This is a really lovely country/coastal ride with beautiful views, both coastal and countryside, at many points. It's a must ride. It is better thought of as a gentle motorcycling road with many, many distractions - race at your peril, and if you did you'd be missing the point of this ride anyway! Hazards and distractions include...* Some sudden lovely views; * A few good, reasonably fast stretches but with unexpected, very narrow twisties (think Devon lanes meets holiday route!);* Holidaymakers by the score, both motorised and pedestrian, in peak season;* Some farm traffic;* Traffic jams at 'pinch points' in peak season that can spoil the flow of a ride (two oncoming coaches stuck in a village can get you sweating in the leathers on a hot day...!);* Some parts where overtaking is perilous to say the least.There is an enjoyable short, picturesque ferry ride (recommended) but that could be avoided by taking a (still pleasant and enjoyable) diversion from Paignton via Totnes to the outskirts of Dartmouth before picking up the original route. If you're on a sports bike, maybe the good biking Totnes route would be preferable?The reverse route is just as enjoyable and pleasingly different.So in my view, this is more suited to a pleasant ride-out rather than a cross-country blat, although when you know the road, there a few good opportunities to test yourself...This route would suit tourers and cruisers rather than sports 'bikes, but the lads can still have a fabulous ride, nevertheless! Everyone WILL enjoy this route.Thanks to lipslamar1979 for suggesting it.
The ferry across from Dartmouth was Â£1.50 so have change ready also there is a motorbike garage/cafe (Dreambites & Dream Bikes, PL210SX) 3/4 of the way that appears out of nowhere, which provides everything you could need for a rest. Just beware that it really does appear out of nowhere.