Cycle Routes

From safe off-road routes for families and scenic routes for road cyclists, to something for those who like it a little muddier, West Devon has an extensive network of cycle routes for all.

Family friendly routes

The National Cycle Network Route 27 passes through West Devon, as the popular Drake's Trail between Plymouth and Tavistock, the Granite Way between Lydford and Okehampton and the Tarka Trail from Meeth northwards. This multi-use trail is mainly off-road, with many sections following old railway cuttings. If you still have energy after riding the main route, then there are further on-road cycling loops on the Drake's Trail Network for you to explore.

On road routes

There is a series of on-road cycle routes around Okehampton, and dotted about the rest of West Devon passing highlights such as Buckland Abbey, Roadford Reservoir and Lopwell Dam. 

There is a growing number of cycle routes in the Ruby Country, an area known for its tranquil, clean and un spoilt landscape in the heart of rural Devon.

Off-road routes

Mountain bikers have access to many cycle tracks, bridleways and byways on Dartmoor and the excellent Dartmoor Cycling Map shows all these tracks, which are colour coded according to difficulty. The map is available for purchase from local Tourist Information Centres or to order online by visiting the Dartmoor Cycling Map.

The Tamar Valley Trails are a fantastic new set of off-road multi-use trails through woodland, set amongst the historic mining landscape of the Tamar Valley centred around the Tamar Trails Centre.

Nearby are the downhill mountain bike tracks at Gawton Gravity Hub - the most challenging tracks in South West England, and guaranteed to provide a real adrenaline fix!

Bike shops and hire

There are bike shops in Tavistock and Okehampton, as well as hire facilities in Okehampton, Sourton, Tavistock and Yelverton. Visit the Cycle Devon website for more information.

Where to stay

Many local accommodation, food and drink providers are well geared up for cyclists and are a perfect way to relax between rides. For more information and to make bookings, please go to Visit Tamar ValleyVisit Dartmoor or Visit Devon websites.