Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the great outdoors while enjoying the benefits of exercise and fresh air. What’s more it can be a fun family friendly activity. Wales is a fantastic place to take a cycling break with it’s spectacular coast and lush countryside. We have beautiful diverse landscapes to ride through and plenty of exciting hills and mountains to climb and descend!
There’s also plenty of family friendly trails to discover. You’re sure to have a wheelie great cycling holiday in Wales. We provide a fantastic selection of cycling accommodation across West Wales for when you’re feeling tyred from a day of biking adventures. Whether you are a couple doing a tour of the country or are planning a more relaxed family cycling holiday, we can help you find the perfect holiday base.
Whether you’re after a leisurely ride on or off road or for a more adrenaline filled cycling break, West Wales has many interesting routes you can try. We’ve compiled just a few to get you started but there are lots more to choose from.
If it’s a more leisurely ride you’re after then why nor hire out an e-bike. Take care of those challenging uphills with ease and make cycling an effortless, gliding ride. There are plenty of places to hire bikes locally. Try Pembrokeshire Bike Hire or Mike’s Bikes.
There are also plenty of cycling events which run throughout the year which you can get involved in including the Tour of Pembrokeshire as well as bicycle repair shops should you need them.
There is some fantastic mountain biking in Carmarthenshire’s Brechfa Forest including the Gorlech Trail for more experienced riders. The Llwybr Swiss Valley Trail between Llanelli and Crosshands is a medium difficulty trail with toilet stops en route, while Pembrey Country Park has some fabulous, off road family trails. For something different, Carmarthenshire is also home to the oldest velodrome in continuous use in the world.
The Rheidol Trail in Ceredigion is a 28km trail along designated cycle paths and quiet country lanes between Aberystwyth and Devils’ Bridge. Bwlch Nant Yr Arian forest is home to three of the best mountain bike trails in Wales.
Pembrokeshire’s Canaston Woods 16-mile trail offers some easy off and on road biking through ancient woodland. While the Brunel Trail between Neyland and Haverfordwest follows Brunel’s old South Wales railway line and has tarmacadam surface and is perfect for children. MTB in Narberth, Pembrokeshire offer guided rides.
Visit CyclePembrokeshire.com for more cycle routes across Pembrokeshire.
If you’re thinking of bringing your bike with you on holiday, then make sure you check out our collection of holiday cottages below which are well located and equipped for cycling breaks.