Saddles and Paddles, Exeter, Devon
Head down to Saddles and Paddles at the historic Quayside in Exeter for a jolly good adventure. Hire bikes and cycle along mostly traffic free routes through the beautiful Exe Estuary to the pretty little town of Topsham (4.5 miles) or go as far as Exmouth (11 miles), which is incidentally, the oldest seaside town in Britain. Explore picturesque Devon villages, quiet towns and the breathtaking scenery of this stretch of the Jurassic Coast. They have bikes to suit all ages, including tagalongs for babies, so it’s a great thing for families to do; make a day of it by planning a round trip including a ferry trip across the River Exe.
If you prefer watersports you can hire canoes, kayaks, boats or stand-up paddle boards and wind your merry way to a waterside pub or have fun on the calm waters of the canal or amidst the tranquil surrounding of the estuary. If you’re a group of 10 or more people and you’ve got a special occasion to celebrate in the summer book a Paddle Night Party; row or paddle up to the Double Locks Pub, where the boats will be collected, leaving you to enjoy the rest of the evening with food and drink.
Hire can be as long as you like, from an hour to a whole day, and everything you need is included. The only proviso is that for watersports, you must all be able to swim. The Quay is just a ten minute walk from the city centre and has several good bars and cafes.
Open 9.00am-6.00pm every day in the summer, closed Weds Nov to April
T: 01392 424241 All information correct at the time of writing