Walking and Cycling
Great walks – & guided walk companies
Penzance is the perfect place to explore the peninsular via the South West Coastal Path. At every turn the stunning coastline views, hidden coves and dramatic landscapes jump out at you.
Choose your routes as the trail around the Peninsular have varying degrees of accessibility
Some of the stand-out path sections:
- Penzance to Mousehole and then Mousehole to Lamorna Cove
- Sennen to Lands End
- Penzance to Marazion and then Marazion to Prussia Cove
- Porthleven to The Loe
- Zennor to St.Ives
Accommodation for Walkers
Most of the hotel and B&B accommodation providers are well suited to welcoming Walking enthusiasts with packed lunches, drying rooms and dirty boot storage.
Guided Walking Tours are a great way to get under the skin of the region and get that local expert insight to uncover the gems and heritage that you can often miss.
tourguidepenzance -Anna gives you an insight into the history, legends, anecdotes, pirates and smuggler tales of Penzance and the area.
www.westcornwallwalks.co.uk – soak up Cornwalls incredible scenery on a self-led walking holiday. Tailored made holidays for the adventurous and active on the finest section of the South West Coast Path. Local expertise delivered by local walkers ensures the best hiking memories. From 2 day to 10 day tracking breath-taking coastline from Marazion to Coverack, St.Ives to Mousehole, Lizard and Falmouth.
Packages include B&B, bag transfers, maps and info packs.
www.exploreincornwall.co.uk – with over 300 miles of National Trail, the South West Coastal Path offers outstanding walking experiences in the company of Cornwalls leading wildlife opening up hidden wonders you wont find in the usual guide books
Great Cycling routes & guided cycle and cycle hire companies
The Peninsular is great for cyclists of all levels with some super loops – all of which at some stage will give unmatched coastal views.
For some great cycle route inspiration visit www.komoot.com, which summarises some superb routes 15 to 30 miles in distance, many of which are intermediate road ride level on mostly well paved surfaces all from Penzance to Lands End, Hayle, St.Ives, St. Just.
For the gentle rides lovers, the Penzance to Marazion cycling trail (2.5 miles) is suitable for all levels and being a dedicated off road trail is ideal for family cycling with an opportunity to rest and explore in Marazion before you return.
Penzance Bike Hire and Guided tours – www.penzancebikehire.co.uk. A great selection of bikes for hire to suit your needs including electric bikes giving the opportunity to explore some incredible cycling trails in the area with local insight and guidance
From Penzance to:
- The Lizard (24.5 miles – 2 hours and 38 minutes)
- Lands End (11.3 miles – 1 hour and 16 minutes)
- Porthcurno (13.4 miles – 1 hour and 48 minutes)
- Mousehole (3.2 miles – 33 minutes)
- St.Ives (11.4 miles – 1 hour and 22 minutes)
- Gwithian (12.3 miles – 1 hour and 23 minutes)
- Cape Cornwall (8 miles - 56 minutes)
- Zennor (6.7 miles – 55 minutes)
- St. Michaels Mount 3.3 miles – 22 minutes)
- Kynance Cove ( 21.2 miles – 2 hours and 22 minutes)
The team also do guided cycling and walking tours including Poldark Filming Locations and with E Bike tours discover Standing Stones, Cornish Mining Heritage, Ancient settlements and Mystic sites
So….. hang up the car keys and explore by bike.
Accommodation with locked cycle storage facilities & drying rooms:
Panorama Guest House
The Summer House