The Coast to Coast Trail – cycle across the country in a few hours!
The Coast to Coast Trail, starting from Elm Farm in Cornwall, is the easiest and most popular ride for young and old alike.
The route is reletively flat as it follows to old pony pulled mining tramway. It is 11 miles each way from end to end. It takes most people 1hr 45mins each way at a leisurely pace. A rrive early and make a whole day of this brilliant experience.
The Coast to Coast Trail closely follows the line of two transport routes. The early horse-worked Portreath tramroad opened in 1812. This was the first surface tramroad in Cornwall. It gave the copper mines around Scorrier and St Day a transport route to the sea at Portreath. The other was the Redruth & Chasewater Railway. This was built from 1825 and linked the town of Redruth and mines around Gwennap, then the richest copper producing area in the world, to the port of Devoran on the south coast.
There are several places to stop for refreshments along the way – we will provide you with a map and identify pubs, cafes and places of interest to aim for.