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With hundreds of routes to choose from, the National Cycle Network is a great way to discover the UK. 

  • A great route through the Wye Valley that has some short, steep sections.

  • Running across Wales at its widest point, the Celtic Trail takes in St David’s, Britain’s smallest city, the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, dramatic castles in Haverfordwest, Pembroke and Kidwelly, the magnificent Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park and the wide sweep of Swansea Bay.

  • The Celtic Trail covers 377 miles (in its entirety) of the most diverse scenery in Wales, taking you from the eastern 'Gateway to Wales' at the Severn Bridge, Chepstow, to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in the West.

  • Swansea to Fishguard with two potential routes. National Route 4 goes via the coast, whilst National Route 47 is an inland route. Together they form two loops between Swansea and Carmarthen or between Carmarthen and Fishguard.

  • This routes takes you on a fantastic, challenging journey through the spectacular scenery of Mid Wales. 

  • The route connects Holyhead and Anglesey to the Wye Valley in the heart of Wales using minor roads, railway paths, forestry tracks and ancient coach roads. There are some tough challenges as the route crosses the Snowdonia National Park and the range of the Cambrian Mountains.

  • This route connects Llanidloes in the heart of Wales to the attractive finishing points of Cardiff or Chepstow. National Route 42 connects Hay on Wye to Abergavenny and Chepstow via a taste of the Black Mountains, whilst the largely traffic-free Taff Trail links Brecon to Cardiff via Merthyr Tydfil on National Route 8.

  • Up for a challenge?  Lôn Las Cymru runs for over 250 miles down the whole length of Wales from Holyhead to Chepstow or Cardiff. It is one of the toughest of all the long distance routes on the National Cycle Network. It can also be broken down into shorter traffic free and challenging sections.

  • Lôn Teifi takes the same course as the Lôn Cambria route along the Ystwyth valley to Pont-rhyd-y-groes before turning southwest to drop down into the valley of the River Teifi.

  • Stretching from Holyhead to Chester, and passing through a multitude of coastal towns and historic villages, this fantastic route follows north Wales’ beautiful coastline and shares a route with the spectacular Wales Coast Path for much of its way. This wildlife and heritage-rich trail boasts an eclectic mixture of castles, cathedrals and stunning mountainous landscapes. 

  • A circular route on quiet country lanes crossing some of Mid Wales' most spectacular scenery with off-road mountain biking alternatives.

  • National Route 4

    A long distance route between London and Fishguard via Reading, Bath, Bristol, Newport, Swansea, Carmarthen, Tenby, Haverfordwest and St. Davids.

  • National Route 42

    National Route 42 of the National Cycle Network will run west from Gloucester through Cinderford to Chepstow and then north through Abergavenny to join National Route 8 at Glasbury with the option of passing through Hay-on-Wye

  • National Route 43

    Route 43 is part of the National Cycle Network that connects to the Celtic Trail and will connect Swansea with Builth Wells once complete.

  • National Route 46

    National Route 46 of the National Cycle Network will connect Bromsgrove to Neath when complete.

  • National Route 47

    National Route 47 of the National Cycle Network is a mainly inland route starting at Newport and finishing at Fishguard passing through Neath and Carmarthen.

  • National Route 5

    This long distance route connects Reading and Holyhead via Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bromsgrove, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester, Colwyn Bay and Bangor. The section between Walsall and Stafford is still under development. Please note: there are currently diversions on this route at Colwyn Bay. 

  • National Route 8

    Known as the Lôn Las Cymru, fully open and signed between Cardiff and Holyhead (Anglesey) via Brecon, Builth Wells, Machynlleth, Porthmadog and Bangor.

  • National Route 81

    National Route 81 connects Aberystwyth and Wolverhampton via Shrewsbury and Telford.

  • National Route 82

    National Route 82 of the National Cycle Network will run from Bangor to Fishguard when complete.

  • National Route 825

    Route 825 makes up most of the Radnor Ring route.

  • This remarkable journey starts in Wales' thriving capital with major attractions such as Cardiff Castle, The Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Bay to take in.