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Cycling in Devon

There is so much to see near our Devon Holiday Parks but rather than being cooped up in the car why not do your bit for the environment and use your peddle power to get out and about on a great range of Devon cycle routes.

If you've tried one of the many cycle routes below, why not submit your own review to help others choose the best for their perfect holiday experience.

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Tarka Trail Cycleway
  • Distance: 32 miles
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Type: Offroad

The Tarka Trail route is Devon's answer to the coast to coast. The route is totally traffic free and safe for families.

Start - Braunton | Finish - Meeth.

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Added by ijohngreen@aol.com on 30/05/2013 16:05:52

Excellent surface track good refreshments enroute views are well worth seeing.

Added by A Fen on 26/11/2012 20:17:22

Cycled from Croyde to Barnstaple with 3 kids age 9, 7 & 4. Stopped off along the route at pubs, kids loved it & really safe traffic free path.

Added by Ian Yates on 06/11/2011 20:53:51

We had a fantastic day on the Tarka Trial. We hired bikes from a superb site at Barnstaple Train Station (highly recommended - a really helpful man). We travelled from Barnstaple approximately 11 miles and back again (just past Biddeford). Very safe, traffic free with stunning views - plenty of places to stop. We will be doing it again next year.

Added by Mrs Anderton on 18/07/2011 13:28:41

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Ruda and spent a day of our holidays on the Tarka Trail. We have two children aged 7 & 3 so we aim to do the trail in small sections suitable for the 7 year old. We have enjoyed each visit to the trail and find the scenery lovely. We will no doubt be back next year to do the next section of the trail.

Added by S Graham on 19/07/2012 17:51:46

Great ride. Got a bit lost in Barnstaple towards Bideford.

Added by Sue Cottrell on 05/10/2011 09:05:55

Even though it was just a short break this time and no children with us, we still had to do a section of the Tarka Trail. Barnstaple to Fremington with the bonus of lunch at Fremington Quay. Absolutely lovely.

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Exmouth and Budleigh Circuit
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Type: Road

This relaxing ride gives your spectacular views of the coast and picturesque scenery of the local countryside. The route takes you from the seaside town of Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton.

Start - Exmouth | Finish - Budleigh Salterton.

Grand Western Canal Cycle Route
  • Distance: 8 miles
  • Duration: 0.5 hours
  • Type: Offroad

This is a relaxing route along the tranquil grand central canal. The cycle route is along a towpath and cyclists are urged to look out for pedestrians.

Start - Tiverton | End - Willerton.

Halwill to Ashwater loop
  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Type: Road

This route takes you through the River Carey Valley and through some of Devon's infrequently visited rural areas.

Start - Halwill | Finish - Halwill.

Ilfracombe / Woolacombe Circuit
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Type: Offroad

This is a lovely route which is mainly on the national cycling route, the walk gives spectacular views of the coastline between these two villages.

Start - Ilfracombe | Finish - Ilfracombe.


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