If you’re visiting Cornwall for a cycling holiday, there are plenty of trails and paths just ready and waiting to be explored. Whether you want a flat and easy ride, or a slightly more challenging adventure, there are plenty of gorgeous scenic routes to choose from! These are our top three…
The Camel Trail
Perhaps one of the most well-known trails in Cornwall, the Camel Trail is a huge 18-mile route which is mainly traffic free, meaning you can just enjoy the ride! This trail is pretty much level and so you can take time to enjoy the beautiful sights in the Cornish countryside which follows a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge and Padstow. If you fancy a smaller portion of the route, Padstow to Wadebridge is around 5.5 miles, the Wadebridge to Bodmin section is 5.75 miles and the Bodmin to Wenfordbridge length is 6.25 miles.
This huge 480 hectare National Nature Reserve (NNR) offers plenty of sights when cycling the seven mile circular trail. Again, Goss Moor is quite flat and so makes for a more relaxing ride. It’s a safe way to enjoy the Cornish countryside with the majority of the route being off-road. You might bump into horse riders and walkers too!
The Mineral Tramways
If you’d like to explore some of Cornwall’s mining heritage, this area is a must-see. The Mineral Tramways offers a huge 37.5 mile network of trails which follow the tram and railway routes that were once used to transport ore and supplies to tin and copper mines. There are heritage and scenic sites on the way, so if you fancy getting to know Cornwall’s mining roots, this could be the path for you!
Here at Merchant House we have plenty of storage space for all your bicycles and supplies and welcome adventurers to stay with us as a perfectly positioned city base! We’re within easy reach of plenty of exciting trails and paths and have facilities to make your cycling holiday as comfortable as possible. Take a look at what’s on offer at Merchant House, here.