A wonderful weekend break offering a bit of variety - whizzing about on two wheels in the fresh open air one day, chocolate making the next at an artisan chocolaterie Rumsey's. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic weekend break with a difference.

The bike route is absolutely stunning. A circular ride starting and ending in the charming town of Thame, it takes you through glorious Oxfordshire countryside. Much of the route is traffic-free as well, so it's great for groups with children in tow as well.

Your second day leaves the morning free to explore the town of Thame, or if you wish you can hop on your bicycles again for a shorter circular ride. After lunch, head to Rumsey's and take part in a chocolate figurine making lesson. First watch how it's done from the head chef, and then have a go at making your own. Enjoy a Rumsey's hot chocolate while you wait for it to set, and then wrap it up to take home with you. We can vouch for how delicious their chocolate is!

Holiday details



from £485 per person

Based on two people sharing a room

What’s included?

1.5 hour chocolate figurine making course.  See what’s included as standard


2 nights

Start & Finish

Starts Fridays and is circular from Thame



A Grade I listed boutique hotel located in the heart of this historic town

Holiday type


This tour is priced without a guide and you are free to explore on your own.  If you would like a guide for part or all of your trip, we are happy to provide a knowledgeable, local guide

Activity level

Gentle cycling (1) More info...


20 miles (32 km)


Mainly flat


25% using disused railway line

Itinerary day-by-day


  1. 1. Day one

    Arrive in Thame

    Arrive at your leisure on Friday evening and check into your hotel, The Spread Eagle, in Thame. Enjoy dinner in the town and get a restful sleep in preparation for a lovely day's cycling the next day!

  2. 2. Day two

    Circular ride to and from Thame

    Today you set off on your bikes, taking our cycle route along a disused railway line - which means a large part of it is traffic-free - and showcases the delights of the Oxfordshire countryside. This is a gentle ride, so there's plenty of time to slow down and soak up your surroundings, spot the local wildlife activity and enjoy a coffee and a cake break whenever you wish.

    20 miles (32 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Chocolate making in Thame

    Today you have the morning to spend as you wish... you can take the time to explore the historic market town of Thame, have a lie-in (!) or if you wish you can scoot off on your bicycles again for a second, shorter circular ride into the countryside. Head back in time for lunch, which you can enjoy at one of the many eateries in town, and then make your way to Rumsey's for your chocolate figurine making lesson. First watch how it's done from the head chef, and then have a go at making your own. Once the session is over, head back to your hotel with your chocolate masterpiece and make your way home at your leisure.