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Cycle Cornwall and Devon

Self-Guided and Guided Cycling Holidays in Cornwall and Devon!

Our cycling holidays in the South West will immerse you in the best of Cornwall and Devon’s countryside and coast, where you can revel in the delight of dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, captivating villages and wild moors, nestled in a timeless landscape.

We have combined the most breathtaking cycle trails, so you can ride on quiet country lanes and off-road gravel paths along the beautiful Camel Trail, Tarka Trail and Drakes Trail! You will never feel closer to Nature than you do on these tours!

You can cycle at your own pace, with friends, family or as a couple or solo!

Electric bikes are available on all our cycling tours.

Reconnect with Nature in Devon and Cornwall

Just 4 hours from London, Cornwall is the jewel in England’s coastal crown. On our cycling tours we take advantage of the stunning rail to trail and quiet country lanes around the South West Coast, with incredible views around every headland, clifftop and beachfront. 

Devon is even closer, with just a short 2 hour train journey to Exeter St Davids or Tiverton Parkway. So what are you waiting for! Get in touch now to learn more! 

Your Coastal Cycling Adventure Starts Right Here

Self-Guided Tours

beautiful cornish coast

Cycle Cornwall

6 Day Self-Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays

Guided Tours

Devon & Cornwall Cycling

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
cycling through the cotswolds

Devon Gravel Bike – 6 Day Guided Tour

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • star rating  Fabulous, fun packed weekend with experienced guides. We swam in beautiful locations and were fed well and thoroughly looked after. Swimming ability was not an issue as there were always... read more

    Jo M
    9/25/2021

    star rating  We had a fantastic 3 day weekend in South Devon. The guides were very friendly, helpful and informative. They took us to lots of unique and different locations and we... read more

    EBlow
    9/11/2021

    star rating  Amazing trip. Super well organized and fantastic guides and driver. So much fun. The sites were good, swimming was not too difficult, the water was chilly so definitely recommend... read more

    adelefrancesca
    8/31/2021
  • star rating  I chose the 3 day swimming trip in Devon and it was fabulous! Varied swims in rivers, the sea and an outdoor lido and no pressure to do longer swims... read more

    katesH6367IS
    8/26/2021

    star rating  Great guides who made our trip really enjoyable. There was no pressure to swim beyond your ability and we had time to chill. I really liked the variety of locations... read more

    I3906NEjop
    8/26/2021

    star rating  My short midweek break was a delightful experience throughout with beautiful swimming and excellent organisation. The team were efficient yet relaxed and friendly, helpful and accommodating. The group was possibly... read more

    jodY76RO
    8/25/2021
  • star rating  The variety was great - from coasts to rivers to lidos. However what elevated this to a fantastic few days was our guides. They were professional, fun, and paid such... read more

    Kath S
    8/24/2021

    star rating  Devon Swim Tour. A fantastic experience, wonderful variety of swims. A fun bunch of people to swim with and great itinerary. The whole experience superbly executed by... read more

    L2872QMlynnr
    8/24/2021

    star rating  This is our 3rd time traveling with Active England and we wouldn’t travel thru England any other way. They are incredibly thoughtful to work with. They made the stressful planning... read more

    rhondagreenberg
    8/13/2021
  • star rating  The swimming weekend in Devon was a joy from start to finish. Locations, local knowledge, and the expertise and good humour of the guides made it an experience I... read more

    mimmmihe
    8/12/2021

    star rating  I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 day swim trip with fabulous guides and friendly fellow swimmers, amazing locations and varied, highly enjoyable swims in clear waters. The guides were super friendly... read more

    Bea_Sti7
    8/10/2021

    star rating  Fabulous swim locations, expert guidance, congenial company, comfortable hotel - all put together with thorough planning and lots of smiles

    155jennier
    8/09/2021
  • star rating  Brilliant 3 day swimming trip to South Devon. Excellent organisation, value for money and leadership by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun guides. There was a good range of swimming... read more

    lindarW9525KU
    8/09/2021

    star rating  A fantastic weekend of swims led by enthusiastic, experienced and friendly guides. The two leaders and our driver could not have done more to make the weekend a memorable and... read more

    Elaine K
    8/09/2021

    star rating  We took the 4 days swimming tour in Cornwall. It was a great experience with plenty of opportunities to swim in this beautiful part of England. The tour was very... read more

    Mariaswimm
    8/05/2021
  • star rating  We had the most wonderful short break on Dartmoor, swimming and walking, our guides were enthusiastic and very well informed on local knowledge.

    sallypope1954
    7/22/2021

    star rating  We had the most fantastic 4-day Devon swim tour with Active England - everything was perfectly organised making everything so easy for us, the swims were beautiful, varied and... read more

    bronwynf503
    7/21/2021

    star rating  My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more

    LH1957
    1/16/2020

Visit Iconic Places on our Cornwall and Devon Tours

With so many remarkable places to visit, including the artistic seaside sanctuary of St Ives, featuring Tate St Ives, Rick Stein’s foodie heaven of Padstow and the otherworldly Dartmoor in Devon, England’s South West has something for everyone. With a whole host of secluded villages and charming towns both by the sea, inland and in the heart of the moors you will be mesmerised by the splendour of these southern counties. 

Top things you need to know before visiting Cornwall

What is the best way to get out of London into Cornwall?

The best way out of London and into Cornwall is by train, from Paddington direct to Bodmin Parkway in four hours, and also easily accessible from Bristol and the Midlands  by train. From Bodmin you can head directly out on our bikes for a leisurely ride out to the Coast. You’ll finish the day with your toes in the sand and a pint in your hand by the sea! If you prefer to drive, there is station parking available at Bodmin Parkway. 

How fit and active do I need to be to come on a cycle tour?

On our self-guided trips we 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!

Why go on a self-guided cycle tour in Cornwall?

With exceptionally well-planned routes, our self-guided tours are designed to suit the independent traveller, couples or groups; those who wish to travel 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, and your luggage will be waiting for you at the end of the day.

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