Launched by Sir Wyn Roberts in 1988 following work by Merthyr and Cynon Groundwork Trust with assistance and support provided by Sustrans and the Welsh Development Agency.

Covering 55 miles (88km) of cyle and walking routes, the Taff Trail starts in the south of Cardiff Bay, passes through a number of towns, villages and localities including Pontypridd, ending in Brecon.

Following National Cycle Route 8, it is made up of canals, forest and old railway paths. A detailed map of the route is available by taking a look at the Sustrains Taff Trail Map

Starting from Cardiff Bay, there is a gradual incline for the first 50km. You will reach a peak of 14km when you reach Castell Coch in Tongwynlais with the highest point of the Taff Trail being accomplished after Abercynafon when reaching Talybont Reservoir.

If you are travelling south from Brecon to Cardiff, there is a steep incline leading to Talybont Reservoir and is seen as the most challenging route to take.

When travelling on the route through Pontypridd, there are a number of sites and historical sites to visit with a large park which plays host to a recently developed Lido.

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