Summer Bike Rides | Cycle routes in and around Falmouth
Fantastic views, traffic free routes, quiet lanes and more, there are a wide variety of cycle trails to enjoy both in and around Falmouth and beyond. Here are just a few we think you’ll love to try:
Falmouth to St Mawes
Approximately 16 miles in length, this route enjoys beautiful views as you make your way around the river. Not a level route, with some steep inclines, if you’re a keen cyclist this is one to try.
Starting at Ponsharden you’ll head over to Penryn, then onto Perranwell Station, before turning on to the traffic free cycle route to Devoran. After reaching the King Harry Ferry you’ll make your way across the river before heading off to the idyllic village of St Mawes where you can enjoy a bite to eat before heading home. Returning couldn’t be easier – just hop on the ferry back to Falmouth.
Coast to Coast Trail
Running between Devoran and Portreath this trail offers a fantastic day of cycling, crossing from one side of Cornwall to the other. Approximately 11 miles in length, go as fast or as slow as you like, passing through woodland, by streams and the historic mine buildings located in this area.
Originally created for horses to pull mining materials, the path is fairly level and is traffic free for much of the time allowing everyone to enjoy it – regardless of your ability or fitness.
The Camel Trail
A little further afield from Falmouth but well worth the drive is the popular Camel Trail. Following a former railway line, there are no inclines to tackle over this 18-mile route. Running from Wenfordbridge, near Bodmin to Padstow, it’s the perfect day out for families. Try the whole route, or just enjoy part of it – we recommend stopping off in Padstow for a bite to eat, ice cream or just a drink, before making the return journey.
Falmouth to Truro
Fancy visiting the nearby city of Truro but don’t want to drive? Why not cycle!
Taking the same route as the start of the Falmouth to St Mawes option, you’ll split off at the King Harry Ferry turning, instead cycling straight on and taking the next right, following the Route 3 signs to Calenick. Turning right onto Old Falmouth Road and again onto the Newham Trail, you will end up in the centre of Truro. A 13-mile route that takes you both on and off-road, and with some inclines to tackle – you’ll definitely work up an appetite for a well-deserved lunch at the other end.
Then return back to luxury and relax in our Retreat!