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Level: Intermediate
Length: 28 mi (45.1 km)
Surface: Greenway
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,754/ -1,624 ft
Total: 27 riders

Mountain Biking Skyline Trail

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#3 of 22 mountain bike trails in Wales
#825 in the world

Skyline Trail is the most recent addition to the area, 46km long and over 2000m of climbs and descents. Stunning ridgeline scenery and a roller coaster final descent on Jetlag with drop offs and steps will remind you what you came for. A serious piece of trail for experienced and fit riders, not for the faint hearted but well worth the effort!

First added by jaff on Feb 24, 2006. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take M4 /M5 over Severn Bridge into Wales (don't forget toll money). Follow M4 west past Cardiff and Bridgend. Take Junction 40 off the M4 and head north on A4107 to Afan Forest Park. Follow the brown tourist signs to Afan Forest Park. For Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre continue 3 miles to Cymmer and turn sharp left down to Glyncorrwg, then look out for the Glyncorrwg Ponds sign on the left. The nearest railway station is Port Talbot, 12 miles away. For rail details call 08457 484950
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Port Talbot, Wales

Intermediate | 12 mi

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  • Trevor Warne

    Afan offers great high mileage fast flowy trails. Blade trail gives you best of Skyline in 1/2 distance, combine with W2 for a 60km day of great fun. Lots of rocks so use big tyres on solid rims although other than some optional lines and sections on 'Whites trail' and a few bits on 'Blade' nothing is too technical and all the climbs are modest grade. Ongoing improvements and new trail sections. Afan Lodge nearby is great place to stay.

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  • nickuts

    Afan is epic on all levels. There are enough trails of intermediate to highish level to keep everyone happy.
    One hour technical climb on 'whites levels' gets the blood pumping. Followed by the black run including north shore then a great descent requiring full commitment.(not for the faint hearted).
    15 minute fire track climb to windy point, which descends on superb sweeping single track onto rocky drop offs and air friendly jumps. Don't get it wrong there is no where to safely fall here! Don't forget to get in 'energy' the most joyful descent of lumps bumps and sweeping forest descent.
    Head onto skyline for the final epic descent, ensuring your suspension is set for maximum travel. You'll need every bit of control through this aggressive rocky welsh pavement of pure addrenalin and joy!
    And then theirs the 'wall' .....

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