Cardiff Bay Cycle Trail


The Cardiff Bay cycle trail is 6.2 miles long (10km) routed around Cardiff Bay it takes in Penarth Marina and the new Pont y Werin bridge.

Continuing on the route it takes in the the International sports village, the waterfront shops, restaurants and cafes of Mermaid quay, the Senydd, (Cardiff's Assembly), the Norwegian church, the Doctor Who Exhibition, the barrage and its locks with its views of the Bristol Channel.

Bike hire is available from Cardiffcycletours bikes at the Coal Exchange, Mount Stuart Square, or you can use your own of course.

The Cardiff Bay Cycle trail is in close proximity to the Taff trail and it is easy to combine these two iconic trails into a days adventure.

If you are using your own bike you can consider park on the barrage. near the Custom House and choose your direction, the barrage has a grassy slope to picnic on or you can get food and drink on Memaid Quay.

The Taff trail will take you through Bute Park and on to Catell Coch this is probably the limit of a days ride but there is loads more if you have the stamina.

The Pont y Werin, bridge. This is a 140 metre bridge crossing the river Ely linking Penarth with the international sports village. It allows cyclists and pedestrians on the Cardiff Bay cycle trail to Ely.

Cardiff Bay Cycle Route - Things to remember

Cycle Helmet

Bottle of Water or squash

Snack, chocolate, bar, banana, energy bar

Puncture repair kit or spare inner tube

LED front and back lights


Cardiff Cycling Routes - Longer routes

Other than Cardiff kids activities route there are other routes to be considered that might be more of interest to adults. Take a look at this site for some other ideas as well as an overall view of Cardiff cycling.