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Bodmin to Mevagissey

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Today’s cycle follows the Cornish Way from Bodmin to Mevagissey and provides an intriguing glimpse into the bygone industries of china clay and mining.
moderate
Distance 32.6 km
2:20 h
301 m
376 m
Along the way there is also the opportunity to visit the rainforest biodomes of the Eden Project or the magnificent 1000 acres of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. On arrival into the Mevagissey, the narrow alleyways, are brimming with charming tea shops, cafes and local inn's.
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Angus Smith
Update: July 26, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
163 m
Lowest point
8 m
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Tips and hints

 This activity is included in the following itineraries:

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Start

Bodmin (86 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SX 07254 67028
DD
50.471320, -4.717577
DMS
50°28'16.8"N 4°43'03.3"W
UTM
30U 378117 5592445
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Destination

Mevagissey

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SX 07254 67028
DD
50.471320, -4.717577
DMS
50°28'16.8"N 4°43'03.3"W
UTM
30U 378117 5592445
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
32.6 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
301 m
Descent
376 m
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