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  • One of the only guided cycle tour providers in the Cotswolds
  • Local knowledgeable guide
  • Quality hybrid bikes
  • Lunch in a great country pub


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Private Cotswolds Cycling Tour

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  • Enjoy your own tailor made private cycle tour
  • Choose from one of our suggested routes
  • Flexible itinerary-dictate the pace and the stops
  • Take a private tour with your friends or family
  • Bikes and helmets provided
  • Electric bikes also available

Ideal for small groups of families or friends. Book your own private Cotswolds cycling tour and have more control over the route, itinerary and pace of the day. Bikes, helmet wear and knowledgeable guide all provided.

Perfect for those that want to tackle a shorter, slower route than our group tours or those who want to have a bit of a challenge and try something a bit longer. You can choose to do one of our suggested routes or create your own, custom tour and we will provide everything else that you need! Anything is possible and as long as our guide can ride it, we can make it into a tour. Suitable for children over 15 years old (5ft+). Electric bikes also available

 Private 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
    • Full custom tour- we tailor it to you needs and preferences
    • Bikes and helmet provided  (E-Bike available for extra charge)

Booking and Tour Dates

We charge £75 per person to book a private tour with a minimum charge of £250. Private tours are available any day of the week subject to availability. Please note we are only able to accept children over 15 years old (5ft+).

If you have any questions about this tour please fill out the enquiry form on the right to send us your enquiry and we will get back to you ASAP. We recommend emailing us before to check if a certain date is available before booking online.

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 your requested date 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

We can help you decide on a route that suits your groups pace and interests. You can follow one of our existing tours below or we can help you come up with your own unique tour depending on your level of fitness and interests.

The beauty of the private cycling tours is that they often take on their own character as the day progresses. As the route is not set we can take lots of interesting side routes and country lanes and stumble upon fantastic new discoveries.

Standard Ride

This ride 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 our leisurely course. 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.

Chipping Campden- a picturesque Cotswolds wool market town with many historical buildings and a wonderful ‘wool’ church.

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.

Ebrington- pretty little Cotswold village with many cotswolds stone thatched cottages and amazing 17th century pub that we sometimes employ as a ‘rest stop’.

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

Leisurely Ride

This gentle 18 mile ride is pretty much flat with no hills, running along the ridge of the pretty Evenlode valley and passing through several off-the-beaten track cotswold villages. If you are unsure about your fitness levels or haven’t cycled for a while we recommend this course. We aim to visit the following places on this tour (subject to change).

Evenlode– Evenlode village is the source of the Evenlode River, a tributary of the Thames

Adlestrop– pretty village and remains of train station made famous by the poem by Edward Thomas of the same name

Kingham– beautiful unspoiled Cotswold village with a selection of award winning pub to choose from for our lunch stop.

Daylesford Organic Farm-world famous organic farm, cafe and farmshop. Grab some local cheese or beers!

Bledington– scenic village with an attractive green and still retains its 15th century church and Victorian maypole.

Lower Oddington– village with ancient church containing 14th century ‘Doom’ paintings

Access

Our cycle tours generally depart 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.

We can also run tours from other places so please get in touch with any custom requests 

FAQ

How much is this tour?

The tour costs £75 per person which includes bike hire. There is a minimum charge of £250.

What time does the tour start/finish?

We are happy to fit in with you buy generally we run cycle tours from 10am to 4pm

Am I fit enough?

r is private we can adjust the distance to suit your ability. Let us know your level of fitness and we will come up with an itinerary to suit your group.

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. The leisurely course is pretty much flat and manageable by most. 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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