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Stage 3: Bideford to Petrockstowe – Devon Coast to Coast

14.5 mi
7.8 mph
900 ft
500 ft
Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.28 mi

Bideford Bridge

Bike Touring Highlight

0.94 mi

Tarka Trail

Bike Touring Highlight

1.67 mi

The River Torridge

Road Cycling Highlight

4.65 mi

Beam Aqueduct

Bike Touring Highlight

14.5 mi

St Petroc

Place Of Worship

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a bike ride.

June 14, 2019


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    Gushing rivers carving through untouched countryside, tranquil bike paths flanked by ancient woodland and sleepy Devonshire villages brushed with history. During stage three, you will cycle from Bideford deeper into the heart of Devon.

    Following the River Torridge as it meanders south, the route gently rises and falls as you head out of Bideford. You will cross the river via historic bridges on more than one occasion as you ride through the green and forested countryside.

    The route skirts around Great Torrington, a small market town with many traditional pubs serving real ales. It is worth making a short detour to enjoy the town's local delicacies. The Torridge Inn, The Black Horse, Torrington Arms, Cavalier, Globe and Royal Exchange have been serving travelers for centuries.

    From Great Torrington, rejoin the Devon Coast to Coast trail as it follows Langtree Lake through secluded green scenery and farmland. You are more likely to see birds of prey and ducks than cars or buildings during this section of the route.

    The trail climbs gradually for almost 4 miles (6 km) before ascending into Petrockstowe. Nestled amongst the Devonshire hills, Petrockstowe is a picturesque village with a big community spirit.

    The heart of the village is The Laurels Inn, a seventeenth-century coaching house, with regular events such as a quiz night and Sunday roast lunch, you are sure to get to know the locals during your stay.

    • July 2, 2019