Cycle Trails

Hire a bike and uncover the trails of Cornwall.

Grab a bike and explore!

Cornwall is perfect for exploring by bike. Old tramways, rail routes and heritage coastline have been conserved to allow for miles of off-road trails. Passing through ancient woodlands, nature reserves and former tin mine country, the routes are varied and often full of wildlife.

Bike hire is usually available close to the trails and there are plenty of refreshment stops along the way. With many routes it’s also possible to opt in for just part of the way, take a circular trail or catch the bus one way and cycle back.

The Camel Trail

An off-road, fairly level route from Bodmin to Padstow passing close to the beautiful Camel Estuary and its wildlife; the trail is around 18 miles. A mid-way stop in Wadebridge means you can easily join for just part of the route. This route follows the former Victorian railway track.

cyclists on Bissoe Trail

Bissoe Trail

Spanning 11 miles from Portreath on the north coast to Devoran on the south this route passes through the Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve. Following the tramways once used to transport ore from the mines, the trail is largely off-road and flat.

Cardinham Woods

A technical single track trail around the slopes and woods of Cardinham Valley. Great for mountain bike enthusiasts and those with some experience. For the pro riders, there’s the added option of an extra challenging part of the course with steep sections and tough climbs.

The Clay Trails

A series of quiet pathways following the old routes from China clay mines to the ports around St Austell. Great for wildlife and for exploring beautiful and fascinating areas such as Luxulyan Woods, the trails include a few circular options.

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The Goss Moor Trail

Around 7.5 miles this circular trail takes you past Goss Moor National Nature Reserve. Quite a flat and easy ride which is great for wildlife lovers. Download a Goss Moor Trail Guide.

Mining Trails

A series of trails covering around 40 miles of mining country. Mostly off-road, they often follow old transport routes from the tin mines. Discover engine houses, woodlands and coast paths. Download the mining trails free map.

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cyclists on the Camel Trail

bike by the beach