Cycling on Dartmoor
‘Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia’ - H.G. Wells
Biking. It’s one of the first big achievements we have as children. And it is something we can continue to enjoy into old age. It keeps you fit, gets you outdoors and sends endorphins rushing to the brain; which is a surefire route to happiness. And Dartmoor is the place to do it; with spectacular scenery everywhere you look, mile upon mile of quiet wilderness (plus some ponies) and welcoming spots to take a break (pubs), there is nowhere better. So what are you waiting for? Get on your bike.
Whether you are a passionate pedaller or a casual cyclist, Dartmoor has the route for you; winding country lanes with little or no traffic, challenging inclines and dramatic descents. You will see the remains of ancient stoneage villages, cross rivers and streams, pass clapper bridges and standing stones. There are 368 square miles of Dartmoor to discover and bike is a good way to do it; you will cycle in the shadow of the tors, look down on the Devon cities of Exeter in the north and Plymouth in the south, and catch the glisten of the sun on the turquoise sea in the east.
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Dartmoor Electric Bicycles offer bespoke GUIDED TOURS and E BIKE HIRE, and are the perfect way to explore the diverse and beautiful National Park. Our top of the range German and Swiss e bikes ensure a comfy ride and a fabulous adventure.
A great confidence builder when moving on from the Discovery Trail.
Start on the short loop and build up your stamina by adding on the long loop.
A combination of surfaces, some narrow sections and gentle gradients for intermediate cyclists.
Cycle the beautiful, breathtaking, off road purpose built Granite Way Trail with Devon Cycle Hire. Top quality adult and children's mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, Tag-a-longs, child seats and buggies. A fantastic day out for the whole family.
The route passes close to Brent Tor. If you decide to do the longer journey, then you will also pass Lydford Gorge and Waterfall (National Trust) and Lydford Castle (English Heritage).
Tavistock to Plymouth
Drake’s Trail is a network of walking and cycling trails. The network has something for all ages and fitness levels, starting with the new off-road cycling section between Tavistock and Plymouth.
An Adventure Activity centre on northern Dartmoor offering visitors over 15 different adventures.Try out exciting new sports from kayaking, rock climbing to mountain boarding or weaselling (age range from 5). Accommodation at Youth Hostel or Campsite
Good quality, value for money food in a friendly atmosphere using local produce wherever possible.
This is a national celebration of the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling. The week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK. Dartmoor is very popular with both on and off road cyclists and the National Park website
The Discovery Trail is for everyone, and we mean everyone! This is a great all-ability trail for walkers and beginner cyclists. There are fun features along the route for children, regular resting points and some stunning views to be enjoyed.
Bedford Square, Tavistock
These four circular and one linear routes take you on a tour of some of the unspoilt areas of West Devon, including many points of interest along the way.
CAReFREE DARTMOOR: Explore the lovely Dartmoor National Park on foot or on a top-quality electric bike -- or both. We offer guided tours, designed to suit you, that start from a variety of locations on Dartmoor and last a full or half day.
3 West Street, Okehampton
This selection of four routes (with on extension for the more adventurous cyclist) all start in and around Okehampton, and will take you to some of West Devon's most delightful small villages and towns.
Haldon Forest Park is the perfect environment for sports riders.
This is a technical, fast and flowing trail with tight corners and lively descents to test your reflexes. Only for experienced riders with appropriate bikes and protective equipment.
This is a linear route that links the two South Devon towns of Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey. It is aimed at good cyclists above the age of 11 years old, as 80% of the route is on road with traffic.
This is a new, truly spectacular and mostly traffic free cycle route through rural Devon with fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside.