Cycling

Halsbeer Farm is the perfect place from which to get on your bike and just ride. Whether you're a seasoned tourer, an avid mountain biker, or just want to get on two wheels to see the countryside we can point you in the right direction. We also have plenty of room to store your bikes and a place to hose that mud off after an epic ride.

Mountain bikers will want to make sure they visit Haldon Forest near Exeter with it's purpose-built trail centre. It has a variety of trails and a pump track with skills area that will keep everyone from the beginner to the advanced rider happy. If you fancy riding straight out of your cottage then the Blackdown Hills has a huge network of trails including the popular 13.5 mile Herepath loop. Or take your riding to the next level at Gawton - a purpose-built downhill track just an hours drive away. Dartmoor National Park and The Quantocks offer tons more potential to get off-road and there are plenty of resources to help you find the right track for you - see below for links.

If you're more at home on the road then look no further. From your doorstep here on the edge of the Blackdowns there are beautiful winding country roads that can take you south to the coast, high up onto the Blackdown Hills or into the wilds of Dartmoor.

If you're new to cycling, don't have bikes you can bring, or just want to get the whole family out on a ride we can point you in the right direction.

Maps, trails, guides and other resources

1 South West - Cycling guide to the South-West

Planning an off-road bike ride in the South West's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty just got easier with the launch of the Adventure Cycling Map, part of the 1SW initiative. Check out the map for a comprehensive guide to routes in the region's most beautiful landscapes

http://www.1sw.org.uk/experience/

Haldon Forest Trail Centre - Purpose-built off-road trails near Exeter

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-6T7BHT

Herepath Trails - 13.5m loop on The Blackdown Hills

http://www.nerochescheme.org/herepath.php

More Dirt - Mountain Bike/BMX trails mapped in the south-west

Online bike magazine with interactive map of bike trails across the south-west

http://www.moredirt.co.uk/region/United-Kingdom_South-West/

Heart of Devon - Guide to Cycling around Exeter

A great guide to getting on your bike in Devon, with routes for all types of cyclists.

http://www.heartofdevon.com/things-to-do/cycling

Cycle Devon

Devon County Council's cyling resource

http://www.cycledevon.info/home

Sustrans - National Route - 33

Route 33 of the national cycle network will take you from Bristol to the south coast in Dorset and right through East Devon.

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/national-cycle-network/route-numbering-system/route-33

Gawton Gravity Hub

One of the best purpose built, permanent downhill mountain bike venues in England. Located in the Tamar Valley near Tavistock, West Devon.

http://www.gawtongravityhub.co.uk

Bike Hire

Forest Bike Hire - Haldon Forest, Exeter

http://www.forestcyclehire.co.uk/index.html

Saddles & Paddles - Bike & Canoe hire  - Exeter

http://www.saddlepaddle.co.uk  Tel: 01392 424241

Easy Bike Days - Electric bike hire and guided tours - Willand

http://www.easybikedays.com/wp/