Brecon Beacons Cycle Routes
There's lots of good options for cyclists in the Brecon Beacons with challenging climbs and easier canal side rides to enjoy. Highlights include the delightful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the wonderful Taff Trail.
If you are looking for walking routes please go to our Brecon Beacons Walks page.
Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Brecon Beacons Cycle Map>>
|Abergavenny Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens||1 miles (2 km)||This lovely circular walk takes you around the pretty meadows surrounding Abergavenny Castle. You'll also enjoy a riverside stroll along the River Usk and a visit to the delightful Linda Vista Gardens. View Full Details>>|
|Brecon to Hay-on-Wye||17 miles (28 km)||This ride follows National Cycle routes 8 and 42 from Brecon to Hay-on-Wye through the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. View Full Details>>|
|Hay-on-Wye to Builth-Wells||22 miles (35 km)||This lovely waterside ride follows the River Wye and National Cycle routes 42 and 8 through Powys, with wonderful views of the Black Mountains. View Full Details>>|
|Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon||25 miles (40 km)||This spectacular ride follows National Cycle route 8 through the Brecon Beacons National Park. The scenery is truly stunning as you follow a series of traffic free paths and the Taff trail through this beautiful region. View Full Details>>|
|Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal||37 miles (60 km)||Follow the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal from Brecon to Newport on this super waterside walking and cycling route. Walkers can enjoy the whole route along canal towpaths while cyclists can follow National Cycle Network routes 4, 47 and 49 from Newport to Pontypool. The cycle path is wide and well surfaced so it's a lovely, safe ride. The cycle section runs for about 12 miles. View Full Details>>|
|Mynydd Du Forest||8 miles (13 km)||This large area of woodland in the Black Mountains has miles of forest tracks suitable for walking and mountain biking. The waters of the Grwyne Fawr run through the woods so there is the option of a waterside walk to the nearby Grwyne Fawr Reservoir along the river. You can start your exercise from the Mynydd Du car park at the northern end of the woods, a few miles west of Llanthony. It's situated in a nice spot at the end of a country lane just next to the river. From here you can pick up the forest trails through the western side of the woods before crossing the river at Pont Cadgwan and returning on the eastern side of the river. There's lots of attractive trees and plants and some steep climbs with great views of the surrounding hills. The riverside sections are lovely too with lots of pretty waterfalls to enjoy. View Full Details>>|
|Newport to Abergavenny||28 miles (45 km)||Follow National Cycle routes 47, 49, 492 and 46 from Newport to Abergavenny. View Full Details>>|
|Radnor Forest Ride||62 miles (100 km)||A shared walking and cycle path that runs from Llanfair Waterdine on the English-Welsh border to the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre. View Full Details>>|
|Taf Fechan Forest||6 miles (9 km)||Enjoy a series of beautiful waterfalls and delightful woodland trails on this walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park. View Full Details>>|
|Taff Trail||55 miles (88 km)||Follow the River Taff, from Cardiff to Brecon, on this fantastic waterside cycling and walking route. View Full Details>>|
|Talybont Reservoir||6 miles (10 km)||This circular cycling and walking route takes you around the lovely Talybont Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The route makes use of National Cycle Route 8 and the Taff Trail to take you around the 318 acres (1.29 km2) reservoir. View Full Details>>|
|Usk Reservoir||5 miles (8 km)||Follow the circular cycling and walking trail around the beautiful Usk Reservoir on this route in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The route begins at the car park next to the dam at the eastern end of the reservoir. It follows good compacted-stone forestry tracks and tarmac roads alongside the waters edge and through the surrounding woodland of the Glasfynydd Forest. There are also splendid views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. Look out for wildlife around the reservoir including Red Kites. View Full Details>>|
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