Monmouth Bridge

Overview

Monmouth is the historic county town of Monmouthshire in Wales. It is situated where the River Monnow meets the River Wye, within 2 miles of the border with England.  

  

Monmouth is perfect for cycling families. Follow the River Wye from Monmouth to Symonds Yat, on it’s car-free track. Whilst you enjoy a drink or something to eat at the perfectly positioned Saracen’s head, enjoy watching the canoeists tackle the rapids on the River Wye.  Add to your adventure further and take a ferry ride down the River Wye.

In beautiful Monmouth itself you can cycle car-free across Monmow bridge, Britain’s only remaining fortified river bridge, with its picturesque gate tower. 


More family-friendly cycling is along the scenic, winding Monmouth and Brecon canal towpath. The Monmouthshire section runs north west from the lovely market town of Abergavenny, and the first few miles to Llangattock are fine for children; south from Abergavenny (NCN49) it heads down towards Pontypool.


Tourers can enjoy exploring the quiet lanes between Chepstow, Usk, Abergavenny and Monmouth. The Four Castles Route is a 32-mile loop on quiet (but hilly) roads through the country west of Abergavenny, best for experienced cyclists.


Road fans looking for a classic climb can tackle ‘The Tumble’, the B4246 rising 400m (1,300 feet) at 10% south from Govilon, outside Abergavenny. 

  

Highlights

In the summer months Monmouth Festival, one of Europe’s largest free music festivals, and the Monmouthshire Show, the largest one-day show in Wales,  attracts many visitors to the town.  

Things to do

There's no shortage of things to do in and around Monmouth.  Whether it's  canoeing, fishing abseiling, cycling, walking or shopping - there's something for everyone. On it's doorstep there's The Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat, Goodrich Castle, Tintern Abbey, Ross on Wye and the Malvern Hills.  All offering a host of activities and things to do.  You certainly won't be bored!

Places to eat

Monmouth has a huge selection of coffee shops, cafes and restaurants.  There's plenty to choose from when you're ready for that pit-stop after a few hours cycling!

Bike Rental & Cycling Packages

Bike Rental From £19 per day

Bike rental available in the Wye Valley .  Bike drop off and pick up service available.

Looking to cycle along the forest trails or roads in and around the Wye Valley? 

Daily Guided Rides From £25pp

Local Guides available to take you on a bike tour in the Wye Valley . Rent a bike or bring your own.

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Flexible Cycling Holidays

Stay at one or more of our cycling friendly accommodations and be guided around the Wye Valley.

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