Celtic Trail - Fishguard to Swansea

From GBP 537

Cycling is a fantastic way to appreciate the stunning countryside and diverse landscapes of Wales! From dramatic coastline, to wild woodland, towering mountains and stretching golden beaches Wales has it all. 

Get a glimpse into Wales' history too, with visits to cathedral ruins in St. Davids, the old port of Milford haven, Pembroke Castle - birth place to Henry VII, Laugharne- the birth place of Dylan Thomas and the Kidwelly castle which dates back to as early as the 12th Century. These fascinating attractions are a great way to break up the journey and take a leisurely stroll around the sites before hopping back on your bike! 

You can go at your own pace, cycling as fast or as slow as you wish. All the routes are clearly marked so it is almost impossible to get lost and with lots of opportunities for breaks in picturesque Welsh towns, villages, harbours and bays this trail is a joy!

Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast 

We can also include additional services as required, such as:

  • Transfers
  • Activity/ Attraction entrance 
  • Guiding services 
  • Any other services you may require 

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Day 1: Fishguard > St Davids (19 miles) 
Today arrive in Fishguard. This first day will take you on the Celtic Trail Route 47 by road. The beginning section of your journey up until Trefin is fairly hilly. Why not stop off at this picturesque village for a small break? After Trefin you will enjoy some great views of the Pembrokeshire Coast as well as the dramatic scenery approaching the unique city of St Davids, smallest city in Britain. You cannot miss the magnificent Cathedral and the ruins of the medieval Bishops Castle next to it. If you are keen to do a bit of walking too- why not take a stroll on the famously beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastal Path?
Overnight: St Davids 

Day 2: St Davids > Haverfordwest (22.2 miles) 
After breakfast you will begin your journey on the National 4 Route, which will mostly be on road until the last stretch to Haverfordwest from Broad Haven. Newgale would be a good place to stop for a quick rest and enjoy the views of the long stretch of sandy beach. You will pass through quaint villages on St Bride’s Bay such as Nolton Haven and Druidston Haven, before reaching the little seaside resort of Broad Haven with its large blue flag beach. From here you will continue on the market town of Haverfordwest, where you will stay for the night.
Overnight: Haverfordwest 

Day 3: Haverfordwest > Tenby (23 miles)
The first section of your journey to Pembroke will take you on a traffic-free route. You will pass through Johnston and Neyland before crossing over Cleddau Bridge. Behind you, you will see the town of Milford Haven, the largest port in Wales before reaching the town centre of Pembroke. Why not stop here and visit the gigantic Pembroke Castle, birth place to Henry VII? The last section of your journey will take you slightly inland via Lamphey and St Florence before reaching the picturesque harbour town of Tenby. 
Overnight: Tenby 

Day 4: Tenby > Carmarthen (28.3 miles)
The majority of your ride today will take you on the road. Your journey will begin with a stretch along the coast into the popular seaside resort of Saundersfoot. Stop off at the quaint harbour town of Laugharne, famous as the birth place of Dylan Thomas and visit his boathouse which overlooks the Taf Estuary. You will then head towards St Clears and on towards Carmarthen, supposedly the oldest town in Wales. 
Overnight: Carmarthen 

Day 5: Carmarthen > Llanelli (21.2 miles) 
Today you will begin your journey on the road by heading towards Kidwelly. Why not take a look at the Castle which dates back to the early 12th Century? Between Pembrey and Llanelli you will enjoy beautiful views in the Millennium Coastal Park as the path sticks very closely to the coast. You will pass Pembrey Forest and if you are interested in wildlife you may wish to visit the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre Llanelli. 
Overnight: Llanelli

Day 6: Llanelli > Swansea (16 miles)
You will head out of Llanelli towards Gowerton, known as the gateway to the Gower. Between Gowerton and Swansea you will travel through a woodland path. Once you reach Swansea itself, you could visit the Dylan Thomas Centre or the National Waterfront Museum. If you wish to extend your bike ride you can cycle along the 6 mile curve of Swansea Bay which offers great views of Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula. The path follows the coastline to the Victorian seaside resort of the Mumbles where you can take a stroll along the pier or visit Oystermouth Castle. 
Overnight: Swansea

Day 7: Departure journey 
Today you will depart Swansea. There is a variety of shops and restaurants to enjoy before your onward journey.

Highlights

  • Excellent cycling trail
  • Impressive scenery of mountains, hills, valleys and coastline 
  • See the largest port in Wales
  • Fascinating historical landmarks 
  • Towns and villages full of character 

Route

  1. Fishguard
  2. St Davids
  3. Haverfordwest
  4. Tenby
  5. Carmarthen
  6. Llanelli
  7. Swansea