This 12km blue grade trail complements the established red and black rides. Its specially adapted features make Coed y Brenin Forest Park the first truly inclusive mountain bike destination in the United Kingdom.
The MinorTaur has quickly become the most popular trail at Coed y Brenin. It’s a great fun introduction to mountain biking for a wide range of ages and abilities and is unique in that the first three loops can be used by disabled riders using adaptive mountain bikes.
The trail is built in 4 loops, which get progressively longer and more challenging so you can choose the distance you want to cover. There are plenty of fun features including stone steps, rollers, table tops, fantastic swooping berms and the occasional jump.
The new loop 4 is a progression from the other loops. It is narrower with more off camber features, closer together. there are fast sections with significant drops to the side. Controlling your speed will be key. It also uses a rougher section of private track up to the waterfalls with a barrier to negotiate. There are short steep climbs and a rough forest road descent.
Remember to treat with caution on your first ride, then session the sections to improve your skills! Look out for the shiny hoof prints that give you a clue that there’s a MinorTaur about!
The Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails are managed and maintained by Natural Resources Wales. Car parking at Coed y Brenin costs £1 for 1 hour, £3 for 3 hours or £5 for the day – the money collected goes towards maintaining and improving the trails.