Rookie Trail

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Let’s all work together to keep each other safe by following Welsh Government guidelines whilst enjoying what the Dramatic Heart of Wales has to offer.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic some local attractions, events and businesses may not be operating as advertised. Please plan ahead. We recommend that you directly contact the places you are intending to visit before traveling to our destination.

 

Let’s all work together to keep each other safe by following Welsh Government guidelines whilst enjoying what the Dramatic Heart of Wales has to offer.

This is a perfect introductory route for newcomers with a wide trail and slightly sweeping declines.  The skills area that can be found on the trail offers riders the opportunity to develop their technical riding skills.

 

A winding, swerving and meandering trail, the Rookie trail is built in sections, allowing riders to experience as much or as little as they want.

 

At the end of the green trail, there is an optional 2.6km blue graded loop that provides a taster for those wishing to progress.  Dropping down to the River Afan the loop exposes some secret spots.

 

Picnic areas can be found along the trail, so feel free to bring a packed lunch!

 

Rookie Green

Distance: 6.1km

Ride Time: 0.5 to 2 hours

Climb: 158m

Start Location: Afan Forest Visitor Centre or Rhyslyn Car Park

Grade: Green / Easy

 

Rookie Blue

Distance: 2.6km

Ride Time: 0.75 to 1 hour

Climb: 250m

Start Location: Afan Forest Visitor Centre or Rhyslyn Car Park

Grade: Blue / Moderate

 

To download the map for these trails please visit the Mountain Bike Wales website.

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