“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

6 places to hire some wheels in Exeter

Thinking of hopping on a bike in Exeter, but don’t have your own? We’ve got you covered. There are plenty of places to hire a bike in the 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…