Dartmoor Walks and Rides This Way offers guided electric bike tours starting from a variety of locations and lasting for a half-day (3 hours), a full day (6 hours) or something in between to fit with your timetable. Half-day rides are mostly cycling with a couple of stops to admire the scenery, have a snack and a rest etc. Longer rides can include explorations on foot away from the lanes to visit a prehistoric site, a riverside meadow or a fabulous viewpoint.
All the routes shown below can be taken as half-day rides or can be lengthened to suit your energy levels and interests. Our German electric bikes have 8 gears and powerful batteries with a choice of power settings. They do require pedalling but the battery makes going uphill or cycling into a headwind much more manageable for people of just average fitness and cycling stamina. Minimum age of 14 required by law. Phone 07914-184220 or email to book a ride or discuss the best route for you.
"I'm really interested in the Dartmoor ponies and I'd like to find out about them and explore the area too."
Name: Dartmoor Pony Tour
Distance: 15 miles
Features: Great variety of scenery: moorland, valleys, streams, forest -- and ponies!
The Dartmoor Pony Tour starts at Powder Mills Pottery, where there is a very interesting exhibition about the Dartmoor hill ponies and their long history on the moor. Having enjoyed the display there, you can cycle out to see the real thing. The tour goes to Postbridge first, then along quiet lanes past farms, fields and common lands that are part of the pony story. We’ll stop regularly to talk about the landscape around us and of course enjoy the ponies themselves when they appear (they roam around). Halfway through the tour, we can visit the headquarters of the Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony and then cycle back through the beautiful Webburn valley, over more common land and across the East Dart at lovely Bellever Bridge, before cycling back to Powder Mills – where delicious cream tea is available for those who’ve built up an appetite!