Explore Scenic Devon

on 21 miles of flat, traffic-free cycle track!

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Our Bikes

We have a wide range of bikes and accessories for you to try!

Meet the fleet!

Our Prices

We offer a selection of full and half day rates on all our equipment

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Welcome to Tarka Trail Cycle Hire, based in Barnstaple, North Devon!

The Tarka Trail is named after Henry Williamson’s famous novel “Tarka the Otter”. The story was based around many of the locations along the Trail, which follows the route of a disused railway line between Braunton and Meeth. With up to 21 miles of safe, level and traffic-free riding on offer, a bike is the perfect way of exploring the area.

Our cycle hire centre is conveniently located beside Barnstaple Railway Station, with large, inexpensive parking and is the perfect start point for exploring North Devon by bike. We take great pride in looking after our hire fleet, and with an extensive range of over 130 cycles available, we have a bike to suit everyone.

On our routes you will experience some of the best of the Tarka Trail and have the chance to explore the beautiful estuary of the rivers Taw and Torridge. En route to either Bideford or Braunton for refreshment, you can take in the countryside Devon is so famed for and enjoy a truly great day out!

Explore the amazing Tarka Trail

We’ve put togther some great routes for you to explore along the Tarka Trail. These are created so you can see all the great sights in this beautiful part of North Devon.

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Check out our bikes & accessories

We maintain a great fleet of bikes, trikes, trailers & much more for you to hire. Everything is replaced regularly & is continually maintained.

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A great day out at great prices!

A great days activity in one of the most scenic parts of North Devon is a lot more affordable than you think! We offer reduced rates for multiple hires & groups, as well as other great offers on extended periods.

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Contact us now to book on 01271 324202

We are always happy to answer any of your questions about our services, the Tarka Trail & cycling in the North Devon area in general. If you would like to enquire about booking, or ask us anything else, please give us a call on the number below between 9am and 5pm to start your adventure now.