Enjoy Pembrokeshire

Cycling/Mountain Biking

Whether you are planning a cycle-touring holiday with panniers and a tent, or a short family ride, Pembrokeshire offers a huge choice of routes to suit all. It has been said that cycling is nothing but running sitting down! But what’s the hurry? It’s not just a sport for lycra-clad racers. It’s a safe, efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly form of transport in its own right. It’s also a great social activity, and the ideal way to explore the National Park.

Some areas are suitable for true off-road mountain biking, particularly the Preseli Hills and the woodlands around Canaston Bridge and Stackpole. In any area you can plan a route that links villages, coastal views and historic sites via quiet country lanes and byways. It’s also easy and great fun to try a route involving mainly quiet roads and the occasional, short section of off-road bridleway.

Yes, there may be hills, but with good route planning, and a modern bike with lots of gears (and lots of stops to enjoy the views) they are only obstacles in your mind. Cycling really can be enjoyed by all ages and levels of fitness. With the number of beaches and destinations having cycle racks increasing all the time there has never been a better time to dust off the bike and lower your carbon footprint! With Sustrans and locally mapped routes all over the place cycling is a great way to get to the office!

Top Tips

  • For more cycling routes visit the Cycle Pembrokeshire pages on the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
  • Please plan your routes carefully. Remember that you can cycle on bridleways (indicated by the walking horse sign and/or blue arrows), but not on footpaths (indicated by the walking man sign and/or yellow arrows). This rules out most of the Coast Path (indicated by the acorn emblem).
  • Also remember basics such as suitable clothing, helmet, lock, puncture repair and tools and follow the Countryside Code.
  • The areas highlighted on the map are just a glimpse of some of the cycling jems we have in the County. There are so many more lanes, bridleways and routes to find so get out there and enjoy life on two wheels!

Healthy You

Getting out on your bike is a superb way to get fit and healthy whilst having a fun and sociable time with other bike riders. There are many cycle paths, including bridle ways that are totally car free.


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