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5 Days Cotswolds Classic Cycling Tour in UK
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Chipping Campden, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, South West England, England, UK

Wondrous Cycling Tour in UK

This self-guided cycling vacation takes you into the very best areas of The Cotswolds. In this cycling, you will see the prettiest villages, the finest scenery, and the most interesting places in this incomparable corner of England. You will also have an overnight in which Sudeley Castle is seated. If you are looking for an English classic leisure cycling vacation, this trip will absolutely be fit you well!

Key information

  • Trip type: self-guided
  • Lodging: point-to-point
  • Terrain: mainly flat with some climbs
  • Starts and ends: Chipping Campden
  • Difficulty level: easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day.)
  • Total distance: 100 miles / 161 kilometers
  • Vacation type: leisure cycling
  • Type of bike: hybrid bike (available to rent / 90 GBP) and mountain bike (bring your own)


  • 4 days of cycling
  • Inclusive of luggage transportation
  • A specially created route in the best scenery
  • Specific route maps and instructions
  • Emergency back-up support
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner


4 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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You will be accommodated in well-appointed bed and breakfasts, inns, or small family-run hotels with private bathrooms provided by Cotswolds Journey. Single occupancy is subject to availability. For the first night, you will be accommodated in Chipping Campden. On the second night, you will be staying in the Saxon village of Winchcombe, and you will be accommodated in Bourton-on-the-Water for the third and the last night.

Cotswolds Journeys knows all the accommodation providers in the area and they use only those which they know can provide the sort of service their customers expect. At the same time, they are always on the lookout for new ones as they are aware that properties change hands and standards can suffer. Tell them the level of accommodation you require, whether bed and breakfast or the luxury hotels, and they will be able to make the reservations accordingly.


Day 1: Arrival at Chipping Campden

You will arrive in the most beautiful of Cotswolds towns, Chipping Campden. Your route notes and maps will await you at your accommodation. Overnight will be in Chipping Campden.

Day 2: Chipping Campden to Winchcombe

From Campden, you will follow a route of typical Cotswold villages and gorgeous countryside. You will pass through Broadway Tower, Snowshill with its fascinating museum, and the quintessential Cotswold villages of Stanway and Stanton. Finally, you will arrive in the ancient Saxon village of Winchcombe, the home to Sudeley Castle, for overnight.

  • Distance: 20 miles

Day 3: Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water

Today, you will leave Winchcombe along back roads to pass through the area around the beautifully-named Guiting Power, then close to Stow-on-the-Wold. You will descend to Lower Slaughter with its working mill and so to Bourton, where you stay for the next two nights.

  • Distance: 22 miles

Day 4: Bourton-on-the-Water - Coln Saint Aldwyns - Bourton-on-the-Water

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 Saint Aldwyns, Burford and Bibury, which is famously called by William Morris the most beautiful village in England. You will then pass close to Chedworth Roman Villa before returning to Bourton-on-the-Water for overnight.

  • Distance: 30 miles

Day 5: Bourton-on-the-Water to Chipping Campden

You will head for Adlestrop, immortalized in the poem by Edward Thomas, and then follow quiet lanes to Moreton-in-Marsh where you can either rendezvous at the railway station to collect your luggage or continue on to Chipping Campden for overnight.

  • Distance: 28 miles

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 the high-quality UK manufactured hybrid trek bikes with Shimano 21 speed gears, front and rear V-breaks, and fitted mudguards, as well as bottle holders. Panniers are available at extra cost. Please note that you must be able to do basic bike maintenance including puncture repairs.

Route notes, maps, and luggage transfers

The route notes are clear and well researched. Accompanying the notes are the best available highly detailed maps with the route marked on them. You will be provided with an A4-format loose-leaf route note. This means that you need only carry with you the notes required for each day. Your luggage is transported daily between your accommodations. You will leave your luggage in the place suggested by your host or hotelier and it will be collected during the day and transported to your destination.


1 - 2 (Grade 1: Easy - Mainly on the flat with gentle slopes. Distance is between 15 - 25 miles / 25 - 40 kilometers per day. Grade 2: Gentle - For the cyclist who is basically fit and who cycles regularly. The routes will include some steeper climbs. Distance is between 20 - 40 miles / 35 - 65 kilometers per day.)


This cycling tour will take you to several places in The Cotswolds area. The Cotswolds form Britain’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and offer a fantastic opportunity for cycling for all ages and abilities. The Cotswolds have some of the best cycling countries in Britain. The rolling hills of the Cotswolds dip gently down to the Thames in the south-east with a steep scarp slope along the north-western edge, giving a great variety of terrain to explore, from easy to challenging.

An extensive network of country lanes link the famous Cotswold villages and market towns such as Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-Wold, as well as railway stations and visitor attractions. They give a tremendous choice of routes with an ever-changing view. Ancient green lanes mixed with farm tracks, all set amongst beautiful Cotswolds countryside. With a little planning, cycling in the Cotswolds offers plenty of scope for safe, gentle biking.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4-day cycling
  • Route maps and instructions specific to your trip
  • Luggage transfers between accommodation
  • Emergency back-up
  • Breakfasts
  • 4 nights'accommodation

What's not included

  • Pre-tour meeting (15 GBP)
  • Lunch and dinner

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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