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Cycling in Devon: hot on the (w)heels of Tour of Britain’s first summit finish

9th August 2013 Print
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The Tour of Britain’s first ever summit finish - on Haytor at the heart of Dartmoor in Devon - takes place this September on Stage 6 (Friday 20th) of the Tour.

For those interested in the challenge of cycling part (or all!) of the route used on this stage of the tour or simply enjoying Dartmoor’s stunning landscape from the saddle, HF Holidays’ own Moorlands Country House – in the magnificent setting close to Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor – is the ideal base for exploring the National Park and the surrounding countryside and coast on two wheels.

On a Freedom Break, guests use the Country House as a hotel – enjoying full board and full use of all facilities – and have the flexibility to make their own plans to go out and discover Dartmoor and South Devon.  In addition – as part of its facilities – Moorlands offers secure bike storage and bike wash facilities. 

As an example of the range of cycling options available, the Granite Way is a mainly traffic-free cycle route that runs through Dartmoor National Park following the disused railway line from Okehampton to Lydford, plus there is a large network of ancient lanes and two traffic free cycle ways around Totnes and the Dart Valley.

On a Freedom break, arrival and departure days are flexible with, for example, three nights costing from £210 per person, based on two sharing, inclusive of full board (breakfast, picnic lunch and three course dinner), full use of the house facilities and an OS Explorer map of the local area. 

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