Cycling in Cornwall
Bissoe Bike Hire - for the Bissoe Trail, coast to coast Portreath to Devoran cycle path - you can also choose to start in Devoran (bike hire is also available from the Old Quay Inn) or Portreath. The cycle path is mainly off-road, with small sections of road and is approx 11 miles from village to village. Uphill all the way to Scorrier (from either Devoran or Portreath), then a good bit of downhill to reach your destination!
Padstow Cycle Hire - for the Camel Trail - the Wadebridge to Padstow part of the Camel Trail is very flat and is a very enjoyable cycle.
01841 533 533 / www.padstowcyclehire.com
The Cornish Way - Starting at the county boundary near Bude, the Cornish Way is six inter-linking trails for cyclists and walkers which pass through towns and villages as they make their way through Cornwall's distinctive countryside to Land's End. Certain off-road routes are also accessible to equestrians and the mobility-impaired.
The routes follow mainly minor and rural roads with some traffic-free and off-road routes too. The trails are suitable for new or novice cyclists as well as some challenging routes for the more experienced.
An 18-mile multi-use trail that runs along a disused railway line between Padstow and Wenfordbridge, the Camel Trail is a scenic, family-friendly route that has something for everyone. Running through both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), the trail passes through some of the most amazing scenery in the South West. Two added bonuses – it’s virtually level (unlike many cycling trails in Cornwall) and it provides plenty of opportunities to stop at a pub or café in one of the towns on route.
The First and Last Trail
An Hens Kensa Ha Dewetha (Land's End to Hayle)
The Engine House Trail
Hens An Jynjyow (Hayle to Truro)
The Coast and Clay Trail
Hens An Morrep Ha´n Pow Pry (Truro to Bodmin via St Austell)
The North Cornwall Trail
Hens Kernow Gleth (Bodmin to Devon via Bude)
The St Piran Trail
Hens Sen Peran (Truro to Bodmin via Newquay)