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Tour Highlights

  • Cycle at your own pace along the stunning Camel Trail
  • Enjoy locally sourced produce and unwind at regular intervals
  • hop on a Sea Life Safari to see the amazing marine life in the area
  • Enjoy discounts at venues along the trail
  • Relax with lunch in the lovely Padstow harbour

Tour Details

  • Availability: Every day
  • Duration: 2hr cycle to Padstow and 2hr safari tour
  • Location: Bodmin town centre
  • Cycling difficulty: Easy, mostly off road converted railway line

Tour Description

The route starts in Bodmin and takes you gently downhill on a gravel surface for a mile. From here, the trail is flat and straight, taking you through a tunnel of trees and past old railway platforms to Wadebridge. In Wadebridge, you'll cycle on the roads for a short distance before returning to the off-road trail.

As you cycle along the trail, you'll have the chance to see the steam train at Boscarne Junction (if you time it right) and enjoy stunning views of the Camel Valley.

Padstow, a charming fishing town located on the north coast of Cornwall, offers a unique sea life safari tour that is not to be missed. And the best way to explore Padstow and reach the sea life safari tour starting point is by cycling.

Don't forget to stop at the old quarry on the trail, where the Atlantic Coast Express is located. This is a fantastic opportunity to stop for a break and enjoy a drink or snack in a unique and historic setting. The café is located in a converted railway carriage and offers a fantastic view of the Camel Estuary.

The sea life safari tour in Padstow offers a unique opportunity to explore the Cornish coast and its marine life. You'll board a high-speed RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and be taken on a thrilling adventure along the coast. The tour is led by an experienced skipper who will provide commentary on the wildlife you'll see, including dolphins, seals, and seabirds.

If you have time on your return to Bodmin, visit the Camel Valley Vineyard for a glass of award winning wine on the terrace.

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 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
Is the Camel Trail 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 my hire base and the trail
Are there any toilet facilities on the trail
There are public conveniences in all of the main towns as well as pubs and cafe's on route
Are there places to stop for refreshments
There is the Atlantic Coast Express cafe between Padstow and Wadebridge, the Camel Valley Tea Room and Vineyard between Wadebridge and Bodmin and then the Snail's Pace Cafe at Wenfordbridge
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 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)

What is included in this package?

  • Locks and puncture repair kit
  • Helmets and panniers if required
  • Trail repair service where possible
  • 2 hour sea life safari tour
  • Free bottle of water per person
  • Discounts for venues on the trail