Evening Pub Rides

Ideal for getting familiar with your bikes on the first evening.

A hill or two to understand your new super-power and help you judge your plans for the next day.

Visiting a good pub is a UK cycling holiday tradition.  The Brecon Beacons are blessed with some good pub choices.  You will be booking more holidays in Wales ! 

Snug Village Pub

A look at Crickhowell, a good hill and country pub.  13km

A friendly and popular family owned village pub with home cooked traditional 'pub food' and good cask conditioned ales.


The route breifly visits Crickhowell (good to aquiant yourself with this pretty town) and heads out on a quiet lane with a good hill to amaze you with how easy it is.  

The way back follows the river for a while and crosses the Usk valley to join the canal for the return home.  About 30mins each way.

This is a huge climb that would only be suitable for fit regular cyclists but is very doable on the ebike if you take your time and fancy a bit of good excercise.  It's a very quiet and beautiful lane with views that will blow your sock off. You really get to be in wild country quite quickly.

There are a couple of pub choices and an easy ride back along the canal towpath. 

We explain the differences between the pubs in our briefing sheet. 

Blow Your Socks Off

Huge hill, mindblowing views and gentle canal home  19km

Crickhowell & Llangattock

A circuitous and pretty route to Crickhowell with a quick way home 10km

Ideal if you are short of time or want a wider choice for eating.  This ride passes several pubs including some that serve a bit finer than traditional pub food.

We include our recommendations and advice on cafes and pubs so you can benefit from local knowledge.

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Canalside Pub

Small hills, quiet lanes and canalside ride. 13km

A good introduction to the area with some pretty lanes and good views over the Usk Valley towards Sugarloaf Mountain. You'll be amazed how easy the hills are. 


The pub has a contemporary feeling with outdoor seating by the canal.  They often have a visiting street food seller in addition to their own kitchen.  Alternatively there's a good fish and chip shop a few doors away and you could find a spot by the canal to relax.

The route home is along the canal towpath.  It's about 30mins in each direction.

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