Mountain Biking

Mostyn Cottage is right in the thick of it all!

Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking is synonymous with the Mountain Bike revolution in North Wales trail riding! It's where it all started, 25 years ago.

All the trails start from the Forests Visitor Centre in Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Geared up for Mountain Biking on the Coed Y Brenin trails, the centre has all the facilities you'll need. Parking, cafe, showers and toilets, bike rental, bike shop and play area as well  as walking and trail running routes.

Coed y Brenin Bike Hire

Beics Brenin offer bike hire with a constant rotation of quality hire bikes including children's bikes and balance bikes.

Coed Y Brenin Holiday Cottage accommodation - available for bed and breakfast

Looking for Coed y Brenin accommodation on the trails? Mostyn Cottage is just a few miles from the Coed Y Brenin Mountain Bike Visitor Centre and only 400metres from the trails, right in the heart of Coed y Brenin.  The trails are on our doorstep at Mostyn Cottage and it's only a short ride to the Visitor Centre where you can enjoy coffee and cake half way round your trail ride.

Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking

Coed y Brenin, North Wales, was where it all began. 25 years ago, trails made especially for Mountain Biking were starting to appear with waymarked directions.

Earmarked as a Mountain Bike race venue at the beginning of the 1990's, and following an early NWMBA race held in 1991, the forest trails were discovered by the knobby tyre fraternity as the area was discovering a new form of tourism. Visitor numbers began to swell.

The early trails; red and yellow trails, were basic, mainly forest fire roads, but with directions for Mountain Bikers to follow. As interest grew the technicality of the trails evolved. With the inception of single track trails, the Forestry Commission began to see numbers of visitors increase furthermore.

The Red Bull Route, 11km in length when it opened, attracted Mountain Bikers from far and wide to ride this iconic trail. Following on were the Karrimoor and MBR trails. Now one of the most visited and easy to reach Mountain Bike Centres in North Wales, Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking is also known as one of the most popular MTB destinations in the world.

Nine Mountain Bike Trails

There are now 9 mountain biking trails at Coed y Brenin, suitable for all levels of Mountain Biker from families, beginners to Elite cross country, Mountain Bike Enduro and Downhill specialists. Among these trails such icons as The Minor Taur, Dragons Back and MBR, all of which pass close to our door.

The old Red Bull trail, (now the Tarw Du trail) now has a new singletrack section. Y Slab!

For more details of the mountain bike trails at Coed y Brenin, click here