Cycling in Bodelva
The Cornish Way forms part of the National Cycle Network, a network of attractive places to cycle throughout the UK. Two thirds of the route is traffic free with the rest taking place on quiet roads. YHA Eden Project is a great base for mountain bikers and road cyclists alike. Running through the site of the Eden Project are a number of way marked routes such as the Clay Trails and the National Cycle Network. Just a few miles away are the mountain biking havens of Lanhydrock and Cardinham. The quiet country roads are also a great way to become acquainted with the local area.
The Cornish Way forms part of the National Cycle Network, a network of attractive places to cycle throughout the UK. Two thirds of the route is traffic free with the rest taking place on quiet roads.
YHA Eden Project Cycle Routes
YHA Eden Project is a great base for mountain bikers and road cyclists alike. Running through the site of the Eden Project are a number of way marked routes such as the Clay Trails and the National Cycle Network. Just a few miles away are the mountain biking havens of Lanhydrock and Cardinham. The quiet country roads are also a great way to become acquainted with the local area.
The newly opened Lanhydrock Bike Hub boasts three graded mountain bikes plus a skills area. Bike hire and a café are available.
Cardinham Woods, a mixed wood forest maintained by the forestry commission, has a 12km moderate mountain bike trail with two optional difficult sections which weaves through the woods. There is also an easy trail for walkers and cyclists which follows the river along the bottom of the valley. Café and bike hire available in the car park.
These traffic free trails are mostly tarmac or smooth stone and suitable for all level cyclists.
Eden to Bugle – a relatively easy 4 mile route which passes woodland and fishing lakes.
Eden to Wheal Martyn – a slightly more difficult 5 mile route which includes some steep slopes. Enjoy 360-degree views of St Austell Bay and the clay mines.
National Cycle Network
These trails utilise local minor roads and are suitable for people familiar with riding on roads.
The Eden Project is situated on NCN Route 2 which links Par and St Austell. This route is a road route and is best suited to experienced cyclists.
The Cornish Way/NCN Route 3 passes through the Eden Project heading towards Mevagissey and St Austell to the west or Bodmin to the north.
Other things to do nearby
The hostel has a handy emergency cycle and puncture repair kit on hand - just in case!
Situated in a former china claypit near St Austell, the Eden Project features a series of immense golf ball-shaped biomes which contain spectacularly exotic artificial Mediterranean, rainforest and ot
Visit the hands-on discovery centre and explore one of the finest mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country.
Don't miss this unusual glimpse into the past - a unique collection of shipwrecks, historical artefacts and varied exhibitions about the China Clay industry.
The jagged tor of Rough Tor is 1313 ft above sea level, making it the second highest point in Cornwall and a famous landmark of Bodmin Moor.
Enjoying the beers at YHA Eden Project? See how and where they're made with a trip to this award-winning brewery. Plenty to see and plenty to drink.
Don't miss out on something the area is famous for! Try an action packed surf lesson and take to the waves.
The largest, fastest and most exciting race circuit in the South West. Visit for a quick practice or challenge your friends to a race!
Fancy a walk on the wild side? Plan a day trip to one of the many isolated and quiet coves near Boswinger for a little wild swimming!
Explore Clay Country along the Pentewan, Bugle and Wheal Martyn trails on the way to the Eden Project. Don't forget that there's a £3 discount off entry fee when you arrive by bicycle!
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!
Offers an exciting range of extreme sports including surfing, coasteering, rock climbing, kite boarding and mountain biking.
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