The Best Cycling Trails in Wales – Part 1

Heritage Trail

Wales is a small but unique place to visit as it can offer many different landscapes. The coastline is breathtaking and some of the beaches are the best in the UK. Don’t forget the sunning mountains and the verdant green valleys. Book your next vacation here and you will get something really special.

Wales is the best place for people who enjoy outdoor sports and activities. If you prefer discovering the countryside on two wheels, take your bike because the tracks are good quality and will lead you to the most majestic places. Here are some ideas to boost your motivation to visit Wales right now.

Eden Valley Trail

Our first cycling adventure takes us to the county of Powys and the enchanting Eden Valley Trail. To successfully navigate this trail, you will need a mountain bike as some places are off-road. The whole trail is more than eighteen miles, so prepare yourself with good equipment, food, and water.

Start your journey in Cwmdeuddwr and discover the glorious rolling countryside. Be prepared to be amazed by the vast reservoirs. Don’t forget to visit wildlife reserves along the way. After visiting Cwmdeuddwr, chose the direction to the West and you will the Rhayader Tunnel where you can visit impressive dams and the odd reservoir. Later, the route will take you on a steady climb up to Garreg Ddu before the finishing in Craig Goch Dam.

Swansea Bike Path

The next cycle trail is in South Wales where you can explore Swansea. The path will take you through the Mumbles Head. This time you will be cycling along the old tramlines of the Mumbles and you will be able to enjoy the landscape of sandy beaches, sea, and the picturesque peninsula. Some of the famous landmarks remain from the 12th century castle of Oystermouth. These remains are situated on a hill, so you can take a little rest from cycling and take a short walk. If you want to make a real day out of your ride then there are many cafes, restaurants, and even pubs you can visit. 

Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail takes cyclists through the fantastic Vale of Glamorgan. The route is only seven miles long, but it includes many beautiful places. You can start from the impressive Ormore Castle and then go along the coast road with amazing views of the sea.

Later, you can take the road up to Ogmore River and leave the coast behind you. You will find sand dunes, incredible flora and the calm water of the river, so you can jump in and enjoy swimming. This ride is great for the whole family as only normal bikes are needed and all places are stunning.

All bike roads in Wales are high-quality, so you don’t need to be professional to enjoy your journey. There are many different routes that include coastline, forests and historical places, so take a few days off and experience a quite and peaceful time.