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Devon & Cornwall Adventure Holidays - The Coast From Every Angle!

Get Active on the Devon & Cornish Coast

Dive into an active holiday or weekend break, making the most of the dramatic Devon and Cornish countryside and coast. Explore Dartmoor by foot, bike or wild swimming. Try surfing, sea kayaking, paddle boarding and wild swimming in the Fowey Estuary before coasteering, jumping in the sea and scrambling on the rocky cliffs around Padstow. After all that, explore on dry land with clifftop walks and cycling the Camel Trail.

Spend your days in the great outdoors wildlife spotting and full of activity, working up an appetite for home cooked food, chilling round a fire pit with a great group, beer in hand! Rediscover nature away from the crowds in the South West.

Adventure Holiday - Your Way

“At your own pace” is our motto, so take your time to soak up the best views. If you want to push hard and cycle some extra hills however, our guides will show you the best ways.  Add in a sea swim or kayak, a wander along the coastal path, some surfing in the afternoon and the pub in the evening, you’ll have a full, active day!

Don’t feel obliged to do everything, if you fancy an afternoon off to stroll along the beach or read your book in the sun, that fits in well with our Cornwall itinerary too. This is your Adventure!

Perhaps you’d like to try gyhll scrambling and more in the Lake District fells and mountains, or if you prefer the open road, you could cycle Cornwall at your own pace.  We can also organise private tours for groups or bespoke family active holidays if you want to get everyone involved. 

Choose Your Multi Activity Adventure Here

Cornwall Adventure Weekend

4 Day Active Weekend - WEEKLY - Starting Thursdays
Get stuck into an active weekend with a like-minded group, enjoying sea swimming, surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding), coastal cycling, clifftop walks and coasteering.
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Devon Nature & Wildlife Tour

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Reconnect with nature, explore the wilds of Devon and discover the wildlife that lives here. With activities from walking and biking to kayaking, swimming and boat trips for some fabulous dolphin, & seal spotting!
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Canoeing Down English Rivers

Devon Adventure Holiday

6 Day Active Holiday - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Get stuck into an active week away with a like-minded group, enjoying sea swimming, surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding), coastal cycling, clifftop walks and coasteering.
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Walking the coast in England pretty cove

Cornwall Adventure Holiday

6 Day Active Holiday - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Get stuck into an active week away with a like-minded group, enjoying sea swimming, surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding), coastal cycling, clifftop walks and coasteering.
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Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • 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

    star rating  My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more

    Becca H
    10/09/2019

    star rating  Frances and Active England Tours are fantastic! We booked a 3 day walking tour through the Cotswolds and it far exceeded what we expected; beautiful walks, lovely destinations, excellent accommodations,... read more

    KatieD2684
    10/05/2019
  • star rating  I cannot recommend this tour company highly enough for anyone looking to explore England’s beautiful countryside. Our tour guide was fantastic! Each destination was lovely with the perfect amount of... read more

    Emily B
    10/05/2019

    star rating  I traveled with the ACTIVE ENGLAND group fall 2019 on both the Classic Cotswold and the Cornwall/Devon trips. I chose guided hiking but joined self guided guests and... read more

    Pookawinner
    10/02/2019

    star rating  My husband and I were looking for a guided walk through the countryside of England that included classic pubs. Not only did Active England provide that, but they also included... read more

    cap18i
    9/26/2019
  • star rating  We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more

    Peyton M
    9/26/2019

    star rating  We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more

    Emerson M
    9/26/2019

    star rating  We can't say enough about our cycling tour with Active England. Even Mother Nature cooperated with glorious weather. Jago, our cycling guide was enthusiastic, entertaining and patient. We rode through... read more

    Bicyclemanics
    9/24/2019
  • star rating  What an amazing time my husband and I had with Active England in the Cotswolds! From start to finish, Jago and Howard did everything possible to make our... read more

    Anita W
    9/22/2019

    star rating  My wife and I truly enjoyed our 8 day walk thru the Cotswolds. We are from the Arizona desert, so to be totally immersed in England’s beautiful rural countryside was... read more

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    9/17/2019

Hassle Free Multi Activity Adventures

Guided by our outstanding team, we know every bend in the road, river or track, every cafe stop, local pub and vineyard to suit all tastes! You won’t need to worry about any of your luggage transfers, bookings or equipment – we’ve got that all taken care of.

Top things you need to know before visiting the South West

What is an Adventure Holiday?

An Adventure Holiday brings together the best of everything the countryside has to offer for active people, with multi-activity days allowing guests to try water sports, cycling and more as well as getting to know a group of like minded people round the fire-pit in the evening. There is scope for experienced paddlers and cyclists to push themselves, while beginners can get a taste of new sports, exploring the the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, coasteering the cliffs of Cornwall, sea safaris and wildlife spotting in Devon and scrambling up gorges and mountains in the Lake District. Our guides look after all the details, allowing you to push yourself – or simply relax – and take in life in the great outdoors.

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

The best way to escape London and get into Cornwall is by train, from London Paddington direct to Bodmin Parkway in 4 hours. From the station we head straight out on our bikes for a leisurely ride out to the coast. You finish the day with your toes in the sand and a pint in your hand by the sea! To get to Devon, the direct journey from London Paddington to Exeter St David’s is just over 2 hours. It’s 2.5 hours also from Birmingham and only 1 hour from Bristol.

Should I arrive ready to bike and get stuck in?

Yes! We’ll get straight to the activities once you hop off the train, relaxed from your journey and ready for your week or weekend of adventure. We’ll send out a kit list in advance and let you know what to arrive in.

What do I need to bring for my adventure; do you have kit list?

For all our tours we will send out kit lists in plenty of time before your tour. We provide all the equipment so you won’t need to bring anything other than enthusiasm, some trainers you are willing to get a bit wet, some normal swimming kit, comfortable walking and cycling clothes and we’ll do the rest!

Can I join as a solo traveller?

All our trips are open for single travellers to join, these trips are a great way to meet social, likeminded people, active and looking for a great holiday. “As a single female, I would not hesitate to go on another Active England trip as a solo traveller”. S.G.

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