Brecon

Brecon is located just north of the Brecon Beacons. It has three routes, several bike shops, restaurants, and places to stay if you choose to stay longer.

Visitor Centre Route This yellow coded bike bath is 8 km (5 miles) long. It’s an easy route that’s perfect for beginners and families.

Mynydd Illtud This is a blue coded bike path, 24.1 km (15 miles) in length. Although this is a demanding route, there are shortcuts you can take if necessary. This path ascends from Brecon up to Cefn Llechid. The payoff for your climb will be the magnificent views. You descend down to open hillside, farmland, and country lanes before a short climb back to the centre.

The Gap This is a red coded bike path, and the longest in Brecon at 38 km (23.6 miles). This classic trail follows Taff Trail, Brinore Tramway, and the Gap road. Though rideable in all types of weather, it can be difficult in bad weather. The trail’s terrain varies from smooth grass to gravely and rutted.

You should look out for a difficult ravine, located halfway up the Gap road. Also, look out for a few large rock steps that start when you descend from the Gap. The descent begins at the top of the Brinore Tramway and ends at the valley bottom, upstream from the Talybont Reservoir.