Cycle alongside the Exe Estuary

Exeter, Devon

Jump on a bike to explore the beautiful Exe Estuary, taking in the lovely scenery, villages and landscapes along a 26 mile-long route.

Tackle a 26 mile, mainly flat route on bike or foot along the River Exe that passes through beautiful riverside towns and villages steeped in maritime history. The Exe is one of the most important estuaries in Europe for wildlife, particularly birds, so be sure to keep an eye out for winter wildfowl and waders as you follow the route.

The predominantly off-road network, links the picturesque port town of Exmouth to the bustling seaside town of Dawlish Warren, via the utterly charming estuary village of Topsham with its Dutch gable houses and the historic city of Exeter, and forms part of National Cycle Network 2.

Whether you cycle the whole route, or walk a small section, you’re guaranteed idyllic views of both the coast and countryside.

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For more local tourist information:

  • Exeter Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address
  • Contact Details 01392 665700

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A girl bird watching along the Exe Estuary TrailBird Watching along the Exe Estuary Trail © Tony Cobley
Cycling on Clyst BridgeCycling on Clyst Bridge © Tony Cobley
Estuary view, train stopping at Exton station- family and bikes waiting Train Stopping at Exton Station © Tony Cobley
Exe Estuary Trail Exe Estuary Trail © DCC, VisitDevon
Family cycling along the exe estuary trailCycling the Exe Estuary Trail © Tony Cobley

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