A cycling holiday in north Cornwall

north cornwall tour - 3 days

This three day tour of North Cornwall is perfect for a long weekend. Most suitable for the fitter, more experienced cyclist as you travel up to 30 miles a day covering some hilly terrain in parts. But with the final leg taking in the foodies' paradise of Padstow your hard work can be rewarded - guilt free!

Total distance: 59 miles (94 km)
Average daily distance: 29.5 miles (47 km)
Tour difficulty 4: Hardest
Transfers available from: Bodmin Parkway station; Newquay Airport
Cycle hire: add £30 per person
Electric cycle hire: add £60 per person

Price: £305

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North Cornwall Tour - 3 days


Day One

Arrive in Wadebridge

Check in at your accommodation before exploring the shops and cafés, 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


Day Two

Wadebridge to Boscastle - 32 miles (51 km)

Leaving Wadebridge you cycle towards St Breock Downs, with spectacular views of Bodmin Moor and the North Cornish coast. The route takes you on forest trails through Hustyn Wood before joining the Camel Trail at Polbrook. Shortly after passing the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard, you follow the River Camel north towards Bodmin Moor, through Hellandbridge to Blisland, where The Blisland Inn is a great lunch stop.

From Blisland, follow country lanes to St Breward which boasts the highest church in Cornwall at around 700ft (210m). The afternoon ride takes you past two of Bodmin Moor's best-known landmarks: Rough Tor and Brown Willy. Then it's on past Crowdy Reservoir and Davidstow Woods to the picturesque coastal village of Boscastle. Boscastle's stunning natural harbour dates from the 16th century, and the village is also home to the Museum of Witchcraft.

About your accommodation: The Wellington Hotel

Affectionately known as “The Welly”, the hotel boasts a 2 AA rosette restaurant alongside its 15 rooms, each with en-suite bath and/or shower and temperature controlled central heating. The recently refurbished restaurant makes all their own sauces and stocks, chutneys, pickles, bread and chocolates while the bar features an extensive range of beers, wines and spirits.


Day Three

Boscastle to Wadebridge - 27 miles (43 km)

From Boscastle you follow coastal lanes to Tintagel, and nearby Tintagel Castle, home of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The castle is open to the public, as is The Old Post Office which dates from the 14th century. Then it's on through Delabole to the pretty fishing village of Port Isaac which is something of a hot spot for film locations, including the setting for the ITV series Doc Martin. It's also an ideal place for lunch.

The afternoon's cycling takes you to Polzeath which has one of Cornwall's finest surfing beaches. Adjoining Trebetherick was a huge inspiration for the poet John Betjeman, who is buried in nearby St Enodoc Church. From Rock you catch the ferry to Padstow, and then cycle along the estuary on The Camel Trail to Wadebridge.

Wadebridge to Boscastle - Cornish Cycle Tours
Boscastle to Wadebridge - Cornish Cycle Tours

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