If you’re hoping to be able to get out and about on a UK-based getaway later in the year, a self-guided cycling holiday in the Cotswolds could be the ideal option.
You can explore some of the prettiest villages and most picturesque scenery in this beautiful corner of England by bike, all at your own pace – after all, that’s the beauty of a self-guided cycling holiday.
What’s brilliant about this kind of holiday is that all the organisation is taken care of. Your accommodation will be booked along your chosen route, you’ll have breakfast ready for you each morning before you get in the saddle and your route will be planned to take in the best sights and cycle routes along the way.
What’s more, your luggage will also be transferred between your different accommodation, so there’s no need to cycle with a heavy bag on your back – just take your essentials each morning and everything else will be waiting when you complete your route for the day.
On our Classic Cotswolds cycling holiday, for instance, you’ll spend two nights staying in Moreton-in-Marsh and two nights in Chipping Campden. Moreton-in-Marsh is a pretty market town with plenty of charming 18th century buildings.
Within easy reach is the Four Shires Stone, which marks the point at which Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire meet.
Chipping Campden, meanwhile, is another small market town that has a rich and interesting history. Its long and wide high street is one of its defining features, with this stretch of the town dating from the 14th to 17th centuries.