Our 2019 Coastal Cornwall tour will be based in Falmouth harbour and the river Fal. We will explore the creeks, gardens, beaches and natural maritime environment of this beautiful region. The rowing will be in traditional Gigs of Cornwall. These are fast and seaworthy craft, with 6 rowers and a pedigree going back to the 17th Century. The same Gigs are used each year in the World Pilot Gig Championships held in Cornwall’s Isles of Scilly.
Flanked by two officially recognised ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and with the South West Coast Path running alongside, the region’s coastline is a must-see attraction for gig rowers – and there’s plenty for walkers, swimmers and wildlife-watchers as well.
Each day we’ll explore a different part of the region, from as far as Helford Creek in the west (including the famous Frenchman’s Creek) towards the Cornish capital city of Truro in the north. We promise a great rowing experience and a warm welcome from the local gig community – fabulous accommodation, award-winning food and great cultural activities come as standard!
This Tour is operated in conjunction with Rowing The World ‘Providing Exceptional Experiences for Rowers Who Love to Travel’
Accommodations will be in Falmouth, a city famous for its maritime history, with an excellent range of restaurants, museums and art galleries. There is truly something for everyone!
The price includes transfers from Newquay Airport or local rail station; 5 nights accommodation in quality hotels; all breakfasts, lunches and 5 evening meals; transfer each day by ferry to our Gigs.
Accommodation preferences can affect the price of your trip, and we will contact you once a booking enquiry has been made to discuss options. Accommodation is subject to availability, so the earlier you book the better.