Cycling at and around Penrose
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.
For those after a quieter ride, off the beaten track, the network of woodland routes around Degibna and Carminowe offer stunning views of Loe Pool, out over the iconic Loe Bar Beach. The routes wind through woodland and grasslands teeming with wildlife, so take care and keep your eyes out for fluttering butterflies and beautiful birds.
Over the last few years there has been a big project to remove or replace any stiles or kissing gates on our bridleways with all-user friendly gates, which can be opened without having to get off your bike, allowing you more time in the saddle.
Don’t worry if don’t have your own bike either, as bikes can be rented locally from our friends at Hire Bikes - Lakeside Cycles, based at the Boating Lake in Helston meaning everyone can come and explore the fantastic countryside.
For a downloadable map of all of our cycle routes, please click below or pop into the Stables Café and grab a fold out map to take on your adventure.
To protect wildlife, historic features and everyone’s safety, Penrose doesn’t provide ‘ off -road’ or any kind of ‘trail’ cycling. If you are interested in this activity, opportunities exist at Lanhydrock (Cycle trails and routes | Cornwall | National Trust) and Cardinham Woods (Cycling and mountain biking trails at Cardinham Woods | Forestry England), close to Bodmin on the A30
All we ask in order to avoid any accidents is to please stick to the waymarked bridleways, respect other users and enjoy this beautiful place responsibly, hope to see you out and about..