If you’re an avid cycler visiting Cornwall, then take a look at some of our top suggestions for a history filled bike ride in our beautiful county!
In mid-Cornwall, the Saints’ Way trail allows you to cycle through a range of Cornish scenery. Let your tyres trek thought valleys, woodlands, moors and villages and witness Cornwall’s effortless beauty. Keen horticulturalists can enjoy the trail with plenty of flowers decorating the way!
Your cycle will see you come into contact with ancient farmland, age-old bridges, time-worn tracks, pre-historic remains, picturesque churches and villages right by the river.
St Michael’s Way
The age-old route was thought to be used by travellers coming from Ireland and Wales to avoid having to cross the perilous waters near surrounding Land’s End. You can cycle from Lelant near St Ives, heading to Marazion, which is adjacent to the stunning St Michael’s Mount. The path has been signposted in both directions and is approximately 19.5km long.
The Great Flat Lode
If you venture to the Camborne and Redruth mining district there are some great cycle routes with plenty of heritage to find and explore. Try the Great Flat Lode which is a circular 12km route and is packed with Cornish mining relics. Cyclists can step down from the saddle to explore remnants of engine houses, Carnkie’s last tin smelter, and take a climb to the top of Carn Brea to take in panoramic views of Cornwall and spy Cornwall’s last working tin mine, South Wheal Crofty.