Only Active England takes you to see three World Heritage Sites on one bike tour.
Active England’s popular 8-day classic tour allows you to explore England’s most culturally exciting region. We also offer a range of packages including See More, Cycle Less, Over 50s, Family and bespoke tours. So whatever your needs and experience, you can enjoy a trip through Britain beautiful countryside.
Step inside the world of King and Queens when you take in everything Windsor has to offer. As the home to numerous monarchs for over 900 years, Windsor is packed with regal history at every turn.
A tour of Windsor gives you an inside look at one of the Queen’s favourite homes and a castle that is famous the world over. Dating back to 1066, the castle is an imposing structure on the landscape and a constant reminder of the power of past monarchs.
Windsor is also the site of Henry VIII’s grave and the vast Windsor Great Park. Our tour of Windsor gives you the opportunity to come away with a better understanding about the Royal Family and the many past Kings and Queens which made Britain what it is today.
Visit Windsor on your Active England Tour.
Possibly the most famous university city in the world, the colleges of Oxford are an absolute must for any visit to the UK. You have probably been exposed to some of the iconic Oxford sites through the arts: the city’s beautiful colleges have been the backdrop for many films, such as the Harry Potter series and Shadowlands. Oxford has a rich history and is architecturally inspiring; the Bodleian Library, Christ Church Meadow and its Bridge of Sighs are just a few highlights.
And it’s not just the buildings that are noteworthy. It’s parks, the meandering river Thames and the beautiful botanic garden give this bustling city a sublime touch of calm. Oxford is also famous for its vast number of cyclists. There are many cycle lanes throughout the city, so you’ll feel right at home on your tour.
Only eight miles from Oxford, Blenheim Palace is one of England’s most historic stately homes. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill is a World Heritage Site, with an illustrious history and – for the visitor – glorious vistas. Its vast parkland, landscaped gardens and tranquil lakes are stunningly picturesque.
This area of Outstanding Natural Beauty makes for the perfect cycle tour. It’s a region that offers the ideal landscape for any cyclist, its byways and idyllic villages make touring a joy. There are also bridleways and country lanes which create a wonderfully scenic cycling experience.
Active England tours are all inclusive – cycle hire, accommodation, meals, and more. So, you can just relax and enjoy the ride.
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Stratford-upon-Avon is, of course, most famous for being the birthplace of the playwright William Shakespeare. Today it’s a bustling market town steeped in culture. Of its many theatres, the most famous are The Royal Shakespeare and The Swan. Other sights of historical interest are Anne Hathaway’s cottage and Holy Trinity Church – where Shakespeare is buried.
Stratford’s rich culture make it a perfect stop on an Active England cycle tour. But culture isn’t all it has to offer. The landscaped lawns and proud status of Bancroft Gardens showcase this region’s heritage.
Read more about Stratford-upon-Avon.
This city is overflowing with history and classic architecture. The Roman Baths are a fascinating tourist attraction with their courtyards, temple and pump room.
Another of Britain’s great authors, Jane Austen, perhaps most famous for Pride and Prejudice, also lived in Bath. Since then, it has been used as the backdrop to film adaptations of her novels. Another must-see sight is The Royal Crescent, its stunning Georgian architecture has housed many famous residents over the years. Read more about Bath.
Learn more about this region’s history.
The mysterious and ancient rocks of Stonehenge are one of Britain’s most treasured landmarks. This circle of prehistoric stones will leave you with a sense of wonder. Set in the truly beautiful Wiltshire countryside it makes a perfect stop on your cycle tour.
Taking an Active England cycle tour is the perfect way to experience England’s culture, history and heritage. Our tours are the perfect way to see the country’s beautiful landscapes and breathtaking scenery.
We offer a cycling tour to suit all ages and ability.
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