Cycling Exmouth

Exmouth is the ideal place to explore on your bike whilst being both mentally and physically beneficial. Why not leave your car behind, pack a picnic and take the family on adventure.


Exe Estuary Trail

This is an exceptionally beautiful cycle route which runs along both sides of the Exe Estuary, connecting Exmouth and Dawlish Warren to Exeter Quay. The pathway has been developed and constructed by Devon County Council as part of the National Cycle Network Route 2. Starting in Exmouth the path leads alongside the Exe Estuary, which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protection Area (SPA), a Ramsar Site (internationally important area for birdlife) and is a candidate Special Area of Conservation.

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Exmouth to Budleigh Old Railway Line

Heading east out of Exmouth, the cycle path takes you along the old railway line to Budleigh Salterton. This path takes you through traditional Devonshire countryside and woodland, before you arrive in the picture postcard town of Budleigh Salterton, with its famous pebble beach. Crab sandwiches on the beach are a local favourite.


Mountain Bike Trails

Alternatively, cut off before you reach Budleigh Salterton and head up onto the Common. Five minutes from the cycle path and you are in an off-road playground that takes you over miles of open countryside, with miles of rough paths and tracks to be explored. This is not the gentle cycle of the estuary path or Budleigh path and will only suit the fit and adventurous, but the scenery will match the adrenaline all the way!


Our top tips

Need help finding your way around town by bike? The Tourist Information can provide maps yo help you find the best route from A to B. Active Travel Exmouth  is a local group dedicated to cycling and walking, visit their website  to find out more about cycling in Exmouth.