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Bodmin Jail Cycle Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle at your own pace along the stunning Camel Trail
  • Enjoy locally sourced produce and unwind at regular intervals
  • Enjoy a tour at the immersive, world class Bodmin Jail
  • Enjoy discounts at venues along the trail

Tour Details

  • Availability: Every day
  • Duration: 2hrs for Jail tour and half day to cycle depending on route chosen
  • Location: Bodmin town centre
  • Cycling difficulty: Easy, mostly off road converted railway line

Tour Description

Embark on a leisurely cycling trip from Bodmin to Wadebridge, making sure to stop at the Camel Valley tea room for a refreshing break. Explore the charming historic town of Wadebridge, then make your way back through the lush trees.

If you have extra time, consider visiting the Camel Valley Vineyard for a glass of wine while enjoying the serene views of the surrounding vines from the terrace.

Another fantastic cycling route is the quieter section of trail leading towards Wenfordbridge. This path takes you along the stunning river and through picturesque woods, where you can take a moment to admire the medieval bridge and pottery workshop.

At the end of your journey, take a well-deserved break at the Snail's Pace Cafe, which serves locally sourced and freshly made food and drink.

Before or after your cycling adventure, make sure to take a detour to visit Bodmin Jail. This intriguing attraction provides insight into the darker side of Cornwall's history, with fascinating exhibitions and displays that showcase the lives of the prison's former inmates.

Roam around the cells and corridors of the jail while learning about the stories of some of the most infamous prisoners. With interactive exhibits and guided tours, Bodmin Jail is a must-see destination for anyone fascinated with Cornwall's rich and diverse past.

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)

One of those things in life we should all try at least once - loved it Great service, great bikes, loved the added extras like a lock, offer of panniers, and a tool kit to cover the rare occasion when things do go wrong. We hired 2 hybrid bikes. A real adventure. We booked a table at Camel Valley Vineyards and enjoyed the whole day. One of those things in life we should all try at least once. Just do it. Thanks ‘explorebybike’ 👍👍

What is included in this package?

  • Locks and puncture repair kit
  • Helmets and panniers if required
  • Trail repair service where possible
  • 2 hr tour of Bodmin Jail
  • Free bottle of water per person
  • Discount at Snail's Pace Cafe