Hopyard Cycles (next door) offer a range of bikes to hire from leisure bikes suitable for a quiet ride along the canal to quality front suspension mountain bike for getting out on the trails. They also offer children's bikes, tagalongs and baby seats For more information please see www.hopyardcycles.co.uk
Mountain biking options are endless. See www.mtbbreconbeacons.co.uk for some local 'wild' route options including the Crickhowell Loop or visit BikeParkWales: www.bikeparkwales.com, the Forest of Dean: www.fodmtb.com, Cwmcarn: www.cwmdown.co.uk, the Black Mountains Cycle Centre: blackmountainscyclecentre.com or Afan Forest Park: www.afanforestpark.co.uk.
Liz and Paul at Inspire2adventure (based in Monmouth) offer a wide range of adventure activities for groups, individuals and families from gorge scrambling in nearby Clydach Gorge, rock climbing at Symonds Yat, stand-up paddle-boarding, canoeing and mountain biking. See www.inspire2adventure.com for more information. They recommend that you book prior to your trip to avoid disappointment.
Wern Trekking and Riding Centre is located about 10-15 mins drive away between Gilwern and Crickhowell. They have direct access onto Llangattock Mountain and amazing views! Jo, the owner is incredibly helpful and offers lessons, trekking and hacking catering for all abilities. Full day pub or picnic rides can also be arranged and Jo also offers horse B&B if you want to bring your own horse on holiday. Check out www.werntrekking.co.uk
Canoe and Kayak Hire
Backwaters Canoe and Kayak Hire, based in Abergavenny, offer canoe and kayak hire on the peaceful Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal with starting points including nearby Gilwern Wharf. Trips on more challenging waterways can also be arranged. See www.backwatershire.co.uk
Goytre Wharf can be reached via a short drive or a pleasant 8 mile cycle along the canal and is a fun place to visit. There is boat and canoe hire, the lovely Hummingbird café with outdoor seating and picturesque walks along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. www.goytrewharf.com
Llangorse Lake and Multi Activity Centre
Llangorse Lake is a 30 minute drive away and is the largest natural lake in South Wales and offers a range of watersports including pedaloe, kayak and sailing dinghy hire. Llangorse Multi Activity Centre offers a range of exciting fully-instructed indoor and outdoor activities, including horse riding, the largest rock-climbing centre in Wales, ‘Sky Trek’ outdoor zip line tours and two outdoor challenge courses – all with spectacular views of the Lake. See aroundllangorselake.co.uk
Wernddu Golf Club caters for all standards of golfers and also has a Driving Range and Pitch & Putt course www.wernddu-golf-club.co.uk.
Abergavenny has its own Tourist Information Office with lots of information on things to do and a very pleasant café. It can be found at Tithe Barn, next to St Mary's Priory, Monk Street, Abergavenny. There is also a website with lots of ideas at www.visitabergavenny.co.uk
There is also a Tourist Information Office in nearby, pretty Crickhowell at 2 Beaufort Street, Crickhowell. It also has its own website www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk