Safe family cycling in Devon traffic-free route - the Granite Way
Safe family cycling in Devon flat traffic-free route
Cycling holiday in Devon
Young boy cycling in Devon - the Tarka Trail

Example of a short break cycling holiday

Please note, cycling holidays in Devon are flexible and can be tailored to meet your needs. This is just one example of what we provide.

What's included: Transport to and from Exeter airport or train station, B&B accommodation in personally chosen friendly guest houses or pubs.

  • Day 1

  • Powderham Castle to Exmouth. 15 - 20 mls, depending on optional detours, flat and virtually traffic-free route around the Exe Estuary. Visit Powderham Estate and shop/cafe. Stop at Turf Locks pub. Ferry trip across to Topsham (shortens the journey). Or, detour into Exeter (+7mls return). Visit Darts Farm centre. Explore Topsham, Lympstone and Exmouth. Extend ride to Budleigh.
    Accommodation: Personally selected B&B in Exmouth.
  • Day 2

    Barnstaple to Yarde. Tarka Trail - 20 mls of flat, traffic-free cycling. (Transfer to Barnstaple by car or train). Plenty of time to enjoy the fabulous scenery in 'Tarka the Otter' country. Explore Barnstaple. Enjoy Fremington Quay - cafe and scenery. Refreshments at Instow, very quaint, beside the estuary. Visit RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Detour to Bideford and/or Torrington. Look out for Otters! (You'll be lucky to spot one, though).
  • Day 3

    Okehampton to Lydford. 15 miles cycling on Granite Way - traffic-free and minor roads. Transfer from Yarde to Okehampton. Collection and return from Lydford,or stay in a choice of B&Bs in Lydford for pick up following morning. Visit Okehampton. Steam trains/heritage trains. Try the Meldon Viaduct cafe. Pretty Devon village of Bridestowe. Explore Lydford - historic village and famous Lydford Gorge (National Trust).


All this can be provided for approx. 60 per person per day, based on two sharing and depending on tranpsort required. Provision of hire bikes if required (approx. 15 per person per day). Reductions for children and larger group sizes. Accommodation will be tailored to meet your needs - e.g. twin, double or family rooms. You will receive full route information and ideas for things to do and see.

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