GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cardiff to Pontypridd

16 miles (25 km)

This lovely largely off road ride follows National Cycle route 8 and the Taff trail from Cardiff to Pontypridd.
You start on the River Taff in Cardiff and head along the river northwards 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 passing through the village of Nantgarw. The ride continues along the river through Glyntaff and on to Pontypridd where you finish near the train station.

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

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


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Cardiff Millennium Stadium on the River Taff

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Cardiff Castle

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Bute Park, Cardiff

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Weir on the Taff

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On the trail near Radyr

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Castle Coch

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View of Nantgarw from the trail

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GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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