Hiking holidays Cornwall Centre tour

Hiking: Cornwall

In the British Carribeans

Endless sandy beaches, palm trees on the shores and a red ball of fire as the sun sinks into the sea. The southern charm is probably the biggest surprise that the county of Cornwall has to offer. The Gulf Stream is responsible for this, providing pleasant temperatures all year round in the southwest of Great Britain. But the coast also has its rough sides: Cliffs drop steeply into the sea and rocky steps and paths challenge even experienced hikers. The starting point for this hiking week is the small coastal town of St. Ives. During the day you will discover the most beautiful walks in this region. Every evening, a convertible bus brings you back to St. Ives. In the evening you can relax in a seafood restaurant or in one of the many pubs. Caribbean atmosphere paired with British charm: only Cornwall has that. 

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Itinerary

The wild and colourful Cornish coast has inspired creative minds throughout the years. Proof of this can be found in the many museums and galleries in the small town of St. Ives. Wave riders dance off the coast, while those who prefer a more leisurely pace can stroll along the long sandy beaches. The many pubs and excellent restaurants are "very British". 

A scenic train ride takes you to Leland in a few minutes. The church of St Uny is well worth a visit. From here, you walk back to St Ives via beaches, dunes and coastal paths. Part of the way leads along the pilgrimage path "St Michaels Way" to Carbis Bay. Then pass manicured front gardens with palms and flowers to Porthminster Beach. Walk around the small peninsula "The Island" with the chapel on top. A perfect start to your walking tour.

approx. 3 h
approx. 8 km
150 m
150 m

In the morning transfer to the coast of the North Cliffs. A wonderful hiking trail leads above rugged, steep cliffs. With a bit of luck, you might spot seals far down in the bay. With a view of the lighthouse on the offshore islet, you circle the headland of Godrevy and cross a nature reserve with numerous water birds. You reach the harbour of Hayle via beautiful dune paths and walk along the river to the centre. From here by bus back to St. Ives.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 15 km
150 m
200 m

After discovering the coast east of St. Ives on the first few days, you will follow the Coastal Path westwards from today on. Steady ups and downs along bizarre rock formations high above the sea characterise today's stage, some sections are rocky and steep. But your efforts are rewarded with fantastic views of the sea and the high plains. At the end of the stage, you reach the small village of Zennor, where a visit to the church and the pub is worthwhile. From here, take the double-decker panoramic bus back to St. Ives.

approx. 4 – 4.5 h
approx. 11 km
350 m
350 m

In the morning, the bus takes you back to Zennor, where you continue the hike along the coastal path. Rocky cliffs and many ascents and descents again make for a challenging hike. A colourful carpet of gorse and orchids blooms in the meadows and provides the appropriate splashes of colour set against the blue sea. A stop at the sandy beach of Portheras is tempting, as are the resting benches at the panoramic spot by the lighthouse. In the afternoon, explore the historic tin mines of Geevor with their characteristic chimneys. Visit the museum site before catching the bus to St Ives.

approx. 5 h
approx. 15 km
450 m
450 m

The highlight of your journey awaits you. In the morning you will be taken to the starting point on the coast. Todays trail offers panoramic views of rugged islands and lighthouses and shipwrecks. The Scilly Isles loom on the horizon. You reach Lands End - the westernmost point of Great Britain and encounter - what else could it be in England? - a pub and an ice cream shop.  

The route continues past a variety of cliffs, rocks, bays and flowery plains. In the solitude of the plateau stands the Coastal Surveillance Station. If you have time, you can learn many things about shoals, storms, orientation with landmarks and local wildlife. The Caribbean bay of Porthcurno welcomes you with white sandy beaches and turquoise green water. The bus takes you back to St. Ives.

approx. 4 – 4.5 h
approx. 11 km
300 m
300 m

Tour character

Varied hiking days await in the outermost south-west of Great Britain. Easy hikes across meadows and beaches alternate with challenging stages over rocky cliffs. The constant ups and downs in particular require good basic fitness. You need to be sure-footed for the rocky sections. Along the coast, you are sometimes exposed to the wind. There are bathing opportunities on the beach both on the way and in St. Ives. 

Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: St. Ives
  Season 1
01.02.2024 - 21.02.2024
06.04.2024 - 26.04.2024
14.10.2024 - 23.11.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
22.02.2024 - 05.04.2024
27.04.2024 - 14.06.2024
21.09.2024 - 13.10.2024

Arrival daily
Season 3
15.06.2024 - 20.09.2024

Arrival daily
Cornwall Centre tour, 7 days, UK-CWWSI-07X
Base price
1'159.-
1'269.-
1'415.-
Surcharge solo traveler 125.- 125.- 125.-
Packed lunch (3x, incl. Cornish pastry 65.- 65.- 65.-
Surcharge single room 779.- 779.- 779.-

Category: 3* hotels and Bed & Breakfasts

Season 1
Feb 1, 2024 - Feb 21, 2024
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Oct 14, 2024 - Nov 23, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
Feb 22, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
Apr 27, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
Sep 21, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 3
Jun 15, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024
Arrival daily
Cornwall Centre tour, 7 days, UK-CWWSI-07X
Base price
Surcharge solo traveler
Packed lunch (3x, incl. Cornish pastry
Surcharge single room
1'159.-
125.-
65.-
779.-
1'269.-
125.-
65.-
779.-
1'415.-
125.-
65.-
779.-

Category: 3* hotels and Bed & Breakfasts

Season 1
Feb 1, 2024 - Feb 21, 2024
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Oct 14, 2024 - Nov 23, 2024
Season 2
Feb 22, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
Apr 27, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
Sep 21, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
Season 3
Jun 15, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024
St. Ives
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
St. Ives
Surcharge single room
135.-
120.-
120.-
145.-
120.-
120.-
155.-
120.-
120.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: St. Ives
  Season 1
Feb 1, 2024 - Feb 21, 2024
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Oct 14, 2024 - Nov 23, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
Feb 22, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
Apr 27, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
Sep 21, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 3
Jun 15, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024

Arrival daily
St. Ives
Double room p. P. 135.- 145.- 155.-
Surcharge single room 120.- 120.- 120.-
St. Ives
Surcharge single room 120.- 120.- 120.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as mentioned incl. breakfast 
  • Transfers, train tickets and bus rides according to the itinerary
  • Transfers to/from the railway station at the beginning and end of your trip
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (german, english, french)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Arrive by flight to Newquay or London.  
  • Regular connections via Newquay to St. Ives.  
  • Organised transfer to / from Newquay. CHF 199.- per ride. Reservation needed, payable on the spot.  

Other important information: 

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.  
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended. 

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