can grab a multi ride card allowing you to sneak on the uplift if there is space (best used first thing in the morning before the riders with hangovers or long journeys show up.) The trail layout at BikePark Wales enables riders to mix and match their trails by combining different segments together. A rider, for example, may choose to ride the signature ‘Dai Hard’ black graded trail from the top and then easily switch onto ‘Rim Dinger’, a red graded trail as they head back to the uplift pick up point or the centre. This ability to mix and match makes it impossible to get bored. Book a trip now – you won’t be disappointed!

Bike Hire

Bike hire is available on site but booking is recommended .

Coaching

BikePark Wales offer a comprehensive list of coaching courses designed to improve your skills and safety on the trails.

The Woodland Cafe

The Woodland Cafe  is based onsite at the heart of the bike park. It sells everything from full Welsh breakfasts and BPW burgers to tea and cake.

There’s also a well-equipped bike shop and repair service on site.

You may book the uplift service up to 3 months in advance.

There is free parking on site. For those wishing to pedal up rather than use the uplift there is a £6 day entry fee, 100% of which goes to maintaining and improving the trail network.

Contact Info

For trail information contact the BikePark Wales Visitor Centre: Tel: 07730 382501
Gethin Woodland Centre
Abercanaid
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1YZ (do not use this postcode to find us)

You can follow BikePark Wales on Facebook or on Twitter  and Instagram

Getting Here

Be aware that in many cases SatNav and Google maps takes you to the wrong place if you use postcode only. Postcode CF48 4TT gets you to the correct roundabout (but after leaving the roundabout turn right not left).
OS Grid Reference: SO 050035

From the M4
Take Junction 32 on the M4 (Cardiff/Merthyr Tydfil), at the roundabout take the A470 North towards Merthyr Tydfil/Pontypridd). Merge onto the A470
Go PAST Pontypridd (DO NOT take ANY exits)
Go STRAIGHT OVER the first roundabout Continue for 5 miles
Turn LEFT at the NEXT roundabout 1st Exit, and turn right into the venue
The Venue is signposted GETHIN WOODLAND PARK on a big brown FE road sign

From the West on the A465 / Heads of the Valleys Road
Follow signs for Merthyr Tydfil/Cardiff/M4
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A470 towards Cardiff/Merthyr Tydfil
Go STRAIGHT OVER the next TWO roundabouts
Turn RIGHT at the NEXT roundabout 3rd Exit, and turn right into the venue

From the East on the A465 / Heads of the Valleys Road
Follow signs for Cardiff/Town Centre on the A4060, turn LEFT at the roundabout 1st Exit onto the A4060
Go STRAIGHT OVER the next TWO roundabouts
Turn LEFT at the NEXT roundabout 1st Exit, over a flyover
Go STRAIGHT OVER the NEXT roundabout 2nd Exit, and turn right into the venue

Nearest Station:
Pentre-Bach (1.0 miles), CF48 4BD, 10-15minute cycle.

 

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