This route is unarguably one of the very best cycle rides in the UK. On the Devon C2C you'll discover rugged coastlines, blissfully quiet country lanes and miles of traffic free cycling paths. Let the experts take the hassle out of your trip. We plan the transfer of riders + bags + their bikes, the very best cycle friendly accommodation, write your itinerary and provide turn by turn guidance.
The brief Devon Coast to Coast itinerary
Meet & greet at an Exeter transit station or our offices at Sowton, near the M5 junction. We will load bags and bikes, the transfer to Ilfracombe will be approximately 1.5 - 2 hours travel time. We start the ride at the harbour at Ilfracombe. The ride to your first over- night stay is approximately 25 miles, ascending 817 feet and descending 797 feet.
Start the day with a good breakfast, the trail awaits, the Tarka Trail meanders alongside the Rivers Taw and Torridge for some time today. A personal favourite part of the C2C for some of The Bike Bus team, the woodland sections between Bideford and Meeth are stunning.
The Moorland will come into view from the outskirts of the market town of Hatherleigh, crossing the Moor on the western edge and finishing the day for an over - night in a Dartmoor village. Total mileage; 37 and 1965 ascent with 1270 descent.
Rise & Shine, you’re in Dartmoor! The rolling hills of Devon will continue today, however the cherry on the cake is a nice long descent off the Moor into Plymouth along the Plym Valley. The ride to Tavistock takes in Brentor and can be off road (quite literally) or follow the moorland backroads. The Drakes Trail from Tavistock to Plymouth follows an old railway line along the Plym Valley, crossing historic Dartmoor Granite viaducts and passing through tunnels whilst descending down to sea level at The Barbican, Plymouth. Total mileage; 26 miles, 860 feet ascent and 1568 feet descent.