The full Coast to Coast Trail is 11 miles long, but you don’t have to do all of it – especially if you’re five and you’ve only just learned to ride a bike by yourself! The trail follows tramway and railway routes used to transport ore and supplies from the mines to the ports on the coasts. This also means it’s generally level, and mainly off road.
As you cycle along the route, you’ll pass through the heart of Cornish tin mining country. There are old mine workings dotted across the landscape. There’s also plenty of opportunity for wildlife spotting. In early spring, when the gorse is at its best, it transforms the landscape with its vivid yellow flowers.
There are also several Other Routes you can access from Bissoe, spanning 60km in all. And the trails aren’t just great for cycling – horse riders and walkers can also enjoy them too.