GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cardiff to Newport

28 miles (45 km)

This is a lovely ride that follows National Cycle routes 8 and 47 between these two major Welsh cities.
You start on the River Taff in Cardiff and head north along the Taff trail passing the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle. There are also views of the attractive riverside Bute park and the Weir on the Taff near Maindy as you leave the centre of Cardiff. You soon come to Radyr and then onto Castle Coch (the Red Castle) before leaving the river and heading east towards Caerphilly along a dismantled railway line and quiet roads with splendid views of Nantgarw.
After passing through Caerphilly, with its impressive castle, you soon join a pleasant traffic free section along the River Rhymney taking you to Machen. The ride continues through the beautiful Rhymney Valley and the village of Draethen before joining the River Usk and National Cycle route 47 for the final traffic free waterside section into Newport.

Cardiff to Newport OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cardiff to Newport Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Cardiff Millennium Stadium on the River Taff

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Weir on the Taff

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On the Taff trail near Radyr

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View of Nantgarw from the trail

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Caerphilly Castle

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River Rhymney

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View at Draethen

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Along the River Usk in Newport

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Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Cardiff to Newport.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Cardiff to Newport.mmo (right click - 'Save As')