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Family Cycle Trails

If you are heading for a short break in Pembrokeshire and are a keen cyclist then you are in luck as there are a number of great family friendly cycle trails throughout the region.

The Tramway

2 miles one way

The Tramway cycle route is an easy and relaxing route to follow and is accessible to cyclist, walkers and wheelchair users. The scenic route starts at Pleasant Valley and goes down to Saundersfoot Harbour. The trail starts at the heritage centre and follows the old railway line through a wooded valley with the path meandering along with the river to Wisemans Bridge. Here you will join route 4 the Celtic Trail which takes in fantastic sea views and head to Coppet Hall and the disused railway tunnels. It’s important to note that you must dismount before entering the tunnels. Once through the tunnels you come to Cross Coppet Hall Car Park, you can take a short cut across the car park and make your way down to the harbour and your journeys end.

Brunel Trail

9 miles one way

The Brunel cycle trail is a traffic free route which runs between Haverfordwest and Neyland and is accessible to cyclists and walkers. This purpose built path boast some great views of the open countryside. The cycle path is 9 miles long and will take an hour and a quarter one way. The track starts at county hall car park and will take you through water meadows, a nature reserve and along the Great Western Railway built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The trail ends at Brunel Qual in Neyland where refreshments can be found before the ride back.

Cardi Bach

3 miles one way

The Cardi Bach cycle trail starts at Cardigan Bridge and runs along the river bank and is traffic free. The route then follows the disused railway line which winds its way through the Welsh Wildlife Reserve. The Welsh Wildlife center provides a great stopping point for refreshments and even a picnic. At this stage you can either cycle back or continue onto Cilgerran though this section of the trail does have traffic.

Llys Y Fran

Family trail – 1.5 miles

Mountain Bike Trail – 6.5 miles

The family trail at Llys Y Fran begins at the visitor’s centre of this 350 acre country park and follows the eastern edge of the reservoir. The advantages of being set in a country park mean that the more adventurous could try a little bit of off road cycling. If all your off roading get too tiring there are plenty of great places to stop and enjoy the views.

The Mountain Bike Trail also begins at the visitors centre and follows the 1.5 miles of the family trail before joining there own route. The trail then heads south through wooded slopes with a steep descent and then a great climb back to the visitors centre.

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