Cycle Routes in Devon

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The Tarka Trail

Devon is a beautiful county and is well served by a plethora of cycle routes and tracks.
Apart from the obvious splendid coastal scenery in the region one of the main attractions for cyclists is the wonderful Tarka Trail (right) which is a 180 mile figure of eight stretch of footpaths and cycle paths in North Devon.
Highlights on the trail include the Exmoor National Park and some wonderful coastal views.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Devon including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bere Peninsula Circular8 miles (13 km)***
Blackdown Hills - Hemyock Uffculme Culmstock Circuit11 miles (17 km)**
Exe Valley Ride7 miles (11 km)*
Exeter to Exmouth12 miles (20 km)*
Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton Railway Path4 miles (7 km)*
Exmouth to Sidmouth12 miles (20 km)**
Granite Way11 miles (18 km)*
Ilfracombe to Ossaborough Railway Path5 miles (8.5 km)*
Killerton Park3 miles (5 km)*
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)*
Slapton Ley6 miles (10 km)*
Stover Country Park2 miles (3 km)*

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Axminster to Bridport16 miles (25 km)**
Exeter to Dawlish16 miles (25 km)*
Newton Abbot to Brixham16 miles (25 km)**
Newton Abbot to Totnes22 miles (35 km)**
Plymouth to Looe22 miles (35 km)****
Plymouth to Tavistock20 miles (32 km)***
Plymouth to Totnes27 miles (43 km)****
Sticklepath Cycle Route29 miles (46 km)****
Totnes to Ivybridge19 miles (30 km)***
Totnes to Salcombe25 miles (40 km)**

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Axminster to Dorchester34 miles (55 km)**
Barnstaple to Tiverton47 miles (75 km)****
Bideford to Ilfracombe31 miles (50 km)**
Bude to Bideford40 miles (65 km)***
Bude to Okehampton35 miles (56 km)***
Devon Coast to Coast99 miles (160 km)****
Exmouth to Axminster34 miles (55 km)***
Exmouth to Lyme Regis31 miles (50 km)***
Ilfracombe to Minehead39 miles (62 km)****
Okehampton to Plymouth40 miles (65 km)***
Tiverton to Bridgwater39 miles (62 km)**


 Devon Cycling Links
NameDescription
CTC DevonWealth of information including organised rides and cycling events in the county.
Dartmoor National Park AuthorityAn excellent resource for this beautiful area
East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyThe East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) landscape is characterised by intimate wooded combes, vast areas of heathland, fertile river valleys and breathtaking cliffs or hilltops.
Let's Go BikingSelf Guided cycling holidays in the south west


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