Leg 2: Newport Conifers to Cardigan Bay

newport to cardigan bayOn the second leg of your holiday, you will travel from Newport Conifers to Cardigan Bay, continuing through the north of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, taking in Cardigan and Aberporth.

Cardigan is a great place for a rest and some refreshments. Set at the mouth of the River Teifi, in its heyday, Cardigan was a buzzing port that was even more important than Cardiff is today.

This leg of the tour is 33 miles long and takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes to complete. The quiet country lanes along this route seem to stretch for miles, with lots of beautiful places to stop and explore along the way.

There are a number of pubs and cafes that you could stop at en route to refuel, and the pretty Welsh villages along the way are well worth exploring while you are cycling through.

Towards the end of your journey you will reach Cardigan Bay, the largest bay in Wales. Rich in unique marine life, the bay is a playground for Bottlenose Dolphins, porpoises and Atlantic Grey Seals. If you’re really lucky, you may spot one!

Full step-by-step instructions of the route can be downloaded below and the map above illustrates the route you will be taking on the second day of your holiday.