Mountain Biking in Afan Forest Park
If you're in search of adrenaline, don't miss the world-renowned Afan Forest Park
© Visit Wales (2009)
Voted amongst the world's 'Top 10 Places to Ride' by What Mountain Bike magazine, Afan Forest Park boasts approximately 14 miles of off-road cycle routes, including the mighty 'Wall'.
Although the trails vary in difficulty and length, they all boast excellent single-track descents and spectacular views of the valleys, Swansea Bay and the stunning natural surroundings of the Forest Park itself.
Praise for Afan Forest Park
"Afan Forest Park is in one of the most beautiful valleys in south Wales and has miles of world-class mountain bike trails, suitable for both beginners and experts"...The Daily Telegraph
"Afan has some of the finest cross country terrain in the UK. Many riders regard it as on a par with the best of North America. There are four trails, offering 60 miles of hardcore biking"...The Times
Afan Forest mountain bike trail
"Within minutes of turning off the M4 at junction 40, you'll be driving along the narrow Afan Valley, where the green slopes of the second largest forest south of the Scottish border rise steeply for more than a thousand feet...Among the trees at Afan Argoed Country Park is some of the best mountain biking in Britain"...The Guardian
"The 9,000 acres of Afan Forest (Afan Argoed) is a paradise for mountain bikers - recently described as one of the 10 best places to ride before you die"...The Guardian
"Afan Forest Park near Port Talbot has been voted along with Chamonix and Kathmandu into the world's top ten mountain biking trails"...The Independent
"There is a challenging selection of single track the like of which is more associated with the Alps and the Rockies. The trail switches back through forests and meanders across clear-cuts with magnificent views; there are tricky sections that negotiate rocks, roots and old drainage ditches; and there's 600m of climbs, mostly on open forest roads, followed by the same amount of downhill, mostly on exhilarating single track."...The Guardian