This romantic and relaxed journey between Oxford and Bath, two of England's finest cities, leads you through many of the Cotswolds' best loved villages and valleys.

As if that were not enough, the ride embraces a rich history. From Cirencester and Bath's Roman heritage, to Oxford's historic university - which dates back to 1167; from the 13th Century village of Lacock, to the grandiose Blenheim Palace and two rural canals - which are extraordinary feats of Victorian engineering. There's also lovely Tetbury and delightful Bradford on Avon to explore. All this is topped off by a really wonderful selection of rather unique hotels and inns you'll be staying in along the way.

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

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £1,485 per person based on two people sharing a room
Luxury £2,505 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
Dinner at Whatley Manor (luxury tour).  See what’s included as standard
Duration
9 nights
Start & Finish
Starts Sundays from Oxford. Finishes Bath
Hotels
Classic Hand picked hotels and inns with a B&B in Bath
Luxury Historic 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, two boutique hotels and a lovely old inn
Activity level
Gentle cycling (2) More info...
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
7 days of cycling 10 - 25 miles (16 - 40 km) per day
Terrain
Flattish with a few slopes on days three and four
Traffic-free
25% very low traffic on the rest
Options
  • Overnight stays in Bristol and Bradford on Avon
  • Additional nights in Oxford and Bath
  • Fly fishing on Day 6

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Bibury, one of the towns on our cycling holiday in the Cotswolds