Lon Las Cymru & The Taff Trail, Routes 8 &
Lôn Las Cymru is one of the most
spectacular and energetic routes on the whole of the National Cycle
Network, running the entire length of the country.
Using a mixture of quiet lanes, railway paths, forest roads and
specially-built cycle paths, it visits many remote and beautiful
parts of Wales unseen by car drivers.
The Taff Trail takes you through some of the Southern Wales
Valleys' most scenic and historic countryside.
The route starts at either at Cardiff or Chepstow before joining
just outside Brecon to continue it's way north. The trail is
a network of linking paths, alternative routes and circular paths
which allow plenty of opportunity to explore many sites of interest
Celtic Trail Routes 4 & 47
Whereas the Lon Las Cymru goes up, the Celtic trail goes
across. Right from the English border in the east to the
Irish Sea coast in the west and takes in some of the most beautiful
and diverse scenery in Southern Wales.
The Celtic Trail offers two options; either the Low Level Route,
or the exhilarating High Level Route which traverses through
mountains above the Southern Wales Valleys, climbing from sea level
to 2000ft, passing sculptures and reservoirs on its way, with views
north to the Black Mountains.
Both trails make good use of disused railway lines, canal towpaths
and quiet country lanes meaning that you'll rarely come across any
More information on routes and and mapping is available on the
Take a look at all the other cycling options we've got for
The Valleys of
The Wye Valley
& Vale of Usk