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Circular Cycling Route from Swansea South Wales

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Circular Cycling Route from Swansea South Wales

Single / Double

£316/ £206

Tour Period

Start Any Day February to November

Tour Nights

3

Tour description

A three centre self-guided circular cycling tour starting and finishing in Swansea South Wales. Includes 3 nights bed and breakfast in (en-suite wherever possible) guesthouse accommodation, 3 days cycling with luggage transfers, route guide and maps. Hire of a 21 speed all-terrain bicycle would be extra.
This 88 mile circular cycle route starting and finishing in Swansea is an ideal short break easily reached by train from London. Beginning with a short ride to Llanelli with optional detours to the Gower peninsular followed by a more challenging section to Carmarthen. Using minor country roads and some lovely traffic-free sections, this biker friendly route allows you plenty of time to admire the views and visit the impressive castles. The route takes you through areas of outstanding natural beauty and passes the National Boltanic Garden of Wales. A long but predominantly flat final day brings you back to Swansea with several rail stations on route giving the option of jumping on a train.

Sample schedule

START and FINISH: Swansea in South Wales.

ARRIVAL DAY: Swansea to Llanelli. Distance approx. 18miles (29km). On arrival at Swansea train station your luggage will be picked-up and taken to your first accommodation in Llanelli. A nice easy start takes you round Swansea Bay on a traffic-free cycle way onto the Gower peninsular where there are some optional detours. There are many National Parks and places of interest to visit on this section, including the Egypt Centre and Clyne Valley Country Park. Crossing the Loughor Bridge brings you to a wonderful traffic-free trail that hugs the coast to your destination today Llanelli. There are many places to eat in the town from fish and chip shops to luxury restaurants (meals not included in the tour price). Overnight Llanelli, Wales.

DAY TWO: Llanelli to Carmarthen. Distance approx. 27miles (43km).Today’s ride starts with a steady climb up to 200 meters giving fantastic views over the Gower Peninsular and the Brecon Beacons, both areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A lovely traffic-free cycle path then joins minor country roads passes through pretty little villages with pubs or tearooms for refreshments. The route then takes you around the perimeter of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, ending in the busy town of Carmarthen. Visitor’s attractions here include; Carmarthen Castle and a Roman Amphitheatre. The impressive town centre has many cafés, restaurants and pubs to enjoy an evening meal (not included). Overnight Carmarthen, Wales.

DAY THREE: Carmarthen to Swansea. Distance approx 40miles (64km). This is the longest ride of the tour but is predominantly flat making for an extremely enjoyable days cycling. A short climb on a minor road gives great views over Carmarthen Bay before descending to Kidwelly where there is a very impassive castle. This is followed by a beautiful traffic-free section through Pembrey Forest, leading on to a coastal cycle path to Burry Port and back to Llanelli. From here the route is the same as on day one, at any time today you have the option of jumping on a train with your bike back to Swansea. There are many places to eat in Swansea from fish and chip shops to luxury restaurants (meals not included). Overnight Swansea, Wales.

DEPARTURE DAY: Return to London. Today you catch the train back to London or continue your journey.

Travel Description

ARRIVING and DEPARTING by EUROLINES or NATIONAL EXPRESS COACH: This is by far the cheapest option for long-distance travel in England, Scotland, and Wales. There are very convenient buses from each major airport. National Express carries over 16 million passengers to 1000 different places in the UK every year, and thousands more from destinations across Europe and Ireland. You can purchase an e-Ticket where you print your travel ticket online in a matter of minutes OR you can obtain an m-Ticket and have your travel ticket sent to your mobile phone - no paper ticket required. You then present this to the driver on arrival.

ARRIVING BY CAR: Please ask for details.

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Grade

C

Grade Description

GRADE C cycling: Between 18 - 40miles (29 - 64kms) a day. The route is principally a flattish ride with one long climb. We recommend that clients bring their own bicycle equipment helmets, shoes and clothing. We can arrange for the hire of this, if required. You will start cycling about 10am and finish at approx. 4pm. These grades are for guidance only and will depend on weather conditions and your fitness.

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Hi Richard,
I just wanted to let you know that we are back home and enjoyed ourtrip very much! Phillip was quite nice and took good care of us-He was on the downhill side of the Moorfoot Hills and it was a treat to see a friendly face. 
We saw him early on the last transfer day because he was getting an early start home as his wife went into the hospital-I hope she is well, please send him our regards.

I also want to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Duncan House-the room was so lovely and Jeff was an outstanding host. I was extremely impressed with the extra effort he put into making our stay comfortable.

My husband had never done a cycle tour before, and he is sold-we will definitely travel that way again and he is already talking about the Highlands!

If you want more of a review or would like me to post one on a website, please let me know, Thanks for making all the arrangements for us,
Karen and Eli, Leyons, Colarado, USA. 

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