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Cycling Holidays in North Devon at Holmsleigh

On our doorstep and on every cyclist to do list, is a cycling holiday in North Devon.

Cycling Holidays in North Devon at Holmsleigh, the Route 27 is a must for keen cyclists to experience every kind of landscape this country has to offer. Riding on a decent tarmac surface with no traffic. Most cyclists will find the Braunton to Meeth and back again an achievable 62 mile round trip. Mostly on the flat this old railway line provides a safe and invigorating ride taking in woodland, marshland estuary’s and beaches.

Cycling Holidays in North Devon at Holmsleigh starting at Crow Point

Cycling Holidays in North Devon at Holmsleigh starting at Crow Point

Firstly from Braunton, views to Braunton Burrows, Crow Point and along the estuary. Past Chivenor  air base and a chance to have a coffee at the side of the estuary or further along is the Braunton Inn pub serving a full pub menu with real ales and great outdoor seating.

Contintue towards Barnstaple and and if you haven’t eaten already ride into Town and sample an afternoon tea at Tea On the Taw. Then go over the bridge and the Trail leads you to the old Fremington Quay and on towards Instow. A lovely seaside place for ice cream and the famous local deli called John’s.

Many exciting places to see and wildlife to enjoy including the Puffing Billy Pub at Torrington . This used to be the railway station.

Cycling Holidays in North Devon starting at The Tarka Trail

There are many options to do as many miles as you like. The other cycle route is the North Devon coast to coast cycle ride which incorporates the Tarka Trail. This ride starts at Ilfracombe to Plymouth and is 59 miles one way for a more experienced cyclist who like a challenge. Remember though you can catch the train back with your bike to Barnstaple.

Cycling Holidays in North Devon at Holmsleigh starting at Tarka Trail

Cycling Holidays in North Devon at Holmsleigh starting at The Tarka Trail

Holmsleigh offers great hospitality, comfort, local knowledge, bike storage and convenient location for the most memorable bike ride. There are also plenty of off road tracks for those who prefer the rugged terrain on their mountain bikes.

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