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Pembrokeshire offers some fantastic opportunities for road cycling enthusiasts. With its stunning coastal scenery, rolling hills, and quiet country roads, Pembrokeshire provides a variety of routes suitable for cyclists of all levels.
Here are some tips and information for road cycling in Pembrokeshire:
National Cycle Route 4 (NCN 4) – NCN 4 is a designated cycle route that passes through Pembrokeshire, offering a well-maintained and signposted path for cyclists. It takes you through some of the most picturesque coastal areas, including Tenby, Pembroke, and St. Davids.
Coastal Roads – Pembrokeshire’s coastline is breathtaking, and cycling along its coastal roads is a must. Routes like the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park will take you along rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and quaint villages. Be prepared for some hilly sections, but the views are worth it.
Preseli Hills – For those seeking more challenging terrain, the Preseli Hills in the north of Pembrokeshire offer steep climbs and rewarding descents. These hills are known for their scenic beauty, wild ponies and historic sites like Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber.
Quiet Country Lanes – Pembrokeshire is also dotted with quiet country lanes that make for peaceful and enjoyable cycling. These routes take you through lush green fields and picturesque farmland.
Always prioritise safety. Wear a helmet, use lights, and make sure your bike is in good working condition. The weather in Pembrokeshire can be quite changeable, so be prepared for varying conditions. It’s a good idea to check the weather forecast before your ride and bring appropriate clothing.
Also, plan your route to include stops at villages or towns where you can find amenities like cafes, restrooms, and places to refill water bottles.
Pembrokeshire hosts various cycling events and sportives throughout the year – such as Tour of Pembrokeshire, Long Course Wales and Tour De Shane. Participating in these events can be a great way to explore the area and meet fellow cyclists. Check out British Cycling website for event details.
(Photo credit: Tour of Pembrokeshire)
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride along the coast or a challenging climb through the hills, Pembrokeshire offers a diverse range of road cycling experiences. Just be sure to plan your routes, stay safe, and enjoy the scenic beauty of this stunning part of Wales.
Plan your Pembrokeshire cycling holiday today, and book Newgale Holidays as your base accommodation.