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Staying in the market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold this 7 day/6 night cycling break offers you the chance to explore the surrounding area with five full days cycling. Each day there is the option of a short or longer cycle ride to suit people of all riding abilities. Rides range from 15 to 35 miles. See itinerary tab for details.
Easily accessible by train from London and situated on the Roman Fosse Way, Moreton-in-Marsh is a charming market town with many 18th century inns and houses . Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold are steeped in history and both were major market towns for the trading of wool in the medieval period. All towns have plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs to keep you entertained during your stay.
This self-guided holiday includes 6 nights standard accommodation with breakfast, baggage transfers between Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold, detailed tour folder with route notes and the option to rent bikes (hybrids or E-Bikes). Accomodation upgrade also available.
This cycling holiday is available to start any day of the week subject to availability.
The cost of this break is £595 per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room. For solo travellers and those wanting a single room a supplement applies. Accommodation upgrade also available.
If you have any questions about this holiday please use the ‘Proceed Booking’ button on the right. If you are ready to book use the ‘Book Now’ button to proceed to the booking pages. You can either choose to pay a £100 deposit per person or the full balance. The deposit is fully refundable if we are unable to secure accommodation. Payment of balance is required 6 weeks before departure. Please note all bookings are provisional as we need to confirm availability of accommodation.
This break includes six nights standard bed and breakfast accommodation staying in quality inns and bed and breakfasts. You will be staying for two nights each in Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold.Upgrades to superior and premium accommodation also available at an extra charge.
Examples of standard accommodation
Arrive in Moreton-in-Marsh by train from London, check-in to hotel and spend the rest of your day exploring this historic village. Wander around the ancient streets, visit the market and maybe stop in for a pint at JRR Tolkiens old drinking den, The Bell Inn.
If you have requested bikes they will arrive in the morning and you will be given a brief orientation. You are then free to take one of the circular cycle routes and will back in Moreton-in-Marsh in the late afternoon giving you more time to explore.
Short Option– 28 miles-gentle ride following the Evenlode River and passing through several pretty villages including Kingham, Evenlode and Adlestrop.
Longer option– 38 miles- From Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton via the prehistoric Rollright stone circle and passing through 12 picturesque villages.
This day you will take a short 17 mile ride to Chipping Campden where you will base yourselves for the next two nights. The tour passes through the pretty villages of Ebrington and Todenham and you have the option of visiting Hidcote Manor Gardens.
Overnight- Chipping Campden
Today you will take another circular tour from Chipping Campden where you will return to for your final evening in the town.
Short Option– 8 miles- Ride to Hidcote Gardens and back. One of the most famous english gardens.
Longer option–26 miles- take a nice ride along a disused railway into Straftord-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Overnight- Chipping Campden
Today you will take an easy 17 mile ride from Chipping Campden to Stow-on-the-Wold via Snowshill, Temple Guiting and Broadway Tower. Stow will will be your home for your final two nights.
Your final day of cycling will be another circular route from Stow-on-the-Wold where you will return for the last night of your stay
Short Option– 13 miles-circuit from Stow on the Wold and passing through the lovely twin villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter via Bourton-on-the-Water.
Longer option–28 miles- loop from Stow to Bourton-on-the-Water via Upper Slaughter and down through the Windrush Valley to the Barringtons and back via the pretty village of Bledington
This is your final day and your bikes (if rented) will be collected from your hotel in the morning. You then need to make your way to your next destination. Moreton-in-Marsh station is an easy taxi ride or bus journey away.
The tour costs £595 per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room
This break includes luggage transfer(s) between lodgings, so you only need to worry about your day pack when you are moving accommodation. Each break includes luggage transfers for one large suitcase per person. You need to leave it in reception on the morning you are moving villages and it will arrive at your destination by late afternoon.
Solo travellers are welcome on this tour and a supplement applies to cover the cost of solo occupancy of a double/twin room and the extra cost incurred in moving one set of luggage instead of two and providing a set of route maps for one rather than two people. A supplement also applies to those requiring their own room. See extra tab for more details.
We offer a variety of different cycle routes raining from 9 miles to 39 miles so there should be something to suit everyone. Please be aware that a good general level of fitness is required and that the Cotswolds is by nature hilly so there are occasional, short ascents but on the whole the routes are quiet and flat wherever possible. Electric bike hire is also available if you are worried about the hills.
You can go any time of year but we recommend March to November as the best time of year for outdoor activities in the Cotswolds.
We will provide you with a detailed pre-tour folder which includes a packing list but as a guide: layered cycle wear, waterproof jacket and trousers, comfortable trainers, warm jacket.
Pick ups from London and other towns and villages can be arranged at an extra cost.
This tour last for 7 nights and 6 days with the option to extend by an extra night at the end of the tour
The easiest option would be to get a direct train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh. Train tickets can be booked online at www.thetrainline.com. The tour will finish in Stow-on-the-Wold which is a short taxi or bus ride from Moreton-in-Marsh.
If you hire bikes through us then when the bikes are delivered you will be given a brief orientation on how the bikes work and an overview of cycling in the area. If you choose not to use our bikes then this will not apply.
At the time of booking you will be given the option to pay extra to have a brief meeting (20-30 min) with a company representative who will talk you through the specific cycle routes and answer any questions you may have.
Bikes are not include in the price. At the time of booking you have the option to choose to rent either quality hybrids or E-bikes. The hybrids we use are brand new Ridgeback Meteor Hybrids with 24 gears. The E-Bikes we use are Ridgeback Cyclones with a powerful motor that takes the effort out of the hills. All bikes come with helmet, panniers and lock. For more details see our blog post on bike hire.
Highly recommend this beautiful area to cycle. Hillier than expected but this made it more interesting and we learned “Wolds” means hills. The back roads were quiet and in good condition, most were narrow two lanes with ample room for cars to pass or one lane country roads and drivers were very respectful. Jamie is very organized and replied promptly to any email during the planning of the trip and during our holiday. Our route maps were waiting for us at the B&B in Moreten-in-Marsh and Tom delivered the rental bikes the next day. The bikes were new and in perfect working order. Tom helped with installing our pedals and provided a pannier bag and map holder. Jamie provides a shorter or longer option each day and the route maps and cue sheet were easy to follow. If we stopped in a village to check the map someone would usually come up to us and ask if we needed any assistance. The countryside is beautiful and the villages were gorgeous! The Treetops B&B in Moreton-in-Marsh was excellent. We had a problem with our accommodation in Chipping Campden but Jamie sorted this out very quickly.
Had brilliant weekend despite the fact it rained heavily the whole time. Regardless of weather the cycling trip was perfectly organised for my friend and I by Jamie Boot. Received excellent customer service. Hotel we stayed in was amazing. Perfect location and the cycle routes were spot on as there were various types thus catering for all abilities. Would definitely book with Jamie again as he was able to answer all questions and was very helpful. Can’t wait to do again
We arranged for a three-day, four-night cycling tour with rented bicycles. The bikes were very nice, the mapped-out options for each day were wonderful (with both a longer and a shorter route), and the lodging was lovely. Jamie was so very helpful with everything. I highly recommend cycling in May when the fields of canola (rapeseed) plants are in full bloom — brilliant yellow fields checkerboard the hillsides. We had a fabulous time and fell in love with Chipping Campden (where we stayed two nights). Our only regret was that we didn’t book a longer trip.