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Cycle trails

We have a range of spectacular cycle trails in Devon, which are suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Here you’ll find a description of our cycle trails with links to maps and further information.

Exe Estuary Trail

A scene from the Exe Estuary Trail

The Exe Estuary Trail is a scenic walking and cycling route which runs along the beautiful Exe Estuary connecting Exmouth and Dawlish Warren to Exeter Quay.

Tarka Trail

A scene from the Tarka Trail

The Tarka Trail is an entirely traffic-free 32 mile cycle trail which runs from Braunton to Meeth in North Devon. The flat and family-friendly trail travels through beautiful countryside, offering stunning views across the estuaries of the River Taw and Torridge with many picnic spots, cafes and pubs along the route.

The trail also forms the northern part of the superb Devon Coast to Coast (National Cycle Network Route 27).

Drake’s Trail

A scene from the Drake's Trail

Drake’s Trail runs along the western edge of Dartmoor and forms part of the southern half of the Devon Coast to Coast (National Cycle Network Route 27).

This 21 mile walking and cycling route links Tavistock with Plymouth. Sections include the iconic Gem Bridge, the Grenogen Tunnel and the Clearbrook Ramp near Yelverton.

Granite Way

A scene from the Granite Way

The Granite Way is an 11 mile traffic-free walking and cycling trail which runs along a disused railway line between Okehampton and Lydford. It is part of the Devon Coast to Coast (National Cycle Network Route 27).

The route provides an almost flat trail through the spectacular upland scenery of Dartmoor with magnificent views to the west as far as Bodmin Moor and the north Cornwall coast.

Stover Trail

A scene from the Stover Trail

The Stover Trail is a traffic-free multi-use route which connects Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey. Created as part of the Granite and Gears project, this flat route passes alongside the beautiful Stover County Park and will eventually extend towards Lustleigh and Moretonhampstead in Dartmoor National Park.

Grand Western Canal

A scene from the Grand Western Canal

This route runs alongside a tranquil section of the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton to Holcombe Rogus. The 11 mile route is family friendly and offers stunning views across the Blackdown Hills.

Wray Valley Trail

Wray Valley Trail

The 11km, mainly traffic free, route links Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead. It follows the line of the old railway, which was closed to passengers in 1959, taking you through the National Trust Parke Estate and past the picturesque village of Lustleigh.

The Dartmoor Way


The Dartmoor Way is a 95 mile signed circular route, which winds its way around the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, linking hamlets, villages and towns along the way.

It takes cyclists through the varying landscape surrounding the High Moor, visiting attractive and interesting locations, which offer a wide choice of places to eat, drink and stay for the night. The well-signed route follows quiet Devon lanes and minor roads, and uses traffic-free cycle trails wherever possible.

The West Country Way

A scene from the West Country Way

The West Country Way is a 240 mile route which stretches from Bristol to Padstow. The Devon section of the route runs from the Cornwall border near Holsworthy to the Somerset border east of Tiverton.

Over 70 miles of the route are traffic-free, and some of these sections form part of the Tarka Trail and Grand Western Canal routes through Devon.

The Devon Coast to Coast


The Devon Coast to Coast is a 99 mile route which links Ilfracombe on the north coast with Plymouth on the south coast. This classic route through the heart of Devon has large traffic-free sections and traces the course of former railway lines.

Passing through tunnels and across breathtaking viaducts and bridges, the route takes in spectacular views, the beaches and estuaries of North Devon, the lush green river valleys and moorlands of Dartmoor, a range of market towns and the bustling city of Plymouth.

Tour de Manche

A scene from the Tour de Manche

The Tour de Manche is a 1,200 km cross-channel cycle route which follows the French coastline of Brittany and Normandy and the British Jurassic coastline of Dorset and Devon.

The route winds through minor roads and signposted traffic-free sections offering spectacular views of both coastline and countryside.

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