Treads and Trails Brecon beacons

About Treads and Trails Ltd 

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Based in Abergavenny the gateway to south & mid Wales, we have been providing guided Mountain Biking (MTB) & Hiking adventures and Mountain Leaders for events in the Brecon Beacons, mid Wales & Snowdonia since 2009.  

Covering all abilities, from individuals, hen & stag parties, charities and corporate groups.

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What we do

  • Guided Mountain Bike Rides & Coaching.

    • Rides can be started around Abergavenny, Brecon, Crickhowell, Talybont on Usk or in one of the MTB Trail centres such as Afan, Brechfa, Coed y Brenin, Cwmcarn, Forest of Dean or around the Gower in West Wales.

  • Guided Hikes in the Brecon Beacons & further afield

  • If you fancy a mountain biking or hiking long weekend in Wales, we can organise this for you inc. accommodation.

  • Mountain Leaders (ML) for charity events, checkpoints, marshalling, expeditions, mountain safety cover, remote group supervision

  • Ski & Snowboard service for customers in Cardiff, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Powys and throughout South Wales

  • Technical advice & route planning for large scale events and TV / Filming opportunities

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Our owner and main guide Huw, ignited his love of the mountains whilst on DofE expedition in the Arctic Circle as a teenager.

Since then he has spent many hours in the mountains hiking & mountain biking around the UK & overseas, including expedition leading in West Africa. 

Huw's qualifications & approvals:

  • Mountain Leader (MLs)

  • British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader - Level 3 (highest level) 

  • British Cycling Mountain Bike Coach - Level 2

  • MIAS Trainer/Assessor (Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme)

  • DofE Gold Assessor 

  • Outdoor Emergency First Aid trained

  • Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassador

  • Holmenkol & Wintersteiger Ski Service technician

  • DBS Criminal Record Enhanced check

  • Level 3 Award Education And Training (AET / PTLLS)

  • Route mapping/planning for Fat Map, Rat Race, Vespucci

  • Featured in BBC Wales Weatherman Walking & national TV advertising 

Our other guides are qualified Mountain Leaders and/or Mountain Bike Leaders as well as having many years experience to guide you safely in the mountains.

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What you can expect

  • Excellent customer service with friendly professional local guides

  • A rewarding & exciting time that leaves you with a real sense of achievement, learning new skills or taking yourself to the next level

  • We try to challenge you, to push yourself that little bit further

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