Explore by Bike
The Celtic Trail
The Celtic Trail stretches across the entire breadth of south Wales, from Chepstow in the east, to Fishguard in the west, taking in the undulating South Wales Valleys, the rural countryside of Carmarthenshire, and the stunning coastline of Pembrokeshire.
There are many sections on the Celtic Trail that can be done individually, alternatively, choose your own route.
Here are some of our suggestions.
St Davids to Strumble Head
Taking the coastal road north of St Davids for approximately 18 miles, you will cycle a coastal and country route towards Strumble Head. Taking a break from your saddle you can stop at Aberieddy, for a short walk to the former slate quarry, the Blue Lagoon, where you will often see people jumping into the green, blue waters, coasteering or kayaking. A short ride further on, Porthgain Harbour offers the perfect lunch stop of fish and chips at The Shed Bistro, whilst the spectacular Abermawr, where you can explore woods and meadows, shingle beach and marsh is just another half an hour cycle north. Next, you will pass Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill, before heading through the countryside towards the Irish Sea where the views will feature the impressive lighthouse.
The City West Trail
First stop is the said birthplace of St David at St Non’s Chapel, where you can throw a coin into the well and make a wish. Next, head to St Justinian’s via Porthclais Harbour, to see the ruin of the medieval chapel, where legend has it that St Justinian’s remains were once buried. Today the inlet is home to two lifeboat stations and is where you can take a boat to RSPB Reserve, Ramsey Island.
Further along the coast is the spectacular sandy beach at Whitesands, where you could either enjoy a refreshment break at the café or take to the coastal path and walk to St Davids Head for impressive panoramic views of the bay. The last section of the route returns you to St Davids where a stop at the Cathedral is a must.