Wheeling on the Wolds - Cotswold Cycling Short Break

Take a self guided cycling short break in the Cotswolds. The pleasant cycle routes allows you to visit the picturesque Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and Northleach as well as taking in the stunning views along the way. 

 

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: B&B
  • Start/Finish: Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Distance:
  • Duration: 3 to 6 days
  • Availability: All year, any day start
  • Altitude:

This short break is available for two night, three night, four night as well as the five night itinerary.

Ride 1 - Go past the charming cottages, manor houses and water mill in the villages of Lower and Upper Slaughter on the way to Stow on the Wold. Here, handsome stone buildings stand around a traditional market square that used to sell up 25,000 sheep in a day. On the way back, ride through Idbury and Church Westcote which has some wonderful views across the Oxfordshire Wolds.

Ride 2 - Follow the meandering River Windrush east to the Wychwood. In the little town of Burford the magnificent high street rises from the river bank and bears witness to the fine building stone and skilled masons for which this area is famous. On your return cycle through other delightful Cotswold villages such as Little Barrington and Sherborne along the other bank of the River Windrush.

Ride 3 - Cycle into the heart of the Cotswolds with sweeping views across unspoilt countryside. Take a break to visit local and exotic wildlife at The Cotswold Farm Park and enjoy stunning views Broadway Tower, a classic English folly built high on the escarpment offering views over twelve counties. Snowshill is one of the most attractive villages in the area and its manor contains a remarkable collection of historic objects. Winding lanes take you through the scenic villages of the Guitings and Naunton on the way back.

Ride 4 – Explore the handsome old market town of Northleach followed by cycling through the beautiful villages of Coln Dennis, Coln Rogers and Bibury. Visit the Chedworth Roman Villa, 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.

Key Details:

  • Two night - three day, three night - four day, four night - five day and five night - six day itinerary to choose from.
  • This tour is single centre and based in Bourton on the Water

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

  • Bibury
  • Bourton Model Village
  • Cotswold Heritage Collection
  • Cotswold Pottery
  • Mechanical Music Museum
  • Motor and Toy Museum
  • Old Mill Museum
  • Sherborne Estate
  • Snowshill Manor
  • Old Market Towns
  • Cotswold Villages
  • Tea rooms and traditional pubs

Getting to the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from Cotswolds

By Car – The Cotswolds can be reached via the M4 and M40 Motorway.

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
  • Bike Hire

This short break is available for two night, three night, four night as well as the five night itinerary.

Ride 1 - Go past the charming cottages, manor houses and water mill in the villages of Lower and Upper Slaughter on the way to Stow on the Wold. Here, handsome stone buildings stand around a traditional market square that used to sell up 25,000 sheep in a day. On the way back, ride through Idbury and Church Westcote which has some wonderful views across the Oxfordshire Wolds.

Ride 2 - Follow the meandering River Windrush east to the Wychwood. In the little town of Burford the magnificent high street rises from the river bank and bears witness to the fine building stone and skilled masons for which this area is famous. On your return cycle through other delightful Cotswold villages such as Little Barrington and Sherborne along the other bank of the River Windrush.

Ride 3 - Cycle into the heart of the Cotswolds with sweeping views across unspoilt countryside. Take a break to visit local and exotic wildlife at The Cotswold Farm Park and enjoy stunning views Broadway Tower, a classic English folly built high on the escarpment offering views over twelve counties. Snowshill is one of the most attractive villages in the area and its manor contains a remarkable collection of historic objects. Winding lanes take you through the scenic villages of the Guitings and Naunton on the way back.

Ride 4 – Explore the handsome old market town of Northleach followed by cycling through the beautiful villages of Coln Dennis, Coln Rogers and Bibury. Visit the Chedworth Roman Villa, 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.

Key Details:

  • Two night - three day, three night - four day, four night - five day and five night - six day itinerary to choose from.
  • This tour is single centre and based in Bourton on the Water

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

  • Bibury
  • Bourton Model Village
  • Cotswold Heritage Collection
  • Cotswold Pottery
  • Mechanical Music Museum
  • Motor and Toy Museum
  • Old Mill Museum
  • Sherborne Estate
  • Snowshill Manor
  • Old Market Towns
  • Cotswold Villages
  • Tea rooms and traditional pubs

Getting to the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from Cotswolds

By Car – The Cotswolds can be reached via the M4 and M40 Motorway.

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
  • Bike Hire
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