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Magnificent Cotswolds Cycle Tour

(7 Reviews)
  • Visit several pretty Cotswold villages
  • Lunch in an award winning pub
  • Enjoy the countryside on quiet country lanes
  • Plenty of time to stop and take photos
  • Bikes and helmets provided
  • Electric bikes also available

Enjoy the beautiful rolling hills and some of the prettiest scenery that the Cotswolds has to offer on this Guided Cycling Tour. Starting and finishing at the pretty market town of Moreton-in-Marsh this spectacular guided group Cotswolds cycle tour offers something for everyone. Passing through pretty Cotswold villages, beautiful scenery and quintessential Cotswold countryside along the way this really is a fun-packed day out. The distance is easily manageable over the course of the day and the pace is relaxed offering plenty of time for photo stops, sightseeing and some refreshments at one of the plentiful Cotswold pubs along the way! Bike, helmet and knowledgeable guide all provided. Suitable for children over 15 years old (5ft+). Electric bikes also available

 Cotswolds Cycling Tour Highlights

    • Visit several pretty Cotswold villages
    • Lunch in an award winning country pub
    • Enjoy the countryside on quiet country lanes
    • Plenty of time for exploring and photo stops
    • Bikes and helmet provided  (E-Bike available for extra charge)

Booking and Tour Dates

This tours costs £75 per person and is scheduled to run on most saturdays from March to October. Other days available on request, please drop us an email.  Please see dates tab for upcoming tour dates. Please note we are only able to accept children over 15 years old (5ft+). The tour meets at 10:00am and we are usually back in Moreton-in-Marsh at around 4pm.

If you have any questions about this tour or wish to request another date please fill out the enquiry form on the right to send us your enquiry and we will get back to you ASAP.

Once you are ready to book the tour click the ‘Book This Tour’ on the right and you will be taken through to our booking pages where you can select from one of the upcoming tour dates and will be required to make full payment via credit card. Please include any special requests in the notes box and heights of all participants so we can order the correct sized bikes.

Starting location

Moreton-in-Marsh 10am

Finishing location

Moreton-in-Marsh 4pm

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Itinerary

The route is around 18 miles and includes two moderate hills (170’/52m climb over 0.5 mile/0.8km and 300’/90m over 1 mile/1.6km), although these may be skipped depending on the fitness level of the group. If you are not sure about the hills we recommend taking a private tour where the distance/terrain can be adjusted. The tour passes through rolling cotswolds countryside and we aim to visit the following places on this tour (subject to change).

Moreton-in-Marsh- a classic Cotswold town with heaps of history lying on the Roman Fosse Way and has a JRR Tolkien link.

Paxford- another quiet village with great country pub that we love, The Churchill Arms!

Ebrington- pretty little Cotswold village with many cotswolds stone thatched cottages and lunch is usually take at the Ebrington Arms– a 17th century pub that does great food and local ales

Chipping Campden- The Jewel of the Cotswolds- a picturesque Cotswolds wool market town with many historical buildings and a wonderful ‘wool’ church. Generally you will have around 30 minutes free time to explore the town

Broad Campden-tucked away in a small valley this delicious village with a host of interesting old homes, a small victorian chapel and a great cosy country pub.

 

 

 

Dates

Planned tours are shown in red- if there is not a tour planned on a convenient date please send us an email and we may be able to run a tour on a different day.

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Access

This tour departs from Moreton-in-Marsh station at 10:00am. Moreton-in-Marsh is easily accessible from Oxford and London Paddington.

If coming from London Paddington we recommend the 8:22am train which arrives at 10am.  If you prefer an earlier train you can take the 7:22am from Paddington which arrives at 8:59am. There are trains back to Paddington from Moreton in Marsh at 16:42 and 17:45.

Train tickets can be booked at www.thetrainline.com.  Please check train times as they are subject to change.

Please send us an email if you are not sure how to get to Moreton-in-Marsh.

FAQ

How much is this tour?

The tour costs £75 per person which includes bike hire.

What time does the tour start/finish?

The tour starts at 10am and leaves promptly so please aim to be on time. If your train is delayed we will be aware and wait for you. You will have a brief orientation and then promptly depart. We aim to be back at the station by around 4pm.

Am I fit enough?

The tour covers 18 miles over 6 hours and is achievable for most people with a decent overall level of fitness. The standard course does include two moderate hills (170’/52m climb over 0.5 mile/0.8km and 300’/90m over 1 mile/1.6km). If you are worried that it is too long or that you cannot manage the hills then you may want to consider booking a private tour in which the distance, terrain and itinerary can be adjusted.

Is the tour hilly?

The Cotswolds is by nature hilly (or undulating!) and therefore it is impossible to avoid the odd hill. The Standard Course has been chosen to avoid hills wherever possible, but there are two moderate hills and if you struggle you may choose to get off and push the bike up the hills we encounter. E-bikes are also available if you are worried about the hills.

What should I wear?

Please check the weather forecast and wear appropriate cycle or sports wear and trainers. In the event of cold/wind/rain it is recommended you bring layers and some waterproofs. Jeans, shoes, skirts etc are not recommended.

Can I bring my suitcase?

We cannot help with luggage storage and the station has no bag storage facilities so if bringing bags please check them into your hotel first before coming on the tour.

How many people can join the tour?

We limit the tour group size to 10 people. Larger groups available on request. Drop us an email!

Can children join the tour?

For insurance reasons we are only able to accept children over 15 years old and taller than 5ft.

Can I stop for photos?

Yes, as long as it is safe to do so you can stop to take a few photos during the tour.

How do I get to Moreton-in-Marsh?

The easiest option would be to get a direct train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh. We recommend the 8:22am train which arrives at 10am or the 7:22am train which arrives at 8:59. There are trains back to Paddington at 16:42 or 17:45.

Train times and prices can be seen at www.thetrainline.com

What type of bikes are included?

Brand new hybrids bikes are included in the price of the tour. You also have the option of paying extra for an E-bike if you are worried about the hills.

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Kat VG

Solo Traveller

Took the “Magnificent Cotswolds” cycling day trip, 18-mile “leisurely” ride (less hills) and was not disappointed. Great way to see some lovely villages and countryside and get a good workout! Good communication with the company prior to the ride. Meeting point is Moreton-in-Marsh train station so it’s easy to do by bus, train, or car–as a day trip from other UK cities or other Cotswolds locations. Bikes and equipment were new and well-maintained. Our guide Mike provided good info about the locations we visited. Would recommend if you have a reasonable level of fitness and want to see some less-visited Cotswolds sites.

January 8, 2020

JenniferRose64

Couple Traveller

One of my favorite days of a 10 day long European vacation! A super easy train trip from Paddington Station and met at the Moreton-in-Marsh train station by Mike. There we had a very thorough description of our itinerary and safety instructions. The bikes looked brand new and were very comfy! Mike was very friendly and informative of local points of interest. I would recommend this trip to anyone. We did the “flat” ride which would be no problem for anyone regardless of their fitness level! Do yourself a favor and include this on your next visit to London! Such beautiful countryside! Thanks Jamie and Mike!

January 8, 2020

Kim G

Couple Traveller

A very easy train ride from Paddington. Mike was our bike tour guide and he was wonderful. My girlfriend and I were so impressed with the tour, guide, bikes and their hospitality! I would love to go back one day and I would definitely look to Cotswolds Adventures to be part of it!

January 8, 2020

Funk Jordan M

Couple Traveller

We had a fantastic bike ride with Cotswolds Adventures. Mike was an amazing tour guide, super friendly, very open to letting us stop and take photos, and respectful of letting us have our own time (as we were just two on the tour!). Highly recommend!

January 8, 2020

ColoradoUSA

Group Traveller

Our wonderful guide, Mike, took us on a bicycle tour of multiple Cotswolds villages. The ride was approximately 20 miles. We stopped at a lovely pub for lunch (amazing food and drinks). The weather was perfect and Mike (a local) was a great guide. This tour was one of favorite days during our 7 week visit to London (possibly even topping our visit to Highclere Castle). We rode past a manor home and church where Jane Austen had stayed and worshipped and also visited a 12th (or maybe 11th) century church and graveyard tucked inside the woods. I recommend this tour to everyone interested in an alternate way to tour and learn about the beautiful Cotswolds region. We met Mike at the Moreton-in-Marsh train station to begin and end our Journey. Thank you Mike and Cotswolds Aventures!

January 8, 2020
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