Cornwall’s Cycling Trails
By bike or on foot, they’re a great way to see Cornwall.
The Camel Trail
Spanning the route of an old Victorian railway track from Bodmin to Padstow, The Camel Trail takes in 18 miles of glorious Cornish countryside.
The track is fairly level, is car free and has a central stop at Wadebridge. This means you can start at either end or in the middle and just explore part of the trail.
Passing alongside The Camel Estuary, kingfishers, deer and otter have all been spotted.
Bikes can be hired at licensed shop at each of the main towns on the trail.
Also known as the Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast Trail, the trail spans 15 miles of Cornwall’s historic mining country from Portreath to Devoran.
Passing the Bissoe Nature Reserve, the trail consists of quiet gravel lanes following the former rail and tramways used to transport ore from the mines to the port. Starting and ending in coastal towns, restored mining buildings and wildlife can be seen on the way.
West Kernow Way
A 150m/230km circular bikepacking route which is designed to be ridden over 3 – 4 days. Starting in Penzance, the route takes in many of the sights of the western half of the Cornish peninsula, and it links together byways, bridleways, quiet lanes and lost ways.
It’s not for the faint-hearted – with over 4,200m of climbing – but it is well worth it as you will discover hidden treasures which reveal the culture and history of the region.
More information regarding West Kernow Way bikepacking route.
The Clay Trails
A range of short routes for cyclists along the Clay Trails in the St Austell, Par, Bugle and Eden Project area.
Explore the wooded slopes of the Cardinham Valley. Graded moderate to difficult for experienced cyclists. More information about Cardinham Woods
Explore up to 60km of trails and discover Cornwall’s mining heritage. Download the Mining Trails free map.