This tour wanders through the classic hills and valleys of Cotswold country with its picturesque honey coloured villages and peaceful streams and is a shortened version of our Shakespeare country and the Cotswolds trip.

The graceful contours of Cotswolds lanes and bridleways provide the route for much of this undemanding itinerary whilst the tranquil Oxford Canal leads to Blenheim Palace. Stop and explore Cotswold market towns enroute, thatched inns, and marvellous vistas. Discover the history of Oxford and relax and soak up the atmosphere of Cotswolds country.

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

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £770 per person based on two people sharing a room
Luxury £1,245 per person based on two people sharing a room
Duration
5 nights
Start & Finish
Starts Mondays and is circular from Oxford
Hotels
Classic Centrally located hand picked hotels and a village inn
Luxury A historic 5 star Oxford hotel, 4 star boutique hotel and an outstanding village inn
Activity level
Gentle cycling (3) More info...
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
3 days of cycling with one further day of optional cycling. 10 - 23 miles (16 - 37 km) per day
Terrain
Mostly flat, some slopes
Traffic-free
About half, very low traffic on the rest
Options
  • Additional nights in Oxford and Chipping Campden
  • Fly fishing on Day Four

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Tea and cake on our cycling trip exploring Oxford, Blenheim and the Cotswolds