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Tour Highlights

  • Cycle at your own pace through stunning scenery
  • Visit the historic Lanhydrock country house
  • Enjoy taking your bike on a steam train journey
  • Take time out to relax at Lanhydrock Cafe

Tour Details

  • Availability: Every day
  • Duration: 20 minute steam train journey, 2/3 hours to explore Lanhydrock and 2 hours cycling time
  • Location: Bodmin town centre
  • Cycling difficulty: Intermediate. Quiet lanes and off road with a short main road section.

Tour Description

After a short walk/cycle, take your bikes on the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway to Bodmin Parkway.

Once you arrive at the station, leave the train and start cycling back using National Cycle Network Route No. 3. This route will take you uphill through the beautiful Lanhydrock Estate on rough forest tracks, and eventually lead you to a lovely cafe where you can take a well-deserved break.

If you're interested, you can also lock your bikes and explore the historic Lanhydrock House.

Lanhydrock House is a beautiful Victorian country house located near Bodmin in Cornwall. The house was originally built in the 17th century, but was largely destroyed by a fire in 1881. It was then rebuilt in the late 19th century by the prominent Cornish family, the Robartes, who lived there until the mid-20th century.

Alternatively, you can take a leisurely walk around the stunning estate grounds and discover its hidden gems, such as the old outdoor swimming pool. There's plenty to see and do in this wonderful estate, so take your time and enjoy all it has to offer.

After your pit stop, continue on Route No. 3, which alternates between off-road and quiet lanes, until you reach Bodmin town. From there, you'll have a short section on the main road back to the bike hire base.

Frequently asked questions

Flexible Cancellation policy
If you cancel your booking more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled date, a 5% fee will be charged to cover the associated transaction costs. Subject to availability, it may be possible to transfer your booking to another date at no additional cost. Unfortunately, if you cancel your booking less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled date, we are unable to offer any refunds.
How long does it take to cycle back to Bodmin
There are some hills to negotiate on the return but 2 hours cycling time should be plenty of time
Is the route Traffic Free
The cycle route follows National Cycle Network No.3 which is mostly off road but does have some quiet country lanes and one short section of main road.
Are there any toilet facilities on the route
There are public conveniences at Lanhydrock cafe and at Bodmin Parkway Station
Are there places to stop for refreshments
Bodmin Parkway station cafe and Lanhydrock Cafe
Do we have to wear helmets
Helmets are not compulsory by law but we do encourage their use and are provided free of charge
Is the cycle route flat
The route does have two big uphills but you can walk these sections. The rest is flat and mostly downhill back to Bodmin.

"Amazing service We hired 2 bikes in June 2021. What can we say about this service. Absolutely excellent! From start to finish the owner communicated with us and guided us from how to park to where to start. Quick communication and nothing was too much trouble."

What is Included in this package?

  • Locks and puncture repair kit
  • Helmets and panniers if required
  • Trail repair service where possible
  • Steam train ticket (standing room only)
  • Free bottle of water per person
  • Map of the route