Brecon Beacons Epic

(4 customer reviews)


A day of vehicle assisted uplifts in the amazing Brecon Beacons, Wales in our trusted nine-seater Land-Rover Defender. We’ll take you to within striking distance of the best natural descents the Brecon Beacons, Wales has to offer. This trip is a return to the core of mountain biking with stunning views and breathtaking descents.

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  • Distance : 45km
  • Vertical Decent : 1850m
  • Difficulty : Extreme - Remote locations
  • Fitness : High

Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons, Brecon, UK

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Talybont on Usk

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, UK

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Monmouth, UK



The Brecon Beacons is classified as a National Park for a good reason: outstanding beauty, breathtaking scenery and a vast array of changing landscapes. WyeMTB has spent over 15 years running Guided rides in the Brecon Beacons and has found some of the best natural descents it has to offer.

WyeMTB has a support vehicle which will be used throughout the day to take you between these fantastic trails. This day isn’t a dedicated uplift service, but instead, a mechanism to take the strain off you and also allows us to get to more riding done than you can imagine!

The grading of these trails range is from top end red-graded trail centre, to black-graded trail centre standard. The trails are steep, technical and rocky, with some extreme exposure. Some of the descents will start at 600m above sea level.

So what does the trip look like:

Stage 1:
Leaving the village of Talybont on Usk behind the support vehicle will take you high up onto a ridge line looking down to Talybont on Usk reservoir. From here your MTB guide will run through a basic qualifier trail to assess the skills of each client. The Support vehicle will then collect you from the reservoir itself, a 200m vertical drop to get the trip going.

Stage 2:
The Support vehicle will then ascend the steep valley of the Talybont on Usk Reservoir up to the saddle of Tor y Foel 551m high. From here you will descend along an accident Bridleway back to the dam head wall where the van will collect you. This stage has some great challenging features which can not be copied in a trail centre environment, don’t worry no killer gap jumps.

Stage 3:
We leave the Talybont on Usk valley now and head towards Llangorse mountain on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This stage has it all, great climbs, breath taking views across the Brecon Beacons, South Wales Valley and Mid Wales (if its not raining) and epic descents into the Cwm Du valley.

We have lunch in a lovely tea room on the edge of the Black Mountains. Be warned their Cakes and Pastries are dangerous and addictive.

Stage 4: The Big one
A slightly longer transit over to Pentwyn / Pontsticill Reservoir valley allows for food to digest before the main event. Stage 4 packs in 3 epic descents, 2 good climbs and a whole lot of fun. The crux of this stage is the climb up Tor Glas towards the Gap. The support vehicle drops you at 300m, you then steadily make your way up to 599m where you pass between Fan y Big (719m) and Cribyn (795m) and then hurtle down the trail towards the market town of Brecon. This descent is World famous and sees you cover 3.5km of decent and loose over 300m of altitude.

But thats not it, there is one final descent before the support vehicle meets you and returns you back to your cars in Talybont on Usk

We will have essential spares in our support vehicle to keep you riding, and provide lunch out on the trails to keep you fuelled.

We work on a maximum of seven riders to each guide, and prices start from £95 per person. We can offer exclusive group packages if you want to ride with your mates, feel free to contact us for more information.

4 reviews for Brecon Beacons Epic

  1. lee nelson

    Truely an epic day. Fabulous scenery and amazing weather. The guiding, instruction and overall professionalism and friendliness of Dave, Gareth and Ian made for great dynamic and helped in creating a team feel to the day. A huge variety of trails and descents challenging but exciting, demanding but doable, technical yet terrifically exhilarating. Highly recommend..will be looking to book some more specific courses based on feedback from the day and my (cough cough) ability.

    • David Windebank

      THANKS Lee and yes it was a truly Epic day. Catch up soon

  2. Roger Jenkinson

    Absolutely brilliant day, Dave was a very competent guide, and all round nice bloke. Scenery was fantastic, and the riding just the right amount of challenging. A really good change up from the usual trail centre stuff, and at the same time helped me improve my riding on the rocky stuff. Now making plans for the off piste day.
    Cheers guys.

  3. Chris howard

    Hope it’s ok to contact you this way . I just wanted to say that I really had a great day with Windy,Kat and of course Rory the dog . Windy’s approach to everything was very professional and friendly he briefed us thoroughly at the start of every descent and observed every riders progress throughout.
    The descents were superb and great fun.
    The cafe stop at lunchtime served up great food and the owners were very welcoming to a bunch of muddy bikers.
    Kat, the bus driver lady was a really cheerful person who liked to laugh and helped get the bikes off without hesitation.
    Rory the dog was a nutter who just made us laugh with his enthusiasm for the trails.
    A really great day thank you wyemtb people and dog.

  4. Jamie Edwards

    Thanks WyeMTB – we did the Brecons day as part of a two-dayer alongside the Off-Piste Wye Valley Day and it was one of my favourite weekends riding of the year.

    The Brecons day was a proper big day of blasting old-school mountain bike trails. Loads of big open skies, loads of rocks, loads of white-knuckle, top speed descents. Most of all, it was great to get up into some proper hills and away from the usual berms and jumps stuff in the trees we normally ride. I was surprised at home much riding we did, even with the uplift… it was a BIG day of riding!

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