Electric bike cycling holiday in Devon

“Electric bike hire is included in your stay at our partnerís award-winning eco-farm, making it easy for even the most casual cyclists to take on the hilly Devon countryside and discover the regionís hidden villages, pubs and coastal reserves. ”

Highlights

Lymington Arms | Halsdon Nature Reserve | Duke of York at Iddesleigh | River Taw | River Torridge | Belstone | The Tors pub at Belstone | Honeychurch | Hatherleigh | Dartmoor | Broadwood Kelly | Ingleigh Green | Winkleigh Cider Factory | Torrington | Braunton Burrows | North Devon Biosphere Reserve | off road Tarka Trail | Barnstaple |

Description of Electric bike cycling holiday in Devon

Thereís nothing nicer than a pedal around Devon with well-deserved clotted cream teas or pints of local cider always best devoured during or at the end of a dayís cycling to truly appreciate both experiences.

The UNESCO North Devon Biosphere reserve, in particular, is well worth investigating further and promises mile upon mile of sand dunes as well as peaceful rural lanes, free from cars, interspersed with traditional thatched pubs and tucked away cafes, that only the locals frequent.

The thing about Devonís beautiful rolling hills and longer stretches of coastline is that they can be a bit of a slog for casual cyclists which might mean youíre too tired to enjoy yourself out of the saddle. One way to take the pressure off the pedals on some of the steeper hillsides and over the longer distances is to embark on a tour by electric bike.

Remember when you were learning and someone ran alongside giving you a push? Thatís what an electric bike feels like. On steep hills you might even be tempted to wear your underwear over your trousers!

This one week self-guided electric bike cycling holiday in Devon will suit moderately fit adults, and includes: self catering accommodation, a full orientation, bike hire with safety equipment, route notes, maps, rescue back up and the full benefit of carefully researched local knowledge.

Prices are per person but based on two people sharing at our multi-award winning farm accommodation near Winkleigh for one week between April- mid July and September through to mid October. (Excludes extras like pub lunches and taking bikes on the train, please enquire for single prices.)

You can also tailor the itinerary to suit a short break or long weekend (enquire for prices) and swap days around. And youíre in charge of the distances. Most of the days can be shortened and still take you to fun places - linger over that lunch!

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Departure information

Holiday is for two people for one week April-mid July and September-mid October.
Low Carbon:
100% renewable energy (on site wind and PV, plus green grid) and accommodation designed for efficiency. Assistance for car free guests. Anyone can borrow bikes. Some lodges have hot tubs (also powered with renewable energy).
Electric car charge point:
Commondo and 3 pin plug charge points from 17p per K/W. Power comes from our wind turbine in the field next door.
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Wildlife: Your stay helps finance of our long term conservation project, which manages our 21 acres for Devon wildlife and looks after our nationally-recognised site of special scientific interest, Popehouse Moor. This is the core of our philosophy, the bottom line, the one thing against which we measure our success. It gives us a subtly different starting point to most tourism and farming businesses. Put bluntly, your holidays are our 'cash cows'. So you are an essential part of what we do, and we thank you!

Energy: Our farm has won numerous awards for sustainable tourism. We've cut our energy use by over 75% compared to the previous owner, and our wind turbine and solar panels generate enough power to run the business. Even on a windless cloudy day you'll be staying green, with a 100% renewable grid tariff.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Local Community and Culture: This holiday is based around exploring the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Initially focusing on the fabulous dune system at Braunton Burrows, the reserve was later extended to encompass the whole of the Taw and Torridge River catchments in recognition that the entire system, from watershed to seashore, is inter-dependent. We've designed this itinerary to take you through the landscape from moorland stream to seashore at a pace where you can appreciate the changing scenery and soak up the local culture in this rural corner of England.

Friends and neighbours: When the journey is part of the fun there's time to stop at local shops and pubs - we'll give you the local tips. And when you spend money locally most of it stays local. But it's not just about going out. We can help you self cater with food from a local grocer, with meat from a neighbouring farm shop, and drinks from the local independent wine and beer merchant.

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Reviewed on 10 May 2021 by

Really excellent. The owners were very helpful, gave us cycle routes and maps, and it is a lovely part of the country to explore on our electric bikes - pretty villages, cycle paths, nature reserves, rivers, canals and estuaries. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the beauty and peace of the environment, the meadow we looked out on, and the challenging cycling up and down steep Devon Hills. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2017 by

Excellent...The owner is a keen recycler himself and in enabling his visitors to do the same Read full review

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