Mountain Biking Holidays in the
Afan Valley, South Wales


depot rd is situated in the world famous Afan Valley, a Mecca for Mountain biking enthusiasts.

Afan Argoed has and is undergoing a multi million pound upgrade, with new trails designed and built by Cognation’s Rowan Sorrell, these include Penhydd and the Blue Scar, which are proving incredibly popular and provide challenges and fun for all levels and ages. Blade is set to open early in 2014. There is an added section on the Wall trail, a new loop and an adult skills park, just off the ‘Y Wal’ trail.


On top of all this the car-park at Pontrdyffen is just a gentle cycle of under two miles direct from ‘depot rd’ on a cycle track and is the start of the main fire-road. (Slightly uphill it gets you nicely warmed up for the routes ahead). Approx 2 hours door to door sees you round ‘Y Wal’ and around 4 hours takes in Whites Level as well (W2). Under 45 minutes away is the awesome ‘Bike Park Wales’ at Merthyr Tydfil and around an hour is are Cwmcarn. Both these can be enjoyed on the way there or back or as a day-trip from depot rd.


There is also a superb range of excellent routes for road biking as well. Both the Afan and Neath Valleys are easily reached and offer some great, uncluttered A and B roads, with a range of climbs and descents. Several national teams train around here as it offers climbs from sea level to over 500m with fabulous scenery.


Our facilities offer a superb bike-wash and secure bike store. We have a purpose built drying room just off the foyer where all your kit can be rinsed, spun and hung up ready and more importantly DRY for the next day’s action. No smelly, steamy kit in the bedroom/living areas, which we’ve all had to endure at one time or another. Slate floors with underfloor heating throughout the property means you’ll always be comfortable and there’s a designer log burner and outdoor BBQ as well. Everyone can enjoy some friendly rivalry on the professional bar-football and awesome air-hockey tables, or you can sit quietly in the inner courtyard. Supremely comfortable beds and fantastic walk-in showers ensure a great nights sleep.


Lots more information can be obtained through the Cognation/Afan Forest Park website or contact Ewan


All guests will find a ‘Welsh-welcome package’ on arrival, all award winning and local. Lager or traditional beer, jam and welsh-cakes. The local Co-op is only 2 minutes walk away and open from 6am till 10pm daily.