An introduction to Mountain Biking with Oneplanet Adventure

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During the Easter holidays we headed to North Wales with Adventure Map, who are 10 of the best adventure companies in North Wales, working together to promote the region as the best place for outdoor adventure tourism in the UK, with a handy app for your smart phone.

The AdMap App, available on app store and google play, tells you what adventures are nearby to help you to discover exciting adventures in North Wales.

Our first adventure of the week was mountain biking with Oneplanet Adventure, the UK’s leading Forest Visitor Centre, located at Coed Llandegla Forest, North East Wales.

Oneplanet Adventure has something to enjoy for all ages, with a range of man made mountain bike trails for adrenalin seekers of all abilities, trail running and peaceful family walks for younger visitors.

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I headed off on a walk with Eliza and Sebastian, whilst Isaac, Kian and my husband hired their bikes and started off with a Mountain Bike beginners course.

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This course, which takes place on a bespoke training track, is suitable for beginners and experienced riders, giving them the correct techniques to use from the start.

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Hubby and Kian took to it straight away as are both keen cyclists, but it took Isaac a few attempts to get his confidence on the course, but our instructor, Lee was brilliant with him.

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It wasn’t long before he was racing off with a huge smile on his face!!

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Once Lee was happy that everyone was confident, they headed off to try out the Green route, which is a 5km course developed specifically with families in mind.

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This route avoids major climbs and technical sections, with a generally hard packed marked trail, however there is a stream to cross and sections which are loose, uneven and muddy at times – the boys came back filthy!!!

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In the meantime, I headed off with Sebby and Eliza on a 2.5 mile walk around the Reservoir Trail.

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We were treated to some fabulous sightings, included carved owls, wild flowers, mini beasts, birds of prey, lizards, ducks and geese and lots of frogs!

On site their is also a bike shop and a cafe, which serves a delicious range of homemade food, with seating both inside and out so you can take advantage of the good weather, or take shelter when it is bad.

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Bike hire starts from £25 for 1/2 day, or £35 for a full day, bookable online at
Guiding and lessons from £125 from 1/2 day, please email

Disclaimer: We were guests of Adventure Map for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Image Credit: Follow Films

17 thoughts on “An introduction to Mountain Biking with Oneplanet Adventure

  1. Yolanda says:

    After my due research on Wales MTB site, I decided to go for the Llandegla Forest Mountain biking centre and was not disappointed.
    I did 2 days in Afan Valley (South Wales) and definitely had some expectations.

    Booked bikes to hire from one planet adventure and they were friendly. My son’s bike was upgraded to full suspension from hard trails. the charges for day hire were costly than Afan. that’s probably due to the quality of bikes and the trail too.

    me and son 12 years are both fit and with this in mind decided to start with 12Kms BUE train. this was fun, adrenalin and a fantastic trail.
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  2. wow really its a great idea of mountain biking and also adventurous things to do and after read this post i also want to be there with my little angel thanks for sharing i will try to do this

  3. It looks so much fun, and a great way to get outdoors as a family
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  4. Lynne Harper says:

    this is my husband’s idea of heaven, he is mountain biking obsessed and hopes the smalls follow suit

  5. Lisa says:

    What a fun biking adventure! I’d like to try something like this one day too.

  6. Kacie says:

    North Wales is a beautiful part of the world and I like the sound of this company – I need to try and be more active when I travel.

  7. Talya Stone says:

    Oh wow this looks like so much fun! I have never been mountain biking but it looks like such a great way for the family to let off some steam together!

  8. Rhian Westbury says:

    Can you believe I never learnt how to ride a bike?! It’s quite shameful but I always say maybe one day I’ll learn but it hasn’t happened yet x

  9. I just watched the video. Mountain biking looks like a lot of fun.
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  10. Romina says:

    My daughter is still a toddler, but I’m so excited to go on adventures with her when she’s older!

  11. Elodie says:

    What a fun day out and it’s also super affordable too! I’d love to go! Haha! x

  12. Laura Dove says:

    Oh what fun! We love cycling together and Lewis and Gaz are keen mountain bikers!

  13. Jenny says:

    I love the sound of mountain biking, definitely something that my son could benefit from some coaching in.

  14. This looks great fun, something I would love to do with my girls in the future!

  15. Jon says:

    I LOVED Mountain Biking as a kid and still do now! It really does get you out and about and seeing parts of where you live that walking just doesn’t!

  16. I started cycling again after 10 years of not being on one. It was fun, not a mountain bike though! The kids seem to really be enjoying themselves, would love to check this place out, if I’m ever in Wales!
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  17. I literally cannot wait to go on family adventures like these and i happen to love cycling too! Looks like you all had lots of fun 🙂

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