The Taff Trail, Wales
UK cycle trails
The Taff Trail is a cycle route between Cardiff waterfront in the south and Brecon in the north. It passes close to Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, through a wide variety of urban and suburban landscapes, and over the open moorland of the Brecon Beacons.
A large proportion of the route uses former tramways, railways and canal towpaths — many of which have important historical significance to the industrial heritage of South Wales.
How difficult is the Taff Trail?
Cycling some parts of the route is very easy — and so these sections are suitable for novices and family groups. There are sections, however, that are remote and or or strenuous, and should never be started without taking the appropriate equipment and route maps, as well as taking into account weather considerations. A large proportion of the Taff Trail is designated ‘traffic free’, which makes it suitable for families when the weather conditions are good.
Distance: 55 miles (approximately 88.5km)