COVID – 19 Update

We are open for bike hire!


We are open from 9.15am to 5pm everyday.


Please allow extra time for collecting your bikes as we must adhere to social distancing guidelines.


Please remember to bring a face mask as these are required in our hire center.


Booking highly recommended:

01271 324202



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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!

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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!

tarka-trail-cycle-hire-1A 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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Where to find us

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End of season bike sale!

We are always selling our previous seasons’s bike fleet at great prices, saving you up to 50% on comparable new costs. Please call us for more information.

01271 324202

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End of season opening hours!


We are open up until 31st of October 9.15am - 5pm

Closed on the following dates:

4th October, 11th October, 18th October

Call or email to book!

01271 324202