Cycle Maps & Routes

Cycle routes and maps for Cardigan Bay
The lanes around Cardigan Bay are beautiful and take you through the smallest towns and villages, so look through our list of bike rides and choose the routes to cycle and enjoy.

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

Bike hire and bike repair available from Cardigan

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 & 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. Because this route is a long and challenging ride in exposed and remote countryside, you should go equipped for any eventuality.

Help to improve walking and cycling routes

Wales is unique in having a law – The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 – which makes it a legal duty for people to be consulted about improvements to walking and cycling routes for transport purposes. If you enjoy cycling around Cardigan Bay then please read more about the project and then view the map of Ceredigion and have your say.

Don’t Miss:

Aber Cycle Fest

Aber Cycle Fest

The annual Aberystwyth Cycle Festival brings downhill mountain biking and a Welsh Wild West sportive to the famous Aberystwyth promenade to add to the already established Tour Series televised pro criterium race. So for a list of any upcoming events see their Facebook events page

Useful Links

In Cardigan bikes can be hired at