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 towns and villages.

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

Bike hire and bike repair available from New Image Bikes Cardigan

Cardigan Bay Cycle Routes

For 'off-road' routes there is a track from Aberaeron to Llanechaeron and a lovely Sustrans track through the Welsh Wildlife Centre connects Cilgerran (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

Off road biking Cardigan BayPhoto © -VisitWales

Off Road & Mountain Biking Cardigan Bay

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:

February 2017

Eli Acheson-Elmassry : Mediterranean

Eli Acheson-Elmassry : Mediterranean Saturday 28th January 2017 - Saturday 18th March Location: Oriel Mwldan

Eli Acheson-Elmassry is interested in gaining and exploring a dominance over items that appear to proscribe her daily life and which have emotional significance, or which by their usage, are involved in power struggles with her own preferred idea of a personal identity. This creative activity probes social issues and the wider political domains, including the complex strata of the realisation of personality.

Gardening Weekend

Gardening Weekend Friday 17th February 2017 - Sunday 19th February Location: Tysul Hall

The three-day event is the perfect start to your gardening year with expert talks on everything from growing fruit and vegetables to attracting bees and butterflies. A wide array of garden-related stands including primulas, hellebores, herbaceous plants, shrubs, daffodils and other winter bulbs. On the edible front, potatoes and herbs will be available for a head start on your veggie gardening. Garden related gifts, and paintings, garden furniture including bird boxes and bird tables. Garden/plant societies, days out to local gardens and many more. gardening weekendRefreshments: There will be a tea shop in the hall, open all day, serving delicious home baked cakes and refreshments

Lampeter Beer Festival 2017

Lampeter Beer Festival 2017 Saturday 18th February 2017 Location: University of Wales Lampeter Trinity Saint David

A selection of ales and ciders from across Wales, live entertainment and refreshments. A Beer Festival with a Welsh theme! Over a dozen ales and ciders from across Wales. Food and live music on site. The festival is taking place in the Arts Hall at the University in Lampeter. All welcome (18+) You can have a drink and get the bus home - Last busses from Lampeter to Cribyn, Felinfach, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth (10.50pm) and Llanybydder, New Inn and Carmarthen (8.54pm) Bus Timetable

March 2017

Eli Acheson-Elmassry : Mediterranean

Eli Acheson-Elmassry : Mediterranean Saturday 28th January 2017 - Saturday 18th March Location: Oriel Mwldan

Eli Acheson-Elmassry is interested in gaining and exploring a dominance over items that appear to proscribe her daily life and which have emotional significance, or which by their usage, are involved in power struggles with her own preferred idea of a personal identity. This creative activity probes social issues and the wider political domains, including the complex strata of the realisation of personality.

St David’s Day at Cardigan Castle

St David’s Day at Cardigan Castle Wednesday 1st March 2017 Location: Cardigan Castle

Treat yourself on St David’s Day with an afternoon tea and the beautiful sound of the harp in 1176 cafe. Local harpist Sarah-Jane Absalom will be entertaining diners from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday March 1 as part of the castle’s St David’s Day celebrations. Please ring to book a table

Natural Dyeing Workshop

Natural Dyeing Workshop Wednesday 15th March 2017 - Thursday 16th March Location: National Wool Museum

Learn how to make blue dye with WOAD and over dye yellow for glorious greens.

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