This three day tour of North Cornwall is perfect for a long weekend or mid-week break. Most suitable for the fitter, more experienced cyclist as you travel up to 32 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.
Cycle hire: Add £30 per person.
Electric cycle hire: Add £80 per person.
59 miles (94 km)
29.5 miles (47 km)
Bodmin Parkway station; Newquay Airport
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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 abundant independent shops and cafés 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 get you set up and make all the necessary adjustments in the afternoon of your arrival, to ensure you are ready to go in the morning.
Wadebridge Bed and Breakfast is contemporary, eco-friendly guest accommodation with easy access to the town centre, the Camel Trail, local and coastal walks and scenery. With Egyptian cotton bed linen and a hearty ‘full Cornish’ breakfast served each morning, you’ll be well prepared for your first day of cycling. Rooms are available as double or single occupancy with a choice of twins or doubles, and guests have full use of the garden and communal lounge.
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.
Affectionately known as “The Welly”, the hotel boasts a two 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.
From Boscastle you follow coastal lanes to Tintagel, and nearby Tintagel Castle, thought to be the 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 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. The adjoining village of 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 back to Wadebridge.
Because all our tours are created around your preferred start dates and party size, we have a two stage booking process.