Cotswolds Cycling Tours

Cycle the Cotswolds - Your Way!

Our Cotswolds cycling holidays will immerse you in the best of the English countryside. Bike at your own pace through pastoral scenes taking you to Blenheim Palace, Broadway Tower and Bampton – aka Downton Village. Our magical mix of the best cycling routes lead you down quiet country lanes, away from the crowds and back to nature. Choose from guided, private or self-guided tours of the Cotswold Villages balancing your time in the saddle and visiting the iconic sites that dot this fabulous landscape. Or journey through Oxford, The Cotswolds, down to Stonehenge and into Bath. With evenings relaxing in traditional pubs and friendly hotels, you will get a true flavour of English life.

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Guided Cotswolds Cycling Tours

Bike the Cotswolds, Oxford and Bath – Guided

This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites.
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Bike the Cotswolds – Guided

Discover the Cotswolds' hidden gems on two wheels over rolling hills and down country lanes - explore quintessential villages and bustling market towns.
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Self-Guided Cotswolds Cycling Tours

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Bike the Cotswolds – Self-Guided

This Cotswolds tour offers a complete self-guided experience. Return to nature, escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the English countryside.
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Private, Guided and Self-Guided Cycling Tours 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. 

Guests are free to be as active as they like with different daily options on all tours. Electric bikes are available on all of our cycling tours.


Fun and Hassle-Free Cycling Tours in England

We take all the hassle out of cycling by including all luggage transfers, booking all accommodation, maps, Ride With GPS instructions, incredible iconic palaces, castles, estates, ancient sites and more to visit along the way. Cotswolds highlights include Oxford, Bath, the Neolithic Stonehenge and Avebury and some of the lesser known places of interest.

Cotswolds Cycling Holidays Starting in London

Our cycling holidays are designed to put you at east and escape the daily stresses of normal life. The majority of our Cotswolds tours start in London, making it really easy to join your adventure. Other starting locations include Oxford or Moreton-in-Marsh, all a direct and easy train ride out of London. We look forward to sharing our favourite cycle routes with you out in the beautiful countryside. 

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. 

Top things you need to know before visiting the Cotswolds

What is the best way to get out of London into the Countryside?

Our Classic tour we collect you from London, making the journey hassle free! On other tours, the best way out of London and into the Cotswolds is by train from London Paddington, direct to Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh or Bath. All of our cycling trips begin from these stations so you can arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to start your tour. 

Can I do a cycle tour as a solo traveler?

All our trips are open for single travellers to join. You will have a great time on our cycling tours whether travelling on your own, as a couple, family or group, meeting like-minded people on our guided trips, or choosing your own adventure on our self-guided tours. “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 England and 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.

How hilly are the Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds are a range of hills, with its name stemming from ‘Cote’ meaning sheep enclosure and ‘wold’ meaning hills. There are therefore lots of hills and incredible views from the top! However, you will able to miss out some of the steeper inclines – or add in some trickier climbs for those looking to stretch their legs. There are routes for everyone and with our routes we can tailor your tour to your preferences. We also have e-bikes available on request to make your holiday care-free! 

Do you have E-Bikes available?

Absolutely! 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. They 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.