Cycle Tours

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The Devon Coast to Coast

Day 1: Meet at St Davids Station 9.30am.  The minibuses and trailers are then loaded whilst our group can have a chat over coffee or tea at a local cafe.

10am: Grand depart, we head off to Ilfracombe via the scenic A377.  This journey usually take between 1.5 – 2 hours.

12 noon: Arrive at Ilfracombe to off load, take photos and group briefing.  An early light lunch would be a good idea at this point. The ride covers 38 miles this afternoon, on quiet country lanes and traffic free cycle ways between Braunton and Torrington.

5 pm:  Arrive at first nights accommodation.  Rest and relax post ride before dinner and evening drinks.

Day 2: Breakfast at 8am. We aim to cycle out at 9am, bags can be left for transfers, we’ll see those again in Lydford or Tavistock depending on which route our group have opted for.  This is the biggest day for mileage at 45 miles, the Dartmoor crossing can be hard work depending on the prevailing wind and weather.  Lunch can be taken at a number of places enroute, we would reccommend the George in Hatherleigh for a really good pub meal.

5pm: Arrive at second nights accommodation. Rest and relax post ride before dinner and eveing drinks.

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Day 3: Breakfast at 8am.  Again the aim is to leave by 9am, todays ride is a steady climb towards the south western fringe of the moor and then the Drakes Trail follows an old railway line into Plymouth for the final leg on the journey.  The Dartmoor bakery at Yelverton is an excellent rest stop in the morning.

The entrance in to Plymouth past Saltram House is beautiful, follow the estuary into the Docklands and finish at The Mayflower steps at the Barbican.

Lunch at Plymouth Barbican or The Hoe before our return transfers to Exeter for onward travel.

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If you opt for our Glamping option we will supply the camping equipment and handle all of your camp site logistics! This includes setting up and taking down camp each morning and afternoon.

(additional charges will apply for the Glamping option).

Trip details: 3 days cycling, 2 nights accommodation, cyclist, luggage and bicycle transfers from each point or stay over. Prices start at = £199 per person.

Tour options
Bronze £199.00 GBP
Silver £249.00 GBP
Gold £299.00 GBP

 

The additional options are: touring bike hire with bags and equipment, full mechanical, technical and first aid support or fully guide led ride with support.

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The Exe Estuary weekender

Start your weekend on the Saturday morning in the capital City of Exeter and explore the cathedral and quayside areas before embarking on the first leg of your cycle ride.

Exeter Quayside

The Exe Estuary trail links the city with the beautiful estuary side and coastal towns of East and South Devon.  This shared path skirts the Estuary on East and West sides with some spectacular views and amazing places to visit and stay on the way around.

The complete route is 23 miles of mostly off road cycle path and is suitable for most ages and abilities, the route can be linked via a ferry crossing between Exmouth and Starcross which would complete the route with a boat ride.

Turf Yurt

Choose from one of our excellent local guest houses, cyclist lodges or a yurt at The Turf Hotel.

1 day tours start at £55 per person, including a pick up hotel, airport or station and drop off at the trail.

2 day tours start at £99 per person, including a pick up, accommodation on the Saturday and a drop off.

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The Dartmoor Way

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The Dartmoor Way Cycle Route is a 95 mile-long circular route which winds its way around the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, linking hamlets, villages and towns along its length.

This recreational route takes cyclists through the varying landscape surrounding the High Moor, visitingattractive and interesting locations which offer a wide choice of places to eat, drink and stay for the night. The well-signed Dartmoor Way Cycle Route follows quiet Devon lanes and minor roads,and uses traffic-free cycle tracks wherever possible.

In addition to the main circular route, there is a 27 mile-long High Moorland link.

This allows you to follow a ‘figure of eight’ route, or alternatively enjoy either of the shorter north or south circular routes.

The Dartmoor Way offers many possibilities for a break away – from a day trip or weekend, to a full 5 – 7 day holiday. From winding, secret, Devon lanes, to airy moorland roads with panoramic views, this route has interest packed into every mile.

Cyclists will discover full days of pedalling, and wonderful places to stay a while, and explore.

The main towns along the route are shown below; but you can choose to start and finish at any point.

The Dartmoor Way can be cycled in either direction, however, the route directions are presented in an anti-clockwise direction for the following reasons:
A) Safety. For many of the junctions, crossing traffic is avoided, and
B) Scenically the route is best done anti-clockwise – and the hills seem slightly more forgiving!

 

1 Okehampton to Tavistock – 21 miles
Okehampton – Lydford
Lydford – Tavistock
2 Tavistock to Ivybridge – 22 miles
Tavistock – Cadover Bridge
Cadover Bridge – Ivybridge
3 Ivybridge to Bovey Tracey – 24 miles
Ivybridge – Buckfastleigh
Buckfastleigh – Ashburton
Ashburton – Bovey Tracey
Prices start at £50 per person per day.
New for 2016!
Mountain Bike Experiences in Devon with The Bike Bus and Evolve.
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 “Experience some of the most scenic, natural, legal mountain bike routes that Dartmoor has to offer.  A good morning’s ride over hills with stunning

panoramic views (on a clear day!), through streams, along rocky bridleways, descend natural, flowy singletrack through a beautiful valley.  Ending with a
welcoming local pint & a pasty!”
All you’ll need is a good level of fitness and a confident riding ability.  Bikes can be supplied, but recommend bringing your own.

To get involved all we need is a minimum number of 6 people and we’ll arrange a mtb session of your choice.  Otherwise, check us out at http://www.facebook.com/exeterbikebus where we offer regular trips away.

Prices for a session with transport, a guide and Mountain Bike Hire start at £55 per person.

Call Chris on (07773) 362119 or email info@thebikebus.biz for more details

Wilma and George C2C