Treads and Trails Brecon beacons
"Great bikes, trail, advice & patience. Started terrified, finished exhilarated. Totally hooked!" (DR 2016)

Brecon Beacons -  Guided MTB ride

Guided mountain bike rides in the Brecon Beacons are the core of our business, and each route is bespoke to you. We will take you on a route according to your ability, fitness & experience levels. Our guides are locals & know the best trails from flowing singletrack to technical rocky descents & will help you gain the riding skills to make the most of them.

Ditch the trail centres & experience a different type of riding on great natural trails with wonderful views.

Experience this ride on an Electric Mountain Bike (EMTB) for added thrills  

Prices from £32 per person for a group of 5

Who’s it for:

  • Most customers have already been mountain biking in trail centres, and are looking to experience natural mountain riding but don't know where to find the best trails.  

  • You should have an average physical fitness level and be comfortable riding between 3-6hrs depending on the duration of the ride, including climbs.

  • Unless you can climb like a GOAT, there will probably be a few short “Hike-a-Bike” sections involved.

For an idea of the terrain & routes used for our guided MTB trips, click the links below:

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  • Prices are Total for group and not per person

  • £20 per additional rider up to a maximum MTB guide to rider ratio of 1:8, (for larger groups we use a 2nd guide.)

  • As part of a guided ride:  Mountain Bike hire from £42 per day & Electric MTB from £70 per day (inc. delivery/collection)   

  • If you fancy a Brecon Beacons mountain bike weekend break, we can assist in organising this for you.


Dates & Booking:

Available all year round, contact us with some dates to check availability & for any other questions.


See below for details on our guided mountain bike rides in Wales:

"Ride met my expectations completely as the guide was knowledgeable about the terrain and knew the route in advance letting us know about what was coming. Moreover, he adjusted very well to our pace so it was a completely tailored ride" (DW 2012)

Group size :       Total Price       

                    Half Day   Full Day 

                       (~3hrs)       (~6hrs)

up to 3 people   £80      £140

up to 5 people   £100    £160  

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  • Your MTB guide will meet you at the arranged time & location.

  • Where possible we try to arrange rides either directly from your accommodation or otherwise within a 20min drive of most places in the central Brecon Beacons.

  • Ride a superb mtb route bespoke to your experience and ability level. 


What’s included:

  • Superb big mountain trails and riding with spectacular views.

  • Your own Mountain Bike Leader, to expertly guide you.

  • An awesome time riding with your chosen group

    • ride will not be open to any other riders outside your group

  • Within easy reach of London, Home Counties and nearly anywhere in the UK.

  • Fly through 3D video of each ride


What’s not included:

  • Lunch & Refreshments at any place we may stop during the ride.

  • Personal Insurance, Bikes and Equipment

These are the core of our business, and each route is bespoke to you.

We will take you on a route according to your ability, fitness & experience levels.

Ditch the trail centres & experience a different type of riding on great natural trails with wonderful views. Rides from half day to a long weekend mountain bike break     

We have created a superb challenging three day 125km route with +3,500mtr of ascent/descent which takes in some of the best mountain biking the Beacons offer.


Enjoy epic riding on big mountains with strenuous climbs, awesome technical descents, superb views and loads of history in the highest mountains in southern Britain 

A unique two day mountain biking trip around the stunning Gower coastline & hills in west Wales.

This two day circular route of 75km takes in breath-taking scenery and the best mountain biking around the Gower with 1,200mtr ascent/descent.


There’s a lot to do around the Gower for non-riders inc surfing & great beaches, so bring your family or friends along and meet up.

Trans Wales - 3 day 

natural trails & the best of the Welsh MTB Trail centres

Showcasing the best riding throughout Wales, each day riding on some of the best natural and trail centre sections.

Experience the changing natural landscapes and terrain from the rocky rugged north to the smoother more flowing south. Not for the faint hearted, a tough but rewarding trip which will test you to the max.


Big climbs, Big descents, Big views.