Monmouthshire has a wealth of off-road cycling routes, and Usk in the middle of the county is a good centre. With an abundance of great pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose from, Usk also provides an ideal stop off point for cyclists touring or training in the area. You may even spot members of the GB cycling team who train in this area regularly.
There are many networks of lanes leading from the town itself, ideal for exploring by bike. Former rail routes, converted to cycle trails, run from Llanfoist near Abergavenny, to Blaenavon and from Pontypool to Blaenavon. There are forestry tracks in Wentwood Forest, a lovely riverside cycle trail from Monmouth to Symonds Yat along the east bank of the River Wye, and you can cycle the towpath alongside the Newport-Brecon canal. Goytre Wharf is a good spot to start, 10–15 minutes drive from Usk.
Usk has plenty of places for cyclists to stay over - visit our accommodation page for more information