Mountain Biking

Elan has earned a solid reputation for natural mountain bike trails, echoed by Red Bull's vote placing Elan in Wales' Top 10 for mountain bike trails.

Set amongst a spectacular backdrop of Victorian dams and reservoirs, open hills, old railways and woodlands, the scenery is as much a reward as the sweeping valley descents.

Choose from beginner routes through to more technical, longer rides, you're all welcome at Elan. Our hassle-free bike hire service from the Visitor Centre will get you on two wheels in no time, click here for more details.

Our partners at mbwales.com neatly link you to Elan & Rhayader routes (including GPX downloads for your GPS device:

The Ant Hills: 1 - 1.5 hours/ 9 km (Blue)

Around Caban: 1 hour/ 15 km (Red) 

Roman Camp: 3-4 hours/ 32 km (Red)

Nannerth Loop: 3 hours/ 29 km (Red)

Golf Links: 1 hour/ 13 km (Red)

Wye Valley Loop: 2 hours/ 19 km (Red)

Black Cottage: 3-4 hours/ 30 km (Black) 

Elan Epic: 7 hours/ 60 km (Black)

For a guide to the trail colour system (difficulty), click here

For information about the 'Rules of the Trail' click here.

We're adding more mountain biking routes soon - keep a look out on this page or sign up to our newsletter from our website footer.