With Father’s Day on the horizon, there has never been a better time to get on your bikes and explore East Devon. There are miles of National Cycle Network routes, as well as open heathland and woodland trails around the East Devon area, so grab your bikes (or surprise your father figure and hire them when you get here!) and head to East Devon for the day.

To help you have a great day exploring on two wheels, here are some of the best cycle routes to be found across the East Devon area.

The Buzzard Route

This 80 mile circular route follows some of the National Cycle Network Route Two, some of which is traffic free and will take you around the areas of Sidmouth, Seaton, Axminster and Honiton. The entire route will take you some time, but you can easily go at your own pace and change it up if you aren’t up for doing the full 80 miles.

The Exe Estuary Trail

This fairly new trail is almost entirely traffic free and level, so is perfect for the whole family or those with less experience with cycling around the region. The route takes you around the Exe Estuary, so you can follow it from nearby Exmouth all the way to Dawlish in South Devon.

River Otter trail

Suitable for all skill levels and mostly paved throughout this route will take you from Sidmouth through to Budleigh Salterton and beyond. Start off at Mill Street car park and make your way through Sidmouth Town Centre before joining the River Otter bike path and following the trail through to Budleigh Salterton.

Ladram to Sidmouth

If you don’t mind a bit of road cycling, this route is a great one, especially with the scenic views from Peak Hill. It isn’t a long route but is challenging in places and is all roads, so this is only for those who have their wits about them and are happy navigating traffic.

If you’re travelling to the region for a bike ride over Father’s Day, why not stay a while? You can find places to stay in Sidmouth here. For more information about cycling in the region, look below!

Find out more about cycling in East Devon