Enjoy a wonderful array of our favourite sights in the rolling Cotswolds with this whistle-stop tour. It may be short and it can be as laid back as the moment requires, but it encapsulates all that is so appealing in this much loved area. Pedal through a string of pretty hamlets and along forgotten leafy lanes. Enjoy the market towns of Stow on Wold and Moreton in Marsh and a farm shop extraordinaire. Discover medieval wall paintings, splash through fords and freewheel along hidden bridleways. And at the end of the day, we are sure you will love the characterful inn we have chosen for your 2 night stay and the excellent food and friendly hospitality it offers.

This break comes with quite a range of route choices and a huge flexibility in distances - from 10 to 40 miles per day, so you can have as relaxed or packed a break as you fancy. Gems on offer include Chipping Campden, the gardens at Hidcote Manor, the Slaughters, honey coloured stone thatched cottages, Bourton on Water, gurgling streams in hidden valleys and the oh so unspoilt market town of Burford.



Holiday details

Price

Classic

from £450 per person

Luxury

from £680 per person

Based on two people sharing a room

What’s included?

There are no extras, however you’ll love what’s included as standard

Duration

2 nights

Start & Finish

Starts daily and is circular from Kingham or Bledington. Kingham station is on the mainline rail with direct trains to London Paddington.

Hotels

Classic

A favourite hamlet inn

Luxury

Hand picked village inn

Holiday type

Self-guided

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 (2) More info...

Electric bikes

Available

Mileage

2 days of cycling 10 - 40 miles (16 - 64 km) per day.

Terrain

A few slopes

Traffic-free

10%, very low traffic on the rest





Itinerary day-by-day


Classic

  1. 1. Day one

    Bledington

    Arrive in Bledington and check into your characterful and cosy inn adjacent to the duck pond. This delightful hamlet where you will spend 2 nights, oozes Cotswold charm and straddles the Oxfordshire Way footpath if you have time for a stroll.

  2. 2. Day two

    Bledington circular ride to Stow on Wold

    Your bicycle will be delivered to you first thing this morning and then you are off! A leafy bridleway leads you to the charming villages of the Oddingtons boasting a couple of pubs. For a short flat round trip spin of 10 miles, this is your all time gentle ride! Pedal on a little to reach Stow on Wold, where the market square and alleys buzz with activity and a 14 mile ride takes you back home with the odd slope in between. For those keen to explore a handful of miles further, there are treats galore with a ford, an old mill and tiny bridges in the villages of the Slaughters and Bourton on Water. The longest of today's options, takes you to the characterful and unspoilt market town of Burford which sits astride the idyllic River Windrush. However you choose to spend the day, there is a great choice of watering holes and so much for you to enjoy.

    14 - 39 miles (23 - 62 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Bledington circular ride to Moreton in Marsh

    Today offers yet more Cotswold treats with a freewheel past fields and cricket greens and through peaceful hamlets to Moreton in Marsh where a Roman road defines the High Street. Linger on the way at our favourite farm shop; warning - it is difficult to tear some away from here and for the totally relaxed, hop on a train back to your inn for a grand total of 10 miles in the saddle. For the more energetic you can opt to see the ever glorious gardens at Hidcote Manor or the understated but remarkable charm of Chipping Campden or both. Along the way is the odd hill and a timeless landscape of green folds, woods and grazing sheep. Oh, and more honey coloured cottages and tempting inns and cafes than are good for you! Your whistle-stop tour ends with your departure today.

    10 - 40 miles (16 - 64 km)

Luxury

  1. 1. Day one

    Kingham

    Arrive in Kingham and check into your village inn adjacent to the green. This delightful village, where you will spend 2 nights, oozes Cotswold charm and a stroll will take in the church and shop and a couple of other hostelries

  2. 2. Day two

    Kingham circular ride to Stow on Wold

    Your bicycle will be delivered to you first thing this morning and then you are off! A leafy bridleway leads you to the charming villages of the Oddingtons boasting a couple of pubs. For a short flat round trip spin of 10 miles, this is your all time gentle ride! Pedal on a little to reach Stow on Wold, where the market square and alleys buzz with activity and a 16 mile ride takes you back home with the odd slope in between. For those keen to explore a handful of miles further, there are treats galore with a ford, an old mill and tiny bridges in the villages of the Slaughters and Bourton on Water. The longest of today's options, takes you to the characterful and unspoilt market town of Burford which sits astride the idyllic River Windrush. However you choose to spend the day, there is a great choice of watering holes and so much Cotswold atmosphere for you to enjoy.

    16 - 41 miles (26 - 66 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Kingham circular ride to Moreton in Marsh

    Today offers yet more Cotswold treats with a freewheel past fields and cricket greens and through peaceful hamlets to Moreton in Marsh where a Roman road defines the High Street. Linger on the way at our favourite farm shop; warning - it is difficult to tear some away from here and for the totally relaxed, hop on a train back to your inn for a grand total of 10 miles in the saddle. For the more energetic you can opt to see the ever glorious gardens at Hidcote Manor or the understated but remarkable charm of Chipping Campden or both. Along the way is the odd hill and a timeless landscape of green folds, woods and grazing sheep. Oh, and more honey coloured cottages and tempting inns and cafes than are good for you! Your whistle-stop tour ends with your departure today.

    10 - 40 miles (16 - 64 km)