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Afan - massive
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
3.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
I was going to wait till I had had time to do all of what Afan had to offer before reviewing but it wont be this year and I can always edit as I learn more.

I thought the terrain and area covered by Afan was huge, which is good. Plenty of trail options, easily enough for an entire weekend there. I based myself at the top 4X trail rather than the cafe at the other end - but then that makes a nice point to aim for for refreshments. The Cafe was ok, not too daft on price and decent enough grub. I think I had beans on toast and a brew great biking combination.

With the loose rocks of "blade" you need decent tyres, but a nice mix of wooded and unwooded bits with good views. Really want to go back and ride all the options over 2-3 days to get a proper view as I'm sure I missed some good stuff. Hills seemed to drag but the descents were long and flowing, I thought that there was scope to have a few shorter steeper descents too to mix it up.

I did it in baking hot sun but it looked good for all weathers.

User Review

Good Points
Massive area
Nice Views
Lots of Choice
Bad Points
Could make better use of the steep!
Would you recommend?
Yes
S
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