The Sea Side Tour

Tours are free - included in your bike hire

The beautiful North Coast from Padstow to Padstow via Newquay, St Agnes, St Ives, then down to the West Coast via Cape Cornwall, Lands End and the Minack, returning along the South Coast via St Michael's Mount, the glorious Helford Estuary down to Trelissick and St Mawes before returning across country to Newquay and returning to Padstow.

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7 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.

Below you'll see just an outline of the tour - when you book we'll give you the special tour guide and information pack with full information.


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Starting from Padstow Harbour you head South to Newquay and then on to St Agnes.

You will pass some of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall on the way to Newquay.

There are  plenty of places to stop for lunch or go to the beach for a swim and a Pic Nic.

From Newquay to St Agnes you will be riding through Tin Mining country.

Past the beach at Porthtowan and the pretty port of Portreath.

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Starting from the centre of St Agnes you head towards Portreath and then on to Hayle.

There are several steep hills but they should be no problem on your electric Bike.

The final couple of miles into St Ives can be taken on a beautiful scenic railway that follows the coast into St Ives and avoids the busy roads.

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The Queens Hotel, St Ives, 01736 796468

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Lord Ryans, St Ives, 01736 370027 or 07429333481

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Birdies Bistro, Hayle, 01736 759307
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Mr B's Ice Cream, Hayle, 01736 758580

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Leaving St Ives Harbour you head towards Land’s End. This is a beautiful ride along the west coast with stunning views all the way.

You will pass Geevor Tin Mine, the largest preserved mining site in the UK, don't miss Cape Cornwall - until the 18th Century believed to be the most westerly point in the UK and now famous for being the only cape (where two oceans meet) in the UK, Land’s End where you can stop and have your photo taken at the famous signpost and finally The Minack where you can explore a unique open air theatre created from the breath-taking cliffside at Porthcurno or the award winning Porthcurno museum.

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Today's ride is partly along the coast and partly inland heading for the Helford Passage.

Just past Penzance you will see St Michael’s Mount. Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked or boat hop to the Island where modern life meets layers of history.

Make sure you stop at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Europe’s leading seal rescue centre at Gweek.  If you feel like a day off why not stay here for 2 nights? The Helford Passage is a delightful unspoilt estuary stretching from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay to the old port of Gweek.

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Meudon Hotel, Mawnan Smith, 01326 250541

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Distance: 25 miles / 40 km
Tour Type: Seaside, South Coast, Inland, Estuary


From Constantine you will head north towards Devoran.

After a delightful cycle ride to The  King Harry Ferry ( Free for Cyclists.) you will arrive at the Trelissick estate. Trelissick sits on its own peninsular in an unspoilt stretch of the River Fal with breath taking views and extensive walks through parkland and creek side woodland.

Located on the Roseland Peninsular St Mawes is popular with water sport lovers and walkers roaming through the lush vegetation on the many trails.

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Nearwater B and B, St Mawes, 01326 279278
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St Mawes Hotel, St Mawes, 01326 270 170

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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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