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Abergavenny is an ideal base for exploring the countryside on two wheels.

Crowds of riders and onlookers are attracted to the area.  But you don’t have to be Bradley Wiggins to enjoy cycling in our neck of the woods…

Why not explore by bike from your Abergavenny base? There are lovely quiet lanes to cycle out towards the Sugar Loaf and the Skirrid, and countryside cycling around the Skenfrith / White Castle / Grosmont.

Easy Cycling Abergavenny

Easy cycling

The towpath on The Mon and Brecon Canal offers great, easy (flat!) cycling from Abergavenny. In fact you can cycle all the way from Brecon to Cwmbran along the towpath. Or cycle in the other direction to Brecon which offers 22 miles of flat cycling.

Look out for herons, kingfishers and woodpeckers along the way. There are picnic spots dotted along the canal for those with tired legs. Great for family cycling as it’s completely traffic-free.

Mountain Biking Abergavenny

Longer cycle rides

If a long distance route is your choice, try the 20 mile Sustrans route 49 starting from the market town of Abergavenny down to Newport or link route 49 with Sustrans route 42 to make a super touring cycling holiday.

Why not “Cycle across the Beacons”a mainly road route which starts in Llandeillo in the west finishing in Abergavenny in the east of the National Park.

Fancy a cycling challenge?

Try The Tumble, one of the most notorious cycling climbs in the South Wales Valleys. Distance is 6 km with a 10% incline to reach the summit of the Blorenge.

Try one of the 2017 velethon practice routes, a great challenge for on-road cyclists:

Usk to Monmouth loop via Abergavenny (46.4 miles)

Mountain biking

What do you need for great mountain biking? Mountains! Abergavenny is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park which offers superb mountain biking. Why not try the Crickhowell loop for starters?

There’s more mountain biking at  Pandy near Abergavenny – Black Mountain Mountain Biking and Merthyr Tydfil  – Bike Park Wales.  Also some good downhill routes are available at Cwmcarn Forest near Newport.