eBike Hire Cycle Route around the lighthouses of West Cornwall

LIGHTHOUSES OF CORNWALL

Discover 5 of Cornwall’s ancient lighthouses on this recommended Go eBike cycle trail. 

Cornwall’s rugged west coast is famous for its striking granite cliffs that take the full impact of wild Atlantic swells. This stretch of coastline has taken many ships over its history and promoted the build of many important lighthouses. The Ultimate Challenge 40+ mile route starts near Godrevy lighthouse, followed by St Ives, Pendeen, Newlyn and Penzance. Make sure you stop at Zennor and visit the church, where you can find the medieval carving and legend of a mermaid. Take a visit to the Moomaid Café for refreshments and their famous ice cream. Looking for a larger lunch then we recommend riding to the Award-Winning Gurnards Head.

Breath in the fresh air as you ride through wind-swept moorlands and easily tackle the rolling hills with the help of your eBike.

ROUTE AT A GLANCE

48 Miles

5-7 Hours

Route Map

Things to See

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

Godrevy Lighthouse

Built in 1958, inspiration behind the Virginia Woolfe novel 'The Lighthouse'.

Penzance Lighthouse, Cornwall

Penzance Lighthouse

Built in 1818 to warn vessels when there was 10 feet of water in the harbour.

Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall

Pendeen Lighthouse

Built in 1900 to guide vessels around the inhospitable shoreline from Pendeen to Gurnards Head.

Newlyn Lighthouse, Cornwall

Newlyn Lighthouse

Newlyn is the most important fishing port in Cornwall, famous for pilchards, mackerel and herrings.

St Ives Lighthouse, Cornwall

St Ives Lighthouse

Built in 1830 to guide sailors safely into the towns sheltered harbour.

Carving of the Mermaid of Zennor from the 1400's

Zennor Mermaid

Legendary Mermaid carving dating back to 1400’s.

Places to Stop

Moomaid of Zennor Ice Cream cafe, Cornwall

Moomaid of Zennor Café

Luxury Cornish ice cream and traditional cafe perched on the cliffs between Zennor Hill and The Atlantic Ocean. The farm runs down to the small village of Zennor famed for its legend ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’, the tale that tells of a young Cornishman lured into the sea by the beauty of the Mermaid.

Jubilee Pool Cafe, Penzance

Jubilee Pool Cafe

Jubilee Pool is the UK's largest and most celebrated art deco seawater lido in Penzance, as well as the country's only outdoor geothermal pool. Quaint café open 7 days a week to both pool users and passers-by.

Gurnards Head Pub, St Ives

Gurnards Head

Visible for miles with its yellow-ochre walls, this iconic inn near Zennor is a real beacon on the Cornish coast. 'Eat, Drink, Sleep' is the inn's mantra and it certainly lives up to its promise.