Cycling in Cornwall

Located in the heart of Cornish Way country, Trewhiddle is the pefect base for a tour of this stunning part of England. Located just a short drive from the quaint fishing village of Mevagissey, the picturesque Charlestown and renowned tourist attractions such as Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan, all of the highlights of the Cornish Riviera are within your reach. Signposted routes, peaceful woodlands and traffic-free roads are just some of the outstanding attractions for a cycling visit to the region. Cycle hire is available at the retreat.

Here is a selection of cycling routes that will help you discover this beautiful area.

Pentewan Valley Trail (3.2m/5km)
Leave the car behind for this route as you pick up the Pentewan Trail directly from Natural Retreats Trewhiddle. This traffic-free ride is just perfect for a nice leisurely afternoon. Cycle through wild flower edged trails, wooded countryside, and fine views on this route which takes you to the pretty beach, harbour, shops and cafes at Pentewan.

Truro – St Austell (31m/50km)

A wonderful ride that takes you through spectacular Cornish scenery and beautiful coastal towns and villages. The route starts with a lovely off-road stretch by the Truro river before boarding the King Harry Ferry. Once across you’ll continue along the coast taking in fantastic views of Pendower and Carne Beach before coming to the unspoilt fishing village of Portloe. Other highlights of this fabulous ride include a descent towards the 17th Century Caerhays Castle and the beautiful harbour town of Mevagissey.

The Camel Trail (18m/28km)

One of the most popular recreational routes in the country, the Camel Trail runs from Padstow to Poley’s Bridge, via Wadebridge and Bodmin. Passing through the wooded countryside of the upper Camel Valley and alongside the picturesque Camel Estuary – it’s a paradise for birdwatchers. Following the route of an old railway the Camel Trail is ideal for family cycling as it is fairly level all the way and the views of moorland, woodland and estuary are spectacular.


Disclaimer: While Natural Retreats tries to ensure the information is accurate, we accept no responsibility for any damages, loss or injury arising from your use of these routes. Please verify the routes before setting off on your trip, and ensure you and your bike are in a fit condition for the ride.