Cotswold Classic - Cotswold Cycling Tour

Enjoy a self guided cycling holiday in the Cotwolds. Visit countless delightful villages that are nestled amongst the green hills; the honey coloured stone cottages, churches and manors merge harmoniously into the landscape. Winding lanes lead you through well-known villages such as Chipping Campden, Stow on the Wold and the Slaughters. This tour offers an interesting and relaxing experience of the countryside with the reassurance that you are never more than a few miles from the next delightful village.

Price from £720.00

2019 Dates Available

 

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Hotel or B&B
  • Start/Finish: Cheltenham
  • Distance:
  • Duration: From 6 night 7 days to 10 night 11 Days
  • Availability: All year, any day start
  • Altitude:

Choose from seven day, six night or eight day, seven night or nine day, eight night or ten day, nine night or eleven day, ten night itinerary.

Day 1 - Arrive in Cheltenham and settle in to your accommodation. Stretch your legs during the afternoon and explore this elegant regency spa town in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Day 2 - A short transfer will take you from Cheltenham up into the Cotswolds, where you will begin your ride to Moreton in Marsh. Ride through a selection of local Cotswold villages past picture postcard views to the delightful village of Snowshill, before continuing your journey to Moreton. On the way, take in the delightful Manor House at Snowshill and explore its wonderful collection of historic artefacts. Then say hello to the traditional farm breeds at The Cotswold Wildlife Park or visit the Indian architecture of Sezincote House. Approx 23 - 30 miles.

Day 3 – Enjoy a lovely circular route that allows you to explore the area surrounding Moreton. This route gives you the opportunity to see the gardens at Hidcote Manor or Kiftsgate Court before enjoying lunch in one of the charming Cotswold villages in the vicinity. Approx 18 - 25 miles.

Day 4 - Cycling past the River Evenlode, day four will take you from Moreton in Marsh to Bourton on the Water via traditional Cotswold villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Upper Slaughter. Bourton-on-the-Water offers a unique country experience, with a range of attractions providing something for everyone. Approx 18 - 25 1/2 miles.

Day 5 - This circular route allows you to cycle and explore the countryside and villages surrounding Bourton on the Water, including beautiful examples of 17th and 18th century architecture. Approx 21 - 33 miles.

Day 6 - This cycle route includes a visit to Northleach, an old market town, and Bibury, the most beautiful village in England according to artist William Morris, before continuing on to the old market town of Cirencester. Approx 25 miles.(8 night tour and above).

(6 and 7 night tour replaced with a cycle ride direct to Cheltenham).

Day 7 – Cycle the circular route in and around Cirencester and visit the village of Daglingworth, much of which is owned by Prince Charles. Approx 21 - 31 miles. (8 night tour and above).

Day 8 – Cycle from Cirencester to Cheltenham and visit many of the pretty Cotswold Villages. Don’t forget to visit the Roman Villa at Chedworth! This is the most complete villa in Britain with mosaic floors, bath houses and heating system all on display in their original settings. There is also a collection of artefacts in the museum and an interesting visitor centre. (8 night tour and above)

Day 9 – Enjoy a circular route from Cheltenham and take in a number of Cotswold villages including Stanton also known as 'the perfect village', Stanway with its romantic manor houses and Winchcombe, with the historic Sudeley Castle. (Not 6 night tour).

Day 10 – Cycle the circuit from Cheltenham to Crickley Hill and Chedworth Roman Villa along country roads and very small lanes. The cycle route takes you to the Iron Age Fort at Crickley Hill. It is one of the major archaeological sites in the country and it also has a visitor centre to look in as well as some stunning views. The cycle route then continues through Withington with its picturesque riverside pub and then on to Chedworth Roman Villa, a beautiful setting for the best exposed remains of a Roman country house in Britain. (Not 9 night tour).

Day 11 - Depart.

Key Details:

  • This tour will start and end in Cheltenham.
  • This tour has an 11 day itinerary.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your Cotswolds cycling holiday, including:

  • Batsford Arboretum
  • Broadway Tower
  • Chedworth Roman Villa
  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • Cotswold Falconry
  • Cotswold Heritage Centre
  • Hidcote Manor Gardens
  • Kiftsgate Court
  • Mechanical Music Museum
  • Old Mill Museum
  • Sezincote Manor
  • Snowshill Village
  • Tea rooms and traditional pubs

Getting to the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – The closest railway staion to the start is Cheltenham Spa.  

By Car – Coming from the London area Cheltenham and the Cotswolds can be reached via the M4 taking the Swndon exit.  From the north or south take the M5 and exit on junction 11. 

By Air – There are a number of airports close to the Cotswolds including Bristol and Birmingham.

For more information on getting to the Cotswolds please visit The Cotswolds website.

Included
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from the Cotswolds

Choose from seven day, six night or eight day, seven night or nine day, eight night or ten day, nine night or eleven day, ten night itinerary.

Day 1 - Arrive in Cheltenham and settle in to your accommodation. Stretch your legs during the afternoon and explore this elegant regency spa town in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Day 2 - A short transfer will take you from Cheltenham up into the Cotswolds, where you will begin your ride to Moreton in Marsh. Ride through a selection of local Cotswold villages past picture postcard views to the delightful village of Snowshill, before continuing your journey to Moreton. On the way, take in the delightful Manor House at Snowshill and explore its wonderful collection of historic artefacts. Then say hello to the traditional farm breeds at The Cotswold Wildlife Park or visit the Indian architecture of Sezincote House. Approx 23 - 30 miles.

Day 3 – Enjoy a lovely circular route that allows you to explore the area surrounding Moreton. This route gives you the opportunity to see the gardens at Hidcote Manor or Kiftsgate Court before enjoying lunch in one of the charming Cotswold villages in the vicinity. Approx 18 - 25 miles.

Day 4 - Cycling past the River Evenlode, day four will take you from Moreton in Marsh to Bourton on the Water via traditional Cotswold villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Upper Slaughter. Bourton-on-the-Water offers a unique country experience, with a range of attractions providing something for everyone. Approx 18 - 25 1/2 miles.

Day 5 - This circular route allows you to cycle and explore the countryside and villages surrounding Bourton on the Water, including beautiful examples of 17th and 18th century architecture. Approx 21 - 33 miles.

Day 6 - This cycle route includes a visit to Northleach, an old market town, and Bibury, the most beautiful village in England according to artist William Morris, before continuing on to the old market town of Cirencester. Approx 25 miles.(8 night tour and above).

(6 and 7 night tour replaced with a cycle ride direct to Cheltenham).

Day 7 – Cycle the circular route in and around Cirencester and visit the village of Daglingworth, much of which is owned by Prince Charles. Approx 21 - 31 miles. (8 night tour and above).

Day 8 – Cycle from Cirencester to Cheltenham and visit many of the pretty Cotswold Villages. Don’t forget to visit the Roman Villa at Chedworth! This is the most complete villa in Britain with mosaic floors, bath houses and heating system all on display in their original settings. There is also a collection of artefacts in the museum and an interesting visitor centre. (8 night tour and above)

Day 9 – Enjoy a circular route from Cheltenham and take in a number of Cotswold villages including Stanton also known as 'the perfect village', Stanway with its romantic manor houses and Winchcombe, with the historic Sudeley Castle. (Not 6 night tour).

Day 10 – Cycle the circuit from Cheltenham to Crickley Hill and Chedworth Roman Villa along country roads and very small lanes. The cycle route takes you to the Iron Age Fort at Crickley Hill. It is one of the major archaeological sites in the country and it also has a visitor centre to look in as well as some stunning views. The cycle route then continues through Withington with its picturesque riverside pub and then on to Chedworth Roman Villa, a beautiful setting for the best exposed remains of a Roman country house in Britain. (Not 9 night tour).

Day 11 - Depart.

Key Details:

  • This tour will start and end in Cheltenham.
  • This tour has an 11 day itinerary.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your Cotswolds cycling holiday, including:

  • Batsford Arboretum
  • Broadway Tower
  • Chedworth Roman Villa
  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • Cotswold Falconry
  • Cotswold Heritage Centre
  • Hidcote Manor Gardens
  • Kiftsgate Court
  • Mechanical Music Museum
  • Old Mill Museum
  • Sezincote Manor
  • Snowshill Village
  • Tea rooms and traditional pubs

Getting to the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – The closest railway staion to the start is Cheltenham Spa.  

By Car – Coming from the London area Cheltenham and the Cotswolds can be reached via the M4 taking the Swndon exit.  From the north or south take the M5 and exit on junction 11. 

By Air – There are a number of airports close to the Cotswolds including Bristol and Birmingham.

For more information on getting to the Cotswolds please visit The Cotswolds website.

Included
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from the Cotswolds
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