Explore brilliant cycle paths in Cornwall whilst uncovering the wildlife, beaches, culture and areas you never knew existed. Here’s some inspiration for cycle paths in Cornwall, suitable for all ages and abilities.
The Camel Trail
Families love the Camel Trail. Following a former railway line for 18 miles and passing through the beautiful Cornish countryside, this cycle path is easy-going, meaning it’s the perfect cycle path in Cornwall for those who have mastered two-wheel riding or for those carrying precious loads. Visitors can also easily hire bikes in Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin. The Camel Trail is definitely a crowd favourite when it comes to cycle paths in Cornwall.
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The Bodmin Beast
A 12km cycle path in Cornwall, explores the fells of the Cardinham Valley, and as its name suggests, it isn’t for the faint hearted. The Bodmin Beast is very popular with mountain bikers and adrenaline junkies, with climbs and technical tests, as well as breath-taking views which you can see for miles. For those who like to take things a little steadier, the Cardinham Woods offers plenty of gentle cycle paths to enjoy.
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The Cornish Way
The Cornish Way is the longest cycle path in Cornwall at an astonishing 180 miles. The cycle route is part of the National Cycle network and runs from Land’s End, all the way to Bude located on the Devonshire boarder. There are two cycle paths to choose from: go through Padstow onto the North Cornish coast, or go through St Austell on the South Cornish coast. Both cycle paths have stunning views and you really get to see what Cornwall is all about.
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The Clay Trails
Explore the five idyllic paths that make up the Clay Trails. Make sure to take in the beauty and peace of the surroundings and capture it in your memory. These cycle paths in Cornwall first opened in March 2005 and new trails continue to open regularly for visitors to explore this unique side of Cornwall. The stunning scenery is visible for many miles and is definitely easy on the eye. The ex- industrial area is being transformed, creating a haven for wildlife.
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