Welcome to Pembrokeshire Tourism
Cycling is considered to be one of the best ways to keep fit and healthy. The fresh clean air, the diverse country side, the network of country lanes, the roadside pubs and the welcoming Bed & Breakfast Cottages will make your cycling holiday a memorable experience. There are many routes laid out with signposts and have either route guides or maps which are available at the local Tourist information offices. Most of the routes are designed with the family in mind and are not too strenuous.
Pembrokeshire will again host the Iron Man Competition in 2012. This follows on from hosting the event being successfully held here in 2011. Based in Tenby the event took runners and riders around this spectacular county and attracted competitors from around the world.
There are several other cycling events held in the county during the year. We will add dates etc as and when we recieve them.
The Blue Stone Cycle Routes
There are ten routes listed, six are on road and four are mountain bike routes. They cover an area from Ceibwr Bay and Moylgrove in the north, LLanychaer and Puncheston in the West, Llys y Fran and LLanycefn in the south to Crymych in the East. The routes are between 15 and 28 miles. Allow yourself a day to cover each of them, the distance or difficulty is not great but with such outstanding views and countryside you will want to stop and enjoy the scenery. The exception here is the gold road run over the top of the Preseli range, this is a challenging ride suitable for more able cyclists. (if your up for it it's well worth the effort).
Canaston Woods Cycle trails
Purpose built Mountain biking trails have been laid out in Canaston Woods, the trails are well signed and traffic free. Amongst the tranquility and beauty of the woods are family trails which are surfaced and more difficult and fun unsurfaced bridleways.
The Landsker Cycle Ways
The Landsker Cycle Ways are a network of 136 miles of signed road routes split up into thirteen rides of between three and twenty five miles. The northern Route from Whitland through Llanboidy and Efailwen to Canaston Bridge are the hardest riding as the road winds up and down the rolling wooded valleys of that area. From Canaston Bridge to Pembroke the route meanders through the woods besides the remote, windswept, agricultural land of the Angle peninsula. From Stackpole there is a choice of the coastal route through Manobier and Tenby or the inland route through Lamphey to Saundersfoot. Once again there is a comprehensive tour of the best of South Pembrokeshire. For further information on these trails telephone: 01834 860965 or go to our links page for the Landsker Borderlands link.
The Last Invasion of Britain
The fourteen mile route along the Goodwick Fishguard area. This is the site of the last invasion of Britain. There are steep hills on this route the hardest being out of Goodwick. The section from LLanwnda to Trehow is on a bridle-path although it is well enough surfaced for road bikes. The ride out to Strumble Head Light House is a delight, the views along the coast and bird life make it a section not to be rushed.
Start at Brunel Quay in Neyland, the route will take you out along the lanes, bridle-ways and along what was once the Great Western Railway which was built a 150 years ago by Brunel. The route is well signed and easy to follow making it ideal for the family with easy of road sections.