Devon Coast to Coast
 cycling holidays 

Fully guided and self-guided cycling holidays on the Devon Coast to Coast route - for the adventurer in you!

Add a little adventure to your life and spice things up! Come on a Devon coast to Coast cycling holiday with us! You know you want to...

Rediscover the freedom of cycling, as you remember it from your childhood, and leave the daily demands of life behind as you escape for a weekend to cycle the mostly traffic-free Devon Coast to Coast route. Experience the gorgeous Devon landscape around you, smell the fresh Devon air and hear nature all around you, while you marvel at the ingenuity of the Victorian railway engineers who built most of the route.

Devon is renowned for its hills, but the bulk of the Devon Coast to Coast route follows old railway lines, with sweeping curves and gentle gradients - ideal for those who aren't super fit.

As experienced cyclists that live in the area, we know what a fantastic experience a cycling holiday along the Devon Coast to Coast route can be, and we want to share that experience with you.
Bears Lake Viaduct on NCN27


We are a small family-run company offering fully and self guided cycling tours along the gorgeous Devon Coast to Coast (Devon C2C) route.
We don't offer routes other than the Devon C2C - which is also known as National Cycle Network route 27, or NCN 27 for short.

We want to make your Devon Coast to Coast cycling holiday as enjoyable as we can, so we'll arrange your overnight accommodation for you - which includes breakfast - and of course we'll forward your luggage to the next overnight stop, so all you need to do is pedal along and enjoy the scenery!

Although we prefer to cycle from Ilfracombe to Plymouth, should you so prefer we can offer a cycling holiday that starts in Plymouth and ends in Ilfracombe instead.

Should you opt for a fully guided Devon coast to coast cycle holiday, you won't be carrying anything on your bike (except daily snacks, camera, etc.) but your guide will ride with panniers, and he carries tools, spare inner tubes, extra drinks and a lot more. 
We are of course able to do essential repairs along the way - one less thing for you to worry about!

You may wish to opt for a self-guided, but supported Devon coast to coast cycle holiday. With this choice, we will supply you with our detailed maps, and route guidance notes. Should you encounter difficulties along the way, we will only be a phone call away.

If you selected a fully-guided cycle holiday, you'll be guided by somebody that knows the route, so you know that you will stay on course. Your guide can also tell you more about the local area. This makes our cycle holiday ideal for people who are nervous of navigating, or perhaps simply don't want to cycle the route all alone.

All our guides have been CRB checked.

We offer the cycling holiday over two or three days. Over two days it makes for a perfect weekend escape, but will require a higher level of fitness
Over three days the pace will be gentler, and the distances smaller, making this option ideal for people somewhat less fit.

From leaving Ilfracombe, you will fall in love with the incredibly varied landscape of Devon. Most of the route is on traffic-free cycle paths, and most of these are built on old railway lines, thus ensuring gentle gradients. 

The paths you will cycle on include the gorgeous Tarka Trail, the Granite Way with the incredible Meldon Viaduct (built by Brunel) and Drake's Trail, which crosses the amazing new Gem Bridge - a purpose-built walking and cycling viaduct. You will also cycle through several old railway tunnels, some of which were built by Brunel.

Remember though, the entire route isn't on traffic-free paths. Especially around mid-Devon we will be cycling on quiet lanes - many of which pass over some of the hills that Devon is famous for.

Despite these hills, the Devon C2C has far fewer, shorter, and less steep hills compared to the Hadrian's Wall C2C route. This makes the NCN 27 ideal for families, and even those who are less fit.

We look forward to cycling with you!
  • Clearbrook Ramp The nasty zig-zag rocky path linking Clearbrook with the tarred traffic-free Plym Valley section of Drake's Trail is no more. In its place is a new ramp ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2015, 08:31 by William NB
  • Minor changes to NCN27 Around the Plymouth area there are some planned changes to NCN27, the Devon Coast to Coast route. As you make your way into Devon, past the heritage railway, and start ...
    Posted 18 Nov 2012, 04:45 by William NB
  • Grenofen Tunnel is open! The new route through Grenofen Tunnel is fully open! Well, all truth be told, it wasn't the tunnel that caused the delay, but rather Ashmill bridge, the little bridge ...
    Posted 25 Sep 2012, 13:53 by William NB
  • Gem Bridge is open! On Saturday, we were alerted via the Contact link to the left that Gem Bridge was open. This was followed up with a cycle ride to the bridge, and we ...
    Posted 7 May 2012, 12:41 by William NB
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Devon coast to coast cycling holiday route map

What are you waiting for? You know you want the adventure, without the hassle, so book your place today!

Please note, during the summer Devon is a very popular holiday destination, and available overnight accommodation cannot be guaranteed for any given date! 

Being flexible on dates helps, but the best advice is simply to avoid disappointment by getting your Devon coast to coast cycling holiday booking done sooner rather than later.