The Cotswold Classic Cycling Tour:
Arrive in the most beautiful of Cotswold towns, Chipping Campden. Your route notes and maps will await you at your accommodation. Overnight Chipping Campden.
Chipping Campden to Winchcombe – Distance 20 miles.
From Campden a route of typical Cotswold villages and gorgeous countryside. Broadway Tower; Snowshill with its fascinating museum; and the quintessential Cotswold villages of Stanway and Stanton. Finally, the ancient Saxon village of Winchcombe, home to Sudeley Castle, for overnight.
Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water – Distance approximately 22 Miles
Today, leave Winchcombe along back roads to pass through the area around the beautifully-named Guiting Power, then close to Stow-on-the-Wold. Descend to Lower Slaughter with its working mill and so to Bourton, where you stay for the next two nights.
Bourton-on-the-Water to Coln St. Aldwyns to Bourton-on-the-Water – Distance approximately 30 Miles
This circular route takes you through the deepest Cotswolds and a host of unsung but gorgeous villages along the River Windrush, as well as options for Northleach, Coln St. Aldwyns, Burford and Bibury, famously called by William Morris ‘the most beautiful village in England’. Pass close to Chedworth Roman Villa before returning to Bourton-on-the-Water for overnight.
Bourton-on-the-Water to Chipping Campden – Distance approximately 28 Miles
Head for Adlestrop, immortalised in the poem by Edward Thomas and then follow quiet lanes to Moreton-in-Marsh where you can either rendez-vous at the railway station to collect your luggage OR continue on to Chipping Campden for overnight.
Day Six (if taking optional fifth night):
Departure after breakfast
‘Our cheers and gratitude to you. We had a wonderful, wonderful time…’ Mr and Mrs S, USA
‘Further more I want to say that the accommodations were lovely, really well picked.So we are 100% satisfied’. Mr. and Mrs B, Belgium
‘Hello, thank you for emailing the detailed itinerary. We had a wonderful ride! We are back in Moreton-in-Marsh now. Lovely trip!’ S.H, USA
£400 or (£450 for 5 nights) per person based on 2 people sharing.
4 nights Bed and Breakfast Accommodation (twin share basis).
Route maps and instructions specific to your trip.
Luggage transfers between accommodation.
Emergency back-up. You must, however, be able to do basic bike maintenance including puncture repairs.
Optional Extras: Pre-tour meeting £15; Bike Hire: £90; Single Room supplement (subject to availability): £120. Supplement for single person travelling alone: £50
Bike (if required, £90)
Lunch and evening meals.
Single occupancy (if required, £120).
Optional 5th night
1 - 2 (Grade 1 - Easy - Mainly on the flat with gentle slopes. Distances of between 15-25 miles/25-40 kms per day. Grade 2 - Gentle - For the cyclist who is basically fit and who cycles regularly. Will include some steeper climbs. Distances of between 20-40 miles/35-65 kms per day.
Well-appointed bed & breakfasts, inns or small family-run hotels, with private bathrooms. Single
occupancy is subject to availability.
BIKES AND EQUIPMENT
If you are bringing your own bike, it should be a Hybrid or Mountain Bike with at least 21 gears. . Please ensure that your bike is adequately maintained and insured. If hiring a bike, repair kits, and helmets are included in the price of the bike hire. The bikes for this trip are high quality UK manufactured hybrid 'Trek' bikes with Shimano 21 speed gears, front and rear V-breaks and fitted mud guards and bottle holders. Panniers available at extra cost. NB You must be able to do basic bike maintenance including puncture repairs.