Cycling: on road or off road?

A patchwork of quiet lanes and tracks waiting to be explored.

Cycling in Pembrokeshire

Where will you cycle today?

There’s no better way to explore Pembrokeshire: on two wheels (stabilisers optional), with the open road and some stunning scenery.

That’s one of the beauties of cycling in Pembrokeshire, you’re never quite sure what’s around the next corner.

Touring cyclists are spoilt for choice with the Sustrans Celtic Trail west or National Cycle Network (NCN) 4 and 47

From Fishguard you have a choice: head south and the route hugs the Pembrokeshire coastline revealing wide open expanses of beach and towering cliffs at every turn. Turn north and it’s into the hills you go, the landscape is wild and completely different. The Preseli Hills, although not very high at only 536m, has its challenging hills and scary descents to test even the best riders.

Although Pembrokeshire’s lanes are very quiet, sometimes it’s better to have family friendly traffic free routes for those ‘wiggly’ young riders. Disused railway lines such as The Dramway near Saundersfoot at 2 miles long is perfect for younger legs. Cycling right on the coast, it doesn’t get better than this and the prize at routes end is a tasty ice cream on Saundersfoot beach.

Like a bit of mud with your cycling? Big grins are guaranteed at Llys Y Fran Country Park. The 6.5mile route snakes around the edge of the reservoir and where there’s water, there are puddles and mud. Don’t worry if it’s been a particularly muddy ride, there’s a bike wash available at the visitor centre. Child wash is optional!

Search for a cycling operator or download our Active Travel guide for more cycling routes across Pembrokeshire.

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