Within minutes you can be on single track lanes exploring the best of rural devon discovering hidden villages and recharging at Traditional Inns.

The routes can be as challenging as you like and if you want to take it off road you can reach the wilds of Dartmoor in less than 40 mins and the excellent Haldon Forest less than 30. Here you can hire bikes and start on the 2.5km Beginners Discovery trail. Then work your way up to the expert 9km Ridge trail and if you want even more of a challenge you can take the optional Extreme section of the Ridge trail but make sure you and your kit are up to it!

In response to criticism over the lack of bike-friendly routes, Torbay Council has now provided a cycle "lane" on sections of the road between Torquay and Paignton. So you can get some exercise and take in the stunning views.

For more details and cycle routes visit Cycle Devon here.