Are you new to cycling? Do you wonder where you can cycle safely and what the conditions are like? Why not try one of our routes? We specialise in short, mainly traffic-free excursions that utilise The National Cycle Network in the Southeast Valleys of Wales.

Riverside Park Ride

Including: Caerphilly to Trethomas
Distance: 6.2 miles (round-trip)
Travel Time: 1.5 - 2 hours
Ride Level: Beginner

This lovely little hidden gem is an excellent ride for families and beginners alike. The route is virtually flat and traffic free, yet it does provide one very small incline for those "afraid of hills". There is also a brief section along a quiet lane with limited traffic to introduce "riding on the road" for all ages and skill levels.

The beauty of this ride is that you primarily cycle along flat paths winding quietly through neighbourhoods and lovely parks with very little worry of cars. There are a few road crossings to navigate as well as a short section of quiet lane, but this is a perfect beginner ride; not too long, yet excellent for teaching both children and those new to cycling. By the way... did we say how lovely it is?

The ride begins and ends at the Caerphilly Visitor Centre. Approximately 5 miles of the ride is on walking & cycling paths and primarily follows a short section of NCN Route 4 through Bedwas to Riverside Park in Trethomas. The approximate travel time is 1 to 1 1/2 hours (excluding time parked along the river having lunch, gazing across the countryside, or daydreaming as to why you haven't done this before...).

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ROUTE COLOUR KEY:  Traffic-free  Shared Use  Quiet Road  Steep Hill

Riverside Park Ride
Location: Caerphilly to Trethomas Print Map & Route Card:
Distance: 6.2 mi. (round-trip) Launches new window with jpeg image to download or print.
Skill Level: Beginner
Approx. Time: 1 - 1.5 hrs.
Elevation Gain: +163 ft. / -163 ft.
Max. Grade: 3.1%
Avg. Grade: 0.1%

So grab the bikes, pack a picnic lunch, tell the kids you're going on adventure! What better way to spend the afternoon than riding your bicycle through the open air?


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