We will meet you in Moreton in Marsh a 1.5-hour train ride, direct (no changes) from London Paddington. We will fit you with your bikes, give you a full safety briefing and get you ready to bike out into to magnificent Cotswolds. We will provide you with GPS, maps and written instructions before you ride out, visiting the beautiful Broadway Tower and Snowshill as well as stunning Cotswold villages including the Slaughters and Bourton on the Water. The day ends at the beautiful market town of Moreton in Marsh. The total mileage for the day is 33 miles, although there are shorter options of 20 miles available.
Mileage: 20-33 miles
The World Heritage site is arguably England’s greatest Palace. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim has an illustrious history, stunning architecture and beautiful gardens, landscaped by Capability Brown. Our route travels through the stunning Cotswolds right into the Palace with the route being 40 miles. We do offer a shorter route of 20 / 30 miles should guests want to bike less in the afternoon. Overnight is at the stunning Lamb in Burford.
Mileage: 20-40 miles
Through the flatter part of the Cotswolds, and via Bampton, where all the outdoor shots of Downton Abbey are shot, you will arrive in Oxford to tour of the most famous university city in the World, including Harry Potter locations, the magnificent Christchurch College and great atmosphere and pubs! The route is 30 miles, and once again there is the option to bike only 20. Oxford is the end of the tour, where we will advise you on your ongoing travel or accommodation in Oxford.
Mileage: 20-30 miiles
Guests stay in the best 4* hotels in the Cotswolds region, with unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and stunning food – just see Trip Advisor for The Manor House Hotel. 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.