Comfortably paced all day tours with a focus on gentle cycling mixed with interesting rest stops.
Time to relax and soak up the points of interest along the Brecon cycle routes.
No need to be a regular cyclist to undertake these rides as long as you are comfortable with gentle to moderate exercise for 3+ hours over the course of the day.
e-Power really helps to ensure these rides are relaxed.
Pretty lanes, great views, good pub food. 45km
This ride picks out the prettiest and quietest way to ride completely round Sugarloaf Mountain. There are several climbs to use your electric power and gain rewarding views. We particularly like the view at about half way when you look along the edge of the outer ridge of the Black Mountains as it descends into Herefordshire.
There's a favourite cyclists stop after about an hour to visit craft gallery and cafe run by artists. Lunch is about an hour's ride from there at a popular small country pub (must be prebooked). There's an unavoidable short section of main road early in the ride but it has a fairly unused paved footpath alongside which we ride on if the road is busy. The perfect route for a pretty weekend cycling break.
A journey to the top of the world 45km
Very few cars today. Attach one of our pannier bags to your rear rack and slot in the picnic blanket. Today is focussed on a gorgeous picnic spot high on a quiet mountainside over looking water and mountains. There's a gentle start on the canal, perhaps with detour into Crickhowell if you need picnic supplies. As you turn off the canal there's a coffee stop before an unbounded singletrack lane leads you up into ever expanding views. It's a beautiful climb, with lots of photo opportunities and best done slowly, using full power assistance. Our picnic spot is slightly hidden and it's a stunning vantage point. It's difficult to imagine better views. You descend to the reservoir (more views) and head back to find a pub by the canal on the return journey. A truly stunning Brecon cycle route.
Beautiful and varied. Plenty of time to relax. Bustling Abergavenny. 49Km
Starting on pretty lanes with good views the route joins the canal passing boathouses and the outskirts of Abergavenny. Coffee is at a 'destination' cafe and gift shop followed by beautiful wooded lanes and (eBike easy) hills that lead to Abergavenny town.
Lunch is at a truely exceptional venue just out of town on a working vineyard. After lunch a mooch through nice housing and into the town. The way out heads past the castle and along the floodplain on a cycle route. An old railway line delivers you back to another part of the canal to head back. There's a nice pub on the way home if you want to extend your afternoon. A well paced day with time to explore Abergavenny.
Pub & Kitchen Garden
A mini-mountain pass, lake and a beautiful afternoon haven 46km
A quick hello to the pretty town of Crickhowell and a chance to suss out pubs for this evening. There are a couple of nice climbs today giving good views and the opportunity to be amazed with power assistance. A historic fortified house provides the chance for morning coffee along with a snoop around the gift shop. Lunch at a popular pub is followed by a lake visit and the temptation to hire a rowing boat (a lovely setting). Theres an afternoon visit to an exceptional kitchen garden cafe and a gorgeous nursery. These places are run with absolute passion be prepared to fall in love. The route finishes on the canal which is always nice. Some short but ok main-road sections today but otherwise the whole ride is laid back 'lost lane exploring' with plenty of stops and a relaxed timetable.