Cycle the Tarka Trail

We Strongly advise pre booking bikes to avoid disappointment.

We would really appreciate your patience as we all have to follow the strict social distancing rules and government guidelines that will affect the running of our business, but the safety of our customers and staff members is paramount.

We ask everyone to form a socially distanced queue and follow the Blue arrows outside our building in there groups/families with one person entering the building to make contactless payment where possible. The bikes will then be brought out to you.

Bikes and hire equipment are sanitised after every hire. Please us the hand sanitiser provided before entering the shop.

Per booked Bikes will be waiting for you outside to be adjusted to the correct riders heights, one member of the group will be able to enter the building to make payment.

Some form of ID (Driving Licence, Credit Card, Car Keys etc) is essential to hire bikes and it will be retained by us for the duration of the hire.

Come and cycle the Tarka trail, with all your family and friends. Following the old railway line safe from the dangers of traffic, through tranquil Tarka country. The trail is a level and traffic free cycle way cutting through Devon’s beautiful countryside. We have free car parking for our customers and private access onto the trail, offering 34 miles of safe traffic-free cycling.

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North follows the Torridge & Taw estuary’s

The route north follows the Torridge estuary, soon coming to the village of Instow. Stop here for lunch or laze on the beach and gaze across to the historic fishing port of Appledore. Take a picnic or visit one of the many cafes or pubs on route to enjoy the local produce.

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The trail continues on towards Barnstaple, following the Taw estuary past fields, marsh and a wild life reserve, a bird watcher’s paradise.

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The trail South to Torrington Station

The trail south is totally different as at first it follows the valley of the river Torridge, from side to side through the woods and a tunnel, crossing the weir, until reaching Torrington station.

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Onwards from here the trail climbs gently through the sheltering woods to East Yarde. For the cycling enthusiast with lots of energy remaining you can carry on to Meeth Holt.

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The Tarka Trail Map

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