‘Nothing brings out the flavour of food like sunshine and fresh air. Time to pack up a picnic, grab a bike and head to the Exe Estuary!’ – Michael Dart
Our bikes are handmade British classics. If you see yourself on a heritage model such as a Pashley or a Dawes tandem, you’ve come to the right place. For the little ones, we have Isla bikes, fitted with brakes that can be safely operated by small hands.
Discover the stunning Exe Estuary cycle trail, world famous for its birds and beautiful scenery.
‘Cycling in our part of Devon is something that you must do – it’s world class. We are so lucky to have such beautiful scenery right on our doorstep, and there are so many amazing places to stop along the way.’ – James Dart
The cycle path is a 26-mile track that runs around the whole of the beautiful Exe Estuary. There are many different routes you can take, depending on what sort of group you are and whether you have got young ones along, but one of our favourites is to cycle to Topsham and catch the little ferry boat over to Turf Locks – a unique place you can only reach by foot, bike or boat.
Our food hall is always a feast for the senses but comes into its own when you’re looking for delicious, locally produced treats to pack up and ride off with. Obvious choices are delicious Quicke’s cheeses and Vicky’s breads; you’ll also want to tuck into your hamper some Darts Farm deli ham and Mia’s homemade seasonal salads. A picnic wouldn’t be a picnic without a pie, so check out Chunk of Devon’s Squealer Pork Pies, and Tom’s Pies, made in Exeter and Ottery St Mary respectively. Load up with some fresh fruit for the journey, and some super-sweet tomatoes grown on the Isle of Wight.
|4 HOUR||FULL DAY|
CHILD BIKE (suitable for 12 & Under)
|FAMILY 2 + 2||£35||£45|
|3RD CHILD OR MORE||£5||£6|
Free helmets for Children, £1 for adults (per day).
Please call 01392 878209 to enquire about bike hire.
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