We will meet you in Moreton in Marsh, a 1.5 hour direct train ride from London Paddington. We’ll first fit you with your bikes and give you a full safety briefing and before cycling out into the magnificent countryside, for day one of your Cotswolds mini break. We visit the beautiful Broadway Tower as well as through stunning Cotswold villages including the Slaughters and Bourton on the Water. The day ends in the pretty market town of Moreton in Marsh.
Mileage: 20 – 33 miles
This World Heritage Site is arguably England’s greatest Palace. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim has an illustrious history, with stunning architecture and beautiful gardens landscaped by Capability Brown. Our route travels through the heart of the Cotswolds right into the Palace’s estate. Our overnight stay is in the golden-stoned Burford, gateway to the Cotswolds.
Mileage: 20- 40 miles
We cycle in the morning through the flatter part of the Cotswolds, via Bampton where all the outdoor shots of Downton Abbey are shot! We arrive in Oxford for a full tour of the most famous university city in the World. From Harry Potter locations and the magnificent Christchurch College to Oxford’s famous pubs, there is something for everyone. Oxford is the end of the tour, where we will advise you on your on-going travel or accommodation in the city.
Mileage: 16-32 miles
Whether on a Cotswolds mini break or staying for longer, guests stay in the best 4* hotels in the Cotswolds region, 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. One dinner is included in this tour. Luggage will be transferred between hotels.
Bike as much or as little as you like, a support vehicle is with the guided 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.