Cotswolds Bike Tour

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8 Day(s)
Moderate
432 Km
avg 72 Km
Self-guided

Quintessential England, the one the picture books and history annals speak of is the Cotswolds. Thatched cottages, tiny bridges over bubbling brooks, stately willows on lawns of magnificent manors, haunted glens and medieval pubs where kings and queens passed the night, these all make up the fascinating fabric of this tiny corner of England.

Our journey not only takes you from Oxford, the seat of fine education at the edge of the Cotswolds but over to ancient Bath, known by the Romans as Aquae Sulis for its thermal waters, crossing 4 different counties and including the areas known as the Cotswolds

Along the way there are many a Victorian Spire, church green, Roman mosaic, Crusader Cross, ancient fertility circle and lovely lopsided Tudor homes to cycle by, as well as countless local pubs, coaching inns and tea houses where the pass of time seems to have missed them. We encounter picture perfect villages, a chance to visit Shakespeare´s Stratford and of course, one of England´s favourite past times, visiting a traditional beer brewery.

Taste the refreshing pale ales of the area and see how artisans of the area have kept alive a craft like thatching a roof. And when not on the bike, try the local specialities of the region, the fresh produce and seafood and the array of baking cakes and tarts to tempt any palate. Staying in some historically steeped villages and hotels which have hosted travellers for centuries, this is definitely a trip for those who enjoy relaxing travel on two wheels, and watching millenniums of history slip by at each turn of the wheel.


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Tour Location

Country:
UnitedKingdom
Region:
South West England
From:
Oxford
To:
Salisbury

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Moderate
More Options:
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
GBP 1265

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
432 Km
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
April|May|June|July|August|September|October|November
Departure:

Mondays

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: £275

Group Information:

Discounts for 4+ booking together

Inclusions

All 7 full English breakfasts
Carefully chosen hotels and a country inns for 7 nights
All bedrooms are private en-suite
Hybrid bike and additional accessories including helmet, pannier, saddle cover, water bottle, lock, puncture repair kit and spare inner tube
The services of our friendly local host to welcome and brief you, share their local knowledge and look after you.
Written summary Route Directions and OS maps with your route marked
Luggage transfers between hotels
Emergency 24 hour phone number and support
Adventure Handbook – packed full of information, history and photos of the area your tour covers, as well as insider tips on how to discover the local secrets and hidden gems most tourists never see!
GPS navigation by App on own mobile phone. Waterproof mobile phone holder, power bank and mains charger (free for clients to keep at the end of the tour)

Exclusions

Airfares, travel to and from the trip start and finish points, entrances to attractions, boat fares, lunches and dinners, alcoholic beverages, mini bars and meals pre and post the trip (unless specified)
Entrance to Stonehenge, private 2 hour guided tour of Stonehenge and private transfer to Stonehenge and to Salisbury station available as a supplement of £120 per person based on 2 people travelling

Options

E bike: £130 supplement
Road bike: £210 supplement
Upgrade to Deluxe Tour (£1890)

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