Cycling In Devon
The Exe Estuary:
The Exe Estuary Trail is a scenic cycling and walking route which runs along the beautiful Exe Estuary linking Exmouth and Dawlish with Exeter Quay. A 26 mile, mainly flat cycle route and walkway which runs around the entire Exe Estuary, with fantastic views along the River Exe. You are able to appreciate the wildlife while passing through some beautiful riverside towns and villages steeped in maritime history.
The Granite Way:
A fantastic family cycle route. The Granite Way is a beautiful purpose built cycle track running between Okehampton and Lydford. It is part of the National Cycle Network route 27 Devon Coast to Coast and runs through Dartmoor National Park. There are spectacular views from Meldon Viaduct and Lake Viaduct, idyllic pubs offering an array of food and of course you can always treat yourself to a Devon cream tea on route!
The Tarka Trail:
The Tarka Trail is a cycle and pedestrian way in the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. It runs in a 163 mile route through untouched landscapes. This trail is a wonderful and sustainable way to explore the Biosphere Reserve from the coast, through deeply carved river valleys with ancient twisted woodland to the productive farmland and moorland higher up the catchments. The Trail passes through the towns of Lynmouth, Barnstaple, Bideford, Torrington, Okehampton and Ilfracombe and parts of the trail coincide with the South West Coast Path, the Two Moors Way and the Dartmoor Way.
Devon coast to coast, Ilfracombe to Plymouth:
A long and beautiful route that is not too daunting for the average cyclist. Beginning along the popular coast of north Devon, the route takes riders through the valleys of a series of rivers, following the western edge of Dartmoor for much of the way before arriving in historic Plymouth.
Between Tavistock and Plymouth, Drake's Trail in West Devon is a 21 mile cycling and walking route. This important part of Devon's recreational route network runs through wonderful countryside with attractive scenery along the western edge of Dartmoor together with much historical and heritage interest. But the trails aren't just about Drake - they take you through wooded river valleys and across open moorland, up close to fascinating wildlife and history.