Whether you’re a keen cyclist looking for a challenging terrain, or just fancy a laid back family holiday in North Devon on two wheels, Saunton Beach Villas provides the perfect base from which to explore North Devon’s many cycling routes. Located just beside Saunton Sands at the foot of Braunton Burrows, you’re never far from a family-friendly cycle route, or a woodland waiting to be explored. A cycling holiday in North Devon is a fantastic way to discover the coast and countryside whilst soaking up the fresh air and keeping fit.
Our 4, 6, and 8 bed Villas all have plenty of room for storing bikes and equipment; each villa has its own garden for your family and dogs to enjoy, with an outdoor shower for washing away sand and mud after a day’s exploring. Don’t forget that dogs stay free during selected weeks of the year, so don’t let your faithful friend miss out on the adventures!
The North Devon Tarka Trail is a 32 mile long cycle track which runs from Braunton to Meeth via Barnstaple, Instow, Bideford and Torrington. The mostly flat traffic-free track offers superb views over the River Taw and River Torridge and is perfect for casual family bike rides. With numerous picnic spots, pubs and cafes along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to try out the local ice cream, enjoy a Devon cream tea made the ‘proper’ way, or reward your cycling efforts with a traditional pub meal and ale.
As part of the National Cycle Network’s Devon Coast to Coast Route 27, the 15 mile long Ilfracombe to Woolacombe Circuit consists of two family-friendly traffic-free routes - the National Trust coast route which runs alongside Woolacombe Sands, and the former railway path from Ilfracombe to Willingcott Cross. The rest of this spectacular route is through farmland, quiet villages and along minor country roads. In total, 5.5 miles of the route is traffic-free, with the remaining 9.5 miles on-road. Starting and ending in Ilfracombe, the Ilfracombe-Woolacombe circular will take you past the Landmark Theatre, through little lanes to the quiet village of Georgeham and on to the National Trust path at Woolacombe, where you can breathe in the sea air and enjoy spectacular beach views.