This tour explores the different landscapes surrounding Oxford - the river Thames, the rolling Cotswold Hills and the Oxford Canal. There is a flat river focused route one day exploring a string of riverside villages and the elegant town of Abingdon before returning leisurely to Oxford by boat. A second route embraces a peaceful ride along the canal to Blenheim Palace and a charming foray into the Cotswolds. For your third day, pedal along the Thames meadows and its rural villages to the north of Oxford and return along the canal.

For further details of your route, see classic hotel itinerary and luxury hotel itinerary.

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £345 per person based on two people sharing a room. £15.00 per person supplement at weekends
Luxury £570 per person based on two people sharing a room. £45.00 per person supplement at weekends
Duration
2 nights
Start & Finish
Starts daily with Oxford as the base
Hotels
Classic Centrally located hand picked hotel
Luxury A characterful and historic 5 star hotel
Activity level
Gentle cycling (1) More info...
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
10 to 28 miles (16 - 45 km) per day. Optional additional mileages
Terrain
Flat with a few gentle slopes on day two
Traffic-free
Almost entirely
Options
  • Additional nights in Oxford

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