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Camel Trail

Padstow, Wadebridge and/or Bodmin, England
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Ranked #36 of 427 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely view, easy cycling as it's very flat and padstow is just a great town that you don't want to leave..

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's a shame the branch line to Padstow had to go, to create the opportunity to create the Camel Trail for cyclists and walkers, but with its shallow gradients it is an excellent introduction to medium length rides.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We ride the trail between padstow and camel vineyard every year and always enjoy the 16 mile round trip. This year was no different. Come rain or shine it is an excellent day out. We use the trail bike company who provide everything you need as well as top tips. Once we had a puncture and stopped at Wadebridge and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Flat ride with pretty views of estuary, lake, fields and old railway line very nice places to stop. Beware the Cafe with garden just after Wadebridge is shamefully over priced. Padstow to Bodmin is about 12 miles so good 24 mile ride. Or you can ride padstow to wadebridge about 6 miles. A good day out with a picnic in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is an awesome bike ride alongside an old rail like. Really flat to accommodate all fitness levels and with stunning views along the route. Bike hire places in Padstow and Wadbridge but make sure you book the day before or arrive early to avoid disappointment. We just managed to get the last bikes available and big thanks to trail... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Hidden gem in Padstow. Family run business perfect for a family day out. Friendly, courteous and willing to meet our every cycle need. Provided bikes for myself, daughter and fiancé which were a perfect fit and allowed us to have a thoroughly enjoyable day, look out for Trail Bike Hire, the yellow sign just before the start of the Camel... More

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Padstow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Exceptional customer service and very pleasant people. Thank you for helping to find a bike to suit my 36 week pregnant wife and also for rescuing us and refunding us when the wheel came a cropper! I definitely recommend this service.

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Kent
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70 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We cycled from Wadebridge to Padstow, had lunch in Padstow and then cycled back again. Some of us are very unfit but we all managed the cycle ride which is mostly (but not entirely) flat with beautiful views and lots of seats along the way. We were fortunate to have good weather - there are no places to shelter if... More

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HULL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hired bikes from Padstow cycle hire for a reasonable price and set off on the camel trail to Wenfordbridge. Was v pleased we set off early as it was very quiet. Had to contend with inexperienced cyclists and roaming dogs on our return journey. Very surprised dogs are allowed to roam with no leads and some with v little control.... More

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Rochford, essex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I cycled the camel trail and it was amazing, the bit between Padstow and Wadebridge is beautiful. bikes cost 14 quid from the shop we used, and my main tip would be to prebook your bikes.

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