Electric bike cycling holiday in Devon
Includes self catering accommodation plus hire of two electric bikes with safety equipment, route notes and emergency back up.
Please enquire for shorter breaks.
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!
3 Reviews of Electric bike cycling holiday in Devon
Reviewed on 10 May 2021 by Catherine StothartReally 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 Hilary MayneThe 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 Mary HughesExcellent...The owner is a keen recycler himself and in enabling his visitors to do the same Read full review
PlanetWildlife: 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.
PeopleLocal 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.