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We can help you book your perfect break to Tresco. We all live here, so it's our specialist subject!

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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy island inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Prepare a grocery pre-order in advance of your stay, or shop online during your time on Tresco, with delivery straight to your accommodation

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Daytrips to Tresco

Daytrips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

Bike Hire

With miles of quiet roads and empty lanes to explore, what better way to explore Tresco than by bike?

Another unexpected result of these strange times we're living through is a global shortage of bicycles! This has been caused by a perfect storm of surging demand during the pandemic and supply shortages due to raw material scarcities, factory shutdowns and global freight capacity.

As a result, and despite our best efforts over many months, we have been unable to source the 100 new bikes we would usually purchase annually to update our hire stock.

Graham in The Bike Shed is working hard to maintain our existing stock of bikes and ensure we can fulfil the hire requests made for the summer. However, we apologise if we cannot supply bikes for the entire duration of your holiday, or if your bikes are not up to our usual high standards.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept advance hire requests from those visiting the island for the day.

Whether you're staying on the island or just visiting for the day, pop and see Graham in our bike hire shop next to Tresco Stores to collect your bike and head off for an island exploration.

2021 Bike Hire Charges

Type of bikePer dayWeekFortnightThree weeks
Adult's Bikes£15£65£115£167
Children's Bikes£12£55£98£142
Electric Bike£26£130£234£338
Tandem Bike£26£130£234£338
Child Seat£3£15£27£39
Tag Along (child bike attached to adult bike)£8£40£72£104
All-Terrain pushchair£6£30£54£78
Safety HelmetsFREEFREEFREEFREE

Book Your Bike

Guests staying on Tresco may book bike hire in advance using the form below. Day visitors are unable to pre-book a bike but are most welcome to come to the bike hire shed on arrival.

Please note that booking does not guarantee availability. Bicycles are charged from the start of the reservation period. Full terms and conditions are available on request.

Please read the important note at the top of this page regarding the global shortage of bicycles and how this may impact your hire request.

Bike Hire Request Open
Please let us know if you require any stabilisers, tag-alongs or child seats

Terms & Conditions of Hire

Pre-ordering bicycles & additional items does not guarantee that stocks will be available; this form is a request only. Advanced booking is not possible for day visitors to Tresco. Bicycles will be charged from the start of the reservation period. The hirer is responsible for the safe return of the bicycle to the Bike Shed at the end of the rental period. Failure to return the bicycle may result in additional hire charges being levied. All bicycles are ridden at your own risk. The hirer is at all times personally liable for any accident that they may cause or damage to people or property. Please ensure that all members of your party know how to use the brakes correctly. No bicycle may be taken off the Island, or onto any of the beaches. In the interests of ecology, it is not permitted to cycle on the heathlands to the north of the Quay Shop at New Grimsby or past Gimble Porth beyond the Sea Garden Cottages. Bicycles may only be used during daylight hours. Nametags should always remain on the bike. This helps both you and us to identify the correct bikes. We recommend the use of bicycle locks, which are available at the bike shed. Always keep to the left. Please be aware that pedestrians always have right of way. Cyclists should be aware of tractors and transport vehicles and should dismount to let tractors pass. We reserve the right to repossess any bicycle, at any time during the hire period, if these conditions are not adhered to. We reserve the right to charge for repair, including punctures, in cases of misuse

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Stay on Tresco

Find your perfect place to stay on Tresco, from rooms and apartments to self-catering countryside cottages and beachfront boltholes, all with Spa & Abbey Garden entry

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