19.1 miles
Distance
759 ft
Climb
-767 ft
Descent
331 ft
High Point

Follow Sustrans Route no.4 (paved cycle track) from Pyle to Tondu, then weaving through footpaths, following the river down to Bridgend, across fields to Merthyr. If the fields are overgrown, then an alternative route is to follow the quiet road down to Merthyr Mawr.

When in Merthyr Mawr, about 50m is sand, then climb up through woods on quiet lanes climbing up top Tythegston and Stormy Down windfarm. Eventually head down the farmer's lane and cross the bridges by the M4 roundabout. Soon you appear in Cornelly where you can cross the railway line and return back to Pyle.

This route is a nice quiet route, not many people around in the evening and no traffic in most of the route.

Detailed Description
Bridgend Loop (Semi-offroad) is a 19 mile less popular easy route located near Bridgend. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route climbs 759 ft with a max elevation of 331 ft then descends -767 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Bridgend Loop (Semi-offroad) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    20 ft
  • Altitude start
    128 ft
  • Altitude end
    118 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -50.2%
  • Grade min
    29.7%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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