Cycle the Cornish Coast

Conor Fletcher

Summer's on the horizon which means one thing - it's time to get outdoors and explore. The best part of being in the heart of Cornwall is how much there is to see and do around this wonderful part of the English coastline. From the picturesque countryside lanes to the expansive open terrain perfect that's simply for a bike ride you'll always have somewhere new to discover throughout your luxury stay in St Ives.

With so many routes around the county it's quite hard to pinpoint the best place to start your journey, The Cornish Way is a bike route navigating a vast 200 mile stretch across the length of the countryside, of course this is quite the task so rather than peddle the expanse of Cornwall you can break it up to a more bite sized section, keeping things close to the Penwith area with The First and Last Trail.

The First and Last Trail winds down the countryside towards Land's End from nearby town of Hayle. It's a wonderful route if you're looking to discover the other side of the coast toward Penzance and Newlyn before moving on to the start, or end of England's coastline.

Heading out of St Ives on the southern coastal road leads you down the famed 'Tin Coast', this route's a little more for those comfortable with riding on the open road but it's simply perfect to soak in the inspirational sights of the Atlantic as you wind across twisting and turning roads passing by the odd mineshaft or collection of farming homes. The route is simply one of the easiest to access from St Ives, simply make your way to the B3306 and let the road guide your way.

Of course while you're staying with us at the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives you may be in need of bicycles to get you out on the road this summer. A number of local companies offer week long hire to make sure you're out on the road exploring the coastline, Lands End Cycle Hire have a range of bicycles from mountain bikes to on-road leaving you with a wealth of choice throughout your luxury summer in St Ives.

To find out more about what to do throughout your summer in St Ives why not take a look at our top things to do in and around St Ives and discover what's on offer a little further afield. If you haven't yet booked why not give us a call on 01736 7994175 and chat to one of the team about how you can start your luxury stay in St Ives.

Image credit to Matt Jessop and Visit Cornwall