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England - Classic Cornwall

England - Classic Cornwall

Degree of difficulty - B

Cycle the ancient Celtic Kingdom of Cornwall, defined by its sparkling blue seas, rugged coastline, wooded valleys and industrial heritage. Ride from ancient Iron Age Villages to the cosmopolitan harbour town of Padstow which boasts the Rick Stein’s mouthwateringly good fish and chips.

From Bodmin pedal the Cornish Way through the tranquil Luxulyan Valley woods and make a side trip to the world’s largest biodomes of "The Eden Project". Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and ride to the traditional fishing village of Mevagissey. Head to Cornwall’s surfing capital Newquay and enjoy a classic Cornish cream tea on the banks of the Camel River. No matter where you end your day, a characterful smugglers pub is always nearby for a locally brewed pint.

DAY 1:  Arrive Bodmin
Centrally located in the heart of Cornwall and equidistant from both the north and south coasts Bodmin is also situated on the western fringes of the rugged and wild Bodmin Moor. Only three miles away from the mainline railway station, (with direct services London), Bodmin is also easily reached by car (approx 4.5hrs drive).

DAY 2:  Bodmin - Mevagissey  21 miles
Today’s cycle follows the Cornish Way and provides an intriguing glimpse into the bygone industries of china clay and mining. Along the way, there is also the opportunity to visit the rainforest biodomes of the Eden Project or the magnificent 1000 acres of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. On arrival into the Megavissey, the narrow alleyways, are brimming with charming tea shops, cafes and local inn.

DAY 3:   Mevagissey – Truro  23 miles
This morning you will once again be cycling along the Cornish Way. As you leave Mevagissey pedal through the picturesque Roseland peninsula before crossing the River Fal on a small ferry (payable locally). Late on in today’s cycle, you pass the National Trust’s Tressilick Gardens located on the estuary of the River Fal. It has a superb and significant collection of exotic plants and is one of the most popular and famous gardens in all of England.

DAY 4:  Truro – Newquay  15 miles
After breakfast head north to Newquay, the Cornish Capital of surfing! En route pass by tiny thatched-roofed houses, old tin and silver mining towns and through East Newlyn which was once one of these thriving mining villages. You'll also pass Terice, an Elizabethan manor house and a great stop for a Cornish cream. With only a short ride today there is plenty of time, to explore the coastal town and beach of Newquay.

DAY 5:  Newquay – Padstow  21 miles
Your route today follows country lanes to St Columb Major, before heading north towards the coast. You can stop for lunch in Constantine Bay with views over the blue waters of Trevose Head. Alternatively, take a shorter route to the charming town of Padstow renowned for Rick Stein's acclaimed fish and chip and gourmet restaurants (The Seafood Restaurant, St Pedroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Café or Steins Fish & Chips). Seafood heaven!

DAY 6:  Padstow to Bodmin  13 miles
Your route today follows the Camel Cycle, a cycle route that initially takes you alongside the Camel Estuary, abundant with wildlife. This official national trail was built on a disused railway track, originally the Atlantic Express Rail Route from London to the West Country. Upon reaching Wadebridge the trail then goes through the woodland countryside of the Camel Valley and into Bodmin, where you will spend your final night.

DAY 7:  Departure
Tour is complete after breakfast.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

2019 Classic Cornwall self guided tour price
( tours priced in sterling )
£740  per person sharing
£925 single room occupancy ( if travelling with others ) 

High season (July & August) +£30 per person

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 24 speed touring bike with a pannier bag, bike lock, repair kit, pump
  • Tour Information pack
  • Route details/Maps
  • Luggage transfer each day
  • 24 hours back up service phoneline

 Ebike +£70 supplement 

Self Guided Tour Information

Tours can start daily from 1st April to 1st October

On this tour we use a mix of guesthouses and small hotels.
Below is a list of places that we typically use, although of course this is depending on availability.


BodminWestberry1 BodminWestberry2 BodminWestberry3

Day 1 & 6 http://www.westberryhotel.net/


MevagessiHoneycombe1 MevagessiHoneycombe2 MevagessiHoneycombe3

Day 2 - https://www.honeycombehouse.com/


TruroMannings1 TruroMannings2 TruroMannings3

Day 3 - https://www.manningshotels.co.uk/


Newquaystbernards1 Newquaystbernards2  

Day 4 http://www.stbernardsguesthouse.com/


Padstowgoldenlion1 Padstowgoldenlion2 Padstowgoldenlion3

Day 5 https://www.goldenlionpadstow.co.uk/

Getting to and from Bodmin

Bodmin does not have an airport but is easily accessible from Bodmin Parkway Railway Station, which is only 3 miles away. There are direct trains links with London Paddington (4hrs 30 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (3hrs 30mins). More information on train times and schedules can be found on the National Rail website.

London Paddington provides a direct train connection to London Heathrow Airport From Paddington, you can also combine the London Underground with overland train services for travel to London Gatwick Airport (south London), London Stanstead (northeast of London) and London Luton (north-west of London).

Bristol Temple Meads train station connects to Bristol Airport via a direct shuttle bus.

If you are arriving into Bodmin by train, taxis on arrival are available outside the train station. Alternatively, we can arrange the short taxi transfer for you.

You can find further information about train times and schedules on the National Rail.

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