Cycling in Cornwall

Cycling in Cornwall

Diwrosa En Kernow


Wheel ways

Cornwall offers the cyclist a great variety of cycling from quiet country lanes which meander through picturesque villages and ancient harbours, to more challenging off-road routes which explore the depths of the Cornish countryside. From the gentle Camel Trail which is ideal for those with young children, to the challenging North Cornwall coastal road which provides some of the steepest gradients in the County!

Cornwall is the ideal place for taking to two wheels and getting away from it all. With so much to see in Cornwall, a bike gives you the time and freedom to explore the countryside and its towns and villages.

In recent years a number of cycle trails have been created which give you the opportunity to ride safely off-road.

Additional cycle routes have been designed, making use of minor roads which take you through some of Cornwall's most beautiful countryside. So whether you're an experienced cyclist or a family out for a relaxing afternoon, Cornwall's cycle trails and routes can provide you with an enjoyable and healthy way to experience the Cornish countryside.

The Cornish Way at approx 180 miles stretches from Land's End to Bude on the County Border. Though mostly on road, much of The Cornish Way follows country lanes, through some of the most attractive scenery Cornwall has to offer.

Cycling Trails

Bugle Trail (Bugle - The Eden Project) 4 miles

Cardinham Woods

Goss Moor Multi-use Trail 7 miles

Kit Hill Country Park

Lanhydrock Cycle Trails 6.5 miles

Luxulyan Valley (Luxulyan - St. Blazey) 3 miles

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park

Pentewan Valley Trail (Pentewan - St. Austell) 5 miles

Penrose Estate, Helston

St. Blazey Trail (The Eden Project - Par) 3 miles

Seaton Valley Country Park

Siblyback Lake Country Park

Stithians Lake Country Park

Tamar Lakes Country Park

Tehidy Country Park (Camborne) 9 miles

The Camel Trail (Wadebridge - Padstow - Bodmin) 18 miles

The Caradon Trail 17 miles

The Coast and Clay Trail (Truro - Mevagissey - St. Austell - Bodmin) 45 miles

The Coast to Coast Trail (Portreath - Devoran) 11 miles

The Engine House Trail (Hayle - Camborne - Redruth - Truro) 24 miles

The First and Last Trail (Land's End - Mousehole - Newlyn - Penzance - Hayle) 25 miles

The Great Flat Lode Trail (Carn Brea) 7.5 miles

The Mineral Tramways Trails (Portreath - Redruth - Devoran)

The North Cornwall Trail (Wadebridge - Camelford - Bude) 40 miles

The Portreath Branchline Trail (Portreath - Pool) 5.5 miles

The Redruth and Chasewater Railway Trail (Redruth - Chasewater) 7.7 miles

The St. Austell Trail (Wheal Martyn - St. Austell) 1.75 miles

The St. Piran Trail (Truro - Newquay - Padstow) 34 miles

The Tolgus Trail (Portreath - Redruth) 2.2 miles

The Tresavean Trail (Lanner) 1.1 miles

The West Kernow Way (Penzance - Land's End, St. Michael's Mount, Camborne, Lizard Point and Marazion) 150 miles

Wheal Martyn Trail (Wheal Martyn - St. Austell) 5 miles

Wheal Peevor Multi-use Trail (Redruth)

Cycle Hire Shops

Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire, Old Conns Works, Bissoe, Truro, TR4 8QZ, Tel: (01872) 870341, Web:

Bike Hire Newquay, 61-63 Tower Road, Newquay, TR7 1LX, Tel: (07961) 739721, , Web:

Bike Smart, Eddystone Road, Wadebridge, PL27 7AL, Tel: (01208) 814545, Web:

Bodmin Bikes, 3 Hamley Court, Dennison Road, Bodmin, PL31 2LL, Tel: (01208) 73192, Web:

Bridge Bike Hire, The Camel Trail, Wadebridge, PL27 7AL, Tel: (01208) 813050, Web:

Bude Bikes, Pethericks Mill, Bude, EX23 8TF, Tel: (07749) 408100, Web:

Camel Trail Cycle Hire, Eddystone Road, Wadebridge, PL27 7AL, Tel:(01208) 814104, Web:

Cornish Cycle Hire, Trevallicks Farm Shop, Pensilva, Liskeard, PL14 5PJ, Tel: (07526) 317737, Web:

Cycle Action, 1A Harvey Street, Torpoint, PL11 2BU, Tel: (01752) 815571, Web:

Devoran Creek Cycle Hire, The Old Quay Inn, Devoran, Truro, TR3 6ND, Tel: (01872) 863142, Web:

Elm Farm Cycle Centre, Cambrose, Portreath, TR16 5UF, Tel: (01209) 891498, Web:

Explorer Cycle Hire, Kernick Road, Penryn, TR10 9EP, Tel: (01326) 712093, Web:

Land's End Cycle Hire, Lodey Sail Loft, Long Rock, Penzance, TR20 9TT, Tel: (0788) 5452997, Web:

Mountain Bike Hire, Ventonraze, Illogan, Redruth, TR16 4RY, Tel: (01209) 418265, Web:

Padstow Cycle Hire, South Quay, Padstow, PL28 8BL, Tel: (01841) 533533, Web:

Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire, 1 West End, Pentewan, PL26 6BX, Tel: (01726) 844242, Web:

Penzance Bike Hire, Torwood, Alexandra Road, Penzance, TR18 4LZ, Tel: (07764) 225535, Web:

Porthleven Cycle Hire, Coronation Park, Helston, TR13 0SR, Tel: (01326) 561101, Web:

St. Mary's Cycle Hire, The Strand, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PT, Tel: (0779) 663 8506, Web:

Trail Bike Hire, Unit 6, South Quay, Padstow, PL28 8BL, Tel: (01841) 532594, Web:

West Cornwall Bike Hire, Godrevy House, Prosper Hill, Gwithian, Hayle, TR27 5BW, Tel: (07905) 630345, Web:

Woodys Bike Park, Higher Lampetho Farm, Fowey, PL23 1JU, Web:

Yellow Bike Hire, Mount Wise, Newquay, TR7 1QN, Tel: (07976) 913058, , Web:

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