Imagine Cotswold valleys at their most beautiful and chocolate box villages at their most glorious and you have this tour in a nutshell. Add a touch of Roman influence - at Cirencester and relaxing two night stays in the heart of both Burford and Bibury and you know you've hit a winner.

Follow the Thames meadows out of Oxford and ride tiny lanes and gentle bridleways along the Windrush and Coln valleys. Enjoy an 18th century working wool mill, tiny farm shops and babbling brooks.

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

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £885 per person based on two people sharing a room
Luxury £1,425 per person based on two people sharing a room
Duration
6 nights
Start & Finish
Starts Sundays and is circular from Oxford
Hotels
Classic Small hand picked hotels and inns in central locations
Luxury A historic 5 star hotel and 3 luxury boutique hotels
Activity level
Gentle cycling (3) More info...
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
3 days of cycling with two further days of optional cycling 15 - 26 miles (24 - 42 km) per day. Additional daily mileages available
Terrain
Mostly flat with a few slopes
Traffic-free
More than half, very low traffic on the rest
Options
  • Fly fishing on Day Five
  • Additional nights in Oxford

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Thatched cottages of the Cotswolds, found on our bike tour of the area