Padstow to St Mawes circular

Tours are free - included in your bike hire

A lovely tour starting on the Camel Trail and then along country lanes to Fowey. Next a glorious ride along the Pentewan Trail (traffic free) to Megavissey. followed bya short cycle ride to Heligan Gardens and then on to the  beautiful coastal town of  St Mawes. The penultimate leg takes you back to the surfing town of Newquay via the Cathedral city of Truro and finally along the dramatic coast road to Padstow.

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5 days

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Our free tours are unique! Each tour has been tested by me and introduce you to back lanes and parts of Cornwall you may not know.

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An easy start and plenty of time to get used to your Bikes.

Cycle 11.5 miles along the Camel Trail to Bodmin, there are plenty of places to stop for refreshments including the award winning Camel Valley Vine yards.

The route from Bodmin is a cycle path through the woods and then onto minor roads over looking farmland until you reach the historic town of Fowey.

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From Fowey it is just 6 miles to the famous Eden Project. Well worth a visit - allow at least 2 hrs for your visit. Cyclists receive a £4 discount at Eden.

From the Eden Project you now have a further 11 miles cycling, calling in at the magnificent historic harbour of  Charlestown, a world heritage site, then on to the busy fishing village of Mevagissey.

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St Mawes Hotel, St Mawes, 01326 270 170

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Leaving Mevagissey, via Heligan, then cross country to Veryan to St Mawes

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Meudon Hotel, Mawnan Smith, 01326 250541
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Nearwater B and B, St Mawes, 01326 279278
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St Mawes Hotel, St Mawes, 01326 270 170
Distance: 15 miles / 24 km
Tour Type: South Coast


A beautiful ride today with gorgeous views of the Carrick roads, a free trip on the King Harry Ferry, maybe a stop at Trelissick Gardens and into the cathedral city of Truro.

Truro is a cathedral city and county town for Cornwall, it is excellent for shopping. From Truro cycling along the back roads which are narrow and quiet, mostly just you and the wildlife,  until you join the back roads of the surfing town of Newquay.

Newquay is a surfers paradise with beautiful beaches and many water sport activities to take part in.

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Matt's Surf Lodge, Newquay, 01637 874651

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Distance: 26 miles / 42 km
Tour Type: Inland, Coast to Coast


Only 18 miles today, allowing time for a surf lesson on one of Newquay's beautiful beaches, Lunch at Jamie Oliver's 15 or arrive early at Padstow and relax for the last day of your holiday.

If you have a flight to catch from Newquay Airport (approx. 7 miles from Newquay) I will meet you either at Newquay or at Newquay airport. Or of course you can cycle back to Padstow and have another night there.

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Distance: 18 miles / 29 km
Tour Type: North Coast, Seaside

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