Cornwall Cycle Routes – a Video listing.
There are so many Cornwall cycle routes in Cornwall with over 200 miles of trails to enjoy. Many of these form part of the nation Cycle trail managed by Sustrans.
The cycle trails available range from the very flat and easy along the river Camel (The Camel Trail) to really very adventurous adrenaline rides on Mountain bikes around the woods in Cardingham. You can cycle across wild and desolate moors, through woods and river valleys, along old railway and mineral tramways. Take the family and hire from the various bike and cycle hire shops that operate near the trails. On suitable trails the bike hire shops will usually have trailers or bike seats that can accommodate young children. On many trails there are places to stop to get refreshments and the Cycle hire shops will have maps and give advice on places to stop and recover from your exertions.
If you have not been on a bike for many years then my advice is to pick a nice level trail that is not too long. Bike seats get harder and more uncomfortable the older you are in my view! If you have not been on a bike for some time do not start with a 30 mile trail with lots of inclines and descents. After all you can always go back for more.
We have an image gallery from a cycle trip along the Great Flat Lode Trail.
- Video Guide to Padstow - Video Guide to Padstow on the North Cornwall Coast A short video guide to Padstow featuring the harbour, the beaches, Camel Trail, Rick Stein’s cafe. Padstow is approximately 14 miles north east of Newquay, on the north Cornwall coast at the mouth of the River Camel. The approach to Padstow Harbour from sea is notorious […]
- Mineral Tramways Heritage Project Great Flat Lode - This video is of a cycle trip around the Mineral Tramways Heritage Project Great Flat Lode Trail which can be walked or cycled and is part of the Cornwall Mineral Tramways Heritage Project. The Great Flat Lode Trail is a circular trail around Carn Brea hill approx (12 km; 7.5 miles) long. . The circular […]
- Goss Moor Cycle Trail The Cornish Way - Goss Moor Cycle Trail The Cornish Way This video is of a cycle around the Goss Moor Trail. The Goss Moor Trail forms section six of The Cornish Way into south-east Cornwall. This 7 mile (c. 12 km) circular trail winds its way around the little Goss Moor. It is mostly flat and relatively easy […]
- Clay Trail Bodmin-Truro - On the Clay Trail Bodmin-Truro The Clay Trail Bodmin-Truro is part of The Cornish Way which offers over 200 miles of linked trails across the county. The trails link to a network of cycle routes covering the UK, known as The National Cycle Network. Bodmin Moor itself was home to the industrial mining for tin […]
- Portreath Cycle Route,Camborne - Portreath Cycle Route Camborne The Portreath Cycle Route Camborne connects the coastal village of Portreath with Illogan and Pool along the historically important Portreath Incline and former Portreath railway bed. A safe traffic free route, also linking Cornwall College at Camborne and Tuckingmill Valley Park with the popular Great Flat Lode Trail. Built in 1837, […]
- Truro to Hayle Engine House Cycle Trail - Truro to Hayle Engine House Cycle Trail The Truro to hayle Engine House Cycle Trail Starts from the remains of the old foundries in Hayle to the engine houses scattered throughout the landscape, the reminders of Cornwall’s industrial heritage are everywhere along this route. Leaving the golden sands of Hayle behind, the trail follows quiet […]
- Biking in Tehidy Woods – Cycle Routes - Biking in Tehidy Woods – Cycle Routes Tehidy Country Park offers 250 acres of woods and lakes. There are a both walking and cycling paths though the estate park. The estate and park is home to swans, geese, rooks, jackdaws, coots, moor hens, grey squirrels, otters, and badgers making wildlife spotting a enjoyable part of […]
- The Camel Trail - The Camel Trail In latter years the railway was used to ship slate and china clay from inland quarries to ships docking in Padstow. Fish ere transported in the opposite direction to London and other markets The railway lost most of its traffic when both the quarrying and fishing activities stopped or were greatly reduced. […]