Enjoy a cycling break in the South Downs National Park or ride the South Downs Way on one of our mountain bikes. We deliver the bicycles to you at the start of your holiday and collect them at the end.
We use the fabulous Atom Explorer 21 and 27 speed hard-tail mountain bikes. Built with quality components throughout including lightweight alloy frames, SR Suntour forks, Tektro brakes and Shimano gears and chainset they are perfect for exploring the South Downs.
Atom Explorer 21: Tektro alloy V-brakes, 21 speed, front suspension, Shimano Altus components. An excellent general purpose mountain bike, ideal for the South Downs when conditions are good and the tracks are not too wet.
Atom Explorer 27 HD: Tektro disc brakes, 27 speed, front suspension with remote lock-out, Shimano Draco components. A serious mountain bike with quality parts throughout. Perfect in wet weather and when the tracks are slippery.
The frame size of both models is 20 inches, which means the bikes are suitable for both men and women with a height range of 5 feet 4 inches (1.6 metres) through to 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 metres) approx.
Bicycles are supplied with a helmet, handlebar bag, water bottle holder, pump, spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi-tool and padlock. Fitted tubes contain sealant gel to help prevent punctures.
We can hire Garmin GPS devices with preloaded Ordnance Survey maps of the trail, bicycle lights and racks, panniers and other cycle bags from the Tactuff range of cycle luggage, please contact us for more information.
Prices shown are for the hire of one bicycle and include delivery and collection within the Hampshire area of the South Downs National Park when hiring two or more bikes. Discounts are available for longer hire periods.
|Bicycle||1 Day||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5-7 Days|
|Explorer 27 HD||£49.95||£69.95||£89.95||£109.95||£119.95|
For delivery and collection of one hire bike only or to locations outside of the Hampshire South Downs and for cyclists of the South Downs Way please contact us for delivery prices.
Cycle hire for customers of our holidays and weekend breaks includes free delivery and collection.
Bag Transfer Discounts
Receive a 10% discount on baggage transfers when you hire one or more bicycles.
Your bags are moved between hotels, inns and B&Bs each day leaving you to enjoy your holiday without a heavy pack or cycle panniers.
Here's How It Works
- You tell us your holiday plans and dates
- We confirm availability and take a deposit of £100 per bicycle
- We deliver bicycles to you at the start of your holiday. You will be asked to read and agree to our T&C's.
- You provide 2 forms of identification, one containing a photograph
- We collect the bicycles at the end of your holiday
- We repay your deposit minus the cost of any damage or loss
Here to Help
Please feel free to discuss your holiday plans with us and to ask for any local information or advice.
To talk to us:
- Telephone 0844 870 8648 (outside the UK call +44 844 870 8648)
- Send us an email
Outside of office hours please send a message and we will reply the next day.
Payment for the cycle hire service is made through our shop. Add the deposit and hire charge to your shopping cart and then pay using a credit or debit card.
Payment can also be made by bank transfer, cheque or cash - contact us for more information.
"Walk & Cycle gave a service that was above and beyond what we asked for on our South Downs challenge. They provided good quality mountain bikes, met us at Winchester, collected the bikes at Eastbourne, and gave us many helpful tips and gold nuggets of advice for places to eat, sleep and rest stops during this this very tough challenge. All at a very good price! I would certainly recommend them." - Chris Havers
"We had an excellent and exhausting time cycling the South Downs Way in two days. Rob provided a very professional service. He met us to deliver the bikes as arranged, recommended good places to eat and sleep and was flexible about picking the bikes up. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone planning a holiday on the South Downs." - Giles Farrer
"Very efficient and Friendly service. The bikes were dropped off on time at Winchester station and picked up on time at the end. The bikes were fully serviced when we received them and worked throughout an arduous and testing ride." - Tom Tidbury