Explore wonderful cycle trails around Crychan Forest
The combination of stunning scenery and good transport links makes Seren Loft the perfect place for your next cycling holiday. The Tour of Britain came past on its way to Caerphilly, and European cycling champion Matthew Page trains in the area, so you’ll be in good company – but it’s also perfect for more leisurely rides in some of the most beautiful countryside you’ll ever see.
Discount for cyclists
We’re currently offering a 10% discount on next year’s bookings for paid-up members of local cycling groups. So far we’ve only offered the discount to groups we’ve heard about, within reasonable travelling distance of West Wales. To tell us about a cycling group we haven’t contacted yet, please get in touch.
We’re just 400 yards away from Cynghordy station, which is on the bike-friendly, scenic Heart of Wales line. Bringing your bike on the train shouldn’t be a problem (although it is a good idea to double-check at busy times). If there are lots of bikes, sometimes the train manager will even help to put them in order of destination, to make it easier for you when you’re getting off.
The fastest trains will get you here from Cardiff in 2hrs 44mins, from Oxford in just over 5 hours and from Birmingham in just under 4 hours.
There’s a lockable storage area just below the cottage with room to comfortably store four adult bikes (six at a push).
The stunning views of Crychan Forest are about a mile and a half from our front door. Maps are available for seven different cycling trails of varying lengths. The trails are well signposted and most of them link up with each other if you feel like a longer ride. The forest is tucked between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains and the views of the surrounding mountains are breathtaking.
Not bringing your own bike? You can pre-book a bike from Towy Valley Cycles and get it delivered to Seren Loft in time for your arrival. (Children’s bikes and various sizes of adult bike are available, including one adult bike suitable for heights of around 5ft.) Ring 07576 431960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local cycling museum
Check out Penny Farthings, Boneshakers and other historical bikes at the National Cycle Collection, a museum based in Llandridnod Wells (a few train stops away). It’s a must-see if you’re into your cycling history – where else will you get to see an oil-fuelled bike lamp alongside memorabilia from the 1948 Olympic Games?
The cycle track near the station can be bumpy, so you might want to dismount for 100 yards or so – unless of course you’ve got a mountain bike that’s up to the challenge!
We are always happy to offer lifts if it makes your stay at Seren Loft easier.
Any questions about booking a cycling holiday here? Just email email@example.com.