And when you’re not taking in all this wonderful heritage and culture you’ll be biking through stunning countryside, soaking in England at its “Chocolate Box” best.
We meet in the Centre of Bath at Bath Cricket Club at 9 am and drive straight into the Cotswolds to the start of the tour. We give you a full briefing, fit you up on your bikes and then bike the 20 miles to the National Trust owned Lacock we lunch and visit Lacock Abbey. We then head back to the hotel via Castle Combe, often voted the most beautiful village in England. Mileage, is from 15-40, depending on preference.
A beautiful flat ride through the South Cotswolds, via the Cotswolds Water Park, the beautiful trout stream and river side cafe at Bibury and then back via Tetbury, home to Prince Charles before heading back to the Hare and Hounds for dinner. Visits to the gardens at Highgrove can be arranged in advance and if time allows we can also visit the National Arboretum at Westonbirt.
Bath is a stunning 20-mile ride down an old roman road, right into the centre of this beautiful city. The Roman Baths, Jane Austen, the Georgian architecture including The Royal Crescent are unmissable. With an option to bike the Kennet and Avon Canal in the afternoon to Bradford on Avon through stunning countryside and the world famous aqueducts. The tour ends at approximately 5 pm where we will help guest with their ongoing travel arrangements.
Guests stay in the best 4* hotels in the Cotswolds region, with unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and stunning food – just see Trip Advisor for The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury. Further options are available for those who want to stay in a country cottage location or in a selection of hand-picked bed and breakfasts or pubs.
Bike as much or as little as you like, a support vehicle is with the guided tours at all times and a daily “bailout” option on the self-guide tours ensures guests only need to bike the miles that suit them.
Our guides and mechanics will fix all major equipment issues and get you back on the road as soon as possible.
With a fleet of bikes from Giant and flat bar, drop bar, road, hybrid and e-bike options all bike types are catered for. Helmets as standard, just bring your shoes and pedals if you have them and away you go.