Cycling Holidays - North Devon
The Tarka Trail
The specially prepared Tarka Trail cycle route is off road and can be picked up less than 4 miles from Spreacombe. This runs some 30 miles from Braunton via Barnstaple to Meeth and is essentially easy cycling with many cafes lining its route.
The trail uses much of the disused railway line so tends to be flat and an easy cycle ride, you cover more miles than you would expect. We have frequently hired bikes from Braunton and followed the trail alongside the estuary to either Barnstaple or Instow, stopping for either a mid morning latte, possibly in Barnstaple, lunch and / or afternoon drink at the trailside pub.
If you want something that is more adrenalline fueled there is a local mountain bike centre that have a couple of trails and snack bar for light refreshments.
North Devon host a number of triathalons and the Smugglers Sportif, a cycling event.
If you would like indoor storage for your bike, please ask us at the time of booking and we will ensure that something is available, possibly our activity room depending on other bookings. Many guests in the past have been happy to keep their bike securely stored outside their cottage.
If you prefer to leave your bike at home, there are several local outlets where you can hire bikes of all sizes, including children's seats and helmets.
We have an outdoor tap and hose for cleaning your bike after a long day out.