Seven day coast to coast self-guided cycling holiday from Cornish Cycle Tours

Coast to Coast Tour - 7 Days

See two sides of Cornwall on our Coast to Coast Tour. The carefully-planned route takes you through the idyllic south coast towns and villages of Charlestown and Mevagissey to the surf-drenched north coast at Newquay and Padstow. For a more challeging version of this tour try the Coast to Coast Tour - 5 days.

Starts: Wadebridge
Total distance: 91 miles (147 km)
Average daily distance: 15 miles (24.5 km)
Tour difficulty: 1: Easy
Transfers available from: Bodmin Parkway station, Newquay Airport
Cycle hire: add £90 per person
Electric cycle hire: add £180 per person

Price: £775

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Coast to Coast Tour - 7 Days

     
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Day One

Arrival in Wadebridge

Check in for your first night's accommodation at Wadebridge Bed and Breakfast, in the north Cornish town of Wadebridge.

In the afternoon you are free to explore the shops and cafes of Wadebridge, or you could stretch your legs by cycling the Camel Trail to Padstow. If you are hiring a cycle for the tour we will set you up and make all the necessary adjustments in the afternoon, to ensure you are ready to go in the morning.

Your accommodation: Wadebridge Bed and Breakfast, Wadebridge

     
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Day Two

Wadebridge to Lanlivery - 16 miles (26 km)

Leaving Wadebridge, your tour begins with a gentle cycle along the Camel Trail, from where a short detour takes you to the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard.

Continuing along the river towards Bodmin, you pass an 18th century jail (Bodmin Jail) and the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, where steam locomotives still ride the rails.

Then it's on to the unspoilt village of Lanlivery for your overnight stop at The Crown Inn, a 12th century longhouse.

About your accommodation: The Crown Inn, Lanlivery

The Crown Inn, Lanlivery is one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall offering relaxed bed & breakfast accommodation. Besides the B&B accommodation, The Crown Inn also serves award winning food and drink both lunchtimes and evenings every day of the week. Located close to the historic town of Lostwithiel, The Crown Inn has been sympathetically restored to its original style. The bar is an atmospheric place to enjoy a drink or a meal alongside the roaring log fires. The Crown Inn has nine comfortable en suite rooms all awarded 3 Diamonds by the AA. Also if you arrive at the inn early after your day cycling, they are open for lunch, afternoon drinks and dinner.

     
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Day Three

Lanlivery to Mevagissey - 14 miles (22 km)

In the morning you will pass The Eden Project and ride along parts of the Clay Trails.

Then it's on to the historic port of Charlestown which was used as a location for filming Poldark and Jane Austin’s Persuasion. There is also a shipwreck museum here where you will see tall ships docked, and The Rashleigh Arms is a great lunch stop.

The day's destination is Mevagissey, a small working fishing village with narrow streets filled with gift shops, cafes, galleries and pubs.

About your accommodation: Boscombe Bed and Breakfast, Megavissey

Boscombe Bed & Breakfast is a small, family run B&B with a genuine warm and welcoming atmosphere created by hosts John and Kate. The Edwardian dwelling is set in large landscaped private gardens on the fringes of the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, yet is only just a few minutes stroll from the traditional working harbour, shops and restaurants. Valley House features three en suite guest bedrooms set in a warm, contemporary atmosphere. Breakfast is usually served in the breakfast room between 8 am and 9 am where guests can enjoy views of the garden.

     
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Day Four

Mevagissey to Truro - 21 miles (34 km)

From Mevagissey the route takes you through country lanes, past beaches and the impressive Caerhays Castle with its famous spring gardens, deeper into the beautiful Roseland Peninsula.

A quick trip across the Carrick Roads aboard the King Harry Ferry takes you past the National Trust gardens at Trelissick, from where it's a short ride into the cathedral city of Truro.

About your accommodation: Merchant House, Truro

Merchant House was originally a Victorian merchant's house and was converted into a hotel in the 1950s. It used to be known as The Carlton Hotel before it underwent a huge renovation. With light modern bedrooms and free Wifi, it's a warm, friendly hotel just ten minutes walk from the city centre. Merchant House also caters specifically for cyclists with a drying room for wet kit, a launderette, refridgerated food storage and packed lunch service on offer.

     
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Day Five

Truro to Newquay - 14 miles (22 km)

The shortest day of cycling on the tour takes you from coast to coast. Departing the sheltered south coast at Truro the route skirts around Idless Woods (a great spot for a picnic), heading through the heart of Cornwall.

Following country lanes, this leg takes you right past Trerice, an Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden owned by the National Trust - a great stop for a cream tea.

Then it's on to Cornwall's surfing capital Newquay and the Three Tees Hotel close to Lusty Glaze beach.

About your accommodation: The Great Western, Newquay

The refurbished Great Western Hotel is set in the heart of Newquay with a superb sea view, cliff top garden and terrace, and only a few steps from the beach and the sea. The Great Western Hotel offers some of the best value accommodation in Newquay for relaxation, informality and comfort. Steam, the Hotel bar and restaurant, offers a menu of locally sourced dishes which blend Cornwall with the Mediterranean. All the food is freshly prepared and locally sourced where possible while the well stocked bar offers a full range of drinks.

     
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Day Six

Newquay to Harlyn Bay - 16 miles (26 km)

Leaving Newquay, the route follows National Cycle Route 32 through country lanes to St Columb Major, before heading north towards the coast. The route is faster and flatter than the shorter coastal road which can get very busy in summer months.

Rejoining the coastal road at Constantine Bay - a great surfing beach - the day's destination is the nearby Harlyn Inn, located just yards from the crescent-shaped beach at Harlyn Bay.

About your accommodation: The Harlyn Inn, Harlyn Bay

The Harlyn Inn is situated adjoining the beautiful sandy beach of Harlyn Bay. Just a couple of miles outside Padstow it is the ideal place for an enjoyable Cornish holiday. The Inn has two bars and two restaurants, catering for the whole family. All of there accommodation is finished to a high standard and there adjoining beach shop provides all your beach essentials, snacks and clothing as well as surf hire & surf school facilities.

     

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Day Seven

Harlyn Bay to Wadebridge - 10 miles (17km)

A leisurely morning ride from Harlyn Bay around the coastal lanes brings you to the ancient fishing port of Padstow. The town is known for its Obby Oss celebrations on May Day - the rest of the year Rick Stein caters for the hungry at his fish and chip shop, as well as the famous Seafood Restaurant.

Padstow is also the starting point of The Camel Trail, the final leg of the tour back to Wadebridge.

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