The route takes you on quiet roads (but very steep in places) past Llandegfedd Reservoir and through the villages of Coed-y-Paen (check out the phone box), Llanbadoc, Usk, Raglan and Dingestow.
Both Usk and Raglan have shops and pubs for refreshments. Arriving in Monmouth the route crosses the River Wye and follows the Peregrine Path along the Wye valley north to Symonds Yat East.
Here there is a canoe hire centre and inviting waterholes including the Saracens Head Pub.
The area is also the gateway for a steady climb to Symonds Yat Rock where nesting Peregrine Falcons can be spotted. Leaving Symonds Yat the route continues on to Goodrich.
The route between Cwmbran and Monmouth is for more experienced cyclists.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.