Classic itinerary day-by-day

  1. 1. Day one

    Arrive in Thame

    Arrive at your leisure on Friday evening and check into your hotel, The Spread Eagle, in Thame. Enjoy dinner in the town and get a restful sleep in preparation for a lovely day's cycling the next day!

  2. 2. Day two

    Circular ride to and from Thame

    Today you set off on your bikes, taking our cycle route along a disused railway line - which means a large part of it is traffic-free - and showcases the delights of the Oxfordshire countryside. This is a gentle ride, so there's plenty of time to slow down and soak up your surroundings, spot the local wildlife activity and enjoy a coffee and a cake break whenever you wish.

    20 miles (32 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Chocolate making in Thame

    Today you have the morning to spend as you wish... you can take the time to explore the historic market town of Thame, have a lie-in (!) or if you wish you can scooter off on your bicycles again for a second, shorter circular ride into the countryside. Head back in time for lunch, which you can enjoy at one of the many eateries in town, and then make your way to Rumsey's for your chocolate figurine making lesson. First watch how it's done from the head chef, and then have a go at making your own. Once the session is over, head back to your hotel with your chocolate masterpiece and make your way home at your leisure.