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If you are coming to the area with a family for a week in a cottage or campsite, there are several traffic free routes for little ones. For older children who who are OK on quiet roads, look at our leisure rides, or mountain bike routes.

Brecon and Monmouth Canal Path

The Brecon and Monmouth Canal towpath is a flat traffic-free route which is rideable for up to 35 miles, although you will probably be happy to go to Talybont and back if your kids are young. There is plenty to see along the way, including riding over the aqueduct where the canal crosses the river Usk. There are snacks available at Talybont. We can deliver bikes to Brecon Theatre /canal basin for just £10 delivery fee and pick them up when you have finished.

This route shows the canal path going to Talybont and an optional loop up the Brinore Tramway to the reservoir and back to Brecon on quiet lanes.

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More info about the canal path here.

Brecon National Park Visitor Centre

A few miles east of Brecon, the visitor centre is a good base if you have small kids, as there are several grassy tracks with wonderful views of the Beacons on a clear day. There is a car park, cafe and toilets here, and we can deliver a vanload of bikes here for you and pick them up at the end of the day for £24 plus the bike hire.

This is a great spot for small kids, as there are plenty of swoopy grassy trails, and there are options to explore further if this little 6 km circuit isn’t enough.

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Usk Reservoir Loop

Out to the west of the national park, there is a traffic free easy ride around the Usk reservoir. It is a remote and wild spot (no phone signal) but very beautiful on a sunny day. Take a picnic if you are heading out here and make a day of it. The basic route is only 9km but you can add more if you like, This a bit further from our base so delivery and collection charge would be £82 in total.

More information here.

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Clydach and Llanfoist near Abergavenny.

There is a really interesting traffic free route exploring some old tramways between Llanfoist and Brynmawr. As it is an out and back route you can go as far as you want, then it is an easier ride back downhill to the starting point. You could make a day of it, and include a visit to Big Pit mining museum, free entry and cafe on site. Underground tours need to be booked. See more here.

Delivery to this area is £54 for drop off and pick up in total.

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The Peregrine Path

This lovely cycle path starts just across the bridge from Monmouth, and is mainly traffic free as it winds along the banks of the Wye towards Goodrich.

About 8 km one way, it may be enough for little ones, but you can continue on quiet lanes to Goodrich and visit the castle if you have time and energy to spare.

We can deliver bikes to the start point of this ride for £90. (Includes collection afterwards)

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