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 give you the GPS, maps and written instructions you will need for your adventure. You then bike the 20 miles to the National Trust owned Lacock where we will have lunch and visit Lacock Abbey. In the afternoon you will head back to the hotel via Castle Combe, often voted the most beautiful village in England.
Mileage: 20-30 miles
A beautiful flat ride through the South Cotswolds, via the Cotswolds Water Park, the beautiful trout stream and river side cafe at Bibury. You will then cycle back via Tetbury, home to Prince Charles before heading to the Hare and Hounds hotel.
Mileage: 20-40 miles
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. Routes vary between 20-40 miles. The tour ends at approximately 5 pm where we will help guest with their ongoing travel arrangements.
Mileage: 20-40 miles
Guests stay in the best 4* hotels in the Cotswolds region, with unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and stunning food – just see Trip Advisor from the Hare and Hounds. 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.
Our self-guided tours are designed to be as flexible as possible, with daily options on the length of ride you would like.
The roads are generally very quiet and our drivers really respectful. All guests will be given a full safety briefing, GPS / Garmin, written instructions and a detailed map and guests choose which method of route planning they require. Panniers are also available.
Should there be a major equipment issue we are on hand (normally within the hour) to 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.
All luggage is transferred between hotels.