Talybont-on-Usk

Talybont-on-Usk has mountain riding that appeals all kinds of cyclists. The Taff Trail as well as the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal pass through the town. If you need to leave your car for the day, parking is available at Henderson Hall, Penpentre. Talybont-on-Usk also offers pubs, cafés and a wide range of accommodations.

The Tramway This green trail is 8.9 km (5.5 miles) long and follows the Taff Trail. It climbs up on a forest road, then returns to the Brinore Tramway, and then descends to Talybont.

Talybont Forest At 17.7km (11 miles) long, this blue trail take will take you on the Taff Trail up from Talybont. The Brinore Tramway will then take you up into the forest before you descend to the Talybont Reservoir. You’ll then cross over to the other side of the valley for some hilly riding through the Talybont forest. This trail has both amazing views and some fun descents.

Pontsticill Crossover The Pontsticill trail is coded red and is 33.8 km (21 miles) long. This path makes a figure-eight loop that starts with an arduous 400m climb. You’ll then make your descent to the halfway point of Pontsticill village. After entering the village, you can either take the Taff Trail forest route or ride the road alongside Pontsticill Reservoir. You’ll then do some off-road riding and then ascend to the figure-eight crossing. Then you’ll descend down into the Usk Valley, and then ride a few kilometres back to Talybont.