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The Cotswolds are well-known for gentle hillsides (or ‘wolds’), sleepy villages and for being typically English. As such, they are a popular destination for tourism, with many activities and sights to enjoy for anyone enjoying a Cotswold break.

England Experiences

Bike Tour of Oxford and the Cotswolds

Itinerary

3 Day Guided Bike Tour of Oxford and the Cotswolds ~ one of our most popular biking tours in England

Highlights Include:

Oxford, the most famous University town in the World
Chocolate Box Cotswolds
Blenheim Palace,a  World Heritage Site and home to Winston Churchill

 

DAY 1:  The Cotswolds
We will meet you in Moreton in Marsh, a 1.5 hour train ride, direct (no changes) from London’s Paddington Station.  We welcome you, provide a bike fit out and a safety briefing are followed by a magnificent bike ride into the Cotswolds. We visit 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 we can shorten the day should you want a more gentle start to you tour, making the mileage 22. Mileage: 20 – 33 miles.

 

DAY 2: Blenheim Palace
This 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 to the Palace with routes from 20 miles through to 40. Our overnight stay is at the stunning Lamb Inn in Burford.  Located along a peaceful side street in the historic market town of Burford, the Lamb Inn offers an end of day relaxing ambiance. Mileage: 20- 40 miles

 

DAY 3: A Tour of  Oxford
Through the flatter part of the Cotswolds, via Bampton where all the outdoor location shots of Downton Abbey are filmed. Arrive in Oxford for a lovely tour of the most famous university city in the World. We also see Harry Potter and Inspector Morse locations, the magnificent Christchurch College and great atmosphere and pubs!  Sadly, this evening we bid you farewell. If you wish to overnight in Oxford we will gladly offer our advise on places to stay. Mileage: 16-32 miles

 

Tour Accommodation
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 Hare and Hounds in Tetbury. 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.

Support and Equipment
Bike as much or as little as you like, a support vehicle is with the guided tours at all times and a daily “bailout” option on the self guide tours ensures guests only need to bike the miles that suit them.

Our guides and mechanics will fix all major equipment issues and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Luggage will be transferred between hotels.

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 you shoes and pedals if you have them and away you go.

Contact us at tours@cyclewest.com for more tours details or to book your Cotswolds Bike Tour.

What’s Included?

2 nights accommodation

All breakfasts & dinners (in the brasserie / bar)

Entry into all iconic points of interest, Blenheim Palace, a walking tour of Oxford

Transport throughout

Professional local guide

Bike and Equipment

What’s not included?

International flights

Cancellation insurance

Items of a personal nature

Dinner drinks

Dinner in the a-la-carte restaurants (the differencebetween the bar / brasserie option)

Gratuity for your local guide

Dates and Pricing

Duration 3 days / 2 nights Start Moreton-in-Marsh Finish Oxford

Price from $US 1199

 

Helpful Notes

Weekly (Tuesday) from Moreton-in-Marsh, from 10 April 20