Most people visit us for the Bike Barn where we provide cycle hire, sales and repairs right beside the Coast to Coast Cycle Trail but we offer much more.
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Elm Farm bike hire, camping and cafe in Cornwall.
As well as cycle hire, repairs and sales we have a Camping and Caravanning Club campsite with spacious pitches spread over 2 beautiful sheltered fields, a cafe/bar to enjoy and a cute 2 bedroomed holiday cottage.
We are positioned in a rural setting close to the north coast footpath between the sandy beaches of Porthtowan and Portreath, famous for their rolling breakers and relaxed surfing scene.
Free parking is available if you have your own bikes or want to use us as a base for activities such as great walks and bird watching.
Elm Farm is situated on the network of routes called "Mineral Tramways" that follow the route of some of the Cornish mining rail network. The most popular route runs from Portreath on the North coast to Devoran on the South Coast. Elm Farm is just 2 miles from Portreath and 1 mile from Porthtowan which boasts a great beach with Blue Flag status.
The 11 mile Coast to Coast Trail, sometimes called The Bissoe Trail, passes right by Elm Farm and is suitable for young and old alike taking less than 2 hours in each direction at a leisurely pace. This network of cycle trails provides a special way to understand Cornwall's industrial heritage within a wide variety of stunning landscapes.
What the press say...
"...the Coast to Coast Trail, which starts at the north coast village of Portreath and weaves its way down to the south coast hamlet of Devoran – a distance of about 12 miles. There's one main road to cross, but all bar half-a-mile or so of the route is on wide cycle paths running through glorious, rolling hills. We pass cows grazing in the sunshine, white-washed stone walls bordering idyllic cottages, and two old men leaning on a gate – a scene so perfect that I suspected the gentlemen in question of being employed by the Cornish tourist board. It's virtually impossible to get lost; waymarkers guard every tricky junction, relaying where you are, which trail you're on, and which direction you should be heading.
The trail dips and twists through forests, runs parallel with gurgling streams and never gets too steep or strenuous for moderately competent cyclists. An hour out, we pass under a spectacularly beautiful Carnon Viaduct, almost 100ft high and built when such enormous structures actually added to the beauty of the landscape. A group of climbers about to tackle one of its eleven arches nod and say hello as we glide past.
This is clearly a great family day out." The Independent
Tram Road, Nancekuke (Nr. Porthtowan), Cornwall. TR16 5UF