A great family cycle going from The Weir at Whalesborough, across fields and woodland to the beach all off road. The new all-weather track takes you around the farm on gentle gradients, with no roads, if you follow all the way around the 4 miles you event...Why not load the bike on the bike rack and go a bit further afield? For a more leisurely ride along the disused railway lines try: The Camel Trail, The Tarka Trail or The Granite Way.
National Trust, Lanhydrock Bike Trail
This fantastic bike trail offers a variety of trails for all abilities. The most gentle ride takes you deep into little explored woodland on the estate. Suitable for families and beginners the trail is wide, well surfaced and has no challenging technical features. This trail is also suitable for trailers, tagalongs and disability bikes. If the kids have any energy left after their bike ride they can blow off even more steam in the new adventure playground which is located near the Park Café and the car park.
The Tamar Trails Centre is the starting point for exploring 25km of trails through the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Explore the remains of old mines or jump off your bike and try your hand at one of the trail activities. Swap two wheels for a paddle and see the Tamar Valley from the water with a canoe session or channel your inner monkey by swinging from the tree tops with ‘Tree Surfers’.
The Big One!
You can cycle from Land’s End all the way to Bude on the National Cycle Route No 3 (also known as the Cornish Way). Starting off with visits to Mousehole, Penzance and Marazion, the route then heads through Cornwall’s industrial heartland to arrive in Truro. Here the route splits and Route 3 forms the southern option, crossing the River Fal on the King Harry Ferry and taking in Mevagissey, St. Austell and the Eden Project.
The other option is to head to Newquay and onto Padstow where you pick up the Camel Trial to Bodmin where the two routes convene. The Cornish Way then climbs up onto Bodmin Moor, passes Camelford and hits the coast for the final stretch into Bude.
Cycle Routes in Bude
One of the most pleasant and active ways to take in the sights of Bude is on two wheels. With roads and trails that are generally quiet and accessible, you’ll find us a great place for cycling breaks in Cornwall. There are some challenging places to conquer, but also pleasant, level routes such as the Bude Canal towpath and nature reserve