Plymouth to Okehampton 42 miles / 67km
To ride this section is to experience Devon’s huge variety of landscapes: from the urban expanse of Plymouth to the thick forestation of Plymbridge Woods and the stark beauty of Dartmoor. The route is mostly off-road and uses former railway lines, giving cyclists a thrilling ride through tunnels and across dramatic viaducts.
Okehampton to Axminster 63 miles / 101km
This section has something for everyone: verdant hills and pastures, a beautiful coastline designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, and city attractions. You’ll also ride through some of Devon’s most picturesque villages. At times physically demanding, this section rewards you with some outstanding scenery.
Although challenging in parts, with a selection of testing but rewarding climbs for keen cyclists, the Tour de Manche also offers sections of much easier riding that give you time to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery, culture and art of living in each country.