This iconic trip includes the World Heritage sites of Stonehenge, Bath and Blenheim Palace and a stunning journey from Oxford to Stratford on Avon through the Cotswolds. Starting in the historic university city of Oxford you visit many of the best loved villages and valleys that have made the Cotswolds so memorable. See Chipping Campden, the Slaughters, Bibury, and Tetbury as you ride through the Windrush and Coln valleys. Stay overnight in Stratford on Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and if you wish enjoy one of his plays at the theatre. Absorb the Roman influence in Cirencester, the film backdrop of Lacock and the engineering feat of the Kennet and Avon Canal. In just 10 days, this tour encapsulates so many of England's historic landmarks - no mean feat!

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

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £1,680 per person based on two people sharing a room
Luxury £2,460 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
Personal guided tour of Stonehenge and a transfer to Salisbury station at the end of your trip.  See what’s included as standard
Duration
9 nights
Start & Finish
Starts Saturdays from Oxford. Finishes Salisbury station
Hotels
Classic Accommodation includes small hotels, three inns, and a tea room
Luxury 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, two country pubs, two boutique hotels and a National Trust village inn
Activity level
Not so gentle cycling. More info...
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
8 days of cycling 30 - 38 miles (48 - 61 km) per day
Terrain
Country lanes; up and down rolling hills
Traffic-free
25%, with relatively low traffic on the rest
Options
  • Additional nights in Oxford
  • Extend your holiday and return to Oxford by taking our grand tour

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Stonehenge - pay a visit to the site with a Carter Company cycling holiday