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    Highlights on your Cotswolds Tour

    • Bampton
    • Blenheim Palace – Birthplace of Winston Churchill
    • The University City of Oxford
    • Stonehenge and Avebury, World Heritage Sites
    • Bath and the Roman Baths
    • Stunning Cycling Trails Through the Cotswolds


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      Bike the Cotswolds, Oxford and Bath – Guided

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      • 6 Days 5 Nights
      • Apr 01 - Oct 31
      • Type: Guided
      • Difficulty : 2/5
      • Carbon: 54Kg CO2e
      • Pickup: London
      What to Expect from our Iconic Cotswolds Cycling Holiday

      This cycle tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible, iconic locations and World Heritage Sites. We will visit Winston Churchill’s Blenheim Palace, Stonehenge, the famous university town of Oxford, and the World Heritage City of Bath complete with a visit to the renowned Roman Baths.

      Join our small groups and return to nature by biking through the Cotswolds. Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the history and heritage of England as you cycle through the stunning Cotswolds countryside, led by our outstanding local guides – we know every quiet country lane and bend in the road, every café stop, panoramic view, and of course the best pubs in England!

      Tour Dates Availability and Pricing

      21 May 23 – 26 May 23

      Limited Availability

      £2,199.00

      04 Jun 23 – 09 Jun 23

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      11 Jun 23 – 16 Jun 23

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      25 Jun 23 – 30 Jun 23

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      09 Jul 23 – 14 Jul 23

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      30 Jul 23 – 04 Aug 23

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      £2,199.00

      20 Aug 23 – 25 Aug 23

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      03 Sep 23 – 08 Sep 23

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      £2,199.00

      17 Sep 23 – 22 Sep 23

      Limited Availability

      £2,199.00

      01 Oct 23 – 06 Oct 23

      Available

      £2,199.00

      Cotswolds, Oxford and Bath Guided Cycling Itinerary

      Day 1Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh

      We collect you at 8.30 from London Paddington railway station, platform 1 (below the clock) and take you by bus directly to Oxford, where we have a tour of the University and lunch in this most vibrant of cities. One more transfer is required to get us out into the Cotswolds where we fit you up with your bikes and head out for an introductory ride through the wonderful Cotswolds landscape. After the ride we settle down in the hotel in Moreton in Marsh and have our first dinner together as a group.

      Mileage: 19 miles

      Day 2Golden Stoned Chipping Campden, Broadway Tower, The Eccentric Hidcote Gardens

      A day dedicated to the Cotswolds towns and villages. We wind our way through the majestic countryside of the Cotswolds, taking in some of the most well-known towns and villages including Chipping Campden and Broadway Tower where we’ll eat lunch. We also visit the stunning Hidcote Gardens, renowned internationally for its series of outdoor rooms, returning to Moreton in Marsh in the evening.

      Mileage: 20-40 miles

      Day 3Blenheim Palace and its 2000 acre estate – Birthplace of Winston Churchill

      We cycle out from the hotel through the beautiful Cotswolds to Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born and a World Heritage Site. The morning’s ride is around 20 miles, through wonderfully rolling countryside. At Blenheim guests can eat lunch over-looking the Capability Brown parklands and give you ample time to explore the historic Palace and walk through some of the 2000 acre estate. In the afternoon we bike towards Burford, stopping in one of the best pubs known to man – the Swan in Swinbrook!

      Mileage: 20-35 miles

      Day 4White Horse Hill and Stonehenge – Neolithic Day!

      We travel from Burford, stopping in Bampton for Downton Abbey fans (it’s the village where all the outdoor filming is done), towards the stunning White Horse Hill to see the beautiful ancient carving atop the Ridgeway. We then cycle to lunch in the White Horse pub in Woolstone. After lunch we travel on to Stonehenge to complete our Neolithic Day. We then head to our hotel near Prince Charles’ house in Tetbury.

      Mileage: 25 miles

      Day 5Bath - its Roman Baths

      In the morning we cycle down to Bath, via a 2000 year old Roman Road and into the city via the canal. In the afternoon we visit the incredible Roman Baths and take a tour up to the Georgian inspired Royal Crescent overlooking the city. We then head back to the hotel for our last night dinner together. 

      Mileage: 20-40 miles

      Day 6Farewells and Ongoing Travel

      After a leisurely breakfast we help all guests with their ongoing travel arrangements. Regular direct trains depart from Kemble station into London and other mainline stations.

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      Meet and Greet Location

      London Paddington Station, Platform 1, Under the Clock

      Pickup Time

      08:30am

      Accommodation

      Choose Between Country Accommodation or Prestige Accommodation (additional fee)

      End of Tour Location

      Bath or The Cotswolds with easy access to London.

      Price Includes

      • 5 Night’s Accommodation
      • All Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
      • Entry into all iconic points of interest, including Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace, Roman Baths, Oxford Colleges
      • Bikes and Equipment
      • Luggage Transfers
      • Transport Throughout
      • Local Professional Guide

      Price Excludes

      • International Flights and travel to and from the start/end of the tour
      • Cancellation insurance
      • Items of a personal nature
      • Lunches and café stops
      • Dinner Drinks
      • Gratuity for your local guide
      • Dinners x 3
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      FAQ

      How active is this Cotswolds cycling tour? How fit do I need to be for a cycling holiday?

      This tour is rated 2/5 for difficulty meaning it’s appropriate for guests going for a good ride and can handle an incline or two. The terrain we cover is varied. We’ll enjoy some rolling hills, with wonderful downhills and a few climbs which will be a bit more demanding. Your holiday, however, will be tailored by your guide to suit your individual preferences. Rewarding views are guaranteed. Daily distances range from 10-40 miles. There is also the option of an e-bike if you prefer.

      How do I get to the Cotswolds from near London?

      We will pick you up from London and take you out to the Cotswolds ourselves to ensure your journey is hassle free! If you would like to start this tour from somewhere other than London please get in touch!

      What are the Cotswolds?

      The Cotswolds are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A limestone escarpment of rolling green hills and picturesque valleys in the south west of England. It is a quintessentially British area with historical landmarks and pockets of singular beauty throughout.

      On this trip, will I see more than just the Cotswolds?

      Yes! This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites, that you would not get on a ‘normal’ cycling trip! The Cotswolds stretches from Bath in the South to Stratford Upon Avon in the North, and across to Oxford in the East. It is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, its rolling hills and its historic towns and villages, built from the golden Cotswold stone.

      Are the roads safe to cycle on in 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 on our guided trips you will always be with a guide who will lead and look after the group. Our guests have always felt safe and secure when riding with us, 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.

      Why not top or tail your Cotswolds tour with a visit to London?

      The perfect way to experience London like a local with specially curated tours that can be added pre or post your trip of choice.

      Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

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      Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided