Gorgeous landscapes dot Pembrokeshire. Photo via Flickr:David
Harbor in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. Photo via Flickr:Nick

Inside St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Photo via Flickr:Nigel Swales

South Wales-The Region of Pembrokeshire

Wales Bike Tours

Cycling in Wales!

These bike routes in South Wales follow the breathtaking Pembrokeshire coastline, sections of which are a national park. Pembrokeshire is one of Wales most gorgeous regions known for its sea and wildlife and is the perfect place for a bicycle tour. Enjoy whale watching and observing dolphins and porpoises leaping from the water as you bike the stunning coastline. Cardigan Bay is a permanent residence of these fabulous creatures and it is possible to take boat trips to further explore the sea life. This cycling vacation is a once in a lifetime experience, perfect for the adventurer in everyone!

Be sure to check out our other bike tours in Wales.

Where You’ll Stay

3 to 4 hotels, guest houses, and country inns

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 or 7 nights including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 24 speed hybrid bicycle with lock, pannier, bottle cage, and repair kit
  • Route book with maps and other tourist information
  • GPS tracks are available for download. Just ask.

What’s Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillModerate
Length6–8 days
From807 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible on Saturdays from April 1 to September 30, 2017

Skill Level

This is a moderate, self-guided cycle tour in Wales suitable for cyclists with some experience.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

South Wales-The Region of Pembrokeshire Map

Day 1: Arrival in Fishguard
Day 2: Fishguard loop, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 3: Fishguard - Saundersfoot, 32 mi. (52 km)
Day 4: The Mills and Mining Trail, 36 mi. (60 km)
Day 5: Saundersfoot - Haverfordwest, 24 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Departure from Haverfordwest OR Haverfordwest - Fishguard, 42 mi. (70 km)
Day 7: Fishguard, round tour, 20 mi. (32 km)
Day 8: Departure

All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Fishguard
Arrive in the quaint port of Fishguard, your first stop on this Wales cycle route. From here you could catch the ferry to Ireland! Your first night is in a lovely guest house with beautiful gardens and a breathtaking view of the sea.

Day 2: Fishguard loop, 34 mi. (55 km)
This stretch of coastline is truly stunning, and not very commercialized so you can really enjoy its natural beauty. You will cycle up the stunning Cym Gwaun Valley right into the Welsh hills before looping back to the west coast of Pembrokeshire. You can take a detour to Cardigan, a superb town at the head of a beautiful river. There will be a few opportunities to relax on a nice sandy beach before heading back over the hills to Fishguard.

Day 3: Fishguard - Saundersfoot, 32 mi. (52 km)
The wild area of the Preseli Hills famous for its ponies and blue stones is the start of your day. These blue rocks are where the stones used to build Stonehenge. On can only wonder how these huges rocks were transported from Wales to South England centuries ago!  Along this route, you will see many Neolithic and Bronze Age standing stones that were used to build Stonehenge. You will soon turn south and follow the rolling hills towards the south coast and the beautiful fishing village of Saundersfoot. Take a walk on the wonderful sandy beach before enjoying the evening in one of the many local restaurants.

Day 4: The Mills and Mining Trail, 36 mi. (60 km)
Today, your Wales bike ride will take you inland through Canaston Woods which is rich in mining history. This whole area was a major part of Pembrokeshires coal fields from the 17th Century. Soon you reach Blackpool Mill which is one of Britain’s best examples of a corn grist mill. Now you follow the river estuary upstream, look out for the bird life alon the river banks. Soon you will reach the famous Carew Castle before circling back to Saundersfoot.

Day 5: Saundersfoot - Haverfordwest, 24 mi. (40 km)
Biking west along the south coast of Wales along the Celtic trail, you arrive in the town of Pembroke. There is opportunity to visit its castle and have a break before continuing north to Haverfordwest. As an optional ride, you can head towards the coast and Brides Bay. Relax on one of the lovely sandy beaches located right in the coastal National Park.

Day 6: Departure from Haverfordwest OR Haverfordwest - Fishguard, 42 mi. (70 km)
Initially, the route leads back to the coastal National Park and then on to St. David’s, which is Wales smallest, spiritual capital (St. David is Wales’ Saint Patron) and its cathedral. After exploring the cathedral, cycle on to St. David’s head to see the stunning views before heading north to Newport.

Day 7: Fishguard, round tour, 20 mi. (32 km)
Today is a fabulous coastal ride heading west visiting a tiny ancient chapel in Llanwnda before heading to the lighthouse at Stumble Head. After your look across the sea you head back inland, with occasional views of the ragged Pembrokeshire coastline you will reach a working Mill. Soon you will be back in Fishguard for a relaxing walk around the town.

Day 8: Departure 
Your South Wales bike ride will end after breakfast.

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Customer Feedback

  • Deb McNamara 1 year ago

    Green fields that end at the ocean, sheep for miles, old churches, and some gorgeous and hilly bike riding. Wales is one of the prettiest, friendliest, (and hilliest ) places in the world. Our trip was perfect, thank you Carla and crew. We loved our accommodations in Fishguard. The B&B owners were so helpful and gracious. The routes were challenging and breathtaking. Doing a self-guided tour allowed us the become immersed in the local culture (especially when you need to ask for directions!). I give Tripsite a 10!
    Deb

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