Pearls of Cornwall


Our Pearls of Cornwall mini break holiday package is no longer available. You can still go for easy rides in het area around St Austell with help from our friends of Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire in Pentewan.

From this rental, you can explore Cornwall's spectacular south coast. The Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, lovely Mevagissey Harbour and the surprisingly attractive Clay Trails; it is all easily accessible by bike with various largely traffic-free routes. We recommend you staying at a self catering caravan accommodation close to the coast, so you only have to unpack your bag once and have the flexibility to do other things as well. We can recommend Sun Valley Holiday Park.

Do you speak Dutch? We have a guidebook available with routes connecting all sights as shown in the video above (Dutch language only).

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Travel Information:

By train: We recommend traveling to Cornwall by train. Great Western Railway runs a direct link between London Paddington and St. Austell. Cross Country Trains also serves St. Austell Station with a good connection to Birmingham and beyond. Both companies carry bicycles for free, reservations recommended. From St. Austell you'll take a local bus to the Caravan Park. If you bring your own cycles you'll need to cycle this last section (up to 30 minutes one-way, routes from/to station included in route book). Total travel time from London: approximately 6 hours.

By plane: If you travel from further afield, Exeter Airport is the airport to fly to. The airport is a major hub of carrier FlyBe. Travel by bus or taxi from the airport to Exeter St. Davids Station. From there you take the train to St. Austell where you continue by local bus to either the Caravan Park or B&B accommodation. Total travel time from Exeter Airport: approximately 4 hours. Note there are also limited flights to Newquay Airport, which is much closer to St. Austell than Exeter. Travel by taxi, bus or train to St. Austell from this small airport, total travel time approximately 1 to 2 hours.

By car: St. Austell is located near the main A30 corridor into Cornwall and the turn off for St. Austell is clearly signposted. In St. Austell, take the road to Mevagissey to get to the caravan park. Total travel time from London: approximately 6 hours.

Pearls of Cornwall