Leg 1: St David’s to Newport Conifers

st davids to newportOn the first leg of your holiday, you will travel from St David’s to Newport Conifers. The route is approximately 24 miles long and takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete.

Your first day will begin in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and will take you along some of the most stunning coastline in the whole of Great Britain; home to important seabird colonies and a multitude of quiet bays and sandy beaches.

Why not stop for a rest and refreshments in Fishguard, a pretty little fishing village situated in a deep valley where the River Gwaun meets the sea?

The highlight of this tour is the stunning scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. On your route you will cycle through a section of the Gwaun Valley, part of the Preseli Hills. The hills are famous for Spotted Dolerite, the stones that were used to create Stonehenge.

Towards the end of the route, you will cycle to the top of Dinas Mountain - high up on open heathland. Look out for Bedd Morris, a 4,000 year old standing stone that was recently featured in the Daily Mail after being knocked over by an over-zealous driver trying to complete a three-point turn!

At the end of your journey you will reach the beautiful campsite at Newport Conifers where you can pitch your tent and enjoy a well-deserved rest while looking out over Newport Bay.
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 first day of your holiday.