Cycling is a fantastic way to see South Devon and provides access to some of the area's best natural heritage sites. There are opportunities for traffic-free and off-road cycling, gentle afternoon rides along quieter lanes, and more challenging longer distance routes.
Bring your own or hire a bike for a fun day out and a chance to get fitter while you enjoy those views – but be prepared to get off and push. Dartmoor Walks and Rides This Way offer guided tours on electric bikes to help with those hills and allow you to discover the magic of the stunning scenery around Dartmoor without getting quite so breathless! You can hire bikes from Hot Pursuit Cycles in Totnes, call 01803 865174.
There is an off-road cycle path that runs between Malborough and Salcombe, perfect for a short bike ride with spectacular views. One we are always happy to recommend, begins on the Dartington Estate just outside of Totnes and travels along the River Dart to Sharpham Trust & VIneyard - see the Visit Totnes website for a map and further information. There are also suggested cycle routes following quieter country lanes such as a circular route from East Portlemouth to East Prawle, described by the South Devon AONB and available to download here.
You can also find these routes clearly marked on our Croyde Cycle Maps available to purchase from the Information Centre.