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Highlights of your Cotswolds Tour

  • North to South Cotswolds Cycling
  • Oxford, Stratford and Bath
  • Great accommodation and wonderful pubs!
  • Great bikes and the latest GPS technology
  • The Quietest Country Lanes and Trails


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  • Friendly customer care team on hand 365 days a year
  • Short Testimonial: “The Cotswold is a riders paradise. Gentle rolling hills among green fields, flowers, country estates and charming villages”.


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Conquer the Cotswolds – Self-Guided Cycling Weekend

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  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Apr 01 - Oct 31
  • Type: Self-Guided
  • Difficulty : 4/5
  • Country or Luxury
  • Pickup: Oxford
What to Expect from our Long Distance Cotswolds Cycling Weekend
Self-Guided Cotswolds Cycling Challenge

Cycle 80 miles a day for three days (shorter/longer routes available!) on this epic challenge taking you on a full circuit around the Cotswolds ‘Golden Triangle’ of Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath. This cycle tour will take you out from Oxford to the northern tip of the Cotswold hills near Stratford, all the way down to the escarpment’s southernmost point in Bath, before returning along the Thames Valley to Oxford. The tour takes your through beautiful Cotswold villages and countryside, giving ample opportunities to pause and take in your surroundings.  

Cycling Tours and Routes Near London

Easy train journeys from London, Bristol or the Midlands, take you to the start of your trip. Immerse yourself in wonderful Cotswolds countryside, cycling through nature and relaxing in the evenings in some of the best pubs and hotels known to man! We’ll start your holiday straight from the train station so just bring yourself, clothes to bike in and we’ll cover everything else.

Self Guided Cycle Tour with Support

This tour is fully self-guided, so you can cycle at your own pace and leisure and rediscover the English countryside on two wheels. If you would like to bring your own bike, please let us know. Everything is taken care of, including equipment, GPS Routes, Maps, emergency support, and of course all the best pubs picked out for you!

Cotswolds Cycling Self Guided Weekend Itinerary

Day 1Oxford to Moreton in Marsh

We’ll meet you off the train in Oxford at 8:30am (this is YOUR tour – we’ll work to a time that suits you!), set you up for your tour, orient you to the local area and make sure you are ready to cycle. Head straight off on your bikes for a wonderful first day’s cycle out of town and right into the heart of the Cotswolds. This stunning route leads you over rolling hills, down quiet country lanes, fields and towards the Northern escarpment, reaching Moreton-in-Marsh for lunch. You have the option to finish here and spend the afternoon in this pretty market town, or continue on to Stratford-upon-Avon down a rail-to-trail track, dropping off the hills and into the next door county, before returning to Moreton-in-Marsh for the evening. There are great dining options in your hotel and out in town.

Mileage: 80 miles

Day 2North to South Cotswolds

Today’s century ride takes you the full length of the Cotswolds! From North to South, our route winds its way through golden stoned villages including Sapperton, with its great pub for a coffee stop, Tetbury for lunch in town or at the famous Westonbirt Arboretum, Northleach and more. Finish the day by dropping into the valley, viewing the stunning Spa Town of Bath from above. Rest up in this World Heritage Site for the evening in The Bird in Bath.

Mileage: 80 miles

Day 3Bath to Oxford

Cycle out from Bath along the canal and towards the pretty towns of Lacock and Chippenham, and on to the Cotswolds Water Park for lunch in the sun. Travel through Lechlade, the source of the navigable Thames, and its great riverside pub, and onwards into Oxford. We meet you at the end of your ride and help you with your easy ongoing travel from here.

Many choose to spend the night in Oxford, let us know if you would like us to book an extra night’s accommodation and help you with these arrangements.

Mileage: 80 miles

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Trip Details

Initial Pickup Location

Oxford

Pickup Time

08:30am

Accommodation

Choose Between Country Accommodation or Prestige Accommodation (additional fee)

End Of Tour Location

Oxford

Price Includes

  • 2 Nights' Accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • Emergency Support
  • Bikes and Equipment
  • Route Maps, GPS (Ride With GPS routes downloaded onto your phone)

Price Excludes

  • International Flights to and from the start/end of the tour
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Café Stops, Lunches and Dinners
  • Dinner Drinks
  • Entry into all iconic points of interest, including Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Blenheim Palace, Broadway Tower
  • Gratuity for your local guide
FAQ

Why go on a self-guided cycle holiday?

With exceptionally well-planned routes, our self-guided tours are designed to suit the independent traveler or groups of travelers; those who wish to travel at their own pace and speed. With Ride With GPS and maps, we detail all of the points of interests, lunch stops, cafes – and of course pubs! Cycle at your leisure, safe in the knowledge that a support team and emergency support vehicle is always on standby.

How do I get to the Cotswolds from near London?

Taking the train from London, Bristol or the Midlands is an easy 60 direct journey into the Cotswolds and to the start of our walking tours. This tour begins from Oxford, a direct 1 hour journey from London, where we meet you off the train and get you straight into the countryside to begin your wonderful weekend of cycling.

Are the roads safe to cycle on in the Cotswolds?

Our cycling routes are carefully chosen to ensure we bike as much as possible 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.

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Cornwall Swimming Holiday – 6 Day

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Cornwall Swimming Holiday – 4 Day

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Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Guided

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Walk The Cotswolds Way – 11 Day Guided

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