Dartmoor walks this way | Rides

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.  

Tavistock Loop

"We're booked to stay in Tavistock and would like to explore the area by e-bike. What do you recommend?"

Name: Tavistock Loop

Distance: 13 - 17 miles

Difficulty: Easy (shorter route) or moderate (longer route)

Features: Drake's Trail Tunnel & Gem Bridge, woodland, Sampford Spiney village, Pew Tor & high moor views

Summary

We cycle out of Tavistock along the Drake’s Trail, avoiding all traffic and enjoying the atmospheric Grenofen Tunnel and beautiful Gem Bridge over the Walkham River.  At Horrabridge we leave the trail, head through the village and up a quiet lane that ascends gently onto the moor.  We’ll pause at picturesque Sampford Spiney to visit the church and soak up the views and the peace.  Then we’ll pedal across open moorland via Moortown to Moorshop, cross the main road and head back into town via Harford Bridge and an off-road stretch of the Dartmoor Way.

The more energetic can take a trip a short distance from Moorshop along the main road towards Merrivale, then turn off up the little lane to Higher Godsworthy, where we can walk out onto Cox Tor for views of magnificent high Dartmoor all around.  A full-day tour can include visits to the fascinating prehistoric settlements around Cox and Roos Tor, and the ceremonial sites at Merrivale.