Can I cycle the Taff Trail?
Along the route, there are plenty of opportunities to stop to picnic while enjoying the scenery and wildlife. The trail is suitable for walking and cycling with links to local shops and cafes along the way.
How long does it take to cycle the Taff Trail?
How long does it take to cycle the Taff Trail? How long it takes you to cycle the Taff trail depends on how often you stop and your fitness level. The full 55-mile (88km) trail is easily accomplished in a day for someone of average fitness. Keep cyclists could probably do it in under four hours.
Is the Taff Trail easy to follow?
I would say the taff trail (Cardiff to Brecon which is the uphill way) is easily achievable in a day for someone of average fitness. Keen cyclists can do it in under 4 hours. So why not make a day of it, take it steady, enjoy the varied scenery and stop for a nice lunch on the way.
Where does the Taff Trail start and finish?
The Taff Trail leads from Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil, Talybont Reservoir and Brecon. It’s a mainly traffic-free route that takes in the sights of Wales’ vibrant capital before heading to the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and ending in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.
Who is responsible for the Taff Trail?
The Taff Trail was officially launched by Sir Wyn Roberts in 1988 following work by Merthyr and Cynon Groundwork Trust. Both logistical and financial assistance has been provided by Sustrans and the Welsh Development Agency.
Is the Taff Trail flat?
The trail hugs the Taff River, offering nice views and an easy, flat trail.
Is the Taff Trail a bridleway?
1.1 The Taff Trail is a 55 mile way marked route from the town of Brecon to the City of Cardiff, passing through Merthyr Tydfil along the way. The trail is also part of the National Cycle Network and is known as Route 8.
Can a road bike ride the Taff Trail?
I’m doing a charity ride on the Taff Trail in a few months time but am slightly concerned that my bike, or more specifically my tyres, won’t be up to the job. I’ll be riding 55 miles from Cardiff to Brecon (and then back down to Cardiff the following day) on my Specialized Allez road bike fitted with Continental Gatorskins 700×25 tyres.
Where does the Taff Trail start in Cardiff?
The Taff Trail runs for 55 miles between Cardiff and Brecon along a mixture of riverside paths, railway paths and forest roads. In Cardiff, the Taff Trail starts in Cardiff Bay and follows the river through Grangetown, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna Fields, Hailey Park, Forest Farm to Tongwynlais near Castell Coch.
Where to go after Brecon on the Taff Trail?
From Brecon, it’s possible to continue east on quiet roads, passing through Talgarth, Felindre and finally Glasbury, where you can join route 42 (Lôn Las Cymru) on the banks of the River Wye. A passionate Bike Shop in Talybont-on-Usk, near Brecon, for everything cycling Servicing – Bike Hire – Spares and accessories and…
Is the Cwm car bridge on the Taff Trail?
Please be advised that Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has closed the Cwm Car bridge on the Taff Trail due to safety reasons. The bridge is on National Cycle Route 8, near Pontsticill Reservoir, north of Merthyr. The route will now follow the public road alongside the reservoir, instead of the forest road.