Details of the Cornwall peninsula by bike trip
The Cornwall peninsula by bike (also known as Cornwall), is a proposal for a relaxing trip through a magical land full of legends and myths.
Located on the southwest coast of England, it is the cradle of Celtic culture and is only 350 kilometers from central London.
Cycling along the peninsula you can discover its beautiful beaches, impressive cliffs, forests, small fishing villages and the famous island of St. Michael.
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Day 1: Arrival at Truro
Relaxing day to visit the city the day before starting to cycle.
Day 2: True – Helston 37-49km
Today’s stage will be gentle, but with some climbing that will give us some exercise in the first part. It will be worth the climb in Truro and Falmouth and Constantine and Gweek. We will visit the Wheal Jane mines and reach the historic town of Penryn.
We will then descend to Falmouth, a pleasant seaside town where we can visit its exotic gardens, the maritime museum and see beautiful beaches. We will have a chance to see Henry VIII’s impressive Castle Fortress which still dominates the landscape before continuing on to Helford Creek.
Day 3: Circular route from Helston 39- 56 km
This day’s stage will take us to the southernmost point of Great Britain, Lizard. We will visit the beaches of Church Cove and Kynance Cove with magnificent cliffs, caves and islands such as those in the area of Goonhilly Downs.
Day 4: Helston – Penzance 29 km
Today’s stage is short, but full of history. We will pass through Porthleven, a pretty fishing village and former shipbuilding landmark. Then we will cycle along the coast to Praa Sands, one of the best known beach areas in Cornwall.
A few kilometers away is the famous island of St. Michael’s Mount, which can only be reached at low tide by a beautiful path.
Day 5: Circular route from Penzance 29 o 45 km
On today’s circular stage we will learn more about the town of Newlyn, an important fishing port in England and the inspiration for the Newlyn School of Art.
We will cycle to the Merry Maidens, a Bronze Age stone circle set amidst a remarkable concentration of ancient Celtic standing stones.
Day 6: Penzance – Truro 52 km
Last stage of our trip. We will travel along the north coast and its marshes, sand dunes and steep cliffs for several kilometers where we will enjoy the formidable views of the Atlantic.
We will enter through a curious path between trees in the forest of “Tehidy Country Park” to reach the spectacular cove of Portreath. We will reach Truro through a few miles of forest characteristic of the area.
Day 7: End of the trip
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What is it like to do the Cornwall peninsula by bike trip
The accommodations on this cycling trip through the southwest of England are specially selected. You will sleep in charming rural lodgings.
I am only one person, can I still book?
Yes, you can book as a single traveler.
Is it possible to rent a bike?
Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.
Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?
Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.
Is it possible to cancel?
We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.
And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:
– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.
– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.
– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.
In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.
Are there roads?
Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.
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