Cycle Routes in Cornwall

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The Cornish Coast

Cornwall is a wonderful place to cycle with spectacular rolling countryside and magnificent coastal scenery.

Many of the rides have some challenging climbs so the county suits the more enthusiastic cyclist though there are plenty of shorter rides for those that prefer a more relaxing ride.

Highlights of the county include the beautiful Camel Trail - a traffic free route following an old railway line, the coastal views on the route from Land's End to Penzance/Truro and of course the Cornwish way - nearly 200 miles of signed National Cycle Network trails crossing the county.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Cornwall including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Goss Moor Trail7 miles (12 km)**
Great Flat Lode Trail7 miles (10.5 km)*
Mineral Tramways Trail15 miles (24 km)
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)*
Padstow to Bodmin14 miles (22 km)**
Pentewan Trail7 miles (11 km)**
Seaton Valley Countryside Park2 miles (3 km)*
St Austell to Bodmin14 miles (22 km)***
St Austell to Par9 miles (15 km)**
Tehidy Country Park5 miles (7.5 km)*
Truro to Newquay14 miles (22 km)***

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Camborne to Truro17 miles (28 km)**
Camel Trail18 miles (29 km)
Land's End to Penzance16 miles (25 km)***
Looe to Lostwithiel17 miles (27 km)***
Newquay to Padstow21 miles (33 km)***
Penzance to Camborne16 miles (25 km)**
Plymouth to Looe22 miles (35 km)****
St Austell to Lostwithiel19 miles (30 km)***

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bodmin to Bude37 miles (60 km)****
Bude to Bideford40 miles (65 km)***
Bude to Okehampton35 miles (56 km)***
Cornish Way124 miles (200 km)*****
Land's End to Truro43 miles (70 km)***
Padstow to Bude47 miles (75 km)****
St Austell to Bude50 miles (80 km)****
Truro to Padstow34 miles (55 km)****
Truro to St Austell31 miles (50 km)****


 Cornwall Cycling Links
NameDescription
Bissoe Bike HireBike hire in the heart of Cornwalls mining landscape...
Chycor CornwallLots of cycling info including Cornwall routes and holdiays.
Cornish Cycle HireCycle Hire for Liskeard, Looe and the surrounding areas
Cornish LightDetailed information on the routes and trails in Cornwall
Cornwall CCLots of useful information on cycle routes in the area
Encounter CornwallLots of useful info on activities in Cornwall including a great cycling section with routes, hire and holiday details.
Into CornwallPlenty of useful info on visiting Cornwall with information on guided bike trails and hire.
Let's Go BikingSelf Guided cycling holidays in the south west
Visit Cornwall Cycling PagesInformation on cycling trails in the county
Visit NequayUseful Maps and Guides for the Newquay area


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