Devon Coast to Coast
The Devon Coast to Coast is southern England’s best developed cycle route. Traffic-free paths on former railway lines, such as the Tarka Trail, Granite Way, Drake’s Trail and Plym Valley Way, allow you to explore Devon’s stunning countryside at an easy pace. Whether you are young or old, fast or slow, the limited mileage and stunning countryside makes the Devon Coast to Coast an adventure suitable for all! You can’t go wrong with this guidebook!
The Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route (“Route 27”), stretching from the North Coast in Ilfracombe to the South Coast in Plymouth. This route features one of the longest continuous railway paths in Britain, the Tarka Trail. This route provides 32 miles of splendid reasonably flat traffic-free cycling from Braunton to Meeth, with the sections alongside the Rivers Taw and Torridge being the most scenic. Most of this cycle path has tarmac surface.
The Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route features three more scenic railway paths. The Granite Way, the Drake’s Trail and the Plym Valley Way all feature breathtaking views of Dartmoor National Park. If a cycling paradise existed in the UK, this is where it is. These three southern routes combined feature 10 high railway viaducts and two long spooky railway tunnels. If you are after a reasonably easy-going great ride in amazing countryside, this is the route you want to cycle!