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Whistle - stop Cotswold tour (Self Guided)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 - 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): England  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 295 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 295 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Follow the Oxford Canal out of Oxford and soon you arrive at Blenheim Palace. Explore this magnificent palace and ride on through tiny lanes to your village overnight stay. Enjoy the old woolen town of Witney and some characterful village inns before wending your way back to Oxford through the tranquil meadows of the Thames.

Tour Details:
- Start/finish: starts Fridays and is circular from Oxford
- Hotels: hand picked bed and breakfast accommodation close to the heart of Oxford and in a Cotswold village
- Cycling mileage: 2 days of cycling 22 - 24 miles (35 - 38 km) per day
- Skill level: novice
- Terrain: a few slopes
- Traffic free: more than half, very low traffic on the rest.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Oxford

Arrive in Oxford on Friday and check into your hotel located close to the heart of the city. Enjoy the treasures of this beautiful city and stroll through the colleges of the University with their magnificent architecture. Take in the museums, galleries and libraries galore, and perhaps a concert or play. Discover the little tea rooms and fine restaurants, the unique shops and back streets and the river backwaters dotted with punters and rowing eights.

Day 2: Oxford to a Cotswold village - 24 miles (38 km)

At a time to suit you make your way to our base which is close to your hotel and is open from 9 am to pick up your cycling equipment. Your host will meet you there, organize your bicycle and run through your itinerary. Then you are off on a rural waterside ride to the Cotswold stone village of Woodstock. Here you can explore grandiose Blenheim Palace with its 2000 acres of Capability Brown landscape. Winston Churchill was born here and its now home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough. Leafy Cotswold lanes now beckon as you ride through timeless villages to your overnight stay in a Cotswold inn nestled in the heart of this charming village.

Day 3: A Cotswold village to Oxford - 22 miles (35 km)

There's a pretty and varied ride today that meanders through unspoilt countryside to the Cotswold town of Witney. Take in its history and relax before heading to the Thames meadows - wild and beautiful. They lead you right into the heart of Oxford with lots to discover before you arrive there. Return your bikes to our base by 4 pm and your luggage will be waiting for you.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Weekend supplement £10 per person

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- Breakfast every day during the tour
- Comfortable and impeccably serviced bikes
- The services of our friendly hosts to coordinate your travel and brief you on your route
- Emergency support provided by your host
- Luggage transfers between hotels
- A tour brochure
- Safeguarding of your payment.

Price Excludes:
- Airfares
- Travel to and from the tour start and finish points
- Cycling helmets
- Entrances to attractions
- Boat trips
- Lunches
- Alcoholic beverages
- Mini bars
- Meals pre and post the tour.

About This Supplier
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Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2007
Client Request Served: 237

Authentic travels by bike and on foot in the UK, France, Italy, Holland, Austria, Greece, Spain and the Baltics. Gentle and not so gentle tours available from one day upwards - self led or guided. Hand picked accommodation and a very personal service. Classic tours have carefully chosen attractive inns, individual...

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