Far Southwest – Cornwall Cycling Tour

This self guided cycling holiday based in Cornwall will allow you to discover the ever changing landscape at the tip of the English coast. This exciting cycling holiday visits several famous towns and landmarks including Truro, Falmouth, Penzance, Porthleven and Lands End. You could also enjoy The Eden Project with our special extension.

 

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: B&B
  • Start/Finish: Truro
  • Distance: 276km / 172 miles
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Availability: Please call for details

There are three itineraries available for this cycling tour including seven days, six nights eight days, seven nights and eleven days, ten nights with The Eden Project Extension.

Day 1 - Settle into your Truro hotel and if you feel like stretching your legs, you can go and explore the variety of shops or sit and relax in a local pub. 

Day 2 - Cycle through the site of an ancient open air theatre, along the Carnon River to the small Cornish port of Point Quay. Cross the headland and then the River Fal on the King Harry Ferry to the Roseland Peninsula, a quiet corner of Cornwall with beautiful wooded valleys, peaceful villages and some really great views. Approx 19-29 miles.

Day 3 - Pass the old tin mine at Wheal Jane to Penryn, with its Tudor-Georgian architecture it was once the main port in this area. Continue down the coast to Falmouth, where you can visit several exotic gardens, a maritime museum as well as pleasant beaches. Then move to Gweek, home of the National Seal Sanctuary on the Helford Creek. Approx 23 - 30 miles.

Day 4 - Explore the west coast through the delightful Church Cove to Mullion from where you continue all the way down to Lizard, the most southerly point of the British mainland. This will also take you to Kynance Cove with its stunning beaches, cliffs, caves and islands. The next stop will be the Goonhilly Downs, its unique habitats supports rare wildlife including the Hen Harrier and short-eared owl and is also the home of a satellite tracking station. Approx 24 - 35 miles.

Day 5 - Lock up your bike and try one of the splendid walks in an area of woodland around the Loe Pool, which is now owned by the National Trust. Continue to Porthleven and follow the coast west to Praa Sands, renowned as one of Cornwall's finest family beaches and also very popular with surfers. Further on is one of Cornwall's most famous landmarks, St. Michael's Mount, a little island community that can only be reached during low-tide by a causeway. Approx 18 miles.

Day 6 - Begin in Newlyn then continue through the narrow streets past little Mousehole harbour and over to the pretty, sheltered Lamorna Cove, which is a lovely spot for a swim! Continue cycling and pass the Merry Maidens, a Bronze Age stone circle, to Land's End where you can enjoy a variety of attractions. Approx 18 - 28 miles.

Day 7 - Ride to the north coast and follow the road past miles of spectacular sand dunes then above rugged cliffs with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Explore a woodland cycle trail at the tranquil Tehidy Country Park, on the way to the popular surfing cove at Portreath. The ride ends along beautiful wooded valleys back into Truro. Approx 32 miles.

Day 8 – Depart

THE EDEN PROJECT EXTENSION:

This tour will add an extra three nights to your holiday and will allow you to enjoy the delights of The Eden Project. You'll cycle to St Austell along the coast and enjoy a stay in the pretty district of Churchtown.

Day 8 - Follow the coast by bicycle from Truro to St Austell visiting small sandy beaches, seaside towns and fishing ports.

Day 9 – Cycle to The Eden Project, where you will spend the day exploring before riding back to your accommodation in Churchtown. 

Day 10 - Leave Churchtown and head for Pentewan where you pick up a traffic free cycle way through woods to the Lost Gardens of Heligan before returning to Truro. 

Day 11 - Depart.

Key Details:

  • Seven day, six night or eight day, seven night or eleven day, ten night with The Eden Project Extension itinerary
  • This tour will start and finish in Truro
  • The distance of this cycling tour in Cornwall is approximately 276km / 172 miles.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your Cornwall cycling tour, including:

  • Falmouth and Pendennis Castle
  • Land’s End
  • Lizard Lighthouse
  • National Seal Sanctuary
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • Poldark Mine
  • Trengwainton Gardens
  • Trevarno Estate
  • Boat Trips along the Coast
  • Surfing Beaches
  • Cornish Bakeries & Cafes

Getting to Cornwall

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from Cornwall.

By Car – Cornwall can be reached via the M4, M5 and M6 Motorway.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Cornwall including Cornwall Airport Newquay.

For more information on getting to Cornwall please the VisitCornwall website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from Cornwall

There are three itineraries available for this cycling tour including seven days, six nights eight days, seven nights and eleven days, ten nights with The Eden Project Extension.

Day 1 - Settle into your Truro hotel and if you feel like stretching your legs, you can go and explore the variety of shops or sit and relax in a local pub. 

Day 2 - Cycle through the site of an ancient open air theatre, along the Carnon River to the small Cornish port of Point Quay. Cross the headland and then the River Fal on the King Harry Ferry to the Roseland Peninsula, a quiet corner of Cornwall with beautiful wooded valleys, peaceful villages and some really great views. Approx 19-29 miles.

Day 3 - Pass the old tin mine at Wheal Jane to Penryn, with its Tudor-Georgian architecture it was once the main port in this area. Continue down the coast to Falmouth, where you can visit several exotic gardens, a maritime museum as well as pleasant beaches. Then move to Gweek, home of the National Seal Sanctuary on the Helford Creek. Approx 23 - 30 miles.

Day 4 - Explore the west coast through the delightful Church Cove to Mullion from where you continue all the way down to Lizard, the most southerly point of the British mainland. This will also take you to Kynance Cove with its stunning beaches, cliffs, caves and islands. The next stop will be the Goonhilly Downs, its unique habitats supports rare wildlife including the Hen Harrier and short-eared owl and is also the home of a satellite tracking station. Approx 24 - 35 miles.

Day 5 - Lock up your bike and try one of the splendid walks in an area of woodland around the Loe Pool, which is now owned by the National Trust. Continue to Porthleven and follow the coast west to Praa Sands, renowned as one of Cornwall's finest family beaches and also very popular with surfers. Further on is one of Cornwall's most famous landmarks, St. Michael's Mount, a little island community that can only be reached during low-tide by a causeway. Approx 18 miles.

Day 6 - Begin in Newlyn then continue through the narrow streets past little Mousehole harbour and over to the pretty, sheltered Lamorna Cove, which is a lovely spot for a swim! Continue cycling and pass the Merry Maidens, a Bronze Age stone circle, to Land's End where you can enjoy a variety of attractions. Approx 18 - 28 miles.

Day 7 - Ride to the north coast and follow the road past miles of spectacular sand dunes then above rugged cliffs with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Explore a woodland cycle trail at the tranquil Tehidy Country Park, on the way to the popular surfing cove at Portreath. The ride ends along beautiful wooded valleys back into Truro. Approx 32 miles.

Day 8 – Depart

THE EDEN PROJECT EXTENSION:

This tour will add an extra three nights to your holiday and will allow you to enjoy the delights of The Eden Project. You'll cycle to St Austell along the coast and enjoy a stay in the pretty district of Churchtown.

Day 8 - Follow the coast by bicycle from Truro to St Austell visiting small sandy beaches, seaside towns and fishing ports.

Day 9 – Cycle to The Eden Project, where you will spend the day exploring before riding back to your accommodation in Churchtown. 

Day 10 - Leave Churchtown and head for Pentewan where you pick up a traffic free cycle way through woods to the Lost Gardens of Heligan before returning to Truro. 

Day 11 - Depart.

Key Details:

  • Seven day, six night or eight day, seven night or eleven day, ten night with The Eden Project Extension itinerary
  • This tour will start and finish in Truro
  • The distance of this cycling tour in Cornwall is approximately 276km / 172 miles.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your Cornwall cycling tour, including:

  • Falmouth and Pendennis Castle
  • Land’s End
  • Lizard Lighthouse
  • National Seal Sanctuary
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • Poldark Mine
  • Trengwainton Gardens
  • Trevarno Estate
  • Boat Trips along the Coast
  • Surfing Beaches
  • Cornish Bakeries & Cafes

Getting to Cornwall

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from Cornwall.

By Car – Cornwall can be reached via the M4, M5 and M6 Motorway.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Cornwall including Cornwall Airport Newquay.

For more information on getting to Cornwall please the VisitCornwall website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from Cornwall