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
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
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
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
- 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
For your own safety when cycling in all other areas follow
Services & Hire
You can hire bikes and visit the bike shops at either Glyncorrwg
Mountain Bike Centre or Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre.