Cornwall is the ideal place for taking to 2 wheels and getting away from it all. With so much to see in Cornwall, a bike gives you an alternative to explore the countryside, towns and villages. In recent years a number of cycle trails have been created which gives the opportunity to ride safely off-road, and additional cycle routes have been designed, making use of minor roads which you take you through some of Cornwall’s most beautiful countryside.
So whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a family out for an afternoon, Cornwall’s cycle trails and routes can provide you with an enjoyable and healthy way to experience the cornish countryside. With so many cycle paths and trails to choose from, you can either bring your own bikes along with you (if you have the room!), or alternatively you can arrange bike hire with the following:
- (Bissoe Bike Hire) cornwallbikehire.co.uk
You can set off from here at Trewince and follow local road routes:
Trewince to St Anthony Head, via Towan Beach and Place (Approx 2 miles)
Trewince to Gerrans and Portscatho (Approx 1 mile)
Trewince to St Mawes via St Just in Roseland (worth stopping to visit the beautiful church) (Approx 6 miles)
Trewince to Veryan (Approx 5 miles) or carry on to Carne Beach (Approx 6.5 miles)
Trewince to Ruan Lanihorne (Approx 6 miles)
Begin at Bissoe Bike Hire and follow the Coast to Coast Trail at Devoran (Approx 6 miles long)
The Pentewan Trail beginning at London Apprentice, near St Austell and ending at Pentewan Beach (Approx 2.5 miles long)
The Coast and Clay Trail, beginning at Truro, crosses the River Fal, then passes through the Roseland, Mevagissey and St Austell before ending at Bodmin (Approx 45 miles long)
The Camel Trail at Padstow/Wadebridge, is the most well known multi-use trail in Cornwall (Approx 18 miles long)
Great for Families:
Cardinham Woods Trails at Bodmin: Great for families. Enjoy some off-road biking with the 12km Bodmin Beast Blue (moderate) Trail plus 2 Red (Tough) Trails. Bikes can also be hired here; visit trailmunki.com for details including costs.
Lanhydrock Cycle Trails at Bodmin: Purpose built bike trails. Green Trail (easy) 1.5 miles, Blue Trail (moderate) 2 miles, Red Trail (1/3 mile). Weaving gently through the woodland of the Lanhydrock Estate. Bikes can be hired (booking in advance is recommended); visit nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock