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Snail's Pace Cream Tea

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle at your own pace along the stunning Camel Trail
  • Cycle on the quietest part of the Camel Trail away from the crowds
  • Indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience with Snail's Pace Cafe's delectable cream tea
  • Enjoy discounts at venues along the trail

Tour Details

  • Availability: Every day
  • Duration: 1.5hrs cycle each way
  • Location: Bodmin town centre
  • Cycling difficulty: Easy, mostly off road converted railway line

Tour Description

Take a leisurely cycle ride along the quiet section of the Camel Trail to Wenfordbridge, where you can enjoy a delicious cream tea at the Snails Pace Cafe. This scenic route takes you through some of Cornwall's most beautiful countryside, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the views.

Once you reach Wenfordbridge, head to the cafe and indulge in a traditional Cornish cream tea, complete with freshly baked scones, clotted cream, and jam.

It's the perfect way to relax and refuel after your cycle ride, so take your time and enjoy all it has to offer.

As you cycle through the South West's most historic countryside, you'll pass by many heritage sites such as Hellandbridge, a 14th-century Medieval bridge.

This section of the trail is the nicest to cycle, as it's away from the crowds and offers a peaceful escape into nature. You'll see the old railway lines still in place, where trains passed very close to dwellings, and cycle through lovely tree arches.

The route runs through both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The Camel Trail is a great place to spot otters, bats, dormice, kingfishers, little egrets, marsh orchids and marsh marigolds.

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
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
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?

  • Cream Tea for two (fresh cake if sold out).
  • Comfortable hybrid style hire bikes (non electric)
  • Locks and puncture repair kit
  • Helmets and panniers if required
  • Trail repair service where possible
  • Free bottle of water per person
  • Discounts for other venues on the trail