What to Expect from our Cotswolds Adventure Holiday Week Away
Active Trips With Like-Minded People
Join our multi activity holiday and meet like-minded active people who embrace their holiday time and want to get stuck into some great activities. You’ll return with a glow having made the most of your week, full of morning swims, days outdoors, evenings by the firepit with homecooked food and a great group around you!
Return to Nature for a Week in the Cotswolds
With early morning swims, morning walks and cycling through the Cotswolds, Stand Up Paddle boarding or canoeing to the pub in the early evening you’ll have a full, active day! Led by our outstanding team of guides who know every route; café stop and canal; the best way to bike out of Bath or the best places to canoe in Oxford.
A Week of Adventure – Hassle Free!
We’ll get you from platform to pint in 75 minutes, out of London and ready to begin your week. We provide all the equipment you will need; just bring yourself, some active wear and some swim kit, and you’ll be ready to go!
Don’t feel obliged to do all of these activities, if you fancy an afternoon off to stroll along the canal or read your book in the sun – that fits in well with our itinerary too.
If you would like to cycle more miles each day we would be happy to show you some faster ‘racing snake’ routes! Our guides can add more mileage and steeper inclines for those wishing to stretch their legs on this adventure week away!
Cotswolds Multi Activity Itinerary
Many choose to take the train out of London to Bath, a short 1.5 hour direct journey from London Paddington. We’ll book you accommodation in the heart of this beautiful Regency city, with a wealth of restaurants, galleries, theatres and more. Walk along the canals and explore the city in the afternoon and evening. We’ll meet you the next morning ready for your tour to begin.
Day 1The City of Bath and Cycling the Kennet and Avon Canal
Take the train out of London to Bath Spa where you’ll meet your guides and group and get to know them walking through the city and over lunch in the centre. We head out for an afternoon bike ride along the Kennet and Avon canal and towards the pretty village of Lacock, with 20, 40 and 50 mile options. We take the short transfer to our basecamp for the evening and stroll over to the Bakers Arms for dinner – it’s one of the best pubs known to mankind! Enjoy your evening getting to know our group and stroll after dinner to our basecamp and your shepherd hut style accommodation.
Day 2Lake Swimming, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Walking the Thames Path, Fire pit Dinner
Begin your Tuesday with a splash, with the option for an early morning wild swim before a hearty home cooked breakfast. In the morning we head next door to the Cotswolds Water Park for a Stand-Up Paddleboard lesson, and lunch in the café by the lake. In the afternoon we walk along the Thames Path and back around to basecamp for the evening. Fire pit Tuesday is our favourite evening on this trip, where you can put your feet up, enjoy a cold beer from the free-beer fridge, and share camp fire stories over a home cooked BBQ dinner.
Day 3Morning lake swimming and SUP yoga, Cycling the Cotswolds
Early risers can join our early morning yoga session or a wild swim before breakfast. After breakfast at basecamp we head out on our bikes to cycle through the beautiful Cotswolds stopping for lunch at a beautiful Cotswolds pub. In the afternoon we walk out to find the elusive source of the River Thames – who can spot it first! We wander the short stroll to the Baker’s Arms for dinner and return to our wonderful Shepherd’s huts in the evening.
Day 4Swimming or SUP Yoga, Cycling the Valley, Kayaking into Oxford, Firepit Dinner
Early risers can join us for a morning swim, splash or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) session – and some SUP yoga to get the day started, back in the lake before breakfast. The morning bike ride takes us along the Thames Valley with a full ride of 37 miles, and plenty of pick up options for those choosing a shorter cycle. After lunch in a quirky pottery barn we head to our kayaks for a relaxed paddle down the river towards our glamping cabins for the evening, on the outskirts of Oxford. We have a BBQ style fire pit dinner in the evening, with a free beer fridge, out in nature with the stars above and all the home comforts of being indoors!
Day 5SUP into Oxford along the Thames, Picnic Lunch, Afternoon Punting
After breakfast we head out on our SUPs and paddle into the heart of Oxford along the River Thames, towards our picnic lunch in Oxford’s best riverside pub and beer garden. After lunch we head out again along the river, only this time on a punting trip. Test your punting skills or sit back and relax as you are guided downstream. There is an optional tour of Oxford in the afternoon, and we return to our glamping pods to change before final night drinks and dinner out in Oxford.
After breakfast we say farewell and drop off everyone and their luggage to Oxford station, with frequent 50-minute direct departures to London, helping with ongoing travel arrangements.
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All Transportation For Tour Duration (Including Support Vehicle)
Free Beer and Wine Fridge at basecamp
Daytime Food & Drink
Transport to and from the start / end of tour. Evening Taxis
Any Private Expenses
What is the best way out of London and into the Cotswolds?
The best way out of London and into the Cotswolds is by train, direct from London Paddington to Bath Spa station. We’ll get you from Platform to Pub Lunch in 75 minutes. Our multi sport weeks begin in Bath, before we head out on our bikes, kayaks or canoes into the countryside.
Can I join this weekend trip on my own, as a single traveller?
Absolutely! We bring like-minded people together on these trips, to enjoy a group atmosphere, get stuck into some great activities, water sports, hikes and to share a well-deserved meal with at the end of each day.
How fit do I need to be for an active trip?
Our tours are designed for those looking for an active weekends, mini-breaks and weeks away. All activities can be adapted but a ‘give it a go’ attitude goes a long way! Some of our water sports activities require a basic ability to swim 50-100 metres. If you would like to chat to one of our team about your particular trip, fitness level and what is involved in coming on one of our tours, please get in touch and we would be happy to help.
What do I need to bring?
We provide a kit list before your trip with us. The basics to bring are swimwear, clothes you don’t mind getting wet or a bit muddy in, a towel, as well as some clothes and shoes suitable for walking and cycling in. By providing all the equipment needed for cycling, kayaking, canoeing and Stand Up Paddle-boarding we take the hassle out of your week away, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your active Cotswold week away.