West Cornwall Tour - 5 days
Arrive in Porthleven
Check in for your first night's accommodation at The Harbour Inn, Porthleven. 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.
About your accommodation: The Harbour Inn, Porthleven
The Harbour Inn is a lively pub situated on the harbour. It has 14 rooms in total each featuring a telephone, television, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. All the food served at The Harbour Inn uses fresh local produce and there is also entertainment in the bar on Friday and Saturday evenings until 11pm, with a quiz night on Thursday evenings.
Porthleven to Porthcurno - 24 miles (39 km)
From Porthleven you cycle along coastal lanes to the seaside village of Marazion, which affords breathtaking views over St Michael's Mount and Mounts Bay. From Marazion there is an easy, level ride around Mount's Bay to Penzance and neighbouring Newlyn. Both towns have large harbours and big fishing fleets, so there is always plenty going on here. It's also an ideal place for lunch.
About your accommodation: Rockridge House, Porthcurno
Nestled deep in the beautiful valley cove of Porthcurno in South West Penwith lies Rockridge House, a luxurious family home offering wonderful bed and breakfast accommodation for all the family.
Porthcurno to St Ives - 25 miles (41 km)
First stop of the tour is the most westerly point on the mainland: Land's End. After admiring the view, it's on past Sennen Cove to St Just. The area's mining heritage is clearly visible here, with engine houses and ruined mine workings still standing at Botallack and Levant, and the Geevor Mine museum at Pendeen.
About your accommodation: The Queen's Hotel, St Ives
The Queen's Hotel is in the heart of St Ives and is a great base from which to explore the town. There are ten newly-refurbished bedrooms filled with vintage furniture and Cornish pictures. The hotel is also home to a popular gastropub where you can expect big flavours, local produce and affordable prices.
St Ives to Falmouth - 34 miles (54 km)
After leaving St Ives you will head towards Hayle and take the Engine House Trail, a dedicated cycle track which links the many engine houses dominating the landscape, and cycle through the town of Camborne which was where the last deep working tin mine closed in Europe (South Crofty).
About your accommodation: The Gyllyngvase House Hotel, Falmouth
Gyllyngvase House Hotel offers quality accommodation and all the facilities of a small hotel. They are a friendly, family run hotel, and are situated 200m from the seafront at Gyllyngvase beach with Falmouth town centre and historic harbour just a few short minutes walk away. The Hotel has thirteen bedrooms, comprising of doubles, twins, family rooms and singles. Paul and Emma Lower are the proprietors of this family run hotel and have many years experience in tourism and hotels and will personally supervise all your arrangements during your visit.
Option to vary route: With the last St Mawes to Falmouth ferry leaving at around 4.30pm, cyclists have the option to stay overnight in St Mawes if they would prefer a more leisurely day. Alternative accommodation is in The Victory Inn, St Mawes, and has a surcharge of £25 per person.
Falmouth to Porthleven - 23 miles (37 km)
Leaving Falmouth the route passes Trebah Gardens and the beaches of Swanpool and Maenporth, before turning inland to cross the Lizard Peninsula. Cycling through some of the most unspoilt villages on the Helford River, the route takes you to the town of Helston, home of the Flora Dance festival.
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