Cicerone: Cycle Touring in Wales - 1000 km
Guidebook to cycle touring in Wales. Catering to just about any itinerary, it describes a circuit of Wales - perfect for a two-week adventure - plus 6 cross routes, which range from 45 to 73 miles and can be completed as day/weekend rides, or used to create shorter versions of the main circuit.
This guide includes all the information needed to plan and execute a successful tour. In addition to clear route description, 1:200K mapping and gradient profiles, there is advice on selecting a schedule, planning your trip, preparing your bike and organising logistics, such as accommodation, getting to and from the start, and ways to carry (or not carry) your kit. Also includes a handy cycle shop listing, a Welsh glossary and checklist of things to take
Showcasing mile after mile of stunning coastal scenery, quaint seaside towns, rolling marcher country, as well as an impressive collection of castles, industrial archaeology, churches, chapels and prehistoric sites, Wales is a veritable delight for the cycling enthusiast. Discover verdant green valleys, skirt wild mountains, soak up Pembrokeshire's salty sea air and boast of your pedal up the highest road in Wales.
The route can be ridden as a leisure ride or as a challenge and there are schedules for all types of rider. There are long easy-rolling stages along both the South Wales and North Wales coasts, much of which is along traffic-free paths, with harder riding along the rockier west coast and through the low hills of the border counties.
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