Porthleven, with its stunning coastal views and charming village atmosphere, is the newest location for RideOn E-Bikes and it’s a great starting point for a bike adventure in Cornwall. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a leisurely rider, there are plenty of stunning places to explore on two wheels when you hire a bike from RideOn Porthleven!
The Lizard Peninsula
The Lizard Peninsula is the most southerly point in the UK and it’s a cyclist’s dream. Explore picturesque fishing villages like Cadgwith and Coverack and be sure to make a stop at Kynance Cove (you’ll have to lock your bike up in the carpark and walk down to the cove), known for its turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs. Oh and be sure to fuel up with an Ann’s pasty when you’re there!
En route to the Lizard, and just a few miles inland from Porthleven, Helston is a historic market town worth visiting. Cycle through its narrow streets, visit the famous Helston Museum and Grylls Monument and maybe stop off at the Blue Anchor, Helston’s 15th Century Inn which serves up the infamous local ale, Spingo which is brewed on premises.
Head north- west from Porthleven along the scenic south coast to Prussia Cove, a hidden gem that offers stunning views of rocky coves and secluded beaches. Pack a lunch and your swim gear because this peaceful spot is perfect for a picnic or a refreshing dip in the clear blue waters.
Marazion and St. Michael’s Mount
Fancy extending your ride onwards from Prussia Cove? Keep cycling on to Marazion and marvel at the majestic St. Michael’s Mount. This iconic island which is home to the St Aubyn’s family, but managed by the National Trust, can be accessed by causeway at low tide or by boat. Take a break from cycling and explore the castle and beautiful sub-tropical gardens.
Just a short distance east of Porthleven is Praa Sands, a haven for surfers and beach lovers. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the coast, breathe in the fresh sea air, and make sure to dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean. This mile-long stretch of golden beach, is home to the Beachcomber cafe and The Welloe – both with amazing views of the sea and sand, so when you need to stop and refuel, either place will do nicely!
Venture inland to the Penrose Estate, owned by the National Trust. With its extensive network of cycling trails, this enchanting woodland is perfect for those seeking a peaceful escape. Don’t miss Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall.
Cycle along the scenic route to Gweek, a quaint village situated on the banks of the Helford River. Visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and learn about their important conservation work, or simply relax with a cup of tea at one of the charming riverside cafes.
These are just a small selection of the many beautiful destinations that can be easily explored by bike from Porthleven. If you’re not familiar with the Cornish country lanes and coastal paths, there are a number of apps you can download that will guide you to each destination including Kamoot, Bikemap, Strava and OS Maps, to name just a few. But no app beats local knowledges, so just ask Matt and Chris when you pop in to hire!
What are you waiting for? Book a bike online at Porthleven or call RideOn Porthleven on 07462 411664 and get ready for an unforgettable cycling adventure in this stunning corner of Cornwall.