There aren’t many better ways to see a country than by bike. Eco-friendly, fast, and able to reach those places a little further of the tourist trails, a good, old-fashioned cycling holiday led by a local means you can get further off the beaten track than ever before, and enjoy that freeing sensation of sweeping along beautiful roads to fascinating new discoveries.
And Wales is no exception to the, better explored by bike, rule. Our cycling holidays in Wales show you the very best of the landscape, the rugged mountainsides and windswept fells of the Brecon Beacons, and the deep forests where trails snake through the aromatic pines.
Cycling holidays allow you to reach places and see sights that ordinarily would be out of reach. When you jump on a bike, there is virtually nowhere out of reach. You can make it deep into the countryside to discover unique rural experiences, you can navigate the narrow tracks or alleyways that big tour buses can’t, and you can achieve the childish sense of joy that comes from discovering new sights at every bend as the wind rushes through your hair.
In Wales, a cycling holiday isn’t just about incredible mountain biking centres (even if there are plenty about), it’s about getting right off the beaten track and natural trails that snake through the stunning Brecon Beacons, fording streams and crashing through magically atmospheric forests being the order of the day.
There are few feelings as rewarding as getting back from a long day out in the Brecon Beacons, enjoying the sweeping country roads and the beautiful hillsides, before sitting back in a cosy pub with a fresh pint as the sun goes down.
A cycling holiday in Wales with Not In The Guidebooks takes you directly to these authentic experiences thanks to your local guide. All our guides and hosts are passionate about showing off the best, non-touristy parts of their home, they want to show you the best trails and the best roads to cycle on, and the unique, local things to do at the end of them.
Forget planning routes and worrying that you’re missing out on the best sights and things to do, you can simply relax as you freewheel through the stunning scenery.
Head to the lesser-known of the national parks in Wales, the Brecon Beacons, and explore this beautiful, rugged landscape on two wheels with a local guide who will take you out of the mountain biking centre and to the place where mountain biking really belongs… the mountains.
Discover incredible trails known only to the locals, ensuring that you get to experience the most exciting sections and truly get a feel for the stunning fells, dramatic valleys and windswept ridges.
Wherever you go for a cycling holiday in Wales, you can be sure that you’ll create memories of unique experiences that last a lifetime.
People who haven’t ridden a bike since they were 12, those looking for offbeat trails and long days in the saddle, or those just looking to experience a place in a more unique way, everyone is welcome on our cycling holidays in Wales.
Your guides will be experts in judging the length and difficulty of each ride, and make sure that they take you to the very best places along safe routes, so that you can simply relax and drink in the scenery, and enjoy the sensation of sweeping through the Welsh countryside.
All you need to bring is energy, a sense of curiosity and a thirst to discover something new. Sound like you?
We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.
We’ve got local partners all across Wales, from the windswept peaks of the Brecon Beacons, all the way to the jagged valleys and brooding mountains of Snowdonia. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Wales means you don’t have to choose between a walking holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.