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Cycling Holidays in Devon - the very best Biking Routes
On yer bike! Why not make the most of Devon's glorious countryside and head out on a mountain bike ride to remember?
Tarka Trail – near Tarka Holiday Park
If you’re looking for a relaxing biking outing, with great views and flat terrain through North Devon, then the Tarka Trail couldn’t be better suited. Starting your voyage in Braunton, you will travel 32-miles on a traffic-free trail (oh yeah!) through to Barnstaple, and then to Bideford thereafter, before arriving at your penultimate stop in Great Torrington, before finally arriving at Meeth.
On this scenic expedition, you will relish in the beauty of the Devon countryside, as well as enjoying stunning views of the estuaries of River Taw and Torridge. Due to the length of the Tarka Trail, you will most likely wish to stop, replenish and recharge – you’re in luck, with quaint cafes and traditional pubs scattered throughout the route, you’ll never be too far from a pit stop.
The Tarka Trail also forms the Northern part of the Devon Coast to Coast cycle route.Route Map Find Out More
Exe Estuary Trail – near Dawlish Sands & Golden Sands Holiday Parks
There are not many cycle routes as unique as the one found alongside Exe Estuary. The Trail is just over 16 miles in length and runs alongside the Exe Estuary for almost its entirety.
The venture will begin in Dawlish, where you will then peddle through the beautiful villages of Starcross, Topsham and Lympstone on your way to Exmouth (your final destination) to name but a few. Whilst riding alongside the estuary you’ll be sure to spot some incredible wildlife. The nearby marches provide a year-round sanctuary for thousands of birds, which are cared for by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) – don’t miss a sighting, bring your binoculars.
The Exe Estuary Trail is almost entirely traffic-free. Just one more reason to take on one of Devon’s most charming cycle routes!Find Out More
Devon Coast to Coast – North to South Devon
If you’ve been searching for an 8 hour+ cycle ride, spanning 99 miles, then we’ve found something for you!
The Devon Coast to Coast Trail is as challenging as it is rewarding. Along your epic journey you will travel along beaches, estuaries and through lush green valleys. The majority of the cycling routes are mostly traffic-free (58%), and mercifully flat terrain, making the trial far less intimidating. Do you have a fear of high places? If so, you will want to avoid a section of the Drake’s Trail – as part of this cycling path you’ll experience the dizzying heights that come with crossing Gem Bridge, which runs through Dartmoor National Park.
Whether you decide to tackle this mega trial in one go or enjoy sections of the route, you’re in for a real treat – beautiful surroundings are in abundance.
With its stunning landscape, beautiful Devon is a fantastic place to take a cycling-based holiday. Boasting a temperate climate and picture postcard villages, it’s the sort of idyllic location that keeps riders returning again and again.
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