Cardiff to Newport
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 with its fine viewpoint at Machen Mountain. 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.