Dart Explorer

Dart Explorer

Circular Road Cycling Route

Cycling through the counties and areas of Devon.

50 miles 5000 ft Circular route
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The cycle route passes through the settlements of Salcombe (start, Devon), Malborough (Devon), Kingsbridge (Devon), West Charleton (Devon), East Charleton (Devon), Frogmore (Devon), Chillington (Devon), Stokenham (Devon), Torcross (Devon), Strete Gate (Devon), Strete (Devon), Blackpool (Devon), Stoke Fleming (Devon), Poundhouse (Devon), Dartmouth (Devon), Dittisham (Devon), Tideford (Devon), Boreston (Devon), Preston (Devon), Woodleigh (Devon), Sorley (Devon), Churchstow (Devon), South Milton (Devon), Malborough (Devon), Salcombe (finish, Devon)

A fantastic circular road cycling route following coastal roads and the River Dart, featuring rugged coastline, breathtaking beaches and rolling countryside within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area covering over 200 square miles.

The route starts from the popular harbour town of Salcombe, heading north east through Malborough and Kingsbridge, before hitting the busy but breathtaking coastal road (A379) and passing the idyllic beaches of Slapton Sands, complete with it’s road causeway and the quieter Blackpool beach.

Upon reaching Dartmouth where you’ll find the delicious Sloping Deck Bakery, we turn north-west with an immediate hilly ascent, before eventually steeply descending to a superb coffee stop in Dittisham set beside the ferry and equally popular Ferry Boat Inn pub.

Once refuelled, we head back up the steep hill out of Dittisham and shortly afterwards tackle our largest climb at Broadridge Lane. Winding through quiet roads we’re heading in a south-west direction to the sea, through undulating Devon countryside and arriving at the fantastic beach at South Milton.

It’s then a final dash back to sunny Salcombe, where you’ll find plenty of cafes for a coffee or cake including the extremely popular Bakehouse bakery, however do see more suggestions in Salcombe for coffee and cake below!

Cycle friendly cafes en route or just a short detour away