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    Highlights of your Week Away in the South West

    • Dartmoor National Park
    • The Camel Trail
    • Padstow and Rick Stein’s Seafood
    • Drakes Trail
    • Plymouth
    • Port Isaac, home of Doc Martin


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      Bike Devon & Cornwall – Guided

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      • 6 Days 5 Nights
      • Apr 01 - Oct 31
      • Type: Guided
      • Difficulty : 2/5
      • Carbon: 76Kg CO2e
      • Pickup: Tiverton Parkway
      What to Expect on your Cycling Trip in Devon & Cornwall

      Explore Devon’s Dartmoor National Park with its wild ponies, escaping the crowds and returning to nature. Journey down into Poldark country in Cornwall, along our carefully chosen cycle routes, including mineral tramways, off road tracks and converted rail to trail paths, so you can bike at a leisurely pace without distractions and with stunning views around every corner. Finish your days in historic coastal villages along the South West Coast, getting to know the real England and enchanted by the stories and history revealed within some of the finest landscapes and views in the world.

      Tour Dates Availability and Pricing

      14 May 23 – 19 May 23

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      £2,329.00

      04 Jun 23 – 09 Jun 23

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      £2,329.00

      18 Jun 23 – 23 Jun 23

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      £2,329.00

      02 Jul 23 – 07 Jul 23

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      £2,329.00

      13 Aug 23 – 18 Aug 23

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      £2,329.00

      10 Sep 23 – 15 Sep 23

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      24 Sep 23 – 29 Sep 23

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      £2,329.00

      Devon & Cornwall Guided Cycling Itinerary

      Day 1Woolacombe, Croyde and The Tarka Trail

      Arriving into Tiverton Parkway for 11.00am, we will meet you at the station and set off for a short transfer to Ilfracombe for a spot of lunch before donning our cycling gear to bike around North Devon’s famous surf beaches, including Woolacombe and Croyde. Once our lungs are filled with fresh, coastal air, we track into Barnstaple, home to the start of the Tarka cycling trail, for an early evening drink and rest before we start our crossing of inland Devon via the Tarka Trail.

      Mileage: 10-20 miles

      Day 2Bideford, Taw and Torridge Estuaries and Great Torrington

      Joining the Tarka Trail, named after Henry Williamson’s famous 1927 novel, Tarka the Otter, we follow this path along the stunning Taw and Torridge estuaries via Bideford and Great Torrington, before stopping at a quirky railway station turned café stop for lunch. We rejoin the Tarka Trail in the afternoon, tracing along converted railway lines, to cycle onto Devon’ smallest but no doubt liveliest towns, Hatherleigh, to stay at The George Inn for a well-deserved pint, fresh local food and welcomed rest.

      Mileage: 20-31 miles

      Day 3Okehampton, Dartmoor, Scorhill Stone Circle,

      Starting north of Okehampton, we take a slight detour up to Dartmoor, to visit Devon’s finest stone circle at Gidleigh Common. The views and atmosphere on Dartmoor are magical and after lunch in the wonderful Chagford we head onto the high moors before heading downhill all the way into the wonderful town of Tavistock where we stay the night – there will be plenty of opportunities to trial Devon’s famous beverages and cream tea, but remember to put the cream on the scone before the jam – it’s how the Queen does it!   

      Mileage: 20-38 miles

      Day 4Drakes Trail, Plymouth, Tinside and Wadebridge

      Our final day of exploring Devon will be biking along the Drakes trail, all the way, mostly downhill into Plymouth where we visit the place where the Founding Fathers left for America in 1620. We arrive into Tinside, where we will have the opportunity for a dip in the iconic waterside lido or in the south coast Devon sea before we transfer into Cornwall into the lovely estuary side town of Wadebridge where we stay for the next two nights.

      Mileage: 23-33 miles

      Day 5Padstow and the Camel Trail, Rick Stein, Rock and Port Isaac

      We transfer a few miles to the top of the Camel Trail and bike down all the way to the Coast towards Padstow, probably the most beguiling town in Cornwall for Rick Stein’s famous fish and chips and a good look around this magical harbour town. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to bike to the locations made famous by the filming of Polkark and or Doc Martin before our final night together in Wadebridge..

      Mileage: 15-30 miles

      Day 6Farewells and Ongoing Travel

      After a relaxed breakfast in your hotel which overlooks the sea, cliffs and little cove that is Port Gaverne, we transport guests to Bodmin Parkway station for pre-booked travel all the way to London (4.5 hours).

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      Meet and Greet Location

      Tiverton Parkway 

      Pickup Time

      11:00am

      Accommodation

      Country Accommodation

      End Of Tour Location

      Bodmin Parkway Station, Cornwall

      Price Includes

      • All Breakfasts
      • 3 Dinners
      • 5 Nights’ Accommodation
      • Transport throughout
      • Bikes and Equipment
      • Entry tickets (e.g. to the Tate St Ives, Lost Gardens of Heligan)

      Price Excludes

      • International Flights and travel to and from the start/end of the tour
      • Cancellation Insurance
      • Items of a personal nature
      • 2 Dinners
      • Lunches and café stops
      • Gratuity for your local guide
      Cornwall Itinerary Map
      FAQ

      Why choose a guided cycling holiday?

      Join a group of like-minded people, looking for an active cycling holiday exploring the Devon and Cornwall coasts. Led by our team of exceptional guides, we know every country lane, turn in the road, hidden trail, café and cove. Dine together some evenings, share the stories of the day and fully enjoy the magical experience of cycling along the Cornish coast and through Dartmoor National Park. On our guided trips, all of our routes can be tailored for those wishing to cycle more miles or fewer, just ask your guide and they will be able to extend or shorted the planned routes to suit you and your group.

      What are the Hotels like in Devon and Cornwall on this tour?

      We have handpicked a selection of hotels and bed and breakfasts in ideal locations along the beautiful Cornish coast, with great access into towns and views over the harbours and ocean, and in a Dartmoor village, Chagford, in the heart of the National Park. There is a wealth of great restaurants and gastro-pubs in each location and your hotels are the perfect place to rest your legs and relax during the evenings while on your tour.

      Read M.W’s review of our hotels: “The accommodations were first rate — small inns scattered throughout the countryside. And the food — out of this world! […] It was so relaxing to have the whole trip prearranged.”

      How do I get to Devon?

      Devon is an easy train journey from London, Bristol and the Midlands, taking you to the start of your walking trip, straight onto your bikes and off on a leisurely afternoon cycle to into the heart of Dartmoor. Exeter Station is a direct 3 hour train journey from London.

      Where is Devon, England?

      Devon is a large county in southwest England, with Cornwall to the West, and Dorset to the East, bordered in the North and South by the sea. With two stunning wild coastlines and the Dartmoor mountains and hills in the centre, Devon is a must-see, and with over 350km of byways Dartmoor National Park is perfect cycling country!

      Where is Cornwall, England?

      Cornwall is in the far Southwestern tip 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.

      Why not top or tail your Cotswolds tour with a visit to London?

      The perfect way to experience London like a local with specially curated tours that can be added pre or post your trip of choice.

      Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

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