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Cycling Holidays in Devon

Cycling Holidays in Devon

Welcome Family is located near many of the favoured bike routes in Devon, making it the ideal choice for a cycling holiday in Devon.

Devon, renowned for its peace and unspoilt beauty, offers a wide selection of bike routes, both on and off-road, for perfect cycling holidays. These vary from leisurely traffic-free rural rambles to rewarding long distance rides and challenging mountain biking. There are a number of suitable bike routes available to print off from the Devon County Council website.


The Exe Estuary Trail

Dawlish Warren is an excellent starting point for exploring the Devon countryside on a bicycle. And you don’t need to worry if you haven’t got your bike with you, as you can hire one at Exe Trail Cycle Hire, at the Velo shack, Dawlish Warren!

The recently improved Exe Estuary Trail foot and cycle path now has a dedicated path linking Dawlish Warren to Cockwood and is connected to Powderham Church to the north of Dawlish Warren and to Dawlish to the south.

If you fancy cycling any further, you can cycle along this flat, mostly traffic-free route into the heart of Exeter. This cycle route has some beautiful views over the Exe Estuary and is a fantastic day out.

There are many pubs and restaurants along the way to stop for some refreshments, and a visit to the historic Powderham Castle should not be missed.

You could even cross on the Starcross-Exmouth ferry service to the other side of the Exe Estuary where you can pick up the National Route 2 of the National Cycle Network into Exmouth. Bicycles can be carried on the ferry.

Have a look at this link for a map of the Exe Estuary cycle trail.


Haldon Forest Cycle Trails

There is a choice of several cycle routes through Haldon Forest, which is situated just south of Exeter along the A380.

The forest is home to the famous Bird of Prey Viewpoint from where you can sometimes catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures as they soar over the forest below.

Have a look at this link for the Haldon Forest cycle trails.


Cycling in Dartmoor National Park

At Welcome Family, we really recommend a visit to the Dartmoor National Park for cycling holidays. Over 368 square miles of breathtaking landscape, including rushing rivers, rolling valleys and forests, make for a serene and scenic backdrop. After you’ve built up an appetite, be sure to head back to Dawlish Warren for a variety of eateries and relaxing entertainment.

For you speed demons, please note that cyclists must be respectful of other holiday makers and observe the 10 mph speed limit and the one-way system on the park.

Other Activities


Walking Holidays

Welcome Family Holiday Park is the perfect choice to serve as a base for walking holidays in Devon. Our location on England’s South West Coast Path is in very close proximity to some of the most striking scenery in the U.K.


Fishing Holidays

Just a 10 minute walk to the beautiful beaches of Dawlish Warren and Coryton Cove, a stay at Welcome Family Holiday Park means you’ll not be far away from some superb fishing on the South Devon coast.


Local Beaches

Without a doubt, one of the main reasons visitors choose a holiday in South Devon is the superb choice of fantastic beaches along our beautiful coast line and most are within easy reach of Welcome Family Holiday Park.