One of the main reasons that Cotswolds cycling tours will always be a popular pursuit for biking enthusiasts is that there is some of the most stunning countryside to be discovered in this beautiful part of the world – and some absolutely incredible views.
Wherever you go, there’s a sight to behold but if you want to really see some serious highlights, here are just a couple of our very favourite views to be discovered as you bike your way around and about.
This is a natural amphitheatre with views looking out over the Vale of Evesham – and it was the site of the original Olympic Games, which first started in 1612! It’s near National Cycle Network Regional Route 48, if you want to add it to your itinerary.
You’ll find some amazing views if you head to Winchombe, as you’ll come along Cleeve Hill on the way – the highest point in all of Gloucestershire. Cross your fingers for a clear day, as you may be lucky enough to see all the way over to the Black Mountains of Wales.
If you’re familiar with Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie, you’ll already be familiar with the Slad Valley – so you must see it in real life, as well! The hidden valley is tucked away in the countryside near the towns of Stroud and Painswick, and many of the places mentioned in the book are still recognisable today.
We could, of course, go on all day about the wonderful views to be found in the Cotswolds – but perhaps you should just come and experience them for yourself!