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3 Scenic Cycling Routes For Your Self-Catering Stay in Exeter

There’s a hint of Spring in the air and that’s it, thoughts are already turning to summer wardrobes, hazy days and balmy evenings. And of course holidays. Beautiful Devon attracts hundreds of ‘outdoor pursuiters’ year on year, for the simple reason that there is simply so much to do outdoors. Take cycling as the perfect example. What better way to experience first-hand, the beauty of the rugged moors, the dramatic coastlines and chocolate box villages dotted throughout the heart of Devon.

Exeter And Beyond

A self-catering holiday in Exeter can offer you the flexibility to explore this beautiful county at your own pace. Event Exeter has a number of self-catering flats located on the Streatham Campus, close to the historical city centre and within easy reach of a number of picturesque cycle trails. There is no denying that it’s time to dust off your saddle and look no further.

This NCN Route 2, otherwise known as the Exe Estuary Trail, stretches from Dawlish to Exmouth. Passing through quaint riverside villages, the route continues along the entire Exe Estuary. Take a picnic and make a day of it. There are several stopping points and no end of wildlife spotting opportunities. A camera is a must!

 Deep in the forest you’ll discover not only teddy bears picnicking, but a whole host of fun for  the budding cyclist. Four different trails offer the perfect forest exploring experience. From adrenaline fuelled off-roading adventure to a leisurely family bike ride, Haldon Forest offers something for all.

 A spectacular purpose built cycle track that runs between Okehampton and Lydford. Perfect for all the family. Running through Dartmoor National Park, at times the scenery is simply breathtaking. Stretching over 18 miles, it’s a good thing that there are a number of cosy country pubs en-route to choose from. And if that doesn’t replenish the calories then you can always top it up with a Devon Cream Tea.

Dust off your saddle

If you’re considering a holiday in Exeter then why not incorporate a spot of cycling. This is the year to get active. Take the opportunity to feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, whilst discovering what Devon has to offer. For further information regarding self-catering accommodation at the University of Exeter visit

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