Cycling in Devon

Cycling is a great way to see Devon at its best and will provide you with easy access to the county’s unspoilt natural heritage. Devon is renowned not only for its peace and beauty but also for the wide range and superb network of cycle routes that are available.

Ranging in length and difficulty, there are routes to suit every level of cycling experience and ability, each with its own special attractions. You will discover exciting off-road cycling, leisurely afternoon rides and challenging long-distance routes.

The National Cycle Network is a series of safe, traffic-free lanes and quiet on-road routes.  In Devon, you will find over 150 miles of NCN routes.

Cycle West is an inspiring project that puts three routes on the map, two of which include stretches in Devon. Whatever your ability and experience, there’s a route for you to join and leave where you want, and revisit as often as you wish.

Devon County Council’s ‘Share this Space’ project encourages all highway users to do just this – be polite, courteous and take responsibility for your actions on roads and multi-use paths.

To find out more about cycling in Devon click on the following links:
Cycle Devon
Discover Dartmoor
Exmoor National Park

EET2
16.4miles/
26kms

Exe Estuary Trail

This newly constructed cycle trail offers an almost entirely traffic-free, wonderfully level route which forms part of the South Coast NCN…

Tarka Trail
32miles/
52kms

The Tarka Trail (Braunton – Meeth)

Stretching for over 52km / 32 miles from Braunton to Barnstaple, then to Instow, Bideford, Great Torrington and on to Meeth. …

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11miles/
18kms

The Granite Way

The Granite Way is an 11 mile multi-use trail running between Okehampton and Lydford along the north western edge of Dartmoor….

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21miles/
34kms

Drake’s Trail

Drake’s Trail in West Devon is a 21-mile, multi-use route linking Tavistock with Plymouth. This important part of Devon’s recreational network…

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9miles/
14kms

Grand Western Canal

This is a lovely, peaceful cycle route, often along the towpath, beside a tranquil stretch of the Grand Western Canal. It…

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9miles/
15kms

Dart Valley Cycleway

Totnes, the historic market town that’s full of fascination and interest, is at the centre of this wonderful leisurely route which…

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Haldon Forest Park

Just 15 minutes from Exeter, and with 3,500 acres of woodland, Haldon Forest Park has something for cyclists of all abilities.

Routes vary…

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15miles/
25kms

Tamar Trails

Around 15 miles / 25km of new trails have recently been  created in the Tamar Valley as part of the Mining…

Photo by Guy Richardson
102miles/
163kms

Devon Coast to Coast NCN27

The route combines the beaches and estuaries of North Devon with the lush green valleys of the Torridge, the Tavy, the…

Former Princetown Railway, King's Tor - Copyright Brett Sutherland
6miles/
10kms

Princetown Railway

Dartmoor has plenty of cycling opportunities along designated cycle tracks, public roads, byways and bridleways – though the open moor is…

Burrator Reservoir - Copyright Jeff Collins
12.5miles/
20kms

Princetown and Burrator

Dartmoor has plenty of cycling opportunities along designated cycle tracks, public roads, byways and bridleways – though the open moor is…

Stover Country Park Visitor Centre - Copyright Dr Neil Clifton
3.5miles/
5.6kms

Stover Trail

The Stover Trail is a traffic-free route which connects Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey.  This flat, off-road family friendly route passes…

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109miles/
175kms

Cycle West – Tour de Manche

The Tour de Manche offers a unique maritime perspective over 1200 km of varied landscapes either side of the English Channel….

Plymouth
99miles/
159kms

Cycle West – Velodyssey

Whether you’re looking for a challenge or a leisurely cycle ride, Velodyssey has something for everyone. Get on your bike and…

Exe Estuary Trail Roger North 3
75miles/
120kms

South Coast NCN 2

This route stretches from St Austell in Cornwall to Dover in Kent and covers 359 miles  / 574 kms in total.  75…

Photo by Guy Richardson
105miles/
168kms

West Country Way NCN 3

The route can be ridden in either direction, it takes you through the varied landscapes of the West Country, from Cornwall…