Visiting some of Cornwall’s most desirable locations, The Cornish Luxury Tour shows the county at its best. Staying in some of the county’s finest hotels, you’ll weave through picturesque towns and villages throughout Cornwall, before ending each day in style and comfort. Starting in Padstow, the north Cornish harbour renowned for its seafood, and concluding in St Ives – there’s plenty of opportunity for some fine dining along the way.
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Electric cycle hire: Add £200 per person.
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147 miles (235km)
29.4 miles (47km)
Bodmin Parkway station, Newquay Airport
Low Season: £1,870pp
Mid Season: £2,076pp
High Season: £2,252pp
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Check in for your first night’s accommodation at Padstow Harbour Hotel in the north Cornish harbour town of Padstow. In the afternoon you are free to explore the abundant independent shops, cafés and restaurants of Padstow, or you could stretch your legs by cycling the Camel Trail to Wadebridge. 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.
Padstow Harbour Hotel is a four-star, recently renovated boutique hotel, overlooking the Camel Estuary and the fishing port of Padstow. Most rooms enjoy picturesque harbour views, as does the main dining room where you can enjoy a delicious Cornish breakfast in the morning. Rooms are available as double or single occupancy, with a choice of twins or doubles.
Leaving Padstow, your tour begins with a gentle cycle along the Camel Trail, following the river towards Wadebridge, then onto Bodmin. In the afternoon you will pass The Eden Project and ride along parts of the Clay Trails. The last stop of the day is Carlyon Bay, a collection of three beaches on the south coast of Cornwall near St Austell.
The Carlyon Bay Hotel is a four-star spa and golf hotel on the south coast of Cornwall, enjoying stunning sea views overlooking the beaches within St Austell Bay. In the very next bay is the historic Charlestown harbour, full of lively pubs and restaurants – which provide a great option for evening dining after your first day cycling.
Cycling out of Carlyon Bay, your tour will weave around St Austell, passing Charlestown harbour, down through Pentewan Valley, onto Mevagissey and Portmellon. You will then cycle across The Roseland Peninsula, with a quick stop at the beautiful Pendower Beach, before the final leg of the journey towards the coastal village of St Mawes.
Perched right on the harbour front in the heart of St Mawes is The Idle Rocks. This boutique 19-bedroomed hotel is designed to make the most of its waterside views. It also has an award-winning restaurant and terrace, perfect for indulging in local seafood and relaxed evening dining after a day on the bike.
From St Mawes, this tour day begins with a ferry crossing to Falmouth, where the day’s cycling will begin. Skimming Falmouth Bay’s coastline, passing Gyllyngvase and Swanpool beaches, your tour will then run around the Helford River, taking a break in Port Navas. Continuing down the river towards Gweek, the route cuts across the Lizard Peninsula, before ending the day at Mullion.
Mullion Cove hotel and spa boasts spectacular sea views from its enviable location on the Lizard Peninsula. Its two AA Rosette restaurant offers a more formal dining experience, whilst its bar provides lighter dishes and cocktails in an art deco style setting – the seafood platters are known for being a very special treat.
Riding west along the coast, you’ll have chance to take in the rustic nature of some of the Lizard’s most spectacular beaches, such as Church Cove, before arriving for the first stop of the day in Porthleven. The tour then continues west, skirting around Mount’s Bay with views of St Michael’s Mount, before arriving in the traditional Cornish harbour village of Mousehole.
The Old Coastguard hotel will re-open in 2020 with bright new decor. Nearly all of the 14 bedrooms at the seaside hotel in Mousehole have sea views, which look out towards St Michael’s Mount and The Lizard. The restaurant and outdoor terrace overlook tropical gardens which slope down to the harbour, where you can expect quality, classic dishes, and plenty of fish and seafood.
Leaving Mousehole, the day’s route cycles around the Penwith Peninsula, with stops at some of the area’s most beautiful bays including Lamorna Cove, Porthcurno, and Sennen Cove. You will also pass the most westerly point of UK at Land’s End, before arriving at your final destination of St Ives.
Finish the tour in ultimate luxury at Carbis Bay Hotel. This coastal retreat has great spa facilities to help you relax after six days of cycling, as well as breathtaking sea views, exquisite interiors and fine food. Set within Carbis Bay Estate, the hotel also has a privately-owned 25-acre Blue Flag beach, perfect for chilling out from an energetic week. Choose from three restaurants onsite, or head into the nearby harbour of St Ives for even more choice of dining options.
Because all our tours are created around your preferred start dates and party size, we have a two stage booking process.
This Tudor castle is perched on Pendennis Point with stunning views over Falmouth Bay, and has some fascinating historic displays to explore.
Explore Eden’s colourful gardens, marvel at its towering biomes, and enjoy food from the Eden Kitchen – the world’s largest indoor rainforest is a must visit when in Cornwall.
The iconic medieval castle, which is famous for its granite causeway, lies on a rocky island in the middle of Mounts Bay and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.