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Active Travel

Cycling is an economic and environmentally friendly form of transport. It can help reduce congestion and noise pollution and improve local air quality. Regular cycling also provides a number of health benefits for individuals.

Cycling can provide a realistic alternative to many short distance journeys that are currently made by car. The Council, in partnership with a number of organisations such as Sustrans, is providing the necessary infrastructure in Rhondda Cynon Taf to promote and encourage more journeys by bike.

Active Travel routes in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Active Travel Map

Click to explore our Active Travel map, which highlights the following routes, and has videos for each section.

  • Taff Trail
    • Abercynon to Trallwn
    • Trallwn (south route)
    • Trallwn (north route)
    • Pontypridd via the park
    • Pontypridd via the road
    • Pontypridd to Nantgarw
    • Nantgarw to Taffs Well
    • Taffs Well diversion
  • Cynon Trail
    • Penderyn to Hirwaun
    • Hirwaun (one way system, north)
    • Hirwaun to Trecynon
    • Trecynon to Aberdare
    • Aberdare to Mountain Ash
    • Mountain Ash to Abercynon
  • Church Village Community Route

For further details, click here to visit the Council's Active Travel and Cycling webpage.


Sustrans National Cycle Network

The Sustrans National Cycle Network is a UK-wide network of paths and routes for walking and cycling. 
Six routes connect communities across Rhondda Cynon Taf providing exercise and commuting opportunities.

Click here for a simplified map illustrating the routes that pass through RCT and some of the communities that it connects. Also illustrated on the map are the train stations that are on route - which can support you when commuting to work, allowing you to cycle or walk part of your journey.

For further support check out our route videos and maps which provide directions and helpful tips. 

For the full UK map visit: