This tour combines a three night stay in London with idyllic cycling in the Cotswolds - two contrasting pictures of quintessential England. London needs little introduction, except that we hope with our suggestions for exploring the city you will find authentic London and discover what makes this great city tick.

The Cotswolds are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with mellow wolds or hills intersected by gurgling rivers. This gives a tapestry of picture postcard villages, honey coloured stone cottages and sheep clad slopes dusted with beech woods. Cycling the leafy back lanes and staying in characterful Chipping Campden and Burford, you will experience rural England at its very best. And with your final night in historic Oxford at the gateway to the Cotswolds, what more could you ask of England? This tour is quintessential by name and nature.

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

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £1,195 per person based on two people sharing a room
Luxury £1,990 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
Train transfer from London to Kingham .  See what’s included as standard
Duration
6 nights
Start & Finish
Starts daily in London and finishes in Oxford
Hotels
Classic A central London and Oxford hotel and a small inn and restaurant with rooms
Luxury 5 star hotel in the centre of London and luxury boutique hotels in central Cotswold locations
Activity level
Not so gentle cycling. More info...
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
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
3 days of cycling 21 - 26 miles (34 - 42 km) per day or 32 - 39 miles (51 - 62 km)
Terrain
A few slopes
Traffic-free
10% very low traffic on the rest
Options
  • Additional nights in Oxford
  • Additional nights in London
  • Guided or self guided bike rides in London

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The charming town of Bibury on our 'Quintessential England' cycling holiday