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Classic Cornwall Cycling

7 Days & 6 Nights 4.5 Read 2 reviews
  • Cycling the Camel Trail, Cornish Way & the West Country Way
  • Sample Rick Stein's fish and chips of Padstow
  • Explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan and visit the Eden Project
  • Relax, beachside with an afternoon Cornish cream tea
  • End the day at a cosy harbourside pubs and a local ale
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 mouth wateringly 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 bio domes 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.

What To Expect

This cycling tour is graded easy to moderate with each ride ranging from 13-21 miles. A classic inn to inn journey, follow country and coastal roads through traditional Cornish fishing ports, beachside towns and quintessential English villages. Sample famous Cornish fish and chips or relax with an afternoon cream tea before arriving at your family run accommodation in the heart of overnight stay where you can further explore the natural beauty and history of this fascinating Celtic Kingdom.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Cycling | A classic point to point cycling holiday, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Coastal & Island

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Grade & Terrain

This cycling tour is graded easy to moderate. The route follows a combination of cycle paths, quiet country roads, stretches of rolling coastal terrain and busier urban roads when approaching and departing towns and cities like Newquay. Do always be mindful of other roads users at all times, especially on routes shared with traffic.

Navigation

Our tried and tested detailed routes notes and maps are easy to follow during your self-guided adventure. We also recommend using our Macs Adventure App. This easy to use app will navigate you through each of your daily rides.

Should you require assistance, local 24/7 telephone support will also be available throughout your trip.

Accommodation Information

During this trip you will stay in small, family run hotels, B&B's and guesthouses. We regularly use the following properties but we will accommodate you in an overnight stay of equal standard should any of the following hotels be unavailable. Each stay at the listed accommodation is based on a standard room.

Single Rooms & Solo Cyclists

If you're travelling with friends or family but prefer your own room, single rooms are subject to availability and a supplementary payment. This trip is also available to solo cyclists.

Meals

6 breakfasts are included. Breakfasts usually consists of fruits, yogurts, cereals, toast and a traditional cooked English breakfast which includes bacon, eggs, mushrooms and tomato. If you have special dietary requirements do let us know at the time of booking. Lunches and dinners are not included but you will find some suggestions in your route notes of local places to dine and your hosts are always happy to let you know the best places to experience the local cuisine.

Cornish signature dishes include fish and chips (best sampled from Rick Stein's in Padstow), local Cornish crab and scallop dishes, cream teas and Cornish pasties (meat, potatoes and vegetables wrapped in a shortcrust pastry). Local apples also produce delish, crisp cider. Very refreshing after a day of cycling!

Included
  • 6 Nights B&B's or guest houses
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfer
  • Information pack
  • Route notes, detailed maps and GPS tracks with the Macs Adventure smartphone navigation app
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our UK office
Excluded
  • Travel to / from Bodmin
  • Bike hire
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Short ferry ride over the River Tal
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route
  • Bike hire

When To Go

This trip is available to start on any day from April to October. We suggest that you contact us as soon as possible if you are considering a departure during the peak season of June to September.

Getting to the Start

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 direction train connection to London Heathrow Airport From Paddington, you can also combine a the London Underground with overland train services for travel to London Gatwick Airport (south London), London Stanstead (north east 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 a short taxi transfer for you.

Driving

If you would prefer to travel by car, parking for the duration of your trip is available at central Bodmin locations (unfortunately we cannot offer long-stay parking at our Bodmin accommodation). Further details, locations and costs can be accessed at Bodmin Car Parks.

Getting from the End

Please follow the directions detailed above in reverse for your journey home.

Baggage Transfer

All baggage transfers are included. We request that you have only one piece of luggage per person and it should weigh only 20kg.

General Information

The distances and ascent/ descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard cycling gear such as good boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Equipment

21 speed Ridgeback Lightweight bikes are available to hire. The bike will be delivered and picked up from your accommodation in Bodmin. You may also prefer to upgrade your rental bike to a Specialist Ridgeback Voyage Touring bike (with drop handle bars). All rentals include a helmet (though we always recommend using your own for safety and hygiene reasons), rear rack with pannier, pump, puncture/tool kit, spare inner tube and a lock.

Please note that if you do want to rent a bike please provide us with your height to ensure we reserve the correct size bike for you.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Bodmin Day 2 Cycle to Mevagissey 21 miles / 34 km Day 3 Cycle to Truro 23 miles / 37 km Day 4 Cycle to Newquay 15 miles / 24.5 km Day 5 Cycle to Padstow 21 miles / 34 km Day 6 Cycle to Bodmin 13 miles / 21 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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