The variety on this walking and cycling tour is wonderful; from the Thames Path and meadows out of Oxford to the dramatic White Horse on the downs and the ancient Ridgeway path. There are pretty Thames hamlets, idyllic villages and Royal Wantage at the foot of the downs, the lone Thames ford and an old railway track to discover on your bike. Take to the hills on foot in between with stunning views, ancient woodlands and the oldest dated chalk figure in England. Enjoy our choice of beautiful villages with delightful accommodation and float back to Oxford aboard a Thames boat. What could be more idyllic?

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

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £760 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
There are no extras, however you’ll love what’s included as standard
Duration
5 nights
Start & Finish
Starts Sundays and is circular from Oxford
Hotels
Classic Centrally located hand picked hotels and inns and a 16th Century farmhouse
Activity level
Not so gentle cycling (2) More info...
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
Cycling mileage: 2 days with 20 to 24 miles (32 - 38 km) per day. Additional mileages available. Walking mileage: 2 days with 10 - 13 miles (16 - 21 km) per day
Terrain
Flat cycling with a few undulations. Flat walking with a gentle hill one day and a steep climb to the White Horse on the other day
Traffic-free
About half, very low traffic on the rest for cycling