The National Cycle Network in Newport is used by cyclists and pedestrians and runs through rural and urban areas.  

Although many parts of the route are off-road, please take extra care when cycling along or crossing roads.

There are four National Cycle Network routes in Newport: 

  • Route 4 and Route 47 form part of the Celtic Trail 
  • Route 49 runs through Monmouthshire from Abergavenny to Newport, following the path of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal.
  • Route 88 is the route from Newport city centre to Caerleon, a mainly level, riverside route, linking up the centre of Newport with Malpas, the Roman fortress at Caerleon and leading on to countryside around the Celtic Manor Resort, the Vale of Usk and Wentwood.

Maps designed for cyclists are available from Sustrans or download the Newport and Caerleon route (pdf)

Find an interactive cycling map of south east Wales with information of local places to stay and what to see. 

Newport and Cardiff cycle route

A cycle path linking Newport and Cardiff provides a safe, continuous path for commuters.

The route is partially off-road and in places uses minor public highways and rural unclassified roads.

It links directly to Tredegar House and the All Wales Coastal Path.

Download a map showing Newport-Cardiff cyclepath link (pdf) 

SE Wales cycling trails

Download the Heritage cycling trails leaflet (pdf)

Download the Family cycling trails leaflet (pdf)

Download the Bike parks and MTB trails leaflet (pdf)

Download the On-road and off-road trails leaflet (pdf)

Cyced Newport cycling

Visit Cyced Newport Cycling for more local cycle routes, club support and resources.

Cycle hire

Wheels for All is a nationally recognised initiative that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs to engage in the world of cycling. Using specially adapted cycles, the activities are fun for everyone involved

Sessions take place Wednesdays and Saturdays at Tredegar Park, 10am – 3pm.

For more information, visit the Newport Live Wheels for All page

Wales National Velodrome

Newport is home to the Wales National Velodrome which can be used by clubs and casual users.

Mountain biking

The superb 15km Twrch Trail at Cwmcarn Forest Drive is close to Newport.