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.
Things to See
Built in 1958, inspiration behind the Virginia Woolfe novel 'The Lighthouse'.
Built in 1818 to warn vessels when there was 10 feet of water in the harbour.
Built in 1900 to guide vessels around the inhospitable shoreline from Pendeen to Gurnards Head.
Newlyn is the most important fishing port in Cornwall, famous for pilchards, mackerel and herrings.
St Ives Lighthouse
Built in 1830 to guide sailors safely into the towns sheltered harbour.
Legendary Mermaid carving dating back to 1400’s.
Places to Stop
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.