Road tour - 4 days
Arrive in Wadebridge
This is the most arduous tour we offer so after arriving in Wadebridge we recommend taking the time to relax. Fortunately, the location of your first nights stay, The Molesworth Arms Hotel, offers just the opportunity, perfectly situated for access to the town’s shops and cafés.
Your accommodation: Wadebridge Bed and Breakfast, Wadebridge
Wadebridge to Porthleven - 78 miles (125 km)
The longest day on the tour couldn’t get off to a tougher start. Just outside Wadebridge is the 28% incline at Hustyn Hill. (Please note in wet conditions this hill is uncycleable - an alternative route is suggested in your briefing.) Just bear in mind that after you conquer it, the rest of the route to Falmouth is relatively easy going, with perfect terrain through Ladock en route to Truro and a ferry crossing at the River Fal where you pause to enjoy the views over the Carrick Roads.
Leaving Falmouth and its maritime industry, you head through beautiful villages on The Lizard peninsula before the terrain increases in difficulty as you head across to Mullion Cove and up to Helston. Then, from Helston it is a relatively short ride down to the fishing village of Porthleven, and your accommodation, which is perched right on the edge of the harbourside.
About your accommodation: The Harbour Inn, Porthleven
The Harbour Inn is a lively pub situated on the harbour in the small Cornish village of Porthleven. The Harbour Inn 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 Portreath - 60 miles (97 km)
Despite being nearly 20 miles shorter than the previous days riding, the Porthleven to Portreath route certainly isn’t any easier.
Hugging the coastline, you will take in some of the most beautiful sights Cornwall has to offer, from Marazion and its breathtaking views over St Michael's Mount and Mounts Bay, to Penzance and the nearby town of Newlyn.
Continuing around the coast you pass through the hamlets of Mousehole, Lamorna and Porthcurno before visiting England’s most westerly point, and Mecca for cyclists: Land’s End. Emerging from St. Just, the route then takes you through National Trust land at Rosemergy, Porthmeor and Gurnard's Head to the village of Zennor.
After a hard morning cycling the route doesn’t ease up from St Ives to Hayle. Fortunately the rugged North Cornwall coastline is beautiful and you’ll need it to inspire you as the final leg of the day from Gwithian to Portreath isn’t a walk in the park.
About your accommodation: The Portreath Arms
The Portreath Arms Hotel is a small, traditional, family run hotel located in The Square at the centre of historic Portreath. The hotel has a bustling public bar and lounge - a traditional meeting place for locals. The Portreath Arms Hotel serves an excellent choice of home cooked food, freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients with local fish and crab a speciality.
Portreath to Wadebridge - 54 miles (87 km)
In the morning you’ll pass through some of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches as Porthtowan, Perranporth, and the sandy dunes of Holywell Bay line up along the coast road into Newquay.
Moving slightly inland, you’ll follow the contours of the north coast through Porth, St Eval and St Merryn before a tricky ride to the beautiful town of Padstow.
Having now covered nearly 300 kilometres in three days there is no better opportunity to treat yourself to a good meal before the easy ride south to St Columb Major. Then it’s the final push for home over splendid, if hilly, countryside arriving in Wadebridge where we recommend you give yourself a large pat on the back!
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