Cornwall is home to an array of world-class food producers, celebrity chefs and Michelin-starred restaurants, which you can enjoy on this tour through all the foodie hot spots.
Cycle hire: Add £90 per person.
Electric cycle hire: Add £240 per person.
104 miles (167 km)
17 miles (27 km)
Bodmin Parkway station or Newquay Airport to Wadebridge; St Just to Penzance station.
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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, your tour begins with a gentle cycle along the Camel Trail past Bodmin Jail and Bodmin and Wenford Railway, from where a short detour takes you to the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard.
Camel Valley has been producing award winning world class wines for over twenty years and on most days of the year they offer tours of the vineyard followed by the all-important wine tasting. Leaving the wine behind, follow the route down to Lanlivery and The Crown Inn, which is your accommodation for the evening.
The Crown Inn, Lanlivery is one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall, offering relaxed bed and breakfast accommodation. Besides the B&B, The Crown Inn also serves award winning food and drink for both lunch and dinner every day of the week. The bar is an atmospheric place to enjoy a drink or meal beside the roaring log fires and the menu guarantees great seasonal local produce. The Crown Inn has been sympathetically restored to its original style and the B&B has nine comfortable en-suite rooms, all awarded three diamonds by the AA.
In the morning you will pass The Eden Project and ride along parts of the Clay Trails. Then it’s on to the historic port of Charlestown which was used as a location for filming Poldark and Jane Austin’s Persuasion. There is also a shipwreck museum here where you will see tall ships docked, and The Rashleigh Arms is a great lunch stop.
Just north of Charlestown is the St Austell Brewery where you can take a tour of the brewery and try their award winning ales such as ‘Tribute’.
After leaving St Austell, the tour takes you south to the picturesque seaside town of Mevagissey and your destination for the evening. Mevagissey is a small working fishing village with narrow streets abundant with gift shops, cafés, galleries and pubs, and down on the harbour you’ll find your accommodation, Boscombe Bed and Breakfast.
Boscombe Bed and Breakfast is a small, family-run B&B with a warm and welcoming atmosphere upheld by hosts Andrew and Lynn Marshall. The Edwardian dwelling is set in large landscaped private gardens on the fringes of the picturesque fishing village, yet is only just a few minutes stroll from the traditional working harbour, shops and restaurants. The B&B features three en-suite guest bedrooms set in a warm, contemporary atmosphere, and you will find fresh, locally-sourced fish on the food menu, with a great selection of ales on tap.
From Mevagissey, the route takes you through country lanes, past beautiful beaches and Caerhays Castle.
Arriving in St Mawes you catch the ferry across from the St Mawes Castle to Falmouth, home to the world’s third largest natural harbour and the National Maritime Museum.
Falmouth is an exciting town with a burgeoning food scene. Down a slipway in the high street is the popular restaurant The Wheelhouse, which only serves what the local fisherman bring to their door.
Rick Stein, more commonly known as a north coast resident, has also set up shop in the town and promises to deliver the best fish and chips around.
Gyllyngvase House Hotel offers quality accommodation and all the necessary facilities of a small hotel. This is a friendly, family-run establishment situated 200m from the seafront at Gyllyngvase beach, with Falmouth town centre and the historic harbour just a few short minutes walk away. The Hotel has 13 bedrooms, comprising of doubles, twins, family rooms and singles. Paul and Emma Lower are the proprietors of this hotel and will personally supervise all your arrangements during your visit.
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.
From Helston there is a short ride down to the fishing village of Porthleven and The Harbour Inn, nestled on the edge of the harbour. As well as The Harbour Inn, good food and views are available at Amélies at The Smokehouse and the slightly pricier Kota Kai.
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 Saturday evenings until 11pm, with a quiz night on Thursday evenings.
From Porthleven you cycle along coastal lanes to the seaside village of Marazion. From here you can enjoy breathtaking views over St Michael’s Mount and Mount’s Bay as you enjoy a pasty or fish and chips.
From Marazion there is an easy, level ride around Mount’s Bay to Penzance and neighbouring Newlyn. Both Penzance and Newlyn are famous for their quality fish hauls and are the perfect place for a late lunch.
Polgoon Vineyard is nearby in Penzance, where the owners have successfully developed a derelict farm into an award-winning winery.
After leaving Penzance you take the coast road to Mousehole, a cosy fishing village with real charm and character. Here you will find your accommodation perched on the harbour edge – The Ship Inn, a Visit Britain four star-rated establishment.
The Ship Inn is right in the heart of this traditional Cornish fishing village, with most rooms overlooking the harbour towards the sea. Of the eight double en suite rooms, six overlook the harbour and have sea views. The food served at The Ship Inn makes use of the abundance of fantastic seafood in the local waters. As a result, The Ship Inn has been awarded four stars by Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Rating.
The final day of the tour takes you along the coastal trail to Lamorna, and further west to Porthcurno. Just before Porthcurno is the Logan Rock Inn at Treen. With a menu brimming with homemade food, fascinating history and a snug full of cricket memorabilia, it’s well worth a visit.
Approaching Land’s End is Sennen, one of the most westerly villages in the country. As such it was a popular spot for pirates and smugglers, confirmed by the presence of The First & Last Inn, one of the most famous inns in Cornwall. From here the route takes you on to St Just, your last stop of the tour.
Because all our tours are created around your preferred start dates and party size, we have a two stage booking process.