(4 days riding)



Priced from £599 per person, £50 deposit per person can be paid immediately to reserve dates. This deposit is fully refundable if the booking is not confirmed once the final price has been provided.

Up to 6 day, 5 night, all inclusive self-guided mountain bike tour.

Conquer the West Kernow Way, Cycling UK’s latest long distance, mainly off road route. 230KM/143MI, taking in the some of the highlights of the Cornish Peninsula. The official guide can be found here

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Typical Itinerary


Day 1 – Arrival

Our driver be at your nominated collection point at the pre-agreed time to load your team and all of their kit. When you arrive at camp, just outside of Penzance, we’ll cook you a hearty meal, run through the plan for your West Kernow adventure and then leave you and the team to it for the evening.

Day 2 – Penzance to Zennor

  • Approx. 4.5hrs
  • 59km/37mi
  • 790m

The tour starts calmly with a flat 5km (3mi) warm up, which takes you past the lovely little fishing village of Mousehole, which Dylan Thomas referred to as England’s loveliest village, before your first climb. A day of coastal bridleways, traffic free track and small country lanes awaits your exploration. Famous sites such as the open air Minack Theatre, Lands End (time to stop for a picture under THAT sign?) and the Levant Mine will guide you towards Neolithic era Chun Quoit to its relatively youthful neighbour Chun Castle, and on to the Bronze Age Mên-an-Toll, before you come to rest near Zennor for your second luxurious camping experience.


Day 3 – Zennor to St. Ruan

  • Approx. 4.5hrs
  • 61km/38mi
  • 720m

Day 3 starts out with a short climb but then next 13k (8mi) are mostly downhill along quiet country lanes and bridleways with fantastic coastal views. We recommend taking a short break to tackle Godolphin Hill’s summit on foot for some epic views across the whole peninsula. The awesome views are tapered by a bout of bike pushing on some of the coastal paths – an inevitable part of a Cornish cycling trip! Your goal today is to lick the Lizard Point – the most southerly mainland point in the UK, before coming to rest for the evening near St. Ruan.


Day 4 – St. Ruan to Carharrack

  • Approx. 4.5hrs
  • 60km/37mi
  • 900m

Day four leads with more coastal trails, passing by the winter surfing hotspot of Kennack Sands Beach, through picturesque Coverack before leaving the coastal breeze behind for a day of inland riding with more ups, downs, twists and turns. You’ll go all the way around the Helford Estuary, along miles of unpopulated country lane, past the Stithians Reservoir before hitting the traffic free Carn Marth Mining Trail to finish at camp no. four.


Day 5 – Carharrack to Penzance

  • Approx. 5hrs
  • 66km/41mi
  • 640 m

Your final ride takes you the rest of the way around Redruth and back into mining county. There are yet more hills to tackle on more quiet country lanes. The last 20km is mainly downhill with a small climb or two, just to keep you on your toes.


Day 6 – Home

You can have a well-earned sleep in whilst we make you a breakfast as unhealthy as you would like! After breakfast your driver will pick you up for the final leg, the journey home. Once back at the drop off point we will unpack and redistribute your kit before driving off into the sunset.

If you would like to extend your West Kernow Way adventure there are great adventure parks, fantastic surf beaches and hundreds of other attractions along the route well worth adding a break day or three to check out. Of course not forgetting the clotted cream and seafood worth snaring in one of Cornwall’s villages. Get in touch to talk through options to extend your stay and personalise this basic itinerary.


What’s included?

  • Transport for you, your luggage and kit from/to your front door
  • 2 person support team, on call incase of incident or emergency at any point during your tour
  • 3 meals per day. Chosen by you from an extensive menu of locally sourced, ethical ingredients and cooked fresh each evening over an open fire
  • Freshly ground coffee and/or a choice of tea with meals
  • Water bottles filled each morning
  • Energy boosting snacks for the day
  • Beautiful 5m canvas bell tents. Pre-pitched. Furnished with real beds and winter tog duvets and linen bedding
  • Routes loaded into a GPS device for the nominated team navigator and added to a backup OS Landranger map too
  • Routes available in GPX/KML format, viewable on Google Maps, Strava etc. for the rest of the team
  • Devices charged overnight so you are juiced up
  • A Nine Yards T-shirt for the lead booker and Nine Yards tote bags for the rest of the team

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic/soft drinks other than water
  • Personal equipment (bike, helmet, waterproof clothes etc) – We can arrange the hire of kit, if required
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses for souvenirs, pub trips etc.

If you would like a guided tour, need to hire equipment or would like to otherwise personalise the tour with add-on excursions, diversions, or any other changes, we can do that. Just get in touch via our Personalised Adventure page.

Nine Yard Tours is a boutique holiday experience provider and as such we are strictly limited in our tour capacity. This means you receive a fully flexible personalised service from our dedicated crew from start to finish. It also means once a date is booked, it’s booked and our small but mighty team is unavailable for anyone else’s luxury adventure. We sell on a first come, first served basis, so get in touch today so we can plan your most adventurous glamping experience to date


*All Preplanned Adventure routes are approximate and may vary slightly depending on campsite availability at the time of booking. We will confirm the final route when bookings are made. If there isn’t a campsite available at the end of any tour section, we will arrange transfers from the closest available site.

**Please note that all Preplanned Adventures are self-guided and participants are required to be proficient in their chosen tour method, be it cycling, hiking or paddling.