Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay Cycle Maps & Routes

Cycling Wales

The lanes around Cardigan Bay are beautiful and take you through the smallest hamlets and villages.

Many of the smaller roads make great cycle routes, they are often very quiet.

For 'off-road' routes there is a track from Aberaeron to Llanechaeron and a lovely Sustrans track through the Welsh Wildlife Centre connects Cilgeran (with its castle) to Cardigan along the River Teifi with the possibility of spotting otters. There are circular cycle routes for exploring scenic headlands - try St.Dogmaels > Poppit Sands > St.Dogmaels

Mountain Biking

The forest centre at Bwlch Nant yr Arian near Aberystwyth provides a range of bike routes with varying technical challenges. 

The Summit Mountain Bike Trail Superb views and awesome riding on flowing twisty single track make the Summit trail something you will want to do over and over again. There are endless riding opportunities around Nant Yr Arian with an unrivalled network of bridleways, byways and tracks criss-crossing the mountains.

The Pendam Trail This route combines sections of the 'Summit' and 'Syfydrin' trails to give you a taste of the fantastic riding and scenery available. Although it is the shortest route at Nant yr Arian, it includes lots of technically challenging singletrack and some hard climbs.sections, while the Syfydrin trail extends out onto the open hills.  

The Syfydrin Trail is an epic ride in epic countryside. This trail takes in the entire existing Summit trail with its fantastic swooping, flowing singletrack, and adds to it by leading you out onto the high open hills with stunning views. It is a long and challenging ride in exposed and remote countryside, so go equipped for any eventuality.

Don't Miss:

Aber Cycle Fest

Aber Cycle Fest

Now in its fifth year, the Aber Cycle Fest brings downhill mountain biking and a Welsh Wild West sportive to the famous promenade to add to the already established Tour Series televised pro criterium race.

Useful Links

In Cardigan bikes can be hired at New Image Bikes

Events you might want to cycle to:

September 2015

Josephine Sowden: A Change of Worlds

Saturday 22nd August 2015 - Saturday 10th October Location: Mwldan

Josephine Sowden was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2013 National Eisteddfod for her video ‘The Lilies of the Field’ and since then has continued to make work which investigates the inherent underlying madness of modern humanity. Using digital media, her projects explore the ‘Fall of Man’ triggered by the birth of Monotheism and the rise of Patriarchy, and how both altered the evolution of the Earth and the human race. Opening reception at 16:00 on 22.08.15 – all are welcome!

Confected, Borrowed and Blue

Saturday 22nd August 2015 - Sunday 4th October Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

It's not every day you see a - Damien Hurst inspired cow creamer! In Paul Scott’s hands, domestic ceramics mutate into subversive comments on our life and times. His expert manipulation of familiar motifs like the Willow Pattern gives his work special resonance and broad appeal. Paul Scott   He also uses undecorated factory ceramics, called ‘blanks’; these are over-printed in the same blue as the Willow Pattern to dramatic effect. Opening hours: Monday–Saturday,10am–8pm. Sunday, 1pm–5pm

Lampeter Harness Racing

Sunday 6th September 2015 Location: Pentre

Held at Pentre, Llanfair Clydogau, Lampeter. First race 2:00pm. Come and experience the thrills of harness racing. The racing is fast and exciting and you can be trackside to catch it all. Bar and Catering facilities, bookmakers, childrens entertainment and children under 16 FREE admission. If you’re looking for a fun day out or interested in following a unique and exciting sport harness racing can be enjoyed by all the family!

Cardigan Art Society Exhibition

Monday 7th September 2015 - Saturday 12th September Location: Cardigan Guildhall

For half a century CAS has promoted the visual arts in the area by providing its members with a mutual support system consisting of talks, demonstrations and workshops. CAS welcomes artists of all levels of ability and provides them with at least two public showings annually. For membership details and a programme of current activities, visit the society's page at: www.cardiganartsociety.weebly.com

1940's Swing Night

Friday 11th September 2015 Location: Cardigan Guildhall

An evening of music and dance with Kitty's 1940's Little Big Band Come and enjoy the music and dancing of the 1940's in the Great Hall. Period costume encouraged. Dance and Best Dressed competitions. Fully licensed Bar, Raffle, Tea, Coffee and Nibbles available.

October 2015

Josephine Sowden: A Change of Worlds

Saturday 22nd August 2015 - Saturday 10th October Location: Mwldan

Josephine Sowden was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2013 National Eisteddfod for her video ‘The Lilies of the Field’ and since then has continued to make work which investigates the inherent underlying madness of modern humanity. Using digital media, her projects explore the ‘Fall of Man’ triggered by the birth of Monotheism and the rise of Patriarchy, and how both altered the evolution of the Earth and the human race. Opening reception at 16:00 on 22.08.15 – all are welcome!

Confected, Borrowed and Blue

Saturday 22nd August 2015 - Sunday 4th October Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

It's not every day you see a - Damien Hurst inspired cow creamer! In Paul Scott’s hands, domestic ceramics mutate into subversive comments on our life and times. His expert manipulation of familiar motifs like the Willow Pattern gives his work special resonance and broad appeal. Paul Scott   He also uses undecorated factory ceramics, called ‘blanks’; these are over-printed in the same blue as the Willow Pattern to dramatic effect. Opening hours: Monday–Saturday,10am–8pm. Sunday, 1pm–5pm

Llangrannog Fireworks 2015

Friday 30th October 2015 Location: Llangrannog Beach

Llangrannog Fireworks 2014

Not to be missed

The best firework display you are likely to see over the Cardigan Bay coast. Very busy, so arrive early. The display is organised by the village, free of charge, for the village and anyone who enjoys a fantastic display of fireworks. The bonfire is set on the beach to coincide with the rising tide to extinguish it, rockets are launched from the cliff tops on either side of the cove, and hundreds of fireworks from the beach. It's funded by collections during the year locally and on the night from the visitors. This year the dates are set to avoid a clash with the rugby world cup final!

The wild life, flora and fauna of Cardiganshire Coast and Country are truly remarkable. Red Kites and Buzzards soar above whilst Dolphins and seals swim in the bay. Otters rare orchids and hundreds of other plants, birds and animals are all here of you to experience and enjoy.