Dartmoor Walks and Rides This Way offers guided electric bike tours starting from a variety of locations and lasting for a half-day (3 hours), a full day (6 hours) or something in between to fit with your timetable. Half-day rides are mostly cycling with a couple of stops to admire the scenery, have a snack and a rest etc. Longer rides can include explorations on foot away from the lanes to visit a prehistoric site, a riverside meadow or a fabulous viewpoint.
All the routes shown below can be taken as half-day rides or can be lengthened to suit your energy levels and interests. Our German electric bikes have 8 gears and powerful batteries with a choice of power settings. They do require pedalling but the battery makes going uphill or cycling into a headwind much more manageable for people of just average fitness and cycling stamina. Minimum age of 14 required by law. Phone 07914-184220 or email to book a ride or discuss the best route for you.
"We love the idea of cycling on Dartmoor but are not super-fit, so don't want to tackle too many hills even with an electric bike. Have you got a ride that's relatively flat?"
Name: Moors and Valleys
Distance: 14 miles
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Features: Great variety of scenery, historic settlements, fabulous views, Bellever Bridge and Soussons cairn circle
Nowhere on Dartmoor is flat, but this route has fairly gentle ups and downs, and the electric bikes make them manageable for anyone that's of average fitness. It starts either at Postbridge or Beltor Corner above Poundsgate, and circles around the lovely West Webburn valley, as well as visiting Bellever bridge, Soussons cairn circle and a series of delightful hamlets and villages: Dockwell, Jordan, Leusdon and Ponsworthy. If there's time, there's the option to visit the deserted medieval village of Hutholes. It's a wonderful mix of Dartmoor's fabulous scenery: high moorland, meadows, woodland and ancient settlements.