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

  • From the hustle and bustle of town life in Caerphilly, this route transports you to tranquil green fields and blue bell-carpeted woods with protected wildlife sites.

  • This route is perfect for novices and young children.  Traffic free and short, it offers lovely views out over to Mumbles Head. 

  • This ride makes up a shorter section of the longer 21 mile Ystwyth Trail, which links Aberystwyth, Llanfarian, Ystrad Meurig and Tregaron in Ceredigion, Wales. 

  • This route travels between Port Talbot and the gorgeous Afan Forest.  The area is a haven for all sorts of wonderful wildlife and has world-class mountain bike trails.

  • The Brunel Trail is a popular shared-use path linking Neyland, once the western terminus of Brunel's Great Western Railway, with Johnston and Haverfordwest. The trail begins at Neyland Marina and follows the picturesque Cleddau estuary through Westfield Pill Nature Reserve before continuing along the now disused Great Western Railway line to Johnston.

  • Follow National Route 5 from Shotton across the River Dee to pick up National Route 568 at Hawarden Bridge and then leave the railway path and pick your way through the Deeside Industrial Park as you head north.
    Please Note: Route closed between Hawarden Bridge and the Blue Bridge/Welsh Road from mid November for up to 8 months for flood bank stabilisation works. A diversion will be signed. Please take care on this diversion and follow all signs.

  • The easy traffic-free circular trail runs around Cardiff Bay and across to the seaside town of Penarth via Pont y Werin. It's perfect for families and returning cyclists and provides a fantastic opportunity to explore Cardiff Bay's vibrant waterfronts cafés, bars and restaurants; heritage sites, and fantastic array of activities on offer at the International Sports Village.

  • A great ride for families and novice cyclists, this route takes you on a traffic free path from Bute Park in Cardiff all the way out to the fairytale Castell Coch.

  • Linking the former ironworks at Tondu and Bedford Park, this route passes through the Parc Slip Nature Park which is home to a wealth of wildlife including rare wading birds and many species of butterfly, damselfly and dragonfly.

  • The route travels between Llanfoist, just to the south of Abergavenny, and Brynmawr, passing high above the Clydach Gorge.

  • Starting at Abercynon and ending in Hirwaun this route twists and turns its way north west along sections of the Old Glamorganshire Canal.

  • This ride takes you through the south Wales valleys and offers you an easy, traffic free journey through the areas industrial past and stunning natural scenery. 

  • A brilliant ride for the whole family which offers lots of places to stop along the way for play and refreshments. 

  • The ride, starting a few miles north of Caerphilly, climbs gently from Hengoed Viaduct through Nelson and Trelewis to the climbing centre at Taff Bargoed.

  • This ride has one of the finest backdrops to any in Wales - to the north, Great Ormes Head rises to 679ft and its cliff ledges are nesting places for many species of seabirds, to the southwest across Conwy Bay the mighty peaks of Snowdonia.

  • This short route south west of Aberystwyth is perfect for a fun day out for the whole family.

  • This route was one of the first traffic-free trails to be completed as part of the ‘Valleys Cycle Network', an extension of 100 miles of new National Cycle Network across the old south Wales coalfield.

  • The Llynfi Valley Trail from Maesteg is a short ride that offers amazing Valley views and a chance to admire our fabulous new artwork on the route.

  • This scenic route from Caernarfon to Bryncir runs alongside the Welsh Highland Railway and offers wonderful views of Caernarfon Bay and Snowdonia. Starting near the impressive Caernarfon Castle, the traffic-free route climbs 152m (500ft) over 10 miles to its highest point, a radio mast south of Penygroes, before a gentle downhill stretch to the village of Bryncir.

  • A wonderful route that takes you through some of Anglesey's most picturesque scenery.

  • This 4-mile section of dismantled railway runs through broadleaf woodland and links Caernarfon with the old slate harbour of Port Dinorwig (Y Felinheli).

  • Lon Las Ogwen is a wonderful route offering views of the Snowdonia Mountains as it climbs south from the coast at Porth Penrhyn. Following the valley of Afon Cegin, the trail climbs on old railway cuttings through lovely broadleaf woodland to Tregarth and the only pub along the way, by the name of Pant Yr Ardd.

  • For those wanting a short ride, this is a great option. Taking you along the old Ruabon to Barmouth railway line from the historic town of Dolgellau to the popular seaside town of Barmouth, you'll be wowed by the stunning views of the Mawddach estuary and Cadair Idris.

  • A tranquil green corridor offering superb views of the Gower Peninsula.

  • This ride takes you along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, a beautiful green corridor that’s perfect for a leisurely family day out.