Cycling is a great way to get outdoors, get exercising and check out parts of Neath Port Talbot. We have a range of safe cycle routes that are ideal for families, from disused railways lines to peaceful canal towpaths.
Using the information provided you can choose a route to suit your needs.
For full details and a map of cycle trails in Neath Port Talbot visit the Neath Port Talbot Council website.
A few of the best routes in Neath Port Talbot are outlined below.
Afan Forest Park
The Afan Forest Park’s low level cycle routes, which run along the base of the Valley, are very popular. This is a great trail for the family with picnic and refreshment stops along the trail, which is 36km in total.
The Cwm Tawe Trail
The Cwm Tawe Cycle path forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 43, which takes you through the heart of the Swansea Valley from Trebanos to Ystalyfera. This riverside route starts in Trebanos and passes through the picturesque town of Pontardawe before heading north to Ystalyfera.
The Celtic Trail
The Celtic Trail is part of the National Cycle Network and one of its most leisurely and enjoyable sections. It takes you along the promenade at Aberavon with fantastic views across Swansea Bay.
The High Level
For something a little bit more adventurous try the High Level from the Rhondda Valley down into the beautiful Vale of Neath following the canal path from Tonna to Briton Ferry.
For further accessible routes in Neath Port Talbot visit www.npt.gov.uk/cycling
If you are cycling in Forest areas following the Forest Cycle Safety Code as follows:
- Expect the unexpected! Keep your speed down
- Remember other vehicles use the forest roads and routes as well as you!
- Give way to walkers, be friendly towards other users
- Keep away from forest operations
- Cycle with care
- Do not pass any vehicle loading timber until you have been told to do so. It is recommended that cyclists wear helmets and suitable clothing.
For your own safety when cycling in all other areas follow the highway code.