The Margam Deer Mountain Bike Trail offers a series of mountain bike trails for all ages and abilities, covering a total of 27km both within the park and outside the grounds through forestry roads.
The trail is divided into graded sections, so that you can choose the best trail, or combination of trails, to suit you and your group, with something for everyone from accessible green beginner track to black expert challenges.
With a younger person’s skills track and a longer route into Afan Forest both in development, Margam Deer Mountain Bike Trail is definitely one to keep bookmarked.
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What you can expect on each trail:
Green (Family)– This trail is mainly flat with wide paths, tarmac in places or rolled stone. It is suitable for all ages, balance bikes, bikes with baby seat’s / trailers and perfect for beginners. Hybrid bikes and basic mountain bikes are suitable for this trail or hire a pedal go cart from Margam Park Adventure. There are adapted carts as well making this trail inclusive and accessible to all.
Blue (Intermediate)– Some challenging climbs leading to a downhill single track section. There are berms, bridges, a small drop down a gulley (this can be missed out), some rollers and some Rooty sections. Suitable for intermediate riders with basic off road biking skills.
Red (Advanced)– Challenging punchy short climbs, some tricky descents with large berms, wooden features, drop offs and some rocky sections. Suitable for mountain bikes only and proficient riders with good off road bike skills.
Black (Expert)-Greater challenging climbs with severe descents with large and unavoidable features. Some tight switchback turns and fast sections with jumps and drop offs. Suitable for expert mountain bikers used to physically demanding routes. You will need a quality off road mountain bike for these sections of trail.