Mountain biking on Exmoor is growing in popularity and it's not hard to understand why with a great variety of bridleways and some of the most spectacular scenery in the South west of England.
Exmoor provides some of the best trails in the South West, whether it's stunning downhill descents, tricky single-track routes or just the wide open spaces that you like, there is something for everyone.
The waterproof and rip-proof map, which grades the severity of off-road cycling routes on Exmoor is available from National Park centres or visit www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Another excellent source of information on cycle routes in the Exmoor area is www.activeexmoor.com This is the site which promotes Exmoor's activities and sporting events and supports Exmoor's outdoor activity industry. Well worth a look!
On Tuesday 11th September 2007, the Tour of Britain wound its way through the steep and dramatic combes of Exmoor. It's a fantastic ride whether taken at cyclosportive speeds or an extended two or three day tour, with time to enjoy some of the sights and attractions along the way.
The permanent Tour of Britain Exmoor Cycle Route provides you with an opportunity to pit yourself against the professionals, giving you a taste of what they experienced when they raced across Exmoor.
The total length of the South West stage was 112 miles, but the toughest section of the whole Tour was undoubtedly the route through Exmoor. The 60 miles of the Exmoor Cycle Route gives you the opportunity to ride the Exmoor section (plus a little extra) from the Tour's 2007 South West stage. Not only did Exmoor provide the most challenging section of the race, it was also the most beautiful. From the open moorland of Brendon Common to the picturesque villages of Porlock and Lynmouth, this cycle route will take your breath away.