This romantic and relaxed journey between Oxford and Bath, two of England's finest cities, leads you through many of the Cotswolds' best loved villages and valleys.

As if that were not enough, the ride embraces a rich history. From Cirencester and Bath's Roman heritage, to Oxford's historic university - which dates back to 1167; from the 13th Century village of Lacock, to the grandiose Blenheim Palace and two rural canals - which are extraordinary feats of Victorian engineering. There's also lovely Tetbury and delightful Bradford on Avon to explore. All this is topped off by a really wonderful selection of rather unique hotels and inns you'll be staying in along the way.

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

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £1,730 per person based on two people sharing a room
Luxury £2,920 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
There are no extras, however you’ll love what’s included as standard
9 nights
Start & Finish
Classic tour starts Fridays, luxury tour starts Sundays from Oxford. Finish Bath
Classic Hand picked hotels and inns with a B&B in Bath
Luxury Historic 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, two boutique hotels and a lovely old inn
Activity level
Gentle cycling (2) More info...
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
Electric bikes
7 days of cycling 10 - 25 miles (16 - 40 km) per day
Flattish with a few slopes on days three and four
25% very low traffic on the rest
  • Overnight stays in Bristol and Bradford on Avon
  • Additional nights in Oxford and Bath
  • Fly fishing on Day 6

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