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5 of the Best MTB Getaways in the UK

Fancy getting away and hitting some new trails?

If jetting off on a plane to rip around the Alps is a little too ambitious for you this year, then check out these closer-to-home MTB hotspots for your getaway.

As much as we’d love to ride the rocky mountains of Colorado, and shred the trails in the Alps, our purse strings just won’t stretch that far.

It’s easy to get blinded by the promise of sun and warmer climates that other countries can offer, but the UK is a mecca for mountain biking and these short getaways will have your adrenaline levels on high without your bank account suffering.

Coed y Brenin, North Wales

MTB Old Skool Accomodation

The rolling mountains of Coed y Brenin in North Wales has a lot to offer mountain bikers. With a variety of trails graded green for beginners, up to black for the hardcore shredders, this place has it all.

Not far from both the trails of Coed y Brenin, and the downhill tracks of Antir Stinog, lies the renowned MTB Old Skool lodge.

Recently renovated, this cosy bunkhouse has everything a cyclist needs from a warm bed, to bike wash and storage. With prices starting from £40 per night, each room is equipped with an ensuite bathroom.

For more information and bookings, check out their website here

Forest of Dean, England

Jovial Colliers Inn

In the heart of Gloucestshire’s forest lies some of the best and most varied mountain bike trails, all situated at the hub, Pedalabikeaway.

The Jovial Colliers Inn is a simple budget inn with rates beginning from £17 per person. Sleeping up to 21 people, the bunkhouse is separated into 4 rooms. All you have to do is bring your own towel and sleeping bag, and the rest is taken care of.

This is a perfect cheap getaway, allowing you to explore the beautiful forest and shred those trails.

For more information and bookings, check out their website here

Glentress, Scotland

Glede Knowe

Scotland is a beautiful place to visit, and what better way to explore than on two wheels and a lot of pedal power.

Glentress is a popular location for mountain bikers for its fun and well groomed trails, offering exhilarating and heart-stopping experiences.

The Glede Knowe is a comfortable stay close to the trails with ensuite facilities, wifi and comfortable fresh rooms. Rates begin from £38 pp per night, making it the perfect rest stop after a heavy ride day.

For more information and bookings, check out their website here

Rostrevor, N.Ireland

The Mourne Lodge

One of Northern Ireland’s few mountain bike spots is Rostrevor, the home of the men’s Red Bull Foxhunt. With a challenging red graded 27km to get pumped, and a bone-rattling 19km black run, this trail centre is for those that are looking for a hair-raising experience.

The Mourne Lodge is a short 15 minute drive to the trail park, offering bike wakes, bike storage, parking, wifi and laundry services… for those really muddy days.

Rates begin at £45 per night, however make sure you check their website for seasonal offers.

For more information and bookings, check out their website here

Devon, England

Acorn Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Devon has been secretly growing in the mountain bike world, offering more and  more trails to suit every rider.

With so much going on, it’s best to spend a good weekend here taking it all in and sampling the dirty, muddy trail delights.

The Acorn Cottage is situated on the edge of the Dartmoor Park. It offers comfortable rooms, with bike washing and storage facilities from just £50 per night.

For more information and bookings, check out their website here

So even if you can’t make it overseas and far away with your faithful two wheeled companion, there are plenty of riding spots to check out in the UK which won’t cost an arm or a leg.

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