Cycling Routes and Holidays South West
And what's more, Farm Stay can help you locate the perfect holiday accommodation to use as a base for your cycling excursions. Our self-catering cottages on working farms come equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay (some even include a hot tub, which will provide welcome relief after a few hours in the saddle!). Or you may prefer the lure of a hearty home-cooked breakfast from fresh local produce and opt to stay in a traditional farmhouse B&B.
You don't even need to bring your own bike as cycle hire centres can be found in many towns in the South West. For your added convenience, this can sometimes be arranged through the owner of your holiday cottage or B&B. And the Farm Stay guest information pack provided will often include details of the various cycling routes that criss-cross the region, ranging from short trails suitable for families to challenging circuits for the fitter and more experienced.
Probably the best known cycling route in the South West (and one of the most popular cycle routes in the UK) is the Camel Trail. This flat 11-mile cycling route runs along the path of a disused railway line from Bodmin, passing through woodlands and alongside the River Camel then up the estuary to Padstow.