Walking and Cycling


Walking and Cycling


Walking and Cycling

Penzance Walks and Cycling

Ready for a walk on the wild side?

Penzance is the perfect base for exploring our dramatic peninsula, via the South West Coastal Path. At every turn stunning coastline views, hidden coves and wildly beautiful landscapes jump out at you.

Choose your routes carefully, as the paths around the peninsula have varying degrees of accessibility.

Most of our featured hotel and B&B accommodation providers are well suited to welcoming walking enthusiasts with packed lunches, drying rooms and dirty boot storage.

Here’s a few Penzance walks – and routes further afield – we love

Penzance to Mousehole and then Mousehole to Lamorna Cove
Penzance to Marazion and then Marazion to Prussia Cove
Sennen to Land’s End
Porthleven to The Loe
Zennor to St Ives

And if you’ve arrived at this page looking for something a bit closer to the town, read our fascinating guide that takes you on a guided tour through the nooks and crannies of Penzance.

Penzance walks: guided tours

Guided walking tours are a great way to get under the skin of the region. You’ll enjoy local expert insight to uncover the gems and heritage that you might otherwise miss.
Here’s a flavour of what’s on offer:


tourguidepenzance – Anna provides a fascinating insight into the history, legends, anecdotes, pirates and smuggler tales of Penzance and the area.


www.westcornwallwalks.co.uk – Soak up Cornwall’s incredible scenery on a walking holiday. These are tailormade holidays for the adventurous and active on the finest section of the South West Coast Path. Expertise is delivered by local walkers, to share the secrets and delights of our unforgettable landscape. Choose from two days all the way up to 10 days enjoying the breathtaking coastline from Marazion to Coverack, St Ives to Mousehole, and the Lizard to Falmouth. Packages include B&B, bag transfers, maps and info packs.


www.exploreincornwall.co.uk – Discover Cornwall’s wildlife, hidden corners, stunning cliffs and wide open moors on walks with a leading Cornwall naturalist.

Cycling Penzance: routes, guided rides and cycle hire

The Peninsula is great for cyclists of all levels, with some fabulous loops – all of which offer breathtaking coastal views.

For inspiration, visit www.komoot.com. This summarises some superb routes in the area from 15 to 30 miles, many of which are intermediate road ride level on mostly well-paved surfaces.

If you’re looking for a gentle ride with a bit of flat, the Penzance to Marazion cycling trail (2.5 miles) is suitable for all levels. It’s an off-road trail, too, making it ideal for family cycling and you’ll get the opportunity to rest and explore in Marazion before you return.

The guided tour experience

Penzance Cycle Hire offers a great selection of bikes for hire, including electric bikes, giving you the opportunity to explore some incredible cycling trails in the area with local insight and guidance.

Starting from Penzance, tours include:
The Lizard (24.5 miles – 2 hours and 38 minutes)
Land’s 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 offers guided cycling and walking tours including Cornish mining heritage, ancient settlements and mystic sites. One not to miss is their Poldark filming guided tour. Iconic locations at Penberth Cove, Porthgwarra, Porthcurno and Botallack all featured in filming and you’ll get to see some of these on a tour.

So why not hang up the car keys and give it a go!

Cycling Penzance: accommodation

Accommodation with locked cycle storage facilities & drying rooms:

Blue Seas

Keigwin House

Panorama Guest House

The Summer House