Arrive in Devon
The tour starts at Exeter Railway Station. We jump on the bus to take us to Lydford for lunch in Dartmoor National Park. With an earlier start there is the option for a late-morning visit to Lydford Gorge; the deepest gorge in the South West and has a spectacular 30m waterfall.
We begin our cycle ride along the stunning Granite Way, a mostly traffic-free trail with stunning views over Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside. Look out for the spectacular Meldon Viaduct!
There is the option to stop off for coffee at the Finch Foundry near Okehampton, a 19th Century water-powered forge, one of the last examples in England.
There is also the option to cycle to afternoon tea at Gidleigh Park from their Michelin Star restaurant, set majestically on the bubbling upper reaches of the River Tein.
This mostly flat route is the perfect start to your tour, cycling right to the doors of our hotel, the Three Crowns, in Chagford, for a group dinner in this beautiful thatched cottage building.
The Three Crowns, Chagford