Looking for dramatic climbs, off-the-beaten-track countryside or rugged coastal views in Wales? We have a long-distance ride for you. We’ve selected some of the most iconic challenging rides in Wales for you to consider in 2023. These can be broken down into smaller sections or completed in full, depending on what you are looking for.
Pedalling through beautiful scenery on Lon Las Cymru
370 miles (596km from Holyhead to Cardiff or Chepstow)
356 miles (576km) from St David's to Chepstow
Running across Wales at its widest point. The Celtic Trail explores the diversity of Welsh culture, history and natural beauty.
Follow traffic-free coastal paths, riverside trails, old railway lines, and quiet lanes. Admire the dramatic castles of Haverfordwest, Pembroke and Kidwelly. Explore St Davids (Britain's smallest city) and the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The magnificent Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park and the wide sweep of Swansea Bay.
People cycling on the Elan Valley Cycle Trail
100 miles (162km) from Aberystwyth to Fishguard
55 miles (89 km) from Cardiff to Brecon