A day dedicated to the chocolate-box Cotswolds towns and villages. We meet you at 9am at Moreton in Marsh Train Station, introduce you to your guides and fit you to your bikes. We head out for a stunning cycle ride to Broadway Tower, overlooking the northernmost extreme of the Cotswold hills before cycling on to the famous golden-stoned Chipping Campden and up to the beautiful gardens at Hidcote.
Following lunch we ride over rolling hills to visit the Slaughters and Bourton on the Water, some of the best known and quaint villages this area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer. The full loop returns us to our hotel in Moreton in Marsh.
Mileage: 20-45 miles
Blenheim Palace, the World heritage site, is arguably England’s greatest Palace. Blenheim has an illustrious history, including as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, its stunning architecture and Capability Brown landscaped estate. The morning takes a stunning Cotswolds 20 mile bike ride right into the Palace itself. In the afternoon guests have ample time to explore the palace and gardens before journeying down the road into Oxford for a walk through and dinner in this city of dreaming spires! We stay in the pretty market town of Burford, Gateway to the Cotswolds.
Mileage: 20 miles
We ride out from Burford towards White Horse Hill, with its incredible chalk carving sat atop this Neolithic Ridgeway. From White Horse Hill we journey by support vehicle on towards Avebury (Stonehenge but bigger!) and Stonehenge itself to complete our Neolithic day! There is the option to finish the day at lunchtime and travel straight to the city of Bath and our accommodation for the evening
Mileage: 15-25 miles
We cycle along the canals and aqueducts surrounding this beautiful spa town. In the afternoon we visit the Roman Baths, with the option to explore the Georgian architecture including The Royal Crescent, the cities connection with Jane Austen and of course to shop! We finish the day at our hotel in the centre of Bath.
Mileage: 20-30 miles
Our Cotswold towns and villages cycle tour finishes after breakfast as our guides help you with all of your ongoing travel arrangements! Many choose to spend an extra day or two in Bath, and Bath’s train station is just a short walk from our hotel.
Guests stay in the best 4* hotels in our picturesque Cotswold towns and villages, with unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and delicious food – just see Trip Advisor for The Lamb. Further options are available for those who want to stay in a country cottage location or in a selection of hand-picked pubs. Luggage will be transferred between hotels and 4 evening meals are included in this tour.
Bike as much or as little as you like, a support vehicle is with the guided Cotswolds cycle tours at all times. Our guides and mechanics will fix all major equipment issues and get you back on the road as soon as possible. With a fleet of bikes from Giant all bike types, preferences and sizes are catered for. Helmets as standard, just bring you shoes and pedals if you have them and away you go.