Cycling is a fun, free and fast way to travel, with miles of traffic-free trails across our beautiful Devon countryside.
We have listed below a few cycle rides we have done and enjoyed as a family.
There is more information and maps available on the Devon Country Council - Explore Devon website.
This is a lovely flat, peaceful cycle route, often along the towpath, beside a tranquil stretch of the Grand Western Canal. It meanders through beautiful mid-Devon countryside between Tiverton and the Somerset border.
Situated in a Country Park and Local Nature Reserve, the canal extends for just over 11 miles and provides a wonderful location for a cycle ride.
The canal can be joined at many different places, with Pubs and Cafes along route.
You can hire bikes from Abbotshood Cycle Hire located at the Globe Inn at Sampford Peverell.
Easy cycling, ideal for families and dog friendly.
The Exe Estuary Trail is a scenic cycling route which runs along both sides of the beautiful Exe Estuary connecting Exmouth and Dawlish Warren to Exeter Quay.
15 miles if you take the whole route, at the Double Locks you will be riding alongside the Exeter canal.
The cycle trail can be joined at different places.
If you wanted a shorter cycle along the Exe Estuary Trail (about 6 miles one way) you can join the trail at the pretty village of Topsham, passing through Lympstone and cycling to Exmouth.
Cycle Hire in Dawlish Warren, Exeter Quay and Topsham.
Lots of Pubs and places to eat along the route.
Flat and easy cycling, ideal for families and dog friendly.
Haldon Forest Park offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling, offering off-road woodland trails. Situated just outside of Exeter, the trails give beautiful views back across the city and the surrounding countryside. With a range of cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses.
There is a Forest cycle hire centre at Haldon Forest.
Ridge Café, toilets, picnic area, play area and allows dogs.