Devon & Cornwall Cycling Tours
Cycling Holidays in the South West
Saddle up for an Active England cycling tour of Cornwall and Devon, and let our expert local guides show you all that England’s stunning South West has to offer. Follow us to golden sandy beaches and charming coastal villages. Visit the artistic seaside sanctuary of St Ives, the culinary haven of Padstow and the romantic wilds of Dartmoor. Enjoy picnics and cream teas with unrivalled coastal views, coffee in old railway station cafes and seafood so fresh you might just meet the fisherman himself.
Pedal your way through breath-taking landscapes, with carefully curated routes on quiet country lanes, off-road gravel paths and the beautiful Camel Trail, Tarka Trail and Drake’s Trail. England’s South West is just waiting to be discovered, and with Cornwall just four hours from London or Devon only two, it couldn’t be easier.
Guided, Private or Self-Guided Cycle Holidays in Devon and Cornwall
With our guides to show you the way, experience the very best of Devon and Cornwall and avoid the crowds. We also know where to get the best Cornish pasties, which seafood restaurants the locals choose, and even where the ice creams get served straight to you by the farmer.
Prefer to go private?
With the option to embark on either a self-guided tour or to be led by one of our handpicked local guides, we offer a range of different experiences, so that your Devon and Cornwall cycling tour is tailored perfectly to your specific interests and cycling needs. You can also mix it up and add in some walks along the way.
Whether travelling on your own, as a couple or with friends and family, be as active as you like with curated routes to suit both beginners and more experienced cyclists. Electric bikes are also available on each of our cycling tours.
Private trips can follow one of our scheduled itineraries or we can help you create a bespoke trip with as much (or as little!) walking and cycling as you like.
Prefer to Walk?
If you’d rather stick to two feet over two wheels, then our walking tours might be more up your street – or along your path.
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Cycling Devon & Cornwall FAQs
Cornwall is in the far South West of England, bordered by the famous English Channel and Celtic Sea. Known for its natural beauty, rugged coastline, idyllic coastal villages, beaches and walking and cycling trails, Cornwall is an outdoor enthusiast’s ideal playground!
Devon is Cornwall’s wild neighbour, with craggy coasts to the North and South and ancient hills on Dartmoor! It has inspired authors and painters from afar and is a beautiful area in all weathers.
The best way out of London and into Devon and Cornwall is by train. From Paddington direct to Exeter St David’s or Tiverton Parkway in around 2 hours, or continue to Bodmin Parkway in 4 hours. The South West is also easily accessible from Bristol and the Midlands by train. If you prefer to drive, there is station parking available at all train stations.
To get a bit deeper into both counties it is easy to get a taxi from the train station.
All our trips are open for single travellers to join, these trips are a great way to meet social, like-minded people, active and looking for a great holiday. Over 30% of our guests travel alone. Solo guests have the option to have a room on their own or share with another guest.
Our carefully curated routes try to stick to quiet country roads, off-road gravel paths or dedicated cycle trails.
There are hills, but with hills come great views and it means you feel like you’ve earned your fish & chips, cream tea or Cornish pasty!
You can also choose an electric bike if you’d prefer to have a boost!
A sense of adventure! We’ll provide bicycles and helmets but you are welcome to bring your own saddle and pedals which we’ll fit to our bikes for you.
Guided or self-guided…
Our guides are the beating heart of our tours and can make all the difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we make sure to choose them VERY carefully! They are driven, knowledgeable, know how to have A LOT of fun and importantly will take you on the ‘road less travelled’ across Devon and Cornwall. They are local to the South West and know the best spots for making your guided tour truly different and truly magical!
With exceptionally well-planned routes, our self-guided tours are designed to suit the independent traveller or groups of travellers; those who wish to explore at their own pace and speed. With Ride With GPS and maps, we detail all of the points of interests, lunch stops, cafes – and of course pubs! Cycle at your leisure, safe in the knowledge that a support team and emergency support vehicle is always on standby.
The choice is yours, but choosing Devon & Cornwall is a great start!
Our trips have different length route options for those wishing to travel further or faster, and for those looking for a more leisurely ride. Daily route options vary from 30-50 miles on average. You can always upgrade to an e-bike if you prefer!
Changeable! Devon & Cornwall has a much more tropical climate than the rest of England so it is often warmer and wetter – it’s not uncommon to have sunshine and showers in the same day, or even the same hour! It’s generally very pleasant and settled during the summer.