Mountain Biking

The Forest of Dean offers a vast range of mountain bike trails

The XC Trails

The miles and miles of beautiful cross country riding include blue & red graded single track trails.Beginners love the blue graded, 11km Verderers Trail (named the Best Blue Trail in England, MBUK 2021), while intermediates have to keep their wits about them on the red graded (& recently extended) 17 km Freeminers Trail (with a choice of 3 different loops including Adit Trail that was added in 2022).

The trails are managed by the Forestry Commission and the latest trail information can be found on their website.



For Trail Status

For cross country trail updates and closures visit:



The Forest of Dean is also peppered with downhill and enduro trails.

3 x Skills Areas

There are a number of skills areas located close by too:

Introductory skills area – suitable for children and complete beginners

Larger skills area with a pump track, jumps, drops and features – suitable from the beginner to the advanced!

Coaching & Advanced Skills Area – for accomplished riders refining their skills


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Mountain Bike Hire

Our  bike hire fleet offers mountain bikes specifically selected for riding the Forest of Dean cross country and downhill trails, with standard hard tail, full suspension mountain bikes & e-bikes from Whyte Bikes and Orange Bikes. Whatever kind of riding you are looking for, Pedalabikeaway have the right hire bike for you!

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