Exploring West Cornwall on two wheels...
Polmanter offers an excellent base for touring the beautiful coves and hills around St Ives.
There are some lovely quiet lanes to cycle and we have a selection of recommended routes both for regular bikes and electric bikes.
The most beautiful route to cycle is the coast road between St Ives, Zennor and St Just, but unless you are a very fit cyclist, this is recommended only for eBikes, which are available to hire from St Ives eBikes.
If you are planning on bringing regular bikes, then we recommend cycling the relatively flat route from Polmanter to the Hayle Estuary and the Golden sands of Gwithian.
Coral route on map: Moderate regular (non-electric) bike ride of 16 miles & 850ft ascent
The flattest route from Polmanter following quiet lanes and cycle paths to Hayle Estuary and 3 mile beach
Purple route: Challenging regular (non-electric) bike ride of 18 miles & 1175ft ascent
Cycle from Polmanter to Marazion on the South Coast to see St Michael’s Mount
Green route on map: eBike intermediate ride of 27 miles & 2000ft ascent
Lovely ride from Polmanter out to Zennor, Men An Tol and Ding Dong Mine up on the moors.
Yellow route on map: eBike intermediate ride of 37 miles & 2700ft ascent
Cracking ride along the rugged North Coast including the Tin Coast Trail.
Lands End Loop
White route on map: eBike challenging ride of 50 miles & 3000ft ascent
The Big Daddy. Full day’s ride around the Peninsula including Land’s End and Mousehole