Set on the north bank of the River Usk the town has always been an important market place serving the surrounding countryside, a tradition which continues today with busy retail, craft and antique markets held in the impressive market hall. It is dominated by three nearby mountains - the Blorenge, SugarLoaf Mountain and Skirrid Fawr.
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The town of Brecon – just North of the Brecon
Beacons themselves – is the centre
for the whole area and forms the starting point of 3 routes from novice to experienced level
mountain bikers. Brecon benefits from a wide range of bike shops, evening entertainment and
places to stay.
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The basic fabric of modern Builth dates largely from Victorian and Edwardian times. This growth, without doubt, resulted from the discovery of the health springs. The first recorded mention of the mineral waters at Builth was as far back as 1740.
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A welcome out of all proportion to its size is waiting at Crickhowell, with a wide range of watering holes in haunted or unhaunted venues, you will be spoilt for choice. Two challenging routes wait to be explored!
Hay on Wye
A little market town on the River Wye, in Brecknockshire, Wales, and very close to the border with England, it is within the Brecon Beacons National Park and surrounded by spectacular countryside. Reputed to be the jewel in the crown of Wales and known as the Town of Books.it is twinned with Redu, a village in the Belgian municipality of Libin.
Llandovery is a small market town of approximately 1,700 inhabitants in the eastern part of Carmarthenshire. Stop and take time to visit this ancient Drovers' Town, and enjoy the small shops and cafes that share some of the spirit of the town, its people and environs.
Among the Black Mountains on the Welsh/English border in eastern Wales lies the almost secluded valley of Llanthony. Even today it is a serene and beautiful place, so it is of little wonder that Augustinian Cannons chose to found their community in what was then a wild and lonely place.
Llanwrtyd Wells, the smallest town in Britain, lies on the River Irfon, surrounded by the majestic Epynt and Cambrian Mountains, in the secret heart of Wales. The magnificent 1500 ft Eppynt hills are rich with wildlife. Famous for being Red Kite country, the area is also home to Curlews, Ravens, Peregrine Falcons, Buzzards and Goshawks.
Whether it’s Red Kites or the mix of uncompromisingly rugged terrain and stunning scenery you will not be disappointed. Four routes from simple to fairly severe make maximum use of the biking potential. A range of accommodation to suit all, quality bunkhouses, bed & breakfast, self catering.
Talgarth sits to the north east of Brecon, surrounded by both premium mountain biking and first class outdoor activity centres, Talgarth is a perfect destination for a multi sports break. The 4 routes are a proper hardcore mix, including the Black Mountain Classic – 52 km of extreme level riding.
Talybont on Usk
With the Taff Trail and Monmouthshire and Brecon canal passing through Talybont on Usk there are always visiting cyclists of all tastes!
Three routes from novice level to a challenging 34km figure of eight loop, there’s riding to suit all from this charming village.
A trio of pubs and a range of accommodation give plenty of overnight options.
Taking its name from the river which runs through the town, and has an enviable reputation for its summer floral display and for its salmon fishing! But behind the hanging baskets and window boxes you will find antique and craft shops and numerous pubs, hotels, cafes and restaurants.
is a small village on the Afon Mellte in the Fforest Fawr area of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The village is a popular centre for tourists, many of whom walk in the hills or visit the waterfalls and caves of the river.