Wales Cycling Holidays

Our cycling-friendly holiday cottages link to excellent cycle routes and paths. The Celtic Cycling Trail is just just over a mile away, an easy downhill ride along a winding country lane to the valley bottom. This links to the Wales Coast Path which runs along Swansea Bay – a city with one of the most beautiful settings in Britain.

Cycling from our cottages at Plas Farm
to the Celtic Cycling Trail

Celtic Trail Cycling

Our guests join National Route 43 of the Celtic Cycling Trail in the picturesque town of Pontardawe. The trail connects all the major towns of South Wales, offering safe cycle access to over 100 visitor attractions  including 31 of Wales’ 50 most popular attractions.

From Pontardawe, the trail follows a tree-lined canal towpath before meandering down-valley along the River Tawe to the beachfront, where a flat five mile path links the award winning Maritime Quarter to Mumbles. The bay views are magnificent and there are plenty of refreshment stops and ice cream parlours along the way! Check out the Swansea Bay Cycling Route Tube Map

“We’ve had a wonderful week; three good bike rides, flying kites and red kites, walking to waterfalls and a visit to the theatre!” Stephen and Hilary, Kent

Cycling in South Wales

Picking the right spot for a cycling holiday in Wales is difficult – there are so many options.  The unique location of our holiday cottages helps to make things easy – situated on the national cycling network, between the Brecon Beacons and Gower, our guests benefit from easy access to a variety of different rides from one homely base – beaches one day, mountains the next! What’s more, there are rides from your cottage doorstep – relax on the local country lanes or hop onto the Celtic Cycling Trail in Pontardawe.

Other local highlights enjoyed by our guests include:

  • Afan Forest Park, (20 mins by car) where the low level cycle route is great for the family with picnic and refreshment stops along the trail
  • the Millenium Coastal Path (30 mins by car) – regarded as one of the finest sections of the National Cycle Network in the whole of the United Kingdom – over ten miles of traffic-free coastline – stress-free pedalling past tall forest trees with wonderful views of the Gower coast
  • the Swansea Bay Cycling Route – check out the tube map that shows the most direct and flattest route between the local communities suitable for all types of bike.
  • daytrip to nearby sections of the Celtic Cycling Trail such as the high level route from Neath (it’s off-road and peaks at 2000ft) or the circular Carmarthen bike tour (castles and coast with a great downhill into Llanelli).  Remember to stop at Wales’ Eden Project, the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The giant greenhouse gives cyclists discounted entry.

Plan your holiday cycling using the excellent Routes 2 Ride in Wales website.  The postcode for our holiday cottages is SA8 3JQ.

If you don’t have room to pack the bikes, don’t despair, there are cycle hire outlets readily found in many places along the Celtic Trail, so all you have to remember is where you parked the car!  If you have a smartphone, the complete National Cycle Network app is worth a look.