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    Explore the many local routes and cycle trails in Cardiff

Cycling Routes

Explore the many local routes and cycle trails


Whether you are new to cycling or in search of the ultimate challenge, Cardiff has plenty to offer. Taking up cycling in the capital of Wales can be easier than you may think. Whether you want to get from point A to point B or explore the city, cycling turns out to be the best and quickest option. The city has been working hard to improve its cycling culture and has been developing many traffic-free trails. There are different routes to cycle on. You can plan your journey accordingly, whether you prefer a traffic-free route or a quiet road.

Cardiff Bay Barrage Coast Path

The Cardiff Bay Barrage route provides a safe pedestrian and cycle route. Along the trail, you can enjoy Cardiff’s rich heritage, see historic landmarks, such as the Norwegian Church, alongside iconic buildings like the world-renowned Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd, the Welsh Assembly’s building. The vibrant waterfront cafés, bars and restaurants give the Bay a special, unique appeal.

The circular trail for cyclists and walkers is 10km long. It runs around the Bay and across to the seaside town of Penarth via Pont Y Werin, a 140m bridge providing a link for pedestrians and cyclists between Penarth and the International Sports Village.

The Taff Trail

Cardiff's section of the  Taff Trail is 26.5km. It is a fun and scenic way to explore Cardiff and travel through the city’s pretty parks and green open spaces. The River Taf is a haven for wildlife. Look out for kingfishers, grey heron feeding on the banks of the river and leaping salmon at Blackweir.

The trail will take you past the Wales Millennium Centre, the Principality Stadium, Cardiff Castle, Bute Park, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna Fields and Llandaff Cathedral. Further along, you will come across another castle, Castell Coch, plus the Melingriffith Water Pump, the Iron Bridge and the Glamorganshire Canal - an insight into the city's industrial past.  The full trail extends all the way into the Brecon Beacons and is 88km.

Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms which can sleep up to four adults or a family. Perks include free car parking, free WiFi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Cycle friendly facilities include:

  • Large secure cycle rack for safe storage of cycles during your stay
  • Cycles permitted to be stored in guest bedrooms
  • Cycle groups are offered complimentary secure cycle storage during their stay
  • Information available in Reception of local cycle routes to explore during your stay
  • Partnership with Cyclopaedia Cycle Store in Cardiff
  • Guest laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer 

Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Cycle Breaks at Future Inns

Pre or Post Cycling Dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before or after hitting the cycle paths. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, and evening a-la-carte menus. Burgers, sandwiches and other lite bites are available on our lunch menu, or a homemade Sunday Roast is served every Sunday between 12pm-5pm. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of soft and alcoholic drinks is also available including Welsh beer, cider and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus all cocktails are £7 each. 

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

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