The Dragon Trail – 3 Day Full vehicle support

£399.00

Our Premier Mountain Bike Adventure based across South Wales – The Dragon Trail

The trip is based in 3 unique locations across South Wales: the Wye Valley, The Black Mountains and the Eastern South Wales Vallys, home to the legendary Cwm Carn trail centre.

You’ll want to pack as much riding in as possible in the mini-break, so we offer you the chance to ride some of the best trails that South Wales has to offer in this fully supported package.

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  • Distance : 30km each day
  • Vertical Decent : 1000m each day
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Fitness : Average to High

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Our Premier Mountain Bike Adventure based across South Wales – The Dragon Trail

The trip is based in three unique locations across South Wales: the Wye Valley, the Black Mountains and the South Wales Valleys, home to the legendary Cwm Carn trail centre. Your car will be left in a secure car park for the 3 days.  Your luggage will be shuttled from the start of the ride to the accommodation each day.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. All you will need to do is decide what welsh classic you will eat on the evening at the accomodation.

The Dragon Trail – Day 1: The Wye Valley Single track, ancient Bridleways

25km – 30km, 1000m ascent

After pedalling along the Lower Wye Valley, you will be met by Wye MTB transport to shuttle you up the first climb.   The first descent of the trip will be mellow and allow you time to settle into your three days mountain bike adventure based in South Wales.

The Wye Valley has miles of singletrack, double track and rolling hills to keep you entertained for the whole day. What goes down must come up and the Wye Valley has some good steep climbs, so please pack those climbing legs! At the end of the day you will be transferred over to your first night’s accommodation in the Brecon Beacons.

The Dragon Trail – Day 2: The Black Mountains;  Big mountain day, challenging climbs and amazing back country descents

30km – 35 km, 1400m acsent

Day two makes use of a A to B style trip, the WyeMTB transport will take the sting out of the first climb and drop you at the top. This allows you to focus on the descent into the beautiful Grwyne Fawr valley, this valley sees very little tourism and is a real hidden treat of South Wales.

The day will focus on valley hopping.  Once you descend into the valley you will be greeted with a pleasant climb back out to the ridgeline of Waun Fach.  From here you will traverse the ridge and drop 250m into the village of Llanbedr.  MBR magazine have given this descent the award of ‘best natural descent in Wales’. The ride then moves up the Grwyne Fechan valley towards the Pen Trumau summit at 707m.  Being this high means only one thing, the final descent is a banger!  Ending up at the van,  you will then be transferred to this evening’s accommodation.

The Dragon Trail – Day 3: The South Wales Valleys; Classic Ridge ride finishing at the World class Trail centre of Cwmcarn

25km – 30km, 1000m ascent

Day three offers an easier day for those tired legs with slightly less climbing but the same amazing views, great single track and good chat. The WyeMTB transport will once again take the sting out of the first climb by delivering you to the top.

The route follows the most western ridgeline down to Pontypool where you will be met by some of the best natural riding the Valleys has to offer.   We then head to Cwmcarn trail centre, for some manmade fun before heading back to your vehicles.

You’ll be packing as much riding in as possible on this mini-break.  Where we offer you the chance to ride some of the best trails that South Wales has to offer in this fully supported package.

Prices start from £399 per person.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation standard B&B style based on 2 people sharing, however there is options for lone occupants
  • Transfers to your accommodation at the end of each day
  • 1 uplift at the start of each day
  • Highest qualified MTB guides in the country to show you all the best trails
  • Lunch each day

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Itinerary of The Dragon Trail

Day 1 – 30Km mix of singletrack and ancient bridleways

Meet at Day one’s accommodation in the market town of Abergavenny.  From there you will be transported to the Lower Wye Valley where we will ride a number of trails making our way to Kingstone Brewery for lunch.

After lunch we will make our way along ancient bridleways and single track to the river side town of Monmouth where we can grab a beer while we wait for our vehicle support to pick us up and take us back to the accommodation. You can then grab a hot shower before heading down for an evening meal and to taste some of South Wales’ best ales.

Day 2 – 30km big mountain day, challenging climbs and amazing backcountry descents

You’ll be collected from your accommodation and taken into the heart of the Brecon Beacons where you will do some big classic mountain riding.

Day 2 offers a classic point to point trip where your guide will handpick some of the best back country mountain biking the Brecon Beacons has to offer, expect some big climbs, breathtaking views and descents which will leave you wanting more! We will grab lunch in a local cafe before pushing on heading towards the accommodation for night two.

The day will finish with a descent straight into your accommodation where your bags will be waiting, plus a cold beer, hot shower and dinner booked in a local pub.

Day 3 – 25km – classic ridge ride finishing at the world class trail centre of Cwmcarn

WyeMTB transport will take you to the top of the climb, which means a nice easy start to the morning. We will make our way along a ridgeline above the historical town of Pontypool before heading towards Cwmcarn trail centre.

When we arrive in Cwmcarn we will drop into the top of the Twlch trail, which means we miss out that climb, you know, THAT climb. The final descent of the three day Dragon Trail will lead us straight in to the trail centre. From there we will be transported back to the start point of the adventure where your cars and bags will be waiting.