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E-Bike The Cotswolds - Explore At Your Own Pace

Cotswolds Electric Biking Holidays

Using an electric bike on our Cotswolds Cycling Tours will allow you to go further and faster, immersing you in the best of the Cotswold countryside – winding rivers, rolling hills, traditional Cotswold villages of golden stone and thatched cottages.

Cycle at leisure, exploring the countryside by pedaling away from the crowds and reconnecting to nature. We have created a magical mix of the best Cotswold biking routes and hidden gems, while also cycling to visit some incredible World Heritage Sites and iconic locations on our private trips. From Blenheim Palace to Windsor Castle, Bath, Stonehenge, Broadway Tower and of course the best local pubs, discover the Cotswolds on two wheels. 

E-Bike Cycling Holidays in The Cotswolds

Pick the tour to suit you! Whether you wish to travel on your own, as a couple or bringing your group of friends and family with you, we will guarantee you have a wonderful cycling tour on two wheels. 

Our e-bikes from Giant allow our guests to go the distance without the slog, to enjoy the countryside at their own pace and to provide assistance that will get you up any hill. Our e-bikes are as good on rural country roads as on canal tow-paths and rail to trail tracks. Safe and easy to use, these e-bikes are perfect for all abilities.

Guests are free to be as active as they like with different daily options on all tours.

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • star rating  Can't say enough about Jago and the team. Walks were stupendous, inns were stunning, and the pub/restaurant recommendations were spot on. Transportation always punctual. Jago even gave us a bonus... read more

    ronmU411MJ
    October 1, 2022

    star rating  What a fabulous few days! Our guides, Tatty and Chris looked after us incredibly well. We didn't have to look at a map/check tide times/book restaurants/drive. Great... read more

    louiseabbott
    August 30, 2022

    star rating  So many different secret and semi-secret swimming places that I could never have found on my own - and even if I had found them, I wouldn't have wanted... read more

    EveSwimmer
    August 29, 2022
  • star rating  Chris and Jago were flexible, fun and incredibly helpful during our three-week bike journey in England. Chris was amazing at 'making changes on the go,' including showing us and delighting... read more

    364elizabethk
    August 29, 2022

    star rating  My son (30) and I (69) has a splendid self guided trip arranged by Active England. The bikes were first rate, the routes were gorgeous and mostly empty of cars,... read more

    T233SDsusand
    August 21, 2022

    star rating  I really enjoyed my self-guided cycle tour of the Cotswolds with Active England Tours. Iago was a very knowledgeable guide who was very kind and accommodating. I am so grateful... read more

    Curiosity58496342239
    August 19, 2022
  • star rating  Our arrival was a bit bumpy due to the train strikes. This incredible company immediately responded and were very diligent to get to us. Jago our Host for the tour... read more

    21suzie212020
    August 19, 2022

    star rating  Imagine tree-lined paths, peaceful moments with sky everywhere, and closing the day in a cosy pub- it was everything we imagined it would be! We did a six day... read more

    DarcyTrips
    July 31, 2022

    star rating  My son and I just completed a three week LeJog tour through Active England, and were impressed with all the guides' professionalism and caring attitudes. They also made it... read more

    Y9371OEmarkl
    July 6, 2022
  • star rating  We are a Bliss of four wild women who love wild swimming and have just completed an amazing weekend of open water swimming with our wonderful guides Tatty and Laura.... read more

    katyvdv
    June 26, 2022

    star rating  The LeJog tour with Active England was a bike tour of a lifetime. 19 days of riding averaging 60 miles per day. The guides were outstanding... read more

    jpeyemd
    June 21, 2022

    star rating  I have done two bespoke bicycle trips organized by Active England, the latest a LEJOG over three weeks. Excellent guides — knowledgeable, industrious, attentive and delightful company — throughout the... read more

    323fredericky
    June 21, 2022
  • star rating  We had a group of 6 of us and Active England set us up on an amazing tour. We rode through the beautiful Cotswolds, visited Stonehenge and ended at... read more

    pollieg1
    June 2, 2022

    star rating  Our group of 8 women did the Cycle Cotswolds Tour and it was amazing. Our guides Chris and Jess were the best guides you could ask for, they were professional,... read more

    BuffBikerBabes
    June 1, 2022

    star rating  Not an honest organization. Out of consideration for them I left my deposit with them during the pandemic instead of requesting its return. In the meantime they changed the policy... read more

    Paradise786027
    March 30, 2022
  • star rating  Fabulous, fun packed weekend with experienced guides. We swam in beautiful locations and were fed well and thoroughly looked after. Swimming ability was not an issue as there were always... read more

    Jo M
    September 25, 2021

    star rating  We had a fantastic 3 day weekend in South Devon. The guides were very friendly, helpful and informative. They took us to lots of unique and different locations and we... read more

    EBlow
    September 11, 2021

    star rating  Amazing trip. Super well organized and fantastic guides and driver. So much fun. The sites were good, swimming was not too difficult, the water was chilly so definitely recommend... read more

    adelefrancesca
    August 31, 2021

Our E-Bikes: High Spec, Safe and Fun

Our E-bikes blend the best qualities of a mountain bike and a road bike to help you ride along smooth roads or fabulous tracks, trails and bike paths. Ready to roll with a powerful motor and a battery pack that allows you to ride farther without running out of power! Enjoy the Cotswolds winding country lanes at your leisure on these easy to use e-bikes for a magical holiday or weekend away. 

E-Bike Holidays Only an Hour from London

Our cycling holidays are designed to put you at ease and escape the daily stresses of normal life. Beginning from London or Moreton in Marsh – a short direct train journey away, start your tour stress-free. We have created a magical mix of the best cycling trails in the Cotswolds which lead you away from the crowds and back to nature. 

Top things you need to know before and e-bike trip to the Cotswolds

What are the benefits of an e-bike?

E-bikes allow people of mixed abilities and fitness levels to cycle together as a group and to cycle further than they might on a normal bike. With an e-bike any hill is possible and arriving to the cafe, palace, gardens or castle without being out of breath and unflustered is a definite plus! Take a look at our blog for more info on the benefits of e-biking!

Are e-bikes safe to use?

Yes! We give all guests a safety briefing before using our bikes, and explain their simple use, including how to use the engine and the acceleration. It is impossible to engage the engine while stationary or while not pedalling which makes these e-bikes safe to use. 

Can I do a e-bike tour as a solo traveller?

All our trips are open for single travellers to join. With full emergency support from our team and full GPS instructions, equipment, maps and more you will have a great time on our self-guided cycle tours whether travelling on your own, as a couple, family or group. “As a single female, I would not hesitate to go on another Active England trip as a solo traveller”. S.G.

Are the roads safe to cycle on in the Cotswolds?

Our cycling routes are carefully chosen to ensure we bike on the quietest country lanes, with the best views of the Cotswolds! Drivers in the Cotswolds are very polite and guests have always felt safe and secure when riding our routes, check out our Trip Advisor Reviews from guests who have cycled with us: “I was concerned about riding in traffic, but for the most part there were not that many cars. The people are very watchful and careful, they wait and allow cyclist to go ahead. The Cotswolds and very beautiful, rural and unspoiled. I loved the small towns and the beautiful countryside. I would absolutely do it again with Active England. Loved it all.”  E.C.

What should I pack for an e-bike cycling holiday?

We provide bikes, helmets, cycle bags and all the cycling essentials you will need. All you need to bring are clothes suitable for cycling in, and your enthusiasm! You can of course use your own saddle and pedals if you prefer.  We will transfer your luggage to each hotel, so you don’t need to worry about carrying everything you want for evenings out of the saddle! 

Which cycling holiday should I choose?

In the Cotswolds we offer a range of self-guided and guided tours to suit everyone – You will also be able to join a ‘normal’ bike tour on an e-bike! 

For a relaxed week exploring the gorgeous villages and countryside of the North Cotswolds, cycling 20-40 miles each day, head to our Cotswolds Villages Cycling tour. 

For a weekend challenge, our three day Conquer the Cotswolds takes you from Oxford to the Northern and Southern tips of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty, and everything in between! Covering around 80 miles a day, this is for people who like a long ride, with time to explore. 

Our Classic Cotswolds Cycling takes in all World Heritage Sites in the area, with Windsor Castle and an optional trip to Oxford, as well as the best of Cotswolds villages. Cycling is a relaxed 20-40 miles each day.

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