It might be a push up, but that’s nothing to how hard you’ll be pushing yourself and your bike on the way back down. Don’t think Wales is all about long climbs and marathon XC trails, we’ve got plenty of playgrounds if you’re a full on, full face gravity freak too.
Cwm Carn has both a fantastic new freeride area and the legendary Y Mynnd permanent DH course. You’ll have seen its huge wall rides, corkscrew bridge sections, rock gardens and jump fields countless times in magazines. With a dedicated uplift service on site too, you can hit the hill all day, without even pushing once.
There’s more pedalling at sites like Afan, Gwydyr, Coed Llandegla and Brechfa, but we guarantee it’s worth it. You’ll certainly be maxxing out your nerve and your suspension on the radical bermed, tabletopped, North Shored, doubled and dropped descents.
Don’t forget that Wales is home to several legendarily challenging and technical DH courses used by several race series every year, so do your downhilling a favour and come to where the real mountains are.