The route is very much two parts that join at Trefin. The first section from Fishguard to Trefin is quite hilly, and is on some major roads for short distances initially. Leave Trefin, however, and things start getting quieter, with some nice country lanes and a short traffic-free section.
Things really get going as you get towards and head beyond Trefin. Running mainly on a ridgeline just in from the coast, the route is less hilly (although still expect a few climbs) and the views along the Pembrokeshire Coast are stunning. If you don’t mind a steep climb back to the route, it’s possible to branch off down to small coves and the cliffs.
On the other side, you can enjoy the scene provided by the Preseli Hills and its rugged landscape created by many burial cairns.
Due to the popularity of St Davids, even the minor roads can get quite busy as you approach this small and unique city, and its famous cathedral, but don’t let the thought of the traffic put you off as the scenery is fantastic and the setting provided by St Davids is truly wonderful.
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