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Explore By Bike: Premier Camel Trail Bike Hire for Unforgettable Adventures

Welcome to Explore By Bike, your premier destination for Camel Trail bike hire.

Discover the Scenic Camel Trail Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable biking adventure? Look no further than the Camel Trail. With its picturesque landscapes, stunning views, and serene atmosphere, it's the perfect destination for cyclists of all levels.

Are you ready for an exhilarating cycling experience amidst picturesque landscapes? Look no further than the enchanting Camel Trail in Cornwall. With our convenient bike hire services, you can embark on an unforgettable adventure and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this stunning trail.


The Camel Trail stretches over 18 miles and follows the route of an old railway line, providing a safe and scenic path for cyclists of all abilities. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, this trail offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and tranquility. As you pedal along, you'll be captivated by the ever-changing vistas that include wooded valleys, serene riverside paths, and charming countryside views.


At Explore By Bike, we understand the importance of a comfortable and reliable ride. That's why we provide a wide range of high-quality bikes for hire, suitable for individuals, families, and groups. Our fleet includes mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, electric bikes, and children's bikes, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the Camel Trail at their own pace and preference.

When you choose our bike hire services, you can rest assured that you'll receive a bike that's been meticulously maintained and checked for optimum performance. We prioritize your safety and comfort, equipping our bikes with features like sturdy frames, reliable brakes, and comfortable saddles. Our friendly staff will also provide you with helmets, locks, and maps to make your journey hassle-free and enjoyable.


The Camel Trail is not just a scenic route; it's also a gateway to exploring the hidden treasures of Cornwall. Along the trail, you'll encounter charming villages, ancient landmarks, and idyllic picnic spots. Take a moment to pause and soak in the serene surroundings or visit one of the many quaint cafes and pubs nestled along the way. With our bike hire services, you have the freedom to stop and explore at your leisure, creating unforgettable memories in every nook and cranny of this enchanting trail.


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. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the awe-inspiring vistas and picturesque moments. And if you need any assistance or guidance during your ride, our knowledgeable team is just a phone call away.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a unique way to explore Cornwall, the Camel Trail is a must-visit destination. With our reliable bike hire services, you can embark on a memorable journey, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes and hidden gems of this remarkable trail.

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)

  • Adult Mountain Bike

    (Limited availability)

  • 24" children's bike

  • Weeride Co Pilot Tag a long

  • Intrepid children's trailer

  • Adult hybrid (low step)

  • Adult hybrid

  • E-Bikes

    Booking advised

Unforgettable Experiences Await

Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the Camel Trail on two wheels. Whether you're an avid cyclist or a first-time rider, our bike hire service is here to make your experience exceptional.


At our bike rental service, we are committed to being eco-friendly and affordable. We believe in promoting sustainable transportation options, and cycling is one of the best ways to do that. Not only is it good for the environment, but it's also an affordable way to explore the great outdoors.

All Inner tubes are recycled through Schwalbe and all tyres through Velorim

"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 for a ride to Padstow & back. A real adventure. We booked a table at Camel Valley Vineyards on the way back and enjoyed the whole day. One of those things in life we should all try at least once. Just do it. Thanks ‘explorebybike’ 👍👍" (LuxurySeekerNorwich - Tripadvisor)

Hire Requirements

One person per booking must leave with us one of the following items:

  • Drivers licence
  • Passport
  • Debit or Credit card

Card payments accepted


Opening hours - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Bikes must be returned by 5:30pm - late return fees apply

Bike Hire Pricing

Half Day Full day
Comfort Hybrid £14 £23
Mountain bike £14 £23
Electric bike N/A £38
26” wheel bike £9 £15
24” wheel bike £7.50 £12
20” wheel bike £6 £10
2 seat kids trailer £6 £10
Child seat £2 £3
Tag-a-long £6 £10
Dog trailer £6 £10

Whats Included in Hire?

Spare inner tube, tyre levers, pump, repair kit and helmet.