The Taff Cycle Trail in Wales


Wales is a fantastic place to cycle with some of the UK's most awe inspiring scenery to enjoy. The National Cycle Network has been hard at work in Wales, with a multitude of fabulous signed routes now running through the hills and valleys. Many of the routes are challenging with some substantial climbs to experience, but the rider is always rewarded with spectacular views.
Highlights include the wonderful Taff trail which runs from Cardiff Bay into the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. Much of this fabulous trail is off road making for a really splendid experience for the cyclist.
Another must see is the fabulous Snowdonia National Park with yet more jaw dropping scenery to enjoy. The park is also well served by many signed cycle rides which are mapped below.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Wales including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <25km
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Afan Forest Park Country Park11 miles (17 km)***
Alwen Trail7 miles (12 km)***
Alyn Waters Country Park2 miles (4 km)*
Bryngarw Country Park2 miles (3.6 km)*
Bute Park2 miles (4 km)*
Cardiff to Caerphilly12 miles (20 km)**
Clyne Valley Country Park2 miles (3 km)*
Dare Valley Country Park4 miles (6 km)***
Erddig Hall and Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)*
Kerry Ridgeway15 miles (24 km)**
Margam Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Pembrey Country Park7 miles (12 km)*
Pembroke to Haverfordwest15 miles (24 km)**
Pontypridd to Merthyr Tydfil14 miles (23 km)**
Swansea to Port Talbot12 miles (20 km)*
Tenby to Pembroke15 miles (24 km)**
Upper Ceiriog Trail14 miles (22 km)****

 Mid Distance Routes: 26-50km
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Abergavenny to Hay-On-Wye22 miles (36 km)****
Abergavenny to Hereford27 miles (43 km)****
Aberystwyth to Tregaron21 miles (34 km)**
Barmouth to Machynlleth25 miles (40 km)****
Brecon to Hay-on-Wye17 miles (28 km)***
Builth Wells to Rhayader17 miles (28 km)***
Cardiff to Newport28 miles (45 km)***
Cardiff to Pontypridd16 miles (25 km)**
Carmarthen to Llanelli29 miles (46 km)****
Chepstow to Abergavenny30 miles (48 km)****
Fishguard to Cardigan25 miles (40 km)****
Haverfordwest to St Davids22 miles (36 km)***
Hay-on-Wye to Builth-Wells22 miles (35 km)**
Llanelli to Carmarthen27 miles (43 km)**
Llwybr Ceiriog Trail23 miles (37 km)****
Machynlleth to Llanidloes25 miles (40 km)****
Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon25 miles (40 km)****
Newport to Abergavenny28 miles (45 km)****
Newport to Caerphilly17 miles (28 km)**
Newport to Pontypridd25 miles (40 km)***
Newtown to Llanidloes16 miles (25 km)**
Porthmadog to Barmouth24 miles (38 km)***
Rhyl to Llandudno17 miles (27 km)*
Shrewsbury to Welshpool28 miles (45 km)****
Swansea to Bridgend30 miles (48 km)**
Swansea to Llanelli19 miles (30 km)**
Welshpool to Newtown19 miles (30 km)***


 Long Routes: >50km
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Aberystwyth to Newtown50 miles (80 km)*****
Bangor to Holyhead37 miles (60 km)***
Barmouth to Tywyn31 miles (50 km)****
Cardiff to Bridgend32 miles (52 km)****
Cardigan to Lampeter40 miles (65 km)****
Carmarthen to Fishguard47 miles (75 km)*****
Carmarthen to Tenby34 miles (55 km)****
Chester to Rhyl34 miles (55 km)**
Epynt Way40 miles (64 km)*****
Haverfordwest to Fishguard40 miles (65 km)****
Holyhead to Caernarfon39 miles (62 km)***
Lampeter to Aberystwyth31 miles (50 km)***
Ludlow to Shrewsbury51 miles (82 km)*****
Newport to Chepstow31 miles (50 km)**
Pembroke to St Davids34 miles (55 km)***
Radnor Forest Ride62 miles (100 km)****
Swansea to Carmarthen43 miles (70 km)***
Swansea to Pontypridd42 miles (68 km)*****
Taff Trail55 miles (88 km)


 Wales Cycling Links
NameDescription
Snowdonia National ParkOfficial Site for this beautiful area


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