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Cycling in Torfaen


Torfaen has an extensive network of easily accessible cycling routes which can be used for getting to and from work, reaching important facilities such as leisure centres or shops or just for pleasure. Many of the routes are off road and pass through attractive landscapes with many interesting historical features. The number of routes has expanded rapidly over recent years and there is now an impressive network in the valley.

There are several ‘National Cycle Network’ (NCN) routes in the borough including:

  • NCN 492 - Cwmbran to Blaenavon
  • NCN 49 - Newport to Mamhilad
  • NCN 466 - Pontypool to Crumlin 

The Afon Lwyd Trail is the principal off road route through Torfaen and follows NCN 49 and NCN 492 from Cwmbran to the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. 

A map of all the on and off road Cycling routes is available to download ( Cycle Route Map - North Torfaen and Cycle Route Map - South Torfaen ). A pocket size map of the National Cycle Network for South East Wales including routes in Torfaen can be purchased from Sustrans .

Tourism and information

Tourist Information Centres

To find local hire centres and bike shops visit or

Visit for cycle friendly accommodation.

For further information on attractions, activities, places to eat and accommodation providers visit:

Last Modified: 05/11/2015
For more information contact:

Access Team

Tel: 01633 648035

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