Classic & Luxury itinerary day-by-day
1. Day one
Arrive in London and check into your hotel located in the centre of this great metropolis. The next three days are yours to explore London in the way you choose. We will provide you with our suggestions for seeing the best of what's traditional, discovering what's less known but inspirational and rubbing shoulders with the locals whilst enjoying real London. Of course we think cycling on our traffic free routes is the best way to see much of hidden and popular London and we can offer you a choice of guided or self guided rides as an optional extra.
2. Day two
3. Day three
4. Day four
London to Chipping Campden
Today you head into the glorious Cotswolds with a train ride to Kingham (tickets included). Mid morning our host we will meet you at the station with your bikes, brief you on the itinerary and transfer your luggage. Then you are off to pedal leafy lanes and charming villages and be inspired by the wonderful garden at Hidcote Manor. Then freewheel down into the Cotswold gem of Chipping Campden where you stay the night. The longer ride also takes you to the picture postcard village of Broadway with a climb up the Cotswold scarp past Snowshill Manor for a panoramic vista of the area.
21 or 35 miles (34 or 56 km)
5. Day five
Chipping Campden to Burford
Soak up the history and the arts and crafts heritage of Chipping Campden before riding south today. Your route leads through classic Cotswold landscapes- a land of honey coloured stone cottages in timeless chocolate box hamlets. Stop for a postcard or two in the market town of Moreton in Marsh and perhaps a coffee in a designer farm shop. Enjoy gurgling streams, cosy pubs, grand views and tiny bridges before arriving in the former Cotswold woollen capital of Burford, still a bustling but unspoilt market town today. To include Stow on Wold, the idyllic villages of the Slaughters and Bourton on Water, take the longer ride.
26 or 32 miles (42 or 51 km)
6. Day six
Burford to Oxford
The ride from Burford takes you along the utterly charming Windrush valley to pretty Minster Lovell and then through the Cotswold market town of Witney with its old mills and historic farm. From here the landscape gradually changes as you reach the Thames meadows and the Oxford Canal for an easy and rural pedal into the very heart of the historic and stunning university town of Oxford. Your hotel is in the centre of the town and surrounded by Oxford colleges. The longer ride takes you further into the Cotswolds from Burford to the tiny Leach valley with its string of picturesque hamlets.
26 or 39 miles (42 or 62 km)
7. Day seven
Oxford to London
There is so much to explore in Oxford on foot, that a day may not do it justice. However, at a time to suit you, we will transfer you back to London by train or to Heathrow by direct bus.
honey coloured stone cottages in timeless chocolate box hamlets