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Camel Trail

Padstow, Wadebridge and/or Bodmin, England
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Ranked #31 of 419 attractions in Cornwall
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: A 14-mile bike trail that follows the path of a deserted railway between Bodmin and Padstow.
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Brussels, Belgium
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a great afternoon on the Camel Trail, leaving from Wadebridge to Padstow (making for a 10 mile return trip). The views along the trail are stunning and there's plenty to see along the way. The trail attracts plenty of less experienced cyclists so watch out for them, as they may decide to suddenly stop or veer from their... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic trail with breath taking views! Absolutely a fantastic bike ride, no hills, no pot holes, no cars!!! Kids really enjoyed the ride and so did we!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have just come back from a wonderful week near Wadebridge. We cycled the entire Camel Trail and found the route to Wenfordbridge and Bodmin easy-going and beautiful as there were hardly any people on that stretch of the trail. On the first day, however, we cycled from Wadebridge to Padstow (last Monday) and within 15 minutes witnessed a terrible... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We have just returned from a week in Cornwall, staying just outside Newquay. We drove to Padstow after finding a leaflet about the Trail Bike hire company at the far end of the car park. Adult bike cost £12 with free helmet hire for the day which we thought was pretty good. Can't remember the cost for the kids bikes... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We hired our bikes from bike smart in wadebridge (£24 inc bike lock) this allowed us to park the car for free in their car park. We the. Cycled along the camel trail to padstow. Such a lovely bike ride, very flat and beautiful views. This trail would suite any age and any ability. It wasn't too busy when we... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We are keen Sunday bike riders and this one doesn't disappoint. We started in Bodmin rode to Wadebridge then on to Padstow then had to cycle all the way back !! Total of approx 25 miles. The trail runs along an old railway track through some lovely countryside then breathtaking views as you get towards Padstow. It's an easy ride... More

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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Have cycled from Wadebridge to spend the day at Padstow before returning to Wadebridge as a part of many holidays. There is a long stay car park behind Lidl where you can park for £4.70. The trail is well maintained with plenty of picnic tables along the route. The path is flat but a little bumpy in parts. About half... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I last did this trail then only 5 miles long 14 years ago. We were planning to go from Padstow to Bodmin but a lack of one car {bad back -long story} meant we did Wadebridge to Padstow and return about ten to 11 miles. There are some beautiful views of the Camel Estuary and an useful pit-stop halfway along... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It actually goes from Padstow to Wenford Bridge via Bodmin, so is longer than the quoted 14 miles, if you do it properly. Early starts mean you have the route to yourself for an hour or so. Then the hoards appear. Wadebridge to Padstow is fantastic, especially at low tide & in sunny weather. The views are spectacular. Wadebridge to... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We hired our bikes from Padstow Cycles - £14.00 for the day. We chose a perfect sunny day and left early at 9 am before the hoards arrived. We only cycled the first leg - 5 1/2 miles from Padstow to Wadebridge, the views are stunning across the estuary so remember to take your camera! The cycleway is completely flat... More

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