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The Mineral Tramways

Portreath, England
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Not worth it in my opinion

From Devoran to Portreath on the Coast to Coast. It was quite busy when we were here on Tuesday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas L
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Stone, United Kingdom
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Excellent track take young kids on

Took my 7 & 9 year olds from Portreath to just past Scorrier (around trip of about 14 miles... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
danhuz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Devoran to Portreath on the Coast to Coast. It was quite busy when we were here on Tuesday. The whole trial is unscenic and boring in my opinion. It's such a slog to cycle it. The path near the Bissoe bike hire is rocky,...More

Thank Thomas L
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Took my 7 & 9 year olds from Portreath to just past Scorrier (around trip of about 14 miles) without either of them barely breaking sweat. It’s a gentle climb that is mainly off road or on very quiet lanes. Best suited to a mountain...More

Thank danhuz
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Cycled the mineral tramway from Portreath to Devoran at the beginning of October. A superb trail through picturesque countryside with only short stretches on quiet country roads. It gave us an insight into the history of Cornish mining and the people who toiled underground! Lots...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Whilst practising for an overseas bike trip in warm weather , we picked an amazing day to get such practice. In temperatures of about 25c we cycled from Devoran to Portreath and back stopping at Bon Apetit on the way back. Great ride, and fairly...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

What an experience. We hired two bikes from Mountain Bike Hire Cornwall in Portreath , which is a great locally owned business that is in the far right hand corner of the beach car park. For £25 we hired 2 bikes with helmets, pumps, repair...More

Thank David O
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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a fab bike ride. We parked in Devoran, before cycling to Portreath and back. Mostly off road with the bits that wete on road on a cycle lane. 11 miles each way. Have done it twice so far this summer, will do it...More

1  Thank JaxGallaghan
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

We researched the route and happily commenced the ride from Devoran believing it was a lovely flatish ride. The terrain was varied and whilst there were no major hills there were a few 'slopes'. We found the surface of the path unexpectedly challenging in places...More

1  Thank Adventuresof626
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

A good and slightly challenging cycle (for the inexperienced cyclist). 12 miles each way along a well-signposted and mostly flat route. We rented mountain bikes (and I do recommend something sturdier than a road bike) in Portreath for £15 each, and then followed the granite...More

Thank emwe8
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Portreath to Deveron cycle route, well signed and mainly off-road, a little muddy in places depending on the weather but mainly compacted or asphalt. Café and Bike repairs/hire at Bissoe. Slightly easier from Deveron. Car Parking available at either start.

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

We really loved riding this trail, coast to coast. It was well signposted the whole way, although we got in a pickle in the middle at the roundabout but mostly because some people tried to direct us the wrong way to the pub carpark. You...More

1  Thank Nik J
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