The Cornish Way 7 Days South

 


 

Cycling the Cornish Way starts in Wadebridge and takes you along the Southern coast to your destination of Penzance and Land’s End and is one of the best cycling holiday destinations in the UK.

Experience the wild and beautiful countryside of Cornwalls southern coast, with so much culture and history in this region there is no better way to experience such a tour then by bicycle. You will meander the quiet country roads or on off the beat tracks to really explore the area.

We can supply everything from route maps to notes on Cornwall and even guides and extra hotel nights in particular hotels.

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.

The Cornish Way is no more than 100 miles 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

 

TCW513

Rob's Highlights

  • Riding the Camel Trail

  • Visiting the Eden project

  • Swimming in the sea at Porthluney Cove

  • The ferry across the River Fal

  • Mousehole harbour

  • The descent to Marazion with the sun setting on Mounts Bay

  • 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

Check in for your first night's accommodation, in the north Cornish town of Wadebridge.

In the afternoon you are free to explore the shops and cafes of Wadebridge, or you could stretch your legs by cycling the Camel Trail to Padstow. If you are hiring a cycle for the tour we will set you up and make all the necessary adjustments in the afternoon, to ensure you are ready to go in the morning.

Day 2: Wadebridge to Lanlivery - 16 miles (26 km)

Leaving Wadebridge, your tour begins with a gentle cycle along the Camel Trail, from where a short detour takes you to the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard.

Continuing along the river towards Bodmin, you pass an 18th century jail (Bodmin Jail) and the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, where steam locomotives still ride the rails. Then it's on to the unspoilt village of Lanlivery for your overnight stop.

Day 3: Lanlivery to Mevagissey - 14 miles (22 km)

In the morning you will pass The Eden Project and ride along parts of the Clay Trails. Then it's on to the historic port of Charlestown which was used as a location for filming Poldark and Jane Austin’s Persuasion. There is also a shipwreck museum here where you will see tall ships docked, and The Rashleigh Arms is a great lunch stop.

The day's destination is Mevagissey, a small working fishing village with narrow streets filled with gift shops, cafes, galleries and pubs.

Day 4: Mevagissey to Falmouth - 19 miles (31 km)

From Mevagissey the route takes you through country lanes, past beaches and the impressive Caerhays Castle, deeper into the beautiful Roseland Peninsula.

Here you pass St Mawes Castle, one of Henry VIII’s coastal fortresses, before coasting down the hill to the beautiful scenic village of St Mawes, where you catch the ferry to Falmouth. Falmouth is home to the world's third largest natural harbour and the National Maritime Museum.

Day 5: Falmouth to Porthleven - 23 miles (37 km)

Leaving Falmouth the route passes Trebah Gardens and the beaches of Swanpool and Maenporth, before turning inland to cross the Lizard peninsula. Cycling through some of the most unspoilt villages on the Helford River, the route takes you to the town of Helston, home of the Flora Dance festival.

From Helston there is a short ride down to the fishing village of Porthleven, which is home to an array of pubs, cafés and art galleries, as well as one of the best surfing breaks in the country.

Day 6: Porthleven to Mousehole - 16 miles (26 km)

From Porthleven you cycle along coastal lanes to the seaside village of Marazion, which affords breathtaking views over St Michael's Mount and Mounts Bay.

From Marazion there is an easy, level ride around Mount's Bay to Penzance and neighbouring Newlyn. Both towns have large harbours and big fishing fleets, so there is always plenty going on here. It's also an ideal place for lunch.

The tour follows the coast road to Mousehole, a cosy fishing village with real charm and character.

Day 7: Mousehole to St Just - 16 miles (26 km)

The final day of the tour takes you past the tiny coastal hamlet of Lamorna - a popular subject for the Newlyn School of artists in the late nineteenth century.

Further west is Porthcurno, home to the Minack Theatre (a unique place where the auditorium and stage are carved into the cliff above the sea). Performances are held here throughout the summer.

From Land's End, England’s most westerly point, it is possible to see the Isles of Scilly on a clear day.

Then it's on to one of the most ancient mining districts in Cornwall, St Just. Cornwall's mining heritage is clearly visible here, with the spectacular clifftop scenery studded with mine engine houses and chimney stacks.

 

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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