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 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.