Electric bike cycling holiday in Devon

“Stay at an award-winning farm and take a flexible two wheeled tour for two by electric bike, and discover the villages, the rivers and the pubs surrounded by North Devon's coast and country landscapes.”

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!

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

Holiday is for two people for one week April-mid July and September-mid October.
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Environment

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.

Wildlife: Your stay helps finance our long term conservation aim, which is to make all our acres as good for wildlife as our 7-acre 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 businesses. Put bluntly, we're using tourism to make our wildlife-focused land management financially sustainable, rather than using our greening actions to make our tourism venture successful. And of course you, as our guests, are an essential part of that. Thank you!

Community

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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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The owners boundless enthusiasm, inventiveness and helpfulness.

Gliding up Devon hills effortlessly!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Buy some gel knickers!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Absolutely. The owner is a keen recycler himself and in enabling his visitors to do the same

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent, apart from a few battery issues with one of the bikes.

Read the operator's response here:

Thanks for your lovely comments and we really enjoyed hosting you here. It is nice to have a little help up these Devon hills. I hope you have plenty more miles on the road.

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