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Cycle The Cotswolds and Immerse yourself

Cotswolds Cycling Tours - 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, balancing your time in the saddle and visiting the iconic sites that dot this fabulous landscape. With evenings relaxing in traditional pubs and friendly hotels, you will get a true flavour of Cotswold life.

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 on a bespoke cycling holiday, 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. 

If you want to try something new, we offer adventure holidays with wild swimming, water sports and hiking as well as exploring by bike, with chilled evenings around a fire pit. 

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Guided Cotswolds Cycling Tours

Classic Cotswolds Cycling

6 Day Guided
This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites.
From£1,999
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Cotswolds Villages Cycling

5 Day Guided
Discover the Cotswolds' hidden gems on two wheels - explore the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites.
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Cotswolds Mid-Week Cycling Break

4 Day Guided
Escape the crowds and enjoy full and active days cycling through the stunning Cotswolds countryside, and picturesque villages, led by outstanding local guides.
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Self-Guided Cotswolds Cycling Tours

Classic Cotswolds Cycling

6 Day Self-Guided
This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites, you would not normally get to visit on a ‘normal’ self-guided cycling holiday.
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Cotswolds Villages Cycling

6 Day 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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Conquer the Cotswolds

Self-Guided Cycling Weekend
Cycle 80 miles a day for three days (shorter/longer routes available!) on this epic challenge which takes you on a full circuit around Cotswolds ‘Golden Triangle’ of Oxford, Stratford and Bath.
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Cotswolds Mid-Week Cycling Break

4 Day Self-Guided
Escape the crowds and explore the Cotswolds, cycling on your own, at your own pace, as a couple or bringing your group with you for a cycling holiday through nature
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Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

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, Shakespeare’s Stratford, Bath, the Neolithic Stonehenge and Avebury and some of the lesser known places of interest.

You may also like to explore the rugged cliffs, beaches, castles and more across Cornwall and the South Coast of England. 

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. 

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! 

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