If cycling along to the soundtrack of peaceful countryside along stunning scenery is not enough to have you saddling up this weekend, there are plenty of inventive ways to spruce up your cycle with family and friends:

Ø Tandem – grab a partner and double your power on a tandem. There are plenty of option for tandem hire in Wales so visit www.tandem-club.org.uk as a guide.

Ø Mountain bike: get fast and furious on trails like Coed-y-Brenin, Afan Forest Park, Gwydyr Forest, Cwm Carn, Nant yr Arian, Machynlleth and Llantwrtyd Wells (visit www.mbwales.com).

Ø Pedalo – in summer, lakes and popular seaside coastal towns across Wales offer pedalo hire all for a small deposit and they’re big enough for family, partners and friends, but be prepared to get sweaty as water resistance provides a great workout.

North Wales

Llyn Peninsula (Gwynedd, Chwilog)

Coed y Brenin (Gwynedd, Dollgellau)

Coed Llandegla (Wrexham, Coedpoeth)

Gwydyr Forest (Conwy, Betws-y-Coed)

Mawddach Trail (Gwynedd, Barmouth)


Elen Valley Trail (Powys, Rhayadar)

Machynlleth (Powys, Machynlleth)

Coed Trallwm (Powys, Llanwrtyd Wells)

Nant Yr Arian (Powys, close to Aberystwyth)

Lake Vyrnwy (Powys, near Machynlleth)

Brecon Beacons National Park (Powys, Brecon)

West Wales

The Hallelujah Trail (Ceridigion, Lampeter & Tregaron)

Millennium Coastal Path (Carmarthenshire, Llanelli)

Saundersfoot (Pembrokeshire, Tenby)

South Wales

Cwm Carn (Newport)

Taff Trail (Cardiff)

Afan Forest Park (Port Talbot)

For further information about Bike Week, please visit www.bikeweek.org.uk