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For experienced cyclists

Here are a few one-day trips to try. These routes would be fine for any reasonably fit, experienced cyclist.

The Tour de Manche is a route that can be quite physically demanding, especially in England (Devon) and in Brittany, with a few gradients of around 10% or more. The height difference for each stage is marked on the maps.

 

A few ideas for cycle trips for the physically fit:

 

Cycle trips in England for the physically fit:

 

  • Across Devon: 65 km

> Exeter - Axminster


Starting from Exeter, the route passes through the Devon countryside to the Jurassic Coast, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are some good climbs (Pinn Hill, Salcombe Hill), rewarded by outstanding views.


For 54% of the way the route follows a road with traffic (but not many cars), several gradients > 15%, height difference: 374 metres


The stretch from Exeter to Sidmouth
The stretch from Sidmouth to Axminster

 

 

  • Between Devon and Dorset: 57 km

> Axminster - Dorchester


This route explores the pretty Marshwood Valley, with a scattering of forts, dolmens and tiny villages. A long climb takes you to the Hardy Monument: 250 metres above sea level with a view over the four neighbouring counties.


For 96% of the way the route follows a road with traffic (but not many cars), several gradients > 15%, height difference: 663 metres


The stretch from Axminster to Dorchester

 

Cycle trips in Brittany for the physically fit:

 

  • The Côte de Goëlo: 60 km

 

> Saint-Brieuc - Paimpol


As you leave Saint-Brieuc, head towards the attractive seaside resorts of Binic and Saint-Quay-Portrieux before following the "Plouha Cliffs route" with its amazing views, finally arriving at Beauport Abbey near Paimpol.

 

For 90% of the way the route follows a road with traffic (but not many cars), several gradients > 15%, height difference: 660 metres

 

The stretch from Saint-Brieuc to Paimpol

 

 

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