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

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

  • The route takes you from the coastal town of Rhyl, through lovely countryside, and onto St Asaph.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fancy riding the highest on-road section of the National Cycle Network in Wales?  Then this challenging route, with spectacular views of Snowdonia, is for you. 

  • 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.

  • This route takes you from one of the most famous of the South Wales’ former mining towns, and ends in the picturesque rural town of Brecon. Due to the range of path surface types, a road bike is probably not suitable.

  • 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.

  • National Route 88

    Connecting Newport City Centre to the historic town of Caerleon, this superb traffic-free route follows the line of the River Usk, taking in wonderful views, artwork and a wealth of Roman history.

  • 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. 

  • This is the eastern half of the coastal promenade that stretches from Rhos-on-Sea in the west to Prestatyn in the east. This section, linking Prestatyn and Rhyl, offers views across Liverpool Bay towards the clusters of offshore wind turbines. This is a lovely, flat seaside route passing long sandy beaches and child-friendly attractions such as the SeaQuarium and Sun Centre in Rhyl.

  • A fantastic traffic free path that takes you on a great tour of the Welsh valleys between Aberkenfig and Nant-y-Moel.

  • A great coastal ride that takes you on a mainly traffic free path from Pensarn to Prestatyn.   

  • A great ride that straddles the Wales/England border, following the River Wye from the historic town of Monmouth in south east Wales to Goodrich in Herefordshire.

  • A perfect ride to discover some of Wales most interesting historical sites including Big Pit National Coal Museum and Blaenavon's heritage railway. Whilst on the canal path enjoy the lovely scenery and wildlife and consider stopping off at the barge café at Pontymoile Basin.

  • A great ride from Pontypridd to Porth that is traffic free and travels past the old pit workings at Trehafod in the Rhondda Valley Heritage Park.

  • A challenging route that takes you through some of Wales' most dramatic and inspiring scenery.

  • This short route is mainly traffic free and follows a railway path inland, providing some stunning views across the North Wales coast.

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