We meet you at 9am at Moreton in Marsh train station, a 1.5hour direct train ride from London. We will set you up with your bikes and set you off on your self guided Cotswolds cycle tour to wind your way through the majestic countryside, taking in some of our most well-known towns and villages including Chipping Campden and the majestic Broadway Tower for lunch. We visit the stunning Hidcote Gardens, renowned for its eclectic series of ‘outdoor rooms’, returning to Moreton in Marsh in the evening.
Mileage: 22-38 miles
You cycle out from the hotel through some beautiful Cotswold countryside to Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born and a World Heritage Site. The morning’s ride is around 20 miles, through rolling countryside. At Blenheim guests can eat lunch over-looking the Capability Brown parklands and give you ample time to explore the historical palace and walk through some of the 3000 acre estate. You can travel with our other guided guests into Oxford in the evening for a walk through the historical university town and a dinner out in the city.
Mileage: 20-33 miles
Ride from Burford towards the stunning White Horse Hill to see the beautiful ancient carving atop the Ridgeway. Cycle to lunch in the White Horse pub in Woolstone. Self-guided guests are welcome to travel on to Stonehenge itself with our guided guests to complete our Neolithic Day. There is the option to finish at lunchtime and head straight to our hotel for a relaxing afternoon in Bath.
Mileage: 23-38 miles
In the morning we cycle around the canals of Bath and Devises, along tow paths and beside the rivers that lead into this Roman city. In the afternoon you can visit the incredible Roman Baths and take a tour up to the Royal Crescent overlooking the city. You stay overnight once more in Bath, known for its restaurants, bars, culture and arts!
Mileage: 16-32 miles
Our tour ends in Bath after breakfast, where we help guests with their ongoing travel arrangements, most often from Bath train station, a short walk from the hotel.
Mileage: 15 -25 miles
Guests stay in the best 4* hotels in our favourite Cotswold towns, like the Lamb Inn in Burford. With unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and stunning food. Further options are available for those who want to stay in a country cottage location or in a selection of hand-picked pubs. No lunches or dinners are included in this tour.
A daily “bailout” option on the self guided Cotswolds cycle tours ensures guests only need to bike the miles that suit them. Helmets as standard, just bring your shoes and pedals if you have them and away you go. Our guides and mechanics will fix all major equipment issues and get you back on the road as soon as possible.