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Mevagissey to Truro

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This morning you will once again be cycling along the Cornish Way, this time between Mevagissey and Truro.
moderate
Distance 36.3 km
2:54 h
468 m
473 m
As you leave Mevagissey pedal through the picturesque Roseland peninsula before crossing the River Fal on a small ferry (payable locally). Late on in today’s cycle you pass the National Trust’s Tressilick Gardens located on the estuary of the River Fal. It has a superb and significant collection of exotic plants and is one of the most popular and famous gardens in all of England.
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Angus Smith
Update: July 26, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
106 m
Lowest point
4 m
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Tips and hints

 This activity is included in the following itineraries:

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Start

Megavissey (12 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SX 01504 44889
DD
50.270537, -4.786814
DMS
50°16'13.9"N 4°47'12.5"W
UTM
30U 372667 5570238
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Destination

Truro

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 01504 44889
DD
50.270537, -4.786814
DMS
50°16'13.9"N 4°47'12.5"W
UTM
30U 372667 5570238
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
36.3 km
Duration
2:54 h
Ascent
468 m
Descent
473 m
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