Cycling in West Wales is a great way to enjoy truly spectacular scenery. There are lots of opportunities for on or off road, challenging mountain biking trails or gentle family rides along country lanes.
Ceredigion has designated routes such as the Ystwyth and Rheidol trails which are linked with the Sustrans National Cycle Network. Sections of the Ystwyth Trail are designed for leisurely cycling for all abilities.
The Forestry Commision has some wonderful mountain biking routes at nearby Brechfa Forest and at Nanty r Arian, a little further away near Aberystwyth.
Ceredigion's Cycle Breaks Centres offer a range of different cycle routes in and around the towns of Cardigan, Aberaeron and New Quay plus Lampeter and Tregaron. The waymarked routes are generally circular and are suitable for most abilities and ages and range from relatively short half-day rides to full day routes, visiting places of interest along the way.
Great Forestry commission mountain biking, world class, 3 trails:-
Pendam 9km grade, red/difficult
Summit 16km, red/difficult
Syfydrin 35km, black/severe
1 Hours 13 Mins
Each one has a series of signposted routes which are generally circular, on quiet roads and extend from relatively short half-day rides to full day trips.
2 miles each way, a dedicated, traffic free cycle way, a flat route along the banks of the River Aeron to Llanerchaeron a National Trust property.
Brechfa Forest is one of Wales best kept secrets. It has great walking and cycling for all abilities. It has dramatic views and deeply cut river valleys. It is less than 20 miles from Stallion Valley holiday cottages.
A 28 km trail along designated cycle paths and quiet country lanes following the river Rheidol from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge waterfalls.
From Aberystwyth to Tregaron, partly following the old Carmarthen to Aberystwyth railway line.
Experienced cyclists can follow the entirere 20 mile route while sections offer easy cycling for families.
Based on a farm in West Wales, they provide bike hire and guiding for the local trail centres and mountain areas.