Cotswolds Cycling Tour
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Cotswolds Cycling Tour

6 nights

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Explore the English countryside and captivating villages on the Cotswold cycling tour.

Explore one of the most beautiful parts of England on this self-guided cycling tour of the Cotswolds. Hop on your bicycle for a week of exploration and relaxation in the tranquil countryside of the Cotswolds.

The Cotswold self-guided cycling tour helps you to make the most of your Cotswold vacation, helping you to experience all the highlights of this delightful region in England.

Exploring by bicycle is the perfect way to see the Cotswolds, giving you a calm pace that matches the atmosphere of your surroundings. You’ll have time for sightseeing in many interesting and beautiful locations, but you’ll also have time for traditional English tea in village tea rooms or to grab a pint in a typical local pub.

This tour is the perfect blend of an active adventure trip and a peaceful, relaxing holiday. You’ll get all the best advantages of both when you book this self-guided Cotswold Classic cycling tour!

Highlights of the Cotswolds Cycling Tour

Cycle through the breathtaking nature of the English countryside, visiting historic sites, gardens, and architectural gems.
Visit the exquisite gardens at Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate Court.
Discover iconic Cotswold villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Upper Slaughter, and Snowshill.
Spend the night in authentic guesthouses in the cultural centers of Cheltenham, Moreton-in-Marsh, and Bourton-on-the-Water.

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Cotswold Classic Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Cheltenham

Arrive in Cheltenham and take some time to explore the most complete Regency town in England. There is plenty of period architecture, a variety of boutique shops, and a number of great restaurants to choose from when you get hungry. Get a good night’s rest in preparation for the start of your cycling tour.
Overnight Location: Cheltenham Townhouse
Distance: N/A
Meals: None

Day 2 Cycle to Snowshill then Moreton-in-Marsh

Meet up with a tour guide at 9:30 in the morning at your hotel to receive your tour pack and rental bike plus equipment. Take a short transfer from Cheltenham, then you’ll ride through several picturesque Cotswold villages, then come to the delightful Snowshill village.

Stop to enjoy the Snowshill Manor House and its historic artifact collection. As you continue along the way to Moreton-in-Marsh, you’ll pass the Cotswold Wildlife Park, which is home to traditional farm breeds, as well as the Sezincote House, where you can tour typical Indian architecture. Your luggage will be waiting for your in Moreton-in-Marsh, where you will stop for the night.
Overnight Location: The Redesdale Arms, Moreton-in-Marsh
Distance: Full Route: 30 miles / 48 km; Short Route: 23 miles / 37 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Bike around Moreton-in-Marsh

Today’s circuit route gives you an opportunity to explore Moreton-in-Marsh and its surrounding area. You’ll have the opportunity to visit lovely gardens at Kiftsgate Court or Hidcote Manor if you wish. Stop for lunch in a charming and traditional Cotswold village along your way. When you are finished exploring, return to your hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh to stay another night.
Overnight Location: The Redesdale Arms, Moreton-in-Marsh
Distance: Full Route: 25 miles / 40 km; Short Route: 18 miles / 28 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle to Stow-on-the-Wold then Bourton-on-the-Water

Today’s adventure takes you to Bourton-on-the-Water. Along the way, you’ll pass the River Evenlode and ride through several wonderful villages, including Upper Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold. Stop from time to time to enjoy the lovely views and traditional village atmosphere. Bourton-on-the-Water is a unique place, and a wide range of attractions and points of interest offers something for every visitor, no matter your interests. Check in to your lovely guesthouse where your luggage has already been transferred.
Overnight Location: Lansdowne Guest House, Bourton-on-the-Water
Distance: Full Route: 25.5 miles / 41 km; Short Route: 18 miles / 29 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle around Bourton-on-the-Water

Explore Bourton-on-the-Water and its surrounding area today as you cycle a circuit route. The villages and countryside are beautiful and historic. You’ll enjoy wonderful examples of architecture from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Return to your guesthouse when you have finished exploring for another night in Bourton-on-the-Water.
Overnight Location: Lansdowne Guest House, Bourton-on-the-Water
Distance: Full Route: 33 miles / 53 km; Short Route: 21 miles / 33 km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Return to Cheltenham

Return to Cheltenham today on a direct route from Bourton-on-the-Water.
Overnight Location: Cheltenham Townhouse
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Departure Day

Sadly, your Cotswold Classic cycling tour has come to an end. We hope you have enjoyed your time exploring the Cotswolds. Buses and trains are available in Cheltenham to take you to Birmingham, Bristol, or London, and beyond. Safe travels!
Overnight Location: N/A
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

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Cotswold Cycling Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this self-guided cycling tour in the Cotswolds is based on the number of guests on your trip. The best time to travel to the Cotswolds for this tour is during the warmer months from May to September, but the trip is available year-round.

Prices for Self-guided Cotswold Cycling Tour

Prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided Group of 1: $1,525 USD per person
  • Self-guided Group of 2-4: $1,095 USD per person
  • Self-guided Group of 5+: $1,075 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Cotswold Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3-4-star hotels and bed and breakfasts. In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $250 USD to have a private room in a hotel.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Cheltenham Townhouse, Cheltenham ★★★★

Quiet and cozy, with clean, spacious rooms, the Cheltenham Townhouse is an elegant home base for exploring Cheltenham and the surrounding area.

The Redesdale Arms, Moreton-in-Marsh ★★★

All the character and charm of an old coaching inn, but renovated to include modern amenities for your comfort. Enjoy the courtyard when the weather is good, and the roaring log fire when it isn’t.

Lansdowne Guest House, Bourton-on-the-Water ★★★★

This lovely family-owned-and-operated guesthouse is conveniently located near the center of Bourton-on-the-Water. You’ll be well taken care of so you can focus on enjoying this beautiful area.

Cheltenham Townhouse, Cheltenham ★★★★

Quiet and cozy, with clean, spacious rooms, the Cheltenham Townhouse is an elegant home base for exploring Cheltenham and the surrounding area.

What’s included in the Cotswold Cycling Tour?

Meals

Six breakfasts are included with accommodations. Lunches, dinners and drinks are not included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights along the tour. Extra nights may be added for an additional fee.

Also Included

  • Bicycle hire (hybrid bike) + one-size helmet
  • Puncture repair kit, pump, lock, panniers
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Full Tour Pack with color-coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS routes
  • 24-hr emergency helpline

Not included

  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Buses and/or Ferries unless otherwise stated
  • E-Bike Hire (available for an additional fee)
  • Tourist Taxes where applicable

Optional Extras

  • E-Bike Upgrade ($125 USD)
  • Additional nights before or after the tour.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. The difficulty level is moderate but you should be ready to ride up to 33 miles (53 km) per day.

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