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Dartmoor and South Devon

Cycling and MTB

On this page (click to see) – Family Cycling, For the more dedicated, Clubs and associations, other sources

Family Cycling

There are a number of cycle tracks in the Dartmoor and Devon area suitable for family cycling, though with young children you may need to select your route with stops and refreshments in mind. I hope you find the following useful.

The Exe Estuary Trail – 26 miles – from Exeter to Exmouth – generally level off-road family cycling.

The Granite Way – 11 miles – between Okehampton and Lydford along a former railway line, with spectacular views with superb viaducts along the way. Includes a short on-road section via Bridestowe, continuing to Lydford along the former railway line also see The Granite Way

The Plym Valley trail – 10 miles – offers gentle gradients as it takes you from Plymouth to the fringes of Dartmoor see also www.cycle-route.com

For the more dedicated and experienced

Princetown and Burrator – 14 miles circular route from – also see www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk

The Dartmoor Way – 140 km (90 miles) – Although the full cycle route is not for the faint-hearted, the Dartmoor Way offers a wide variety of cycling experiences on different sections over its length, to suit most abilities.

yogicycling.com/local-info/routes – has a selection of routes from Plymouth


Dartmoor Classic Cyclosportive – 100 mile or 100 km

Clubs and associations

www.bmbo.org.uk British Mountain Bike Orienteering

www.ctcdevon.co.uk – CTC Devon

www.exeterwheelers.co.uk – Exeter Wheelers Cycling Club

www.exevelocyclingclub.co.uk – Road Cycling Club in Tiverton Devon

www.mdcc.org.uk – Mid-Devon Cycling Club (Teignbridge, Torbay and South Hams )

okefreeriders.co.uk – an IMBA affiliated mountainbiking club based in Okehampton in Devon

www.plymouthcorinthiancc.com – Plymouth Corinthian Cycling Club

www.tavywheelers.co.uk – Tavistock Wheelers is a road cycling club

yogicycling.com – Road and Mountain Bike (MTB) Club inPlymouth


Other sources

www.1sw.org.uk – general info on cycling and MTB in the South West – including routes

www.cycledevon.info – info from Devon CC

www.tourist.me.uk/devon/walk-cycle-devon – walking / cycling / cycle hire in Devon