Cycling

North Devon and Exmoor offers a wide range of cycling – from adrenalin-filled mountain biking, to the traffic free Tarka Trail.

Family cycling in North Devon

Named after the book ‘Tarka the Otter’, the Tarka Trail is a 32-mile traffic-free cycle trail around North Devon. The route offers an ideal family cycle, with a number of interesting pit stops along the way.

Our favourite is Fremington Quay. Here you can take refreshments in the café, which sells delicious home cooked food. Situated in a restored old station building, you can also visit the heritage centre which tells you about the history of the Quay.

We also like Instow, with its sandy beach – perfect for a spot of lunch, some boat spotting and a famous Hockings ice cream.

Road cycling and mountain biking in North Devon

As you might expect, the rural landscape in North Devon provides the perfect playground for cyclists of all abilities.

Whether you want to try mountain biking on the numerous bridleways that cross the North Devon landscape or explore the intricate network of quiet country lanes on a road bike, it’s the perfect cycling destination.

There are plenty of bike hire options available, including tandems and trailers, and we have secure bike storage and cleaning facilities along with cycle maps on site.

Contact Tarka Trail www.tarkabikes.co.uk 01271 324202

Bideford surf, kayak and cycle hire www.bidefordbicyclehire.co.uk 01237 424123