In my opinion this has to be one of the top 5 routes in Cornwall for views and twisties. On a clear day as you head out of Kingsand the views along the coast are 2nd to none with great photo opportunities on route and good places to stop for refreshments along the way, from cliff top cafes to beach cafes and local pub there is plenty to choose from. The road along the coast does have some pot hols so be warned but certainly not enough to spoil a glorious ride.
I've riden this section both on the bike and in a car. Its quite a tight, twisty and undulating piece of road. The surface is in good condition but there are a lot of bobbles in the road, these are more due to the type of countryside it runs through than the surface being neglected. It runs through some nice scenery but the road demands your attenion so you dont get a lot of time to take it all in. During periods of rain it can get very slippery in places as some sections run under a shroud of trees and there are places where fallen leaves can cover the road.
No sound is here save the stream that shrills and now and then a cry of faint wailing when the Kite comes sailing over the crags- William Lisle Bowles, ˜Coombe-Ellen 1798 Fantastic weather and good company - What more could a biker ask for? More roads like these maybe? I live in hope. This is the Elan Valley in the very heart of Wales Land Of My Fathers. This 25 mile route is from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre just South West of Rhayader to Devils Bridge which is also worth a visit and is a popular stop for bikers and their contented pillions. Leave Elan visitor centre after a rather tasty sausage sandwich and follow the signs for "Aberystwyth via mountain road". You take in the Claerwen, Caban Coch, Garreg Ddu, Penygarreg, and Craig Goch Resevoirs - which are all quite impressive 19th century works of engineering - on your way along a winding twisting tarmac ribbon of excitement. This road will have your senses reeling and wondering in disbelief as to why anyone would build a road through such a place. Maybe the disused quarries are a clue to this step back in time. It's a great scenic route and one of my favourite places in Wales. It makes me proud to be Welsh and proud to be a biker 'there is no other way to enjoy it other than with two wheels and a few mates. Not a fast route but very scenic. Enjoy the snaps.
This route has some of the best twisties and sea views that Cornwall has to offer.