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MY Favourite Bike Trials

Cornwall has plenty of well managed bike tracks / trials, with something for any ability. For this reason, many people opt to bring their bikes with them on their stay. If this applies to you, we’ve provided a collection of our favourite places to cycle from the flat riverside to the bumpy woodland. 



Cardinham Woods


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Cardinham Woods is a large area of woodland found just outside of Bodmin. Here there are a huge number of trials that branch off in all different directions, something for both walkers and cyclists to enjoy. Looking at the map you can see Cardinham offers something for those of all abilities – just be sure to double check your heading down the right trial before setting off!




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The National Trust has recently repurposed Lanhydrock’s forested area into woodland cycle trials. Here there is many different trials of varying lengths and difficulties, so it can be an enjoyable day out for everyone. There is also cycle hire available here, with the prices being show on their website in the link above.


Camel Trial


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The Camel Trial is much more suited towards young families. This is because it is extremely flat with very few inclines along the whole trial. Stretching 18 miles from Wenford Bridge to Padstow, the trial is best enjoyed in small sections. The most popular being the 5 miles from Wadebridge to Padstow, due to the amazing views of the estuary! If you wanted a quieter bike ride through more sheltered woodland, I’d recommend the stretch through Shell Woods.


Eden Project

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The route from Wheal Martyn to the Eden Project allows you to explore the old China Clay country. The mostly gravel cycle trial winds around the former clay tips, finishing at the jaw dropping Eden Project, it also gives you the opportunity to explore the rainforest biomes and enjoy the freshly prepared food.