Best Cycling routes on Exmoor

Located in the heart of Exmoor, The Exmoor White Horse Inn   provides access to the best top recommended cycling routes on Exmoor suitable for riders of all levels, from casual to experienced. The Inn is the perfect spot to explore the best of what Exmoor National Park has to offer for those on two wheels, enabling you to enjoy the exhilarating experience of biking amidst the breathtaking scenery, from road cycling to mountain bike riding. Exmoor National Park offers a plethora of cycle routes that cater to cyclists of all levels. Whether you’re a casual cyclist looking for a relaxing ride or an experienced mountain biker seeking adventure, Exmoor has something for everyone to enjoy on two wheels.

Cycling Routes On Exmoor

Bike Riding success on Exmoor

These are some of our favourite and top recommended cycling routes on Exmoor:

Dunkery Beacon Cycling Circuit:

For more experienced cyclists looking for a challenge, the Dunkery Beacon Circuit offers a scenic ride around Exmoor’s highest point. The route includes steep climbs and exhilarating descents, with panoramic views from the summit of Dunkery Beacon.

(17.3 miles)

Cycling routes on Exmoor

Dunkery Beacon – the highest point on Exmoor. Mountain biking paradise


Horner Woods Cycling Loop:

This gentle circular route takes cyclists through the ancient woodlands of Horner Woods, near the village of Porlock. The route follows quiet forest tracks and bridleways, providing opportunities to spot wildlife and enjoy the tranquility of the woodland surroundings.



Wimbleball Lake Cycling Circuit:

Wimbleball Lake, located on the southern edge of Exmoor, offers a scenic cycling circuit around the reservoir. The route follows a mix of off-road trails and quiet country lanes, with stunning views of the lake and surrounding countryside. 

(routes from 14.2 -32 miles)


Off road Cycling on Exmoor

The Exmoor National Park offers Mountain Biking Trails for all levels

Watersmeet Cycling Loop:

This circular route starts and finishes at the picturesque village of Lynmouth and takes cyclists through the beautiful East Lyn Valley. The route includes some challenging climbs and descents but rewards riders with breathtaking views of waterfalls, wooded valleys, and coastal scenery. (Route 29 miles)


Coleridge Way Cycle Route:

The Coleridge Way is a long-distance walking and cycling trail that follows in the footsteps of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The cycling route traverses the hills and valleys of Exmoor, offering stunning views and challenging terrain for more experienced riders.


Tarka CyclingTrail:

The Tarka Trail is a scenic cycling route that follows a disused railway line through the North Devon countryside, including sections of Exmoor. This relatively flat and traffic-free trail offers picturesque views of rivers, woodlands, and farmland, making it ideal for families and leisure cyclists.



Competitive Cycle Ride on Exmoor

For those with the cycling competitive streak –

The Great Exmoor Ride Sunday 8th September 2024





Cycle Routes on Exmoor

The challenge of Mountain Bike Racing on Exmoor

Exmoor offers cycling trails of varying difficulty so choose a bike that can handle all conditions.


Bike Riding on Exmoor

From off road to road – all terrains on Exmoorr

 – Hardtail bikes for smoother terrain and beginners on a budget.

– Full suspension for rough terrain and technical trails.

– Trail bikes for versatile performance.


– XC bikes for speed and efficiency.


– Enduro bikes for aggressive riding.


– eMTBs for assistance with pedalling.


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Stockists of:  Orbea   Scott   GasGas   Husqvarna  Pivot    Mondraker

Test ride bikes to ensure the perfect fit.


Choose the best mountain bike for your needs and

enjoy the very best cycling routes that Exmoor has to offer!


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