Route 82 of the National Cycle Network runs in sections between Bangor and Fishguard.

1. Bangor to Tregarth

Route 82 is open between Bangor and Tregarth and forms part of the Lon Las Ogwen route.

This spectacular route is traffic-free to Tregarth then mixed off-road/on-road to Llyn Ogwen. The route offers views of the Snowdonia Mountains as it climbs south from the coast at Bangor.

There is a climb of almost 1000ft from Bangor to Llyn Ogwen - for a more gentle ride, go only as far as Tregarth, which involves a climb of less than 300ft.

2. Porthmadog to Machynlleth

The section between Porthmadog and Machynlleth via Coed y Brenin and Tywyn is open.

Dolgellau to Machynlleth via Tywyn is challenging and takes you through the heart of Snowdonia, and along some of the amazing Welsh coastline.

You traverse the coastal hills with stunning views north and out to sea, before dropping to Tywyn, home of the Talallyn Railway, and then going out to traverse the hills once again to Machynlleth.

An alternative is taking the inland route which is more direct but includes a pass that climbs to over 400m above sea level, before descending to the old slate mining villages of Aberllefenni and Corris.

3. Machynlleth to Aberystwyth

The section between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth is under development. South of Aberystwyth the route heads inland to Fishguard via Lampeter.

4. Aberystwyth to Fishguard

This route, open in sections between Aberystwyth and Fishguard, coincides with the Lôn Cambria and Lôn Teifi cycle routes.

There are a number of gaps in Route 82 between Aberystwyth and Fishguard. 

Starting in the university town of Aberystwyth, Lôn Teifi takes the same course as Lôn Cambria along the Ystwyth valley to Pont-rhyd-y-groes.

You'll then turn southwest to cross the watershed and drop down into the valley of the River Teifi which is followed all the way to the coast at Cardigan.

The route passes through the handsome towns of Tregaron, Lampeter, Llandysul and Newcastle Emlyn (with its castle ruins).

The route ends at the Ocean Lab in Fishguard.

Please note

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.

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Route 82 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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