Cotswold Bike Hike

Cotswold Bike Hike, a cycling and walking tour in The Cotswolds - Englands largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This cycling and walking tour lets you see the very best of this area. Visit quintessentially English villages, built from the local honey coloured stone, old market towns and Manor houses as well as England's most complete Regency town.
  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Mixed
  • Start/Finish: Cheltenham
  • Distance:
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Availability: From January until December
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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 – The village of Blockley is one of the jewels of the Cotswolds that is often overlooked. The little stream that runs through it once supported a dozen mills that were used for all manner of industry from flour milling to silk weaving. The delightful old buildings, ponds and streams now offer wonderful opportunities for creative gardeners. At Batsford there is gardening on a much larger scale with an Arboretum inspired by the mountain sides of Asia Minor and a Falconry Centre running regular demonstrations. The cottages, church and 14th century tithe barn at Bourton on the Hill make a wonderful and very English scene. 

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 - A walk over rolling hills through mixed farmland takes you up to Cold Ashton. Here you can rest in a traditional English pub before strolling on to Naunton where pretty stone cottages nestle in a valley surrounded by sheep, pleasant countryside and horse racing gallops. Follow the River Windrush down through lush meadows and woods past a lost medieval village back to Bourton.

Day 6 - 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.

Day 7 – 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.

Day 8 – Depart

Key Details:

  • This tour has an 8 day, 7 night itinerary
  • This tour starts and finishes in the town of Cheltenham
  • This is a Bike Hike tour

During your Cotswold Bike Hike tour you will enjoy:

  • The Cotswolds Way
  • Regency Cheltenham
  • The Holst Museum
  • The Wilson
  • Bourton on the Water
  • Sezincote House
  • Stow on the Wold
  • Honey coloured stone buildings
  • The stunning Cotswold landscapes

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
  • 7 Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack
  • Smartphone App with downloadable routes (works via GPS and no data downloads on data roaming)
  • Transfer to the start of the first route
Excluded
  • Dinner
  • Bike Hire
  • E-Bike Hire
  • Transfer to and from the Cotswolds

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 – The village of Blockley is one of the jewels of the Cotswolds that is often overlooked. The little stream that runs through it once supported a dozen mills that were used for all manner of industry from flour milling to silk weaving. The delightful old buildings, ponds and streams now offer wonderful opportunities for creative gardeners. At Batsford there is gardening on a much larger scale with an Arboretum inspired by the mountain sides of Asia Minor and a Falconry Centre running regular demonstrations. The cottages, church and 14th century tithe barn at Bourton on the Hill make a wonderful and very English scene. 

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 - A walk over rolling hills through mixed farmland takes you up to Cold Ashton. Here you can rest in a traditional English pub before strolling on to Naunton where pretty stone cottages nestle in a valley surrounded by sheep, pleasant countryside and horse racing gallops. Follow the River Windrush down through lush meadows and woods past a lost medieval village back to Bourton.

Day 6 - 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.

Day 7 – 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.

Day 8 – Depart

Key Details:

  • This tour has an 8 day, 7 night itinerary
  • This tour starts and finishes in the town of Cheltenham
  • This is a Bike Hike tour

During your Cotswold Bike Hike tour you will enjoy:

  • The Cotswolds Way
  • Regency Cheltenham
  • The Holst Museum
  • The Wilson
  • Bourton on the Water
  • Sezincote House
  • Stow on the Wold
  • Honey coloured stone buildings
  • The stunning Cotswold landscapes

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
  • 7 Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack
  • Smartphone App with downloadable routes (works via GPS and no data downloads on data roaming)
  • Transfer to the start of the first route
Excluded
  • Dinner
  • Bike Hire
  • E-Bike Hire
  • Transfer to and from the Cotswolds
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