Cotswolds by Bike

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4 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16458
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Cheltenham, England
  • Ends Cheltenham, England
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling Through the Heart of England
  • Quaint Stone Built Villages
  • Riding Across Rolling Hills
  • Biking Between Village Pubs and Old Coaching Inns
The "Cotswolds By Bike" trip starts from and ends in Cheltenham. It is a bicycle tour that takes 8 days taking you through Cheltenham, Fampton Mansell and Guiting Power in England. "Cotswolds By Bike" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Cycle through the heart of England in the Cotswolds. This holiday is intended to appeal to those who want a gentle introduction to cycling in the English countryside, as the Cotswold’s are hilly rather than mountainous. A week of marvelous rides will take you through one of the most beautiful and historic parts of England. Honey coloured stone villages, open wolds, wooded valleys and Roman roads are the background to pretty villages, “wool” churches, famous gardens, a Roman villa and welcoming inns. Your tour starts in elegant Cheltenham with its Regency buildings, beautiful gardens, and fashionable centre. Then a delightful ride takes you over the top of the Wolds and through Duntisbournes, crossing the River Dunt’s pretty fords. The route passes exquisite village churches with Saxon and Norman features. This is followed by an easy ride to Tetbury, an important medieval wool market town. You can stand inside the old market house and walk down the ancient Chipping Steps - the course for the Woolsack Races. The ride then continues through the Cotswold Water Park. From Barnsley you ride along the River Coln to Bibury - described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England - and its famous row of weavers' cottages. Then down the scenic Windrush Valley, past Windrush village’s Norman church to Burford, an elegant town with its steep main street leading down to the river. Your ride also takes you to the Eastleach villages with their fine churches and historic footbridge, and to the Barringtons. After a visit to Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the best exposed Romano-British villas in Britain, the ride takes you through Northleach, another attractive wool town with a magnificent church, to the Slaughters, surely the most delightful villages in England. You stay two nights in a superb guesthouse in Guiting Power, a typical upland Cotswold village. On the final day you will visit the historic 15th century Snowshill Manor, take lunch at Broadway and enjoy the wonderful views from Broadway Tower. In the afternoon you can visit Sudley Castle once home to three of Henry VIII's wives, Katherine Parr, Ann Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey. Finally, free wheel down Cleeve Hill back to Cheltenham.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Cheltenham
  • Day 2 : Cheltenham to Fampton Mansell
  • Day 3 : Fampton Mansell to Bibury
  • Day 4 : Bibury: Choice of circular rides
  • Day 5 : Bibury to Guiting Power
  • Day 6 : Guiting Power: Choice of circular rides
  • Day 7 : Guiting Power to Cheltenham
  • Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation in guesthouses and hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts
Others
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
  • Information pack including route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
  • GPX Files
  • 6 days bike hire, with E-bike hire on request (supplement applies, see below)
  • 1x Pannier
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Dinners, lunches & beverages
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
  • Entrance fees
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Guide - this is a self guided holiday
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4 - Very Good
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 02 2024
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The scenery and accommodation were great. However, be warned the number and steepness of hills were underestimated.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 10 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
The Cotswolds by bicycle was a wonderful experience. They had selected charming B&Bs that had good facilities and pleasant owners. The biking routes were well chosen to have little to essentially no traffic, with minimal time on... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cotswolds by Bike tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 28 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 September 2024, a deposit of 194 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cotswolds by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Cotswolds by Bike tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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