Cycling in Cornwall
The Cornish Way runs for 180 miles from Land's End to Holsworthy, passing through historic towns, fishing villages and beautiful countryside on the way. The Cornish Way consist of five trails, plus the Camel Trail, providing a total of 180 miles/288km, for walkers and cyclists. Where possible, sections have been made available for the mobility impared and some sections of off-road route are also available for equestrian use.
The First and Last Trail - Land's End to Hayle.
The total length of the trail is 25 miles (39.6 km). Heading for Penzance from Land's End, the route passes, via the fishing village of Mousehole, through ancient Cornish countryside, with maginificent views over Mount's Bay and the island of St Michael's Mount.
The Engine House Trail - Hayle to Truro.
The total length of the Engine House trail is 24 miles (38.7km).Heading inland the route then passes through areas rich in Cornwall's tin mining heritage - Hayle, Camborne and Redruth. At the cathedral city of Truro, the route splits into two, one to the north coast and one through the south, both meeting at Bodmin.
The Coast and Clay Trail - Truro to Bodmin via St Austell.
The total length of the Coast and Clay trail is 45 Miles (75.5Km). The southern route meanders along the south coastline, after crossing the River Fal on the King Harry Ferry, passing through the picturesque seaside village of Mevagissey.
The St. Piran Trail - Truro to Bodmin via Newquay.
The total length of the trail is 34.5 Miles (55 Km).The northern route joins the Camel Trail at Padstow, via small villages in lovely countryside, before reaching the rugged north Cornish coast with its sandy beaches.
The North Cornwall Trail - Bodmin to Devon via Bude.
The total length of the trail is 40.5 mile (64.6km). From Bodmin's remote moorland, the route returns to the north coast along some of the highest cliffs in Cornwall. Alternatively there is a gentler route through the countryside to Bude. At Holsworthy the Cornish Way joins with the West Country Way, which leads on to Bristol.
The Camel Trail
The Camel Trail is an 18 mile largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level multi use trail which provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. The trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and wheel-chair users and falls into three main sections:
Padstow to Wadebridge - 5.5 Miles (8.8Km)
Wadebridge to Bodmin (Boscarne) - 5.75 Miles (9.25Km)
Bodmin to Wenfordbridge - 6.25 Miles (10.1 Km)