South of England Tour – Sennen Cove to Bude
- Tour duration: 3 days, 4 nights
- Total length of tour: 134 miles
- Total cycling time: 17 hours
The South of England tour will take you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain as you cycle across Cornwall. The cycling will be completed over 3 days, but you could of course extend your holiday at any of the campsites to explore the local area.
Your holiday will begin on the West Coast of Cornwall, at our pretty coastal campsite of Sennen Cove. During the first day you will travel across the county to another beautiful area – Veryan. If you wanted to spend a day or two here before continuing there is plenty to do including the Eden Project and China Clay Country Park. The nearby Pendower Beach that you will cycle past on your way to the campsite is a designated area of Specific Scientific Interest, while the campsite also houses a well-stocked fishing lake for keen anglers.
On day two of the cycling tour you will be travelling up from Veryan to Brentons St Austell, where you will spend the evening at our beautiful certificated site. This is a small site, with space for just ten tents, so make sure you book your pitch in advance.
On day three you will be heading into the north of the county, to your final stay in Bude. On this journey you will cycle the Camel Trail following a disused railway line between Padstow and Bodmin Moor. After a day’s cycling, Bude will provide the perfect location for a good night’s sleep among the stunning Cornish Countryside. If you want to extend your stay in this area there is plenty to do nearby including Tintagel Castle, the Hidden Valley Discovery Park and the Launceston Steam Railway.
Leg 1: Sennen Cove to Veryan
On the first day of your holiday you will be travelling through some beautiful Cornish towns and villages as you journey between the first two campsites – Sennen Cove and Veryan.
This is a beautiful stretch to start the tour, taking in some great scenery along country and coastal roads and cycle paths – there is even a ferry crossing to enjoy towards the end of the route!
This leg of the tour is just over 50 miles long and will take approximately 6 and a half hours to cycle.
There are a number of pubs and cafes that you could stop at along the route to have something to eat, many of which are mentioned within the instructions.
Some of the Cornish towns and villages are also worth stopping to explore while you are cycling through, while there are many places during the day that you are likely to want to pause at to admire the view!
Leg 2: Veryan to Brentons - St Austell
On the second leg of your holiday you will travel north from Veryan to Brentons – St Austell, taking in beautiful scenery in all directions and travelling through quaint Cornish villages.
This leg of the tour is approximately 34 miles long and will take approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes to cycle.
The quiet country lanes seem to stretch for miles, with lots of beautiful places to stop and explore along the way.
There are a number of pubs and cafes that you could stop at en route to eat and if time allows, do stop at the pretty parish church of St Colan; tucked away down a quiet country lane.
Taking you back in time to olde rural England, it is hard to believe that this beautiful gem is just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of the seaside town of Newquay.
Leg 3: Brentons, St Austell to Bude
On the third leg of your holiday, you will be travelling north through Cornwall, from Brentons St Austell to Bude.
On this leg of the tour you will be taking in the stunning scenery of the north Cornish countryside and coast.
This leg of the tour is approximately 49 miles long and will take approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes to cycle.
On this route you will have the opportunity to cycle along a section of The Camel Trail, giving you access to some of north Cornwall’s most beautiful countryside along a disused railway line.
Stop off at The Old Wainhouse Inn towards the end of your journey, where you can stop for a well-deserved drink and some hearty pub grub. There are also a number of pubs and cafes that you could stop at along the route as you pass through the many towns and villages.