Mountain Biking Courses & Holidays
Here at Plas y Brenin we are surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in Europe. We have world class single track routes like the Marin Trail in the Gwydyr forest and Penmachno Trail right outside the back door and other classic trails at Coed y Brenin and Coed Llandegla only a few minutes away. We've seen first hand the dramatic increase in popularity of this exciting, now well-established sport and we're convinced it's here to stay. As the National Mountain Centre we're keen to make sure that people enjoy the mountains in a safe and responsible way, allowing them to have even more fun. That's why we are offering an extended list of both recreational and vocational mountain bike courses. If you want to improve your skills, or simply ride in good company we have some great week-long and weekend courses on these pages.
As part of any of our mountain bike courses you will be expected to bring your own bike and cycling equipment. Please ensure your bike is safe, roadworthy and well maintained. If it is not, you may be unable to take part in the course. If you do not have your own bike then it is possible to hire one locally please see the course kit list for details.
Discover Mountain Biking
Got a mountain bike but never really use it? Ride on the road but find the off-road stuff a bit scary? Don't worry you are not alone. Loads of people lack the confidence to ride off road and the th...........
Cost: £185 (2 Days)
Mountain Biking For Families
Want to get more out of your family mountain bike rides? Let us improve your riding skills and build your confidence. Find out all about the attack position, better braking, slick gear changing, corne...........
Cost: £200 (2 Days)
Mountain Bike Improver
Want to get more out of your mountain biking? Let us improve your riding skills and build your confidence. Find out all about the attack position, better braking, slick gear changing, cornering, weigh...........
Cost: £205 (2 Days)
Guided Mountain Rides
Two days of big off-road routes. Each day you'll travel off into the high mountains with our mountain bike coaches looking for adventure. No trail centres on the list on this long weekend, just hard-w...........
Cost: £205 (2 Days)
The Snowdon Challenge
A weekend that includes an attempt to ride up and down Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. Day one is an intense 'shake down' day where, on a long ride in the mountains, your coach will assess y...........
Cost: £235 (2 Days)
A weekend spent enjoying the best bits of mountain biking - the Downhills. On these two days we provide a vehicle to get you up to the top of the hills, minimising the uphill pedalling. Not for armou...........
Cost: £245 (2 Days)
Performance Mountain Bike Coaching
The perfect way for Intermediate mountain bikers to develop their riding skills. High staff to student ratios combined with top level coaching give maximum opportunity for improvement on this two-day ...........
Cost: £245 (2 Days)
Mountain Bike Core Skills
This course focuses on the technically correct way to perform the core skills required to become a more competent and confident rider. These skills are the perfect foundation for less experienced ride...........
Cost: £250 (2 Days)
Trailside Repairs Day
A one day course that essential for any rider heading to the trails, this day will give you the common repairs that you will need out on the trail, simple effective solutions that will make sure that ...........
Cost: £110 (1 Days)
Can't find what you are looking for?
You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.