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Plymouth > Okehampton

[ Cycle routes Tour de Manche ]
  • 67 km

To ride this section is to experience Devon’s huge variety of landscapes: from the urban expanse of Plymouth to the thick forestation of Plymbridge Woods and the stark beauty of Dartmoor. The route is mostly off-road and uses former railway lines, giving cyclists a thrilling ride through tunnels and across dramatic viaducts.

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The 2 stages of the section « Plymouth > Okehampton »

  • Plymouth / Tavistock

    Plymouth / Tavistock [31.7 km]

    Coming off the ferry, an on-road section takes you through Plymouth and into Plymbridge Woods. A wonderful off-road trail, passing over viaducts and through a tunnel to skirt Dartmoor, takes you to the spectacular 200m long, 24m high Gem Bridge. From the heavily wooded Walkham Valley, a railway path leads through the 350m Grenofen Tunnel to the historic granite town of Tavistock.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail
  • Tavistock / Okehampton

    Tavistock / Okehampton [35.3 km]

    A series of tracks and lanes climb out of Tavistock. Note the commanding position of Brentor church atop a former volcano. From Lydford to Okehampton you join the Granite Way, taking a route along the old railway line which runs beside the dramatic tors of Dartmoor.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail