Who calls the weather in Cornwall moody, is right. Long periods of fair weather are just as possible as multiple changing weather in one day. All in all Cornwall is blessed with mild temperatures all year round. Especially the south with a subtropical touch. 20-25 degrees in summer make you want to go on long bike rides. April/May/June and the autumn months to October are good for cycle touring. Cycling rainwear should nevertheless always be with you.
Cornwall is with the British aenormously popular vacation destinationespecially during the summer holidays. During this time, cars and campers can be found even on the small roads that are otherwise hardly traveled. We can therefore only conditionally recommend this period for a Cornwall bike tour. If you have a free choice in the calendar, we recommend the months April to June. If you have time only in the summer vacations, we recommend a cycling trip in the south of England or a cycling vacation in Jersey In this period the gardens along the cycle paths bloom even more colorful than in the rest of the year. Huge, brightly colored rhododendrons, camellias, fuchsias, magnolias, wildflowers and shrubs are in full bloom. Especially beautiful are the countless bluebells that can be found especially from the end of April to the end of May.
Arrival and departure for a cycling trip to CornwallIf you want to take your own bike to Cornwall, we recommend that you travel by car. If you choose a rental bicycle or rental bike from terranova for your bicycle trip, we recommend that you travel by airplane.
Arrival by own car: If you travel by car, you have the choice between the tunnel shuttle under the English Channel (approx. 35 minutes from Calais to Folkestone) and the various ferry connections (z.B. Calais -Dover, Dunkerque – Dover, Cherbourg- Portsmouth, St. Malo – Portsmouth ,Roscoff – Plymouth). If you choose the classic Channel crossing to Dover, please note that the journey to Cornwall takes an additional 5 to 7 hours. As our Cornwall cycling tours start and end at the same hotel near Padstow, car travel is straightforward. You can park your car for the duration of the trip in the hotel parking lot in Padstow.
Flight arrival: We recommend that you book direct flights to Newquay airport on the north coast of Cornwall. You land directly in the heart of Cornwall not far from our first and last hotel of the trip. From May to September there are flights once a week from Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. Flybe offers year-round connecting flights from Düsseldorf to Newquay, Cornwall. If a flight connection to Newquay is not an option for you, we recommend you travel by plane to Bristol. You can book flights to Bristol (mostly with a change in Amsterdam) from all major airports. We will be happy to inform you and advise you on the most suitable connections for your departure airport. If you want to book an airport transfer via terranova on the day of arrival and departure, please note the current information on the respective travel page.
Travel by train: Travel to Cornwall by train is not recommended. There are no convenient connections.
Cycle path network in Cornwall
There is a growing interest in cycling in the UK in general and in the Cornwall vacation region in particular. Many beautiful bike paths are already signposted. New ones are added every year. Routes are usually signposted with the relevant number on a red background on a blue sign. Many route segments are maintained by Sustrans volunteer rangers who regularly inspect the bike lanes, remove trash, repair or report damage and if necessary. Signpost detours.
With a few exceptions, the Cycle routes in Cornwall On small side roads, dirt roads or bike lanes on roads. There is a pure cycle path on a disused railroad along the river Camel (Camel trail). From Padstow, we travel via Wadebridge to Bodmin, through extensive woodland and the picturesque estuary of the River Camel, passing magnificent villages and seaside resorts. In the numerous restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs along the route, you can eat and enjoy the delicious local produce that is served here every day. A popular stop is Padstow, where English celebrity chef Rick Stein runs his Seafood Restaurant, Bistro, Café and Fish& Chips Takeaway operates.