Where to stay near BikePark Wales

Bike Park Wales - where to stay
South Wales has an enormous amount to offer the average mountain-biker. And there are few better illustrations of this than BikePark Wales, near Merthyr Tydfil. Much like an alpine ski-resort, it's crisscrossed with colour-coded trails that'll challenge every rider: green ones for beginners, black ones for veterans, with blue and red ones in between. There's also an on-site workshop, and a store where you'll be able to track down ex-rental gear at a hefty discount.

If you're planning on taking a trip to the park, then you might be wondering where to stay. We've done the research on your behalf, and concocted a shortlist of five locations in nearby Merthyr Tydfil. Each will offer a suitable place to rest before you head out for a day's riding.

Premier Inn
Clean, reliable and pretty good value – Premier Inn Merthyr Tydfil offers a functional place to rest. Stay here and you'll be just a short walk from the train station, and just an eight-minute car journey from the Bike Park itself. There's a Table Table pub just around the corner, too.

Just a little further down the road is the Travelodge. It's nestled in the corner of a retail park, just opposite an enormous cinema. The nearby dining options are those you'd expect on a retail park; there's a Subway, a McDonald's and a Marston's, to name but a few. This is therefore an option that might appeal to budget-conscious visitors.

Mount Pleasant Inn
A little further south you'll find the Mount Pleasant Inn. It's a family-run bed and breakfast that's recently undergone extensive refurbishment. There are five bedrooms to choose from, and a fully-licenced bar and dining room. As such, it's a fantastic place to unwind after a day of gruelling hill climbs.

Twin Trails
Twin Trails is a little B&B that's consistently popular with visiting cyclists. It's so-named because it offers convenient access to the Trevithick Trail and the Taff Trail, the latter of which provides a short ride to the park itself. You'll get a choice of two rooms, a cooked breakfast, and secure, CCTV-monitored storage for your bike.

Tafftrail Bunkhouse
This pair of bunkhouses is sited on a working sheep farm. Like the Twin Trails, it offers easy access to the Taff trail and boasts a secure lock-up facility for bikes. The bunkhouses each offer two sets of bunk beds, along with a sofa-bed, and as such can accommodate six people. If you've got a handful of friends in tow, and you're prepared to cater for yourselves, then the Tafftrail is a great way to economise. One potential downside is that, being part of a sheep farm, the bunkhouse can't accommodate dogs. For most Cyclists, however, this probably won't be an issue. 

Bunkhouse Ty Wern
Bunkhouse Ty Wern lies just across the road from the local rugby club, and can accommodate up to ten people. Guests benefit from free WiFi, satellite television, an outdoor barbeque area and even complimentary Welsh Cakes. You'll need to stay for a minimum of two nights, however, which might be enough to dissuade weekend riders.

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