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Our woodlands and forests are home to some of the most famous mountain bike trails in Britain.
There are trails suitable for beginners to seasoned riders and each one is graded so you can pick a trail that's right for you.
If you want to develop and improve your riding skills head for one of our skills areas or bike parks.
Our visitor centres have facilities ranging from showers and bike washes to cafés and bike hire as well as walking and running trails.
All our mountain bike trails:
All our mountain bike trails have been graded for difficulty.
There are privately-run bike hire shops in some of our woodlands.
These mountain bike trails are located in our woodlands and are looked after by the local community.
Our visitor centres have facilities like showers, bike washes and cafés – check each centre’s web page for details of what’s there.
As with any new sport, building up your skills on a mountain bike goes hand in hand with gaining more experience and more confidence. Although you may have ridden a bike on tarmac, getting used to the feel of riding off-road may take a little while.
Mountain biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a significant risk.
It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all inherent risks.
These guidelines must always be used in conjunction with your own experience, intuition and careful judgement.
Don’t rely on others
For your own safety
On and off road
This video explains some simple rules of etiquette you should follow out on the trails.
It was produced by British Cycling and features some of our mountain bike trails.
British Cycling has produced a series of mountain bike skills videos to help riders learn trail techniques.
Go to British Cycling’s website to watch these videos.
Pests and diseases can easily catch a ride in the mud on your boots or wheels of your bike.
Visiting with clean kit will slow down any spread of tree pests and diseases as well as keeping our forests healthier for longer.
Go to Biosecurity in woodlands: Keep it Clean to find out how you can help prevent the spread of tree disease.
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations or for other reasons such as bad weather.
We add details about trail closures and diversions to the relevant woodland or visitor centre web page.
We also put signs about closures and any diversions at the start of each trail.
Please follow all diversion signs and instructions from our staff on site for your own safety.
A range of other organisations provide mountain bike trails and other facilities such as uplifts and downhills all over Wales.
Go to the MBWales website for details of all mountain bike trails in Wales.