The Cornish Way 7 Days North

 


 

Cycling the Cornish Way North, takes you along the northern Coastline, from Wadebridge down to Lands End and lastly Penzance along the famous northern Cornish coastline that has been kept so pristine and intact over the years. You will visit the sandy beaches of Newquay, to the seaside port towns of Port Issac, Padstow and many more.

Some of the Cornish Way is on traffic-free paths, but the greater part is on country lanes, lanes lined with sod banks bursting with wildflowers in summer, lanes so quiet that you’ll wonder if time has stood still. Thus making it one of the best cycling holiday locations we can offer.

The Northern route of Cornwalls famous coastline is no more than 140 miles in total, a very manageable distance spread over 5 or 6 days, but this ride, from the bustling market town of Wadebridge to the Atlantic cliffs at Land’s End has the power to take you a long, long way away.

Dates

This tour runs on any day from April to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £775/person

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £270

Single Traveller Supplement - £390

Bike hire - £120 (Hybrid)

E-Bike Hire - £230

Additional nights - Price upon request

 

Other Info

 

Optional bikes provided are quality hybrid equipped with 21 gears, helmet, handlebar bag, water bottle and repair kit.

 

Trip Code

 

TCW5125

Rob's Highlights

  • Riding the Camel Trail

  • Bodmin Moor

  • Padstow Ferry and town

  • The surfers paradise, Newquay

  • Tea and scones in St Ives

  • Mousehole harbour

  • Land’s End

 

 

Itinerary

Cycling in Cornwall is a pleasure. Quiet routes and stunning countryside make these easy leisure cycling holidays, a joy to ride. A cycling holiday in Cornwall really is the best way to explore this beautiful part of the UK.

Day 1: Arrive in Wadebridge

Arrive in Wadebridge by train or car, and check in to your accommodation. A member of the Bikecation team will meet you this evening or after breakfast tomorrow, to hand over your route notes and maps, plus your bike if you’re hiring one, and answer those last minute questions.

Day 2: Wadebridge to Boscastle - 32 miles (51 km)

Leaving Wadebridge you cycle towards St Breock Downs, with spectacular views of Bodmin Moor and the North Cornish coast. The route takes you on forest trails through Hustyn Wood before joining the Camel Trail at Polbrook. Shortly after passing the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard, you follow the River Camel north towards Bodmin Moor, through Hellandbridge to Blisland, where The Blisland Inn is a great lunch stop.

From Blisland, follow country lanes to St Breward which boasts the highest church in Cornwall at around 700ft (210m). The afternoon ride takes you past two of Bodmin Moor's best-known landmarks: Rough Tor and Brown Willy. Then it's on past Crowdy Reservoir and Davidstow Woods to the picturesque coastal village of Boscastle. Boscastle's stunning natural harbour dates from the 16th century, and the village is also home to the Museum of Witchcraft.

Day 3: Boscastle to Porthcothan - 27 miles (44 km)

The third day riding will start from Boscastle and head south towards Delabole and to the coastal town of Port Issac. Explore the northern coastline of Cornwall before again departing south and towards Rock, where you will have plenty of places to have lunch.

The ferry will take you to Padstow. There is plenty here in the form of cafes and bars. The journey will then take you north of Trevone, before looping back to Porthcothan.

Day 4: Porthcothan to Perranporth - 20 miles (32 km)

Continue on your journey along the Cornish Northern Coast, ride past the Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps and Mawgan Porth before cycling into the most visited Cornish Holiday resort of Newquay. Here you can watch the surfers try their hand at defeating the force of nature of the Atlantic sea and experience some sweet shops selling Rock on the front.

Explore the countryside further inland in the afternoon and perhaps enjoy being out of the wind of the coast. It won't be long until you have reached the end the days riding at Perranporth.

Day 5: Perranporth to St Ives - 27 miles (44 km)

The Perranporth to St Ives leg of your cycling adventure takes you past the joyous views of the St Agnes Heritage coastline and the towns of Portreath, Porthtowan and Mount Hawke. Portreath is where you will stay for lunch. This community is very welcoming and you are sure you find a pub or a café ready to talk about the town and it's heritage.

The afternoon ride today will be a spectacular journey along the coastline to the seaside town of St Ives.

Day 6: St Ives - Porthcurno - 21 miles (33 km)

Day six will see you swing round the whole of the most western tip of the UK. You will follow the coast as you pass the towns of Zennor, Pendeen and St Just.

In St Just have a bite to eat before heading back on the trail for Land's End. Follow a beautiful, cliff-top cycle path over heather moorland, the final mile to that enigmatic juncture of land and sea – Land’s End. Porthcurno is only slightly south of Lands End so after photos have been taken and gifts purchased head to the hotel for your last night.

Day 7: Porthcurno - Penzance - 10 miles (16 km)

After breakfast you have the final matter of cycling over to Penzance before getting a transfer or train home. You will find many places in Penzance for lunch in Penzance or if you have time on your hands visit the scenic town of Mousehole.

 

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

6 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Meet & Greet by Bikecation rep

Luggage Transfers

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Bike hire

Drinks

Insurance

Lunches & evening meals

 

 

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

6 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers

Meet & Greet by Bikecation rep

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Bike hire

Drinks

Insurance

Lunches & evening meals

Testimonial

“It was a wonderful cycling holiday. We would like to thank you and the whole team for the excellent organization of our bike tour." - W. Janke

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