The Cotswolds is a very pretty area in the heart of England which is known for its honey-coloured idyllic villages and its lovely valleys, wolds and hills rising to 900 feet above sea level. The Cotswolds run for 100 miles from south west to north east and are rightfully designated as an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. More mellow and more chocolate box than Devon, there are brilliant village inns and some outstanding hotels. Whether cycling or walking in the Cotswolds, a holiday here is always peaceful.

Not surprisingly, this is one of our most popular holiday areas. The cycling is almost all on minor roads and there are some hills. We’ve spent a lot of time finding routes that minimise the slopes and maximise your time in the many idyllic villages and historic towns. The walking is outstanding, with huge wide views from the hills and sheltered tracks in valleys, along streams, and through villages.