The West Kernow Way

Luggage Transfers cover the full 147 miles of The West Kernow Way cycle route.  Established in 2009, we move over 36,000 bags each year for visitors walking and cycling throughout the South West.

Below, you’ll find more information about the route, a popular itinerary for The West Kernow Way, as well as a link to our cyclist friendly accommodation for the entire route.

Peter Gold cycled the West Kernow Way in October 2021.  You can read his excellent blog here.

Start: Penzance
Finish: Marazion
Total Distance: 147.5 miles / 237.5 km
Luggage transfers available: 1st March to 31st October

Cycle the West Kernow Way – Explore the best of West Cornwall

The West Kernow Way cycle route is a figure of eight route starting in Penzance, heading west via Land’s End before heading South towards the Lizard Peninsula. The route then heads to the North Cornish Coast before heading back South for the final stretch finishing in Marazion, the home of the Famous St Michaels Mount.

This route can be done on a standard mountain or hybrid bike.  We’re also seeing an increase in E-bikes on this route, making it more accessible to families and those new to long distance cycling.

Cycling UK produce an excellent guide for the route which can be purchased or downloaded for free.  There’s also a Facebook group to share tips for the route.

If you’re looking for other cycle routes in the South West, we also provide transfers on the Devon Coast to Coast.

Itinerary 1 for The West Kernow Way

Day 1 - Penzance to St Erth (43 miles / 69 km)
Day 2 - St Erth to Coverack (37.5 miles / 60 km)
Day 3 - Coverack to Portreath (39.2 miles / 63 km)
Day 4 - Portreath to Marazion (27.5 miles / 44 km)

Itinerary 2 for The West Kernow Way

Day 1 - Penzance to Land's End (17.5 miles / 28 km)
Day 2 - Land's End to St Erth (25.5 miles / 41 km)
Day 3 - St Erth to Helston (14.5 miles / 23 km)
Day 4 - Helston to Constantine (37.5 miles / 60 km)
Day 5 - Constantine to Portreath (24.5 miles / 39 km)
Day 6 - Portreath to Marazion (27.5 miles / 44 km)