Cycling in and around Truro

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Cornwall is a county made for the great outdoors

Truro is part of the Cornish Way on the national cycle route 3. Below are some links to some of routes including the Mineral Tramways network which has over 30 miles of free to use trails with most being off road.

Also listed below are some of the bike hire business who can offer not only bike hire but advice on where to go, what you’ll see on the routes & good local advice.

Your Options:


National Cycly Route 3

Route 3 is a fantastic long-distance challenge for cycle tourers, bikepackers or other adventurers looking to get out and explore.


National Route 32

National Route 32 of the National Cycle Network constitutes part of the Cornish Way Cycle Route and is open and signed from Bodmin to Truro via Padstow and Newquay.


The Mineral Tramway

The rich mining area of Cornwall’s central mining district benefits from a 37.5 mile (60km) network of multi activity trails. Many of the trails closely follow the tramway and railway routes.


Clay country

Choose from a range of short routes for cyclists, walkers and horse riders along the Clay Trails.


Camel Trail

This largely traffic-free trail in Cornwall follows an old railway line. At 12 miles long and largely flat it’s ideal for families and less experienced cyclists.



Whatever your experience as a cyclist, there’s bound to be a trail to suit at Lanhydrock. Enjoy the ride through woodland and choose from a range of flat or hillier routes. Download a copy of our map before you come.



Great for a quick stretch of the legs or a fun adventure with the family, there’s Helston Drive. Offering smooth tarmacked bridleway which leads from Helston, through woodland and parkland to the Stables Café – a perfect spot to refuel and relax.


Goss Moor Multi-use Trail

The multi-use trail is mostly flat and relatively easy – much of it off road. It is surfaced to be suitable for walking, cycling, horse-riding and for wheelchair /m obility s cooter u sers and buggies. There are additional links and trails on neighbouring Tregoss Moor.