Cycling on Dartmoor

Cycling is a great way to experience Dartmoor and with its diverse landscape, it can provide a wealth of different terrains, so you can challenge yourself or enjoy a leisurely ride - whatever best suits you. Just be aware that cycling on the open moorland and common land is not permitted unless it is on a designated bridleway or permitted route. 

Dartmoor Cycle Routes

Dartmoor has a vast array of popular cycling routes, including: 

  • Drake's Trail
  • Granite and Gears route
  • Haldon Forest Trails
  • The Dartmoor Way
  • The Granite Way
  • Wray Valley Trail

To ensure your safety and to make sure you stay to the designated cycle ways, visit one of the Visitor Centres for a route map before heading out.

Dartmoor cycle hire

Want to go out cycling but couldn't bring your bike with you? Don;t worry, you'll find a host of companies offering equipment hire across Dartmoor. 

Dartmoor's bike hire companies have everything you could need for a day out exploring on your bike, including adapted bikes and even dog chariots so you can explore with your furry friends too! There are also a selection of electric bikes for those of you who want to see the views from the top of some of the steeper routes but don't fancy having to pedal until you're out of air! 

Cycle safely

Be aware that there is wildlife and livestock across Dartmoor, so when out on your bikes, try to give any grazing animals a wide berth, in the springtime, cows especially can become temperamental as it is their calving season, so try not to get too close. If you see a wounded animal, keep your distance and report it to the Dartmoor Livestock Protection Officer on 07873 587561. 

Cycle only where permitted and be considerate of other visitors to the National Park. 

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