Should We Bring Our Bikes?

February 2022


Well the short answer is, yes, do bring them. There are plenty of options for bike lovers, from adults looking for a serious cycling workout to toddlers wanting to toodle along traffic-free paths; and you can keep your bikes safely locked up here when you're not using them.


Trenewydd Farm sits on sustrans cycle route 82, a 131 mile journey from Bangor to Fishguard, so you can cycle directly from your cottage should you choose. This is road cycling though, however quiet, and also pretty challenging in terms of hills so it's best suited to adults. We are also only about 15 minutes from the Preseli Hills, where you'll find some of the best mountain biking around, includes routes such as the Stones Trail which is 12 miles of stunning views.


Family Friendly Bike Routes


One of our favourite things to do on a family holiday is bring the bikes and get out and enjoy the countryside. Add in the bonus that it helps to burn off all that excited holiday energy and it's definitely something to work into your itinerary. If you don't have your own bikes to bring, then Bike Bike Bike in Cardigan may be able to help. There are so many trails you can take in Pembrokeshire or neighbouring Ceredigion, on quiet and beautiful roads - see the links at the bottom for more options.


However, if you are looking for extra safe, traffic-free routes then choose one of these:


1. Cardigan to the Welsh Wildlife Centre - the 'Cardi Bach' (1.3 miles each way)

This gorgeous route goes from just outside Cardigan along the peaceful Teifi marshes to the Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran - one of the best wetland reserves in Wales - is well worth a visit. It's the nearest traffic-free route to Trenewydd, only about ten minutes away. Handily, as well as looking out for wildlife on the way there, it means you can look around the Centre too, and stop for refreshments at the Glasshouse Café. There is an outdoor playground and head a little further to see the old slate quarry in the gorge. Further still takes you into Cilgerran itself, with its lovely shops and ancient castle. If you wanted to venture even further, the Meeting of the Waters Trail goes on to cover over 17 miles.


2. Llys-y-Frân Lake (various routes) Llys-y-Frân is a fantastic option for plenty of outdoor activities on land and water, and cycling is one of them. It has recently reopened after a £4 million renovation to its visitor centre and recreational facilities, as well as a new outdoor activity centre. There are four options to choose from of varying length and difficulty within the nine miles on offer, including mountain bike trails and a family friendly trail. If you haven't brought bikes with you, they can be hired on-site. There are plenty of water based activities too, and an adventure playground, so you can


3. Pantmaenog Forest (various)

Pantmaenog is a privately owned forest, and has 12km of signposted forest tracks and bridleways to roam so you can choose how far you want to go. It's perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities to have a go at mountain biking. The forest is open to horse riding too, and they cleverly send you in opposite directions so that you can pass each other safely. Not forgetting of course the panoramic views of Pembrokeshire to enjoy.


4. The Tramway, Saundersfoot (4 miles) A little further afield is this disused railway line from the old Ironworks, a very popular and flat trail with wonderful sea views, as well a colliery and mineral railway. There is the added fun of heading into a tunnel, too! There is a short section on a quiet road. You could combine this trip with a visit to ever-popular town of Tenby to make it a full day out.


Visit these websites for more ideas:

Cycle Pembrokeshire

Cardigan Bay Cycle Maps & Routes

Wales Coast Path - other cycling routes near the path

Cycling in Ceredigion

10 Pembrokeshire Coast Cycle Routes


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