Road bike ride Kenwyn Cornwall

Altitude Profile (7 ft to 453 ft)

Altitude range

446 ft

Total climb

2,264 ft

Total descent

2,320 ft

GPSies-Index 7.12 ClimbByBike-Index 57.36 Fiets-Index 0.03

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35.14 miles
209 time(s)
47 time(s)


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one-way trip

35.14 miles

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This trail, which follows the National Cycle Network’s number 32 route for 34.5 miles along primarily minor roads links the busy cathedral city of Truro in the heart of Cornwall to the coastal harbour town of Padstow on the north coast. Leaving the trail in Truro and heading north, the first village the route enters is Idless and its large mixed woodland. For riders looking for an off-road ride, the Forestry Commission’s Idless Woods offers tracks and paths varying greatly in steepness.
The trail continues under the A30 on quiet roads through the village of Zelah. The trail then continues alongside the A30, veering off eventually heading northward towards the pretty village of St Newlyn East, which is centered around three churches.
Heading northeast the trail firstly passes the quaint Trewerry Mill then the National Trust’s Elizabethan manor house and garden of Trerice. This hidden gem tucked away in the Cornish countryside is famed for its ‘barrel-roofed’ great chamber and its enchanting old Cornish apple orchard and gardens.
Carrying on along quiet, intimate country lanes, the trail eventually enters the suburbs of Newquay, where it continues along more urban and busy roads and crossings. With its range of beaches, young surf culture, array of shops and family atmosphere, Newquay has become Cornwall’s most popular tourist town. The trail then heads east at the junction of the A3058, follows this very busy road for a short stretch then veers northward around a housing estate, which is a welcome de-tour away from the heavy traffic.
Further east, the trail returns to quiet country lanes, passing the village of Colan, Bosoughan and Trebudannon, after which it enters the more populated town of St Columb Major. A steep climb out of St Columb and the trail continues on high ground up to the coast passing the small village of Rumford on the way.
As the trail enters the village of Treyarnon, it is well worth the extra mile ride down to the beautiful sandy beaches of Constantine Bay. From here, it is possible to navigate along the coast path. Alternatively, sticking to the National Cycle network route includes passing the equally beautiful beach at Harlyn.
The last three miles on the trail are along busier minor roads, after which it finally enters the very popular harbour town of Padstow. The trail then emerges on the banks of the Camel estuary where it joins The Camel Trail, Cornwall's third most popular attraction.
This moderately challenging trail is a ride for the experienced road riders as it only takes in an insignificant amount of off-road riding. The steepest sections are not particularly arduous and do not go beyond 1 in 7.
The most difficult parts to navigate are around towns, where the signage becomes less obvious.

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Starting Coordinates

N 50°15.821' W 5°03.795'
N 50°15'49.294" W 5°3'47.728"
N +50.2636930 E -5.06325800

Ending Coordinates

N 50°32.263' W 4°56.082'
N 50°32'15.835" W 4°56'04.963"
N +50.5377320 E -4.93471205

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