Pembrokeshire & West Wales - Mountain Biking
Mountain biking in Pembrokeshire tends to be geared more towards families and novice riders, with many relatively easy trails on and off road. There are five major trails around different parts of the county, offering a variety of scenic and historical points of interest.
The Last Invasion Trail
This is a fairly hilly 14 mile route in North Pembrokeshire taking in all the sites of the last invasion of Britain, when a French force of around 1400 soldiers landed at Goodwick near Fishguard in 1797.
The Llys-y-Fran Trail
The Llys-y-Fran reservoir is in a country park in the heart of Pembrokeshire with views of the Preseli Hills. There's a well-maintained track with a couple of steep downhill sections and also a cafe where bikes can be hired.
Brunel Cycle Route
An easy 14 mile trail from Brunel Quay at Neyland along bridleways, part of a former railway line and quiet country lanes.
Canaston Cycle Trails
These are purpose built traffic free trails in Canaston Woods near Narberth, ideal for families and colour coded according to level of difficulty.
The Celtic Trail
This trail extends from the Severn Bridge to Pembroke Dock and on up to Fishguard. An enjoyable stretch in South Pembrokeshire will take you from Tenby to Pembroke.
The Preseli Hills
Somewhat more demanding trails are available in the Preselis, with miles of exhilarating off road trails and interesting ancient sites such as the Pentre Ifan burial chamber.