Why your next holiday should be an active one!
It’s very easy to become complacent on holiday. Many of us tend to indulge in too much rich food whilst not doing very much in terms of exercise. However, there’s been a recent surge in people desperately seeking ways to keep active on their holidays, and what better way to do that then to book a walking tour or cycling adventure in the Cotswolds?
With Summer on its way, we’ve put together a list of reasons why your next holiday should be an active one:
1. Spend your days outdoors:
There’s no better way to experience the great outdoors then on foot or bicycle. Walking and cycling tours allow you to immerse yourself in nature and the surrounding scenery, experiencing first hand what makes a certain landscape unique.
On foot, your experience of your surroundings will completely alter. There is something truly intimate in walking from one town to another, experiencing each with its own fascinating history, or exploring the countryside’s ancient architecture.
2. Tailored to you:
One of the best things about walking and cycling holidays is that they can be completely tailored to suit your wants and needs. You can embark on a classic, self-guided cycling tour of the quintessential Cotswold villages of Stanway and Stanton right through to the deepest Cotswolds where you can cycle along the River Windrush.
Alternatively, you can embark on a cider making holiday or a fascinating experience walking with birds of prey. Whatever your preference, there is an active vacation out there to suit you.
3. Bring people together:
Walking and cycling holidays are the perfect way to get your friends and family active all together. With different difficulty levels, you can easily choose a holiday suited to everyone’s ability.
Walk through the heart of the Cotswolds in six days, taking in the best of the Cotswolds experience, or lengthen the duration of your active holiday to seven days to reduce the daily distances.
4. Immerse yourself in History:
The Cotswolds are enriched with British history. Whether you want to walk in the footsteps of historical figures, or explore famous castles and landscapes, walking and cycling holidays are the best way to absorb all that the Cotswolds have to offer.
You can walk through the heart of William Morris country, walking along the Thames to where Morris lived in Kelmscott Manor or visit Sudeley Castle, the burial place of Henry VIII last surviving wife, Katherine Parr.
It’s no secret that exercise releases endorphins which, in turn, makes you happy. Couple that with a holiday surrounded by stunning surroundings and you can’t go far wrong! So stay happy and healthy this summer with one of the many active walking or cycling holidays that the Cotswolds has to offer.
To book an active holiday or to find out more about our extensive range of walking and cycling tours, please visit our home page.
April 26, 2016 | admin
An eight night (or fewer if preferred) circular walking Holiday of the Cotswolds with shorter walking days.
A 5 night/4 day self-guided walking holiday that offers the best of the Cotswold experience – the most beautiful villages, the finest views and the most interesting places.
This Cotswold Journeys route includes the best parts of the Cotswold Way as well as some exceptional villages and landscapes that are not on the official route, including Northleach and Cirencester.
A 3 night/4 day self-guided easy walking holiday in the heart of William Morris country. Starting in Bibury, which Morris himself described as the ‘most beautiful village in England’.
We can offer any of our walking holidays on an upgrade or luxury basis by using the best hotels available in each place.
This tour takes in the beautiful towns and villages of the South Cotswolds such as Winchcombe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Northleach & Painswick.
A five day walking holiday beginning and ending in Bath. It is best to commence this walking tour on a Sunday in order to secure accommodation in Bath.
This is a self-guided short break linking Moreton-in-Marsh with Broadway and including Chipping Campden and Batsford Arboretum. It is a delightful two-day walk, with three nights accommodation, in one of the loveliest parts of the Cotswolds.