Mountain biking

Mountain biking around the Eden Project


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.

The traffic-free clay 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.

Hostels nearby

Mountain biking around the Eden Project

Par , Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SX 04872 54739

Lat/Lng: 50.360134, -4.7447178

Contact information

Other things to do nearby


Watersports in Eden Project

Near to YHA Eden Project is St Austell Bay and the Cornish Riviera where you can take part in sailing and other watersports or just take in the beautiful sandy beaches.


Cycling around the Eden Project

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.


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.

Teenagers ice skating

Eden Ice Skating

From October to February, skate the day away in the amazing setting of the Eden Project.

Child having fun on a zipline

Hangloose Adventure SkyWire

Fly head first at 60mph over the Eden Project on the longest zipwire in England, or try our giant cliff swing and stuntman airbag jump. Visit the Hangloose website.

Eden Project

Eden Project

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

Bottles of beer

St Austell Brewery

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.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

5 miles Lovingly restored, Heligan offers over 200 acres for exploration. Discover the romantic Pleasure Grounds and lush sub-tropical Jungle. Visit the website


Cycling in Boswinger

The hostel has a handy emergency cycle and puncture repair kit on hand - just in case!

Couple canoeing

Watersports in Boswinger

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!

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Boswinger

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!


Walking and Rambling in Boswinger

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! 

Children at a funfair

Camel Creek Adventure Park

Enter the magical land of Cornwall’s Camel Creek Adventure Park and hold on tight for Morgawr, the exciting roller coaster - great family fun! Visit the website

St Eval Karting Centre

St Eval Karting Centre

The largest, fastest and most exciting race circuit in the South West. Visit for a quick practice or challenge your friends to a race!

Newquay Zoo, image of Orangutans

Newquay Zoo

See penguins in their pool, visit creepy crawlies in the tropical house, watch big cats have lunch and learn about conservation. Visit the website