Thinking of hopping on a bike in Exeter this National Bike Week, but don't have your own? We've got you covered. There are plenty of places to hire a bike in our city - making cycling an option for all who visit Exeter... 

Saddles & Paddles

Based along the popular Exeter Quay, Saddles & Paddles is an ideal spot to hire your bike if you're looking to cycle along the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail to visit Turf Locks or Dawlish Warren!


Around Exeter, you'll see many Co-Bikes stations - a network of electric bikes available to hire by the half-hour! You'll find these stations at:

  • Exeter St David's Train Station
  • St Thomas Train Station
  • The Forum at the University of Exeter
  • Exeter Central Train Station
  • Princesshay Shopping Centre
  • Civic Centre
  • Sidwell Street
  • Magdalen Road
  • St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter
  • County Hall
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
  • Heavitree High Street
  • Digby Park and Ride
  • IKEA

Devon Cycling Holidays

You can have bikes delivered to you at your accommodation with Devon Cycling Holidays, set off on your own adventure or join one of their tours!

Haldon Forest Park

Fancy a different scenery? Head to Haldon Forest Park, where bikes on site available to rent for all abilities from Forest Cycle Hire.

Darts Farm Cycle Hire

Pick up your bike at Darts Farm Cycle Hire immediately join the Exe Estuary Trail - where you can carry on cycling and enjoy what Exmouth has to offer!

Route 2 Bikes, Topsham

Drive, catch a train or bus to Route 2 Bikes, Topsham, where you can choose your bike for the day and enjoy a refreshment before you head out on your adventure at the UK's first 'cycle-thru' café!

Looking for a route?

You've hired your bike, now you need some exciting cycle routes to try out! Check out our Adventurous Cycles around Exeter blog and start planning your journey...


Route 2 Bike Shop & Cycle Hire Topsham
Route 2 Bikes, Topsham

Hire a Bike to explore the beautiful Exe Estuary Trail, part of the National Cycle Route 2. One of the best cycle trails in the country, it is accessible for all.

Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Strolling through Haldon Forest Park and enjoying the stunning views

Whether you want a gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. Open 364 days of the year, there is something for every interest to connect you with the great outdoors.

Devon Cycling Holidays
Devon Cycling Holidays

Discover all that Devon has to offer with a cycling holiday package designed to suit you and your group’s aspirations and ability.

Co Bikes
Cycle Hire
Co Bikes at Exeter quayside

Experience an easy, enjoyable, electric Exeter with Co Bikes. The hire-by-the-half hour electric bikes are great fun to use and perfect for exploring the hilly city of Exeter. Riders can hire, ride and drop the bikes off at any Co Bikes site – much like London’s ‘Boris Bikes’ except purely with electric bikes.

Saddles and Paddles
Boating and Canoeing
Saddles  Paddles

Bike and canoe hire from Exeter's historic quayside. Explore the old canal trail. Seven miles of flat, traffic free cycling in beautiful countryside. The canoes are great fun and easy to use for exploring this beautiful waterway.



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