Cycling in Cornwall

There are some great options for cycling in Cornwall, especially The Camel Trail. Whatever your age and ability, North Cornwall certainly isn’t short of excuses to get your helmet on!


The Camel Trail is one of the most popular off-road routes for cycling in Cornwall. It runs along the edge of the River Camel on 18 miles of mainly flat, former railway line. It starts at Padstow and goes all the way to Wenfordbridge via Wadebridge and Bodmin. We are 5 minutes drive from Wadebridge where we would recommend Bridge Bike Hire for every kind of bike including bikes with trailers, tag-a-longs, tricycles and so on. From Wadebridge you can head in either direction on the Camel Trail: 5 miles to Padstow with spectacular views of the Camel Estuary, or towards Bodmin & beyond where the trail goes through the woods and tends to be quieter than the Padstow stretch. It really has some of the most beautiful cycling in Cornwall.

For the more daring cyclists you could head to the sports trails at Cardinham Woods which offer more difficult terrain to push its cyclists to the limit. Lanhydrock also offers 10km of green and blue graded MTB trails, a skills area, a balance track, a cafe, car park and bike hire.

For the really keen BMX or mountain bikers, Old Hill Bike Park is less than 10 minutes drive away. From green trails for little ones with balance bikes right through to black trails with obstacles for the extreme cyclists, this will test your skills.