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