Self Guided Cycling Holiday Cornwall
What to expect
This self guided cycling holiday is a great way to explore the best of Cornwall. Based in the small characterful town of Helston, this two to four night self guided cycling break covers a wide range of Cornish coastline from long sandy beaches and rocky coves to dramatic cliffs and creeks as well as the harbour towns on Portreath, Penryn and Falmouth.
Explore Cornwall's inland scenery; the wide open heath of Goonhilly Down and the mining country dotted with the impressive ruins of old engine houses. Along the way take in castles, exotic sub tropical gardens and visit the most southerly point of the British mainland.
£270 for 2 nights. £311 for 3 nights; £400 for 4 nights. Please use add-ons to select the duration you want. This is a great way to have amazing routes and have the logistics taken care of so you can simply - enjoy!
Day 1 – Ride down the west coast through the delightful Church Cove to Mullion from where you can continue all the way down to Lizard, the most southerly point of the British mainland. This also takes you to Kynance Cove where the combination of the rare serpentine rock and the powerful sea has produced amazing beaches with cliffs, caves and islands. The next section takes you across the Goonhilly Downs where the solid rock makes a good stable platform for the satellite tracking station.
Day 2 - Cycle through the Penrose Estate, an area of woodland around the Loe Pool now owned by the National Trust. Continue to Porthleven, a working fishing port and then follow the coast west to Praa Sands, a mile long sweep of sand renowned as one of Cornwall's finest family beaches that’s popular with surfers. A little further on is one of Cornwall's most famous landmarks, St. Michael's Mount, a little island community that can be reached by causeway during low tide.
Approx distance: 19 or 27 miles
Day 3 - Ride out to Wendron and on to the site of a reconstructed mining village. A huge beam engine dominates the site above ground while below you can explore the old tunnels and workings. The cycle ride continues through mining country with several old engine houses dotting the landscape. Continue cycling to Penryn, which was once the main port in this area before moving down the coast to Falmouth. There is still an active fishing fleet here and the docks still repair and refit some large ships although leisure is now a more important business with several exotic gardens, a maritime museum and pleasant beaches to enjoy. The impressive fortifications of Henry VIII’s Pendennis Castle still dominate the headland. Continue past more subtropical gardens to Gweek on the Helford Creek where the sheltered waters are a popular haven for leisure boats. It is also the home of the National Seal Sanctuary where they rescue injured seal pups from local beaches and also care for other abandoned sea mammals.
Depart to home.
Breakfast will be provided as part of the BnB's.
Luggage Transfers, Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps, Smartphone App with GPS, Emergency Telephone Assistance
What to bring
Meals other than breakfast
You'll need to organise your own transport to and from Cornwall and pay for Bike Hire or bring your own