Explore By Bike - Bike Rental Cornwall

Explore By Bike - Bike Rental Cornwall

Rent a bike and embark on a Cornish adventure along the Camel Trail

Looking for things to do in Cornwall where you can immerse yourselves in the surroundings and get a bit active? We recommend taking to two wheels by renting a bike for a hassle-free Cornish adventure with the family!

How Explore By Bike works:

  • Choose either half day or full day bike rental from the ticket options below
  • Tap 'book now' and choose the bike/s you would like to rent
  • Book your trip! eTickets are sent instantly by email and text
  • Arrive at Explore by Bike on the day of your visit to collect your bikes
  • Your adventure begins!

What is the Camel Trail?

The Camel Trail is one of the most popular recreational cycle trails in the UK. Running along the River Camel in Cornwall, it's a go-to trail for anyone wishing to explore the area and Cornwall's hidden gems. 

The Camel Trail runs from Padstow to Wenfordbridge passing through Wadebridge and Bodmin along the route. The trail passes through beautiful wooded countryside in the Camel Valley as well as the picturesque Camel Estuary.

With its picturesque landscapes, stunning views, and serene atmosphere, it's the perfect destination for cyclists of all levels.

Where will the Camel Trail take me?

Start by cycling through historic Bodmin and then onto the famous Camel Trail. From here you can cycle the beautiful tree covered sections to Wadebridge with little other cycle traffic. This is the ideal route for half day bike rentals. 

For a full day bike rental, you can continue to Padstow on the busier part of the trail but with stunning views of the Camel Estuary.

Or, you can head the other way, away from the crowds, through gorgeous Cornish countryside towards Wenfordbridge.

When you collect your bikes, the team at Explore by Bike will be there to help you if you have any questions about your route.

Bike rental in Cornwall for all abilities

The Camel Trail in Cornwall is an old railway line so is a flat trail perfect for all abilities. Plus, they also have electric bike options available for anyone who wants a bit of an easier ride. 

Explore by Bike has lots of bike options available so is perfect for anyone looking for:

  • Things to do in Cornwall with little ones
  • Active family days out in Cornwall
  • Dog-friendly things to do in Cornwall
  • Fun things to do in Cornwall for couples
  • A wholesome day activity in Cornwall for a group of friends
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How to find us

Explore By Bike
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Explore by Bike are based on the Camel Cycle Trail at Bodmin in Priory car park in Bodmin Town

  • Helmets provided free of charge
  • Food&drink - there is the Atlantic Coast Express café between Padstow and Wadebridge, the Camel Valley Tea Room and Vineyard between Wadebridge and Bodmin, and then the Snail's Pace Café at Wenfordbridge
  • Toilets - there are public conveniences in all of the main towns as well as pubs and cafe's on route
  •  Bikes need to be back by 5:30pm at the latest

  • To make the most of your adventure, we recommend planning your ride in advance. Check the weather forecast, wear comfortable clothing, and pack some snacks and water

  • If you need any assistance or guidance during your ride, the knowledgeable team at Explore by Bike are there to help and will provide you with all the information you need when you collect your bike/s

People also ask:

  • Is the Camel Trail flat?

    The trail is a disused railway line which has small sections of very slight incline (1-2 degrees) but otherwise is flat and well surfaced (tarmac or thin gravel)

  • Is the Camel Trail route traffic free?

    There is a 5-minute cycle on roads to join Wadebridge and Padstow sections. There is also a 5-minute section on roads between the bike rental and the trail

  • How long does it take to cycle the Camel Trail?

    Padstow to Wadebridge is 5 miles normally taking 45 mins Wadebridge to Bodmin is 6.1 miles normally taking 1 hour Bodmin to Wenfordbridge is 7.1 miles taking approx 1.30 mins

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