11.7 miles
533 ft
-532 ft
372 ft
High Point

This route is called the Coast to Coast Trail which is a part of the Mineral Tramways Network in Cornwall. It was one of the first parts of the network to be built and is the main trail which links many other areas. The trail runs from Portreath on the north Cornish coast to Devoran in the south. The trail also links with areas such as Poldice and Unity Woods.

The trail itself is fairly easy, family friendly with a wide path. There are a few short road sections but most is on a purpose built trail used by bikes, walkers and horse riders. There are no trail features as such, but there are many more challenging trails which are connected to this trail for those wishing to push themselves The trail also runs through a nature reserve near Devoran and also takes in a large area mining area (part of the Poldice Valley). There is wonderful and constantly changing scenery at every turn, it is a great ride for all abilities - be it a quiet ride with the kids or trying to get a PB over the full 23 miles (there and back).

Detailed Description
Coast to Coast Trail is a 12 mile popular easy route located near Portreath. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 533 ft with a max elevation of 372 ft then descends -532 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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Christhevanman (Aug 14, 2022 at 10:23)
Brilliant mostly off-road ride across the country. Great if you are in a party with less experienced cyclists as the trail never becomes too challenging and there are plenty of places to stop. My advice is to take it easy and enjoy the ride. There’s not much in the way of facilities at the Southern end, so don’t rely on it for lunch (or even a coffee!). It was not crowded when we did it, which made it even more enjoyable.
  • + 1
huck-lover (Apr 13, 2019 at 3:54)
Good ride for Families
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CornishPar (Jun 7, 2018 at 12:56)
A good ride today, head wind on the way out with a tail wind on the way back - perfect. Trail riding well.
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CornishPar (Jun 1, 2018 at 12:11)
Fine and clear with a few puddles.
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CornishPar (Apr 26, 2018 at 13:33)
Rode to the whole thing today, a good blast and found a few new little lumps and bumps to get air from! Riding well, but head wind on the way back was no good!
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CornishPar (Apr 21, 2018 at 3:03)
Rode the section from Scorrier to Portreath. It was mostly dry and all clear. Not too many people about so I could give it a little extra pace. Really enjoyed blasting it a little!
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CornishPar (Apr 2, 2018 at 13:25)
Only rode the end section near Bissoe. Lots of fun. Quite wet and muddy in places. Found some great little jumps and drop offs! Certainly worth having another go next time I am down there.
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CornishPar (Mar 5, 2018 at 1:42)
Very busy being a Sunday, but clear and damp. No problems and very little snow remaining.
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CornishPar (Feb 7, 2018 at 12:23)
Clear and fine, saw a few other guys there today. Always good to ride.
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CornishPar (Dec 1, 2017 at 13:05)
All clear but very wet in places, but there were no issues - that is the joy of this trail.


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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
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    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
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More Stats for Coast to Coast Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    13 ft
  • Altitude start
    23 ft
  • Altitude end
    23 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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