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E-Bike The Cotswolds - Explore At Your Own Pace

Cotswolds Electric Biking Holidays

Our Cotswolds electric bike tours will immerse you in the best of the Cotswold countryside, for you to cycle at ease along winding rivers, over rolling hills and through traditional Cotswold villages of golden stone and thatched cottages.

Both self-guided and guided, our tours allow you to 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. 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.

Choose Your Cotswolds Electric Bike Tour Right Here

Self-Guided E-Bike Tour

cycle holidays

Cotswolds Villages Electric Bike

6 Day Self-Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays

Guided E-Bike Tours

Cotswolds Villages Electric Bike

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • 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
    9/11/2021

    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
    8/31/2021

    star rating  I chose the 3 day swimming trip in Devon and it was fabulous! Varied swims in rivers, the sea and an outdoor lido and no pressure to do longer swims... read more

    katesH6367IS
    8/26/2021
  • star rating  Great guides who made our trip really enjoyable. There was no pressure to swim beyond your ability and we had time to chill. I really liked the variety of locations... read more

    I3906NEjop
    8/26/2021

    star rating  My short midweek break was a delightful experience throughout with beautiful swimming and excellent organisation. The team were efficient yet relaxed and friendly, helpful and accommodating. The group was possibly... read more

    jodY76RO
    8/25/2021

    star rating  The variety was great - from coasts to rivers to lidos. However what elevated this to a fantastic few days was our guides. They were professional, fun, and paid such... read more

    Kath S
    8/24/2021
  • star rating  Devon Swim Tour. A fantastic experience, wonderful variety of swims. A fun bunch of people to swim with and great itinerary. The whole experience superbly executed by... read more

    L2872QMlynnr
    8/24/2021

    star rating  This is our 3rd time traveling with Active England and we wouldn’t travel thru England any other way. They are incredibly thoughtful to work with. They made the stressful planning... read more

    rhondagreenberg
    8/13/2021

    star rating  The swimming weekend in Devon was a joy from start to finish. Locations, local knowledge, and the expertise and good humour of the guides made it an experience I... read more

    mimmmihe
    8/12/2021
  • star rating  I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 day swim trip with fabulous guides and friendly fellow swimmers, amazing locations and varied, highly enjoyable swims in clear waters. The guides were super friendly... read more

    Bea_Sti7
    8/10/2021

    star rating  Fabulous swim locations, expert guidance, congenial company, comfortable hotel - all put together with thorough planning and lots of smiles

    155jennier
    8/09/2021

    star rating  Brilliant 3 day swimming trip to South Devon. Excellent organisation, value for money and leadership by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun guides. There was a good range of swimming... read more

    lindarW9525KU
    8/09/2021
  • star rating  A fantastic weekend of swims led by enthusiastic, experienced and friendly guides. The two leaders and our driver could not have done more to make the weekend a memorable and... read more

    Elaine K
    8/09/2021

    star rating  We took the 4 days swimming tour in Cornwall. It was a great experience with plenty of opportunities to swim in this beautiful part of England. The tour was very... read more

    Mariaswimm
    8/05/2021

    star rating  We had the most wonderful short break on Dartmoor, swimming and walking, our guides were enthusiastic and very well informed on local knowledge.

    sallypope1954
    7/22/2021
  • star rating  We had the most fantastic 4-day Devon swim tour with Active England - everything was perfectly organised making everything so easy for us, the swims were beautiful, varied and... read more

    bronwynf503
    7/21/2021

    star rating  My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more

    LH1957
    1/16/2020

    star rating  My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more

    Becca H
    10/09/2019

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. 

Fancy trying something different? Have a look at our Cotswolds Adventure Holidays with water sports, yoga, punting and other activities as well cycling. For a long distance cycling challenge, check out our Coast to Coast cycling holidays through the dramatic landscapes of The Lake District, the North Pennines and Hadrian’s Wall. 

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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