Below the Brecon Beacons’ rocky skyline, quiet country lanes and peaceful reservoirs offer gentle, family-friendly cycling in a spectacular setting.
Have a gander at our top three family cycling picks below – book a day-long family bike hire package (two adults, two children – £90) and we’ll deliver the bikes free of charge to the start of any of these routes, and collect them when you return (tired and maybe a little muddy!)
As an added extra, we’ll even equip your bike with a GPS unit so you can track your ride – then give you a free printed map of your voyage , plus an electronic GPX data file which can be uploaded and explored online by young, enquiring minds
1. Visitor centre loop (easy)
Starting at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre near Libanus, this circular 8km / 5 mile loop is an easy tour over open ground, ideal for beginners and young families. Explore the visitor centre exhibition after your ride, or cosy up and refuel in the on-site cafe.
2. Talybont reservoir (intermediate)
Talybont-on-Usk is an ideal cycling hub – both the long-distance Taff Trail and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal towpath pass right through it. This route climbs high above the Talybont reservoir on a traffic-free forest fire road before a whistle-stop, tarmac plummet back to the dam (where there’s often a handily-placed ice cream van). Talybont village nearby offers a trio of pubs and the local stores for more substantial refreshments. 14km / 9m miles.
3. Usk reservoir (adventurous!)
The lack of facilities and remote setting lend a real sense of adventure to this circular, 9km/ 6 mile loop, with the dramatic scarp of the Carmarthen Fans looming above. Most of the route follows a wide stoned track skirting the reservoir, with a short section on a quiet public road.
More info & PDF map: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/
Give us a call on 01497 822 419 or drop us a line at [email protected] to discuss a hire booking.