Best cycle rides in Devon

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Devon has some truly stunning stretches of coastline

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There are many peaceful, traffic free paths you can explore

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Get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside

Discover Devon by bike this summer. With hundreds of miles of National Cycle Network, taking you from seaside towns to the dramatic Dartmoor National Park, there is something for everyone.

Best challenge ride - Dartmoor Way

The Dartmoor Way is a new 95 mile-long circular cycling route around Dartmoor, taking in a variety of stunning views and beautiful Devon scenery. This is definitely not for the inexperienced cyclist.

Best family ride - Tarka Trail

The Tarka Trail is one of the countries longest continuous traffic free walking and cycling paths, running from Braunton to Meeth. There's lots of wildlife habitats along the route including estuary mud flats and salt marshes, oak woodland, hazel coppice and meadows.

Best countryside ride - The Granite Way

This is a truly spectacular, and mostly traffic-free, 11 mile cycle route through rural Devon between Okehampton and Lydford. With fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside, you also pass the Lydford’s Norman castle (English Heritage) and Lydford Gorge (National Trust).

Best cultural ride - Tiverton to Bampton

This eight mile ride in Mid Devon takes you from the bustling town of Tiverton to the picturesque village of Bampton. On the way you pass the wonderfully gothic Knightshayes country estate, which is well worth a visit.

Best wildlife ride - Exe Valley Ride

This five mile route follows the western bank of the River Exe from Exwick to Exminster. The route is fairly flat and takes in some fantastic views along the Exe Estuary, a beautiful wildlife reserve. Surrounding the estuary are marshes, which provide a year-round haven for thousands of birds and are looked after by the RSPB.

Best coast to coast route - Devon Coast to Coast

The Devon Coast to Coast is a 99 mile journey from Ilfracombe to Plymouth. Taking you past the beaches and estuaries of North Devon with the lush green valleys of the Torridge, the Tavy, the Walkham and other evocative West Country rivers. This route also skirts round the western flank of Dartmoor offering superb views of Cornwall and the surrounding area.

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Discover the National Cycle Network

Whether you walk, cycle, run or ride a horse, there's plenty of opportunity for adventure and getting involved!

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Cycling is a great way to have fun as a family and these rides have lots of things to see and do along the way. 

Find out about the fantastic artwork we have on the National Cycle Network and where you can spot it.

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