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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)

This break comes with quite a range of route choices and a huge flexibility in distances - from 10 to 40 miles per day, so you can have as relaxed or packed a break as you fancy. Gems on offer include Chipping Campden, the gardens at Hidcote Manor, the Slaughters, honey coloured stone thatched cottages, Bourton on Water, gurgling streams in hidden valleys and the oh so unspoilt market town of Burford.

Tour Details:
- Start/finish: starts Bledlington/Moreton in Marsh
- Hotels: hand picked bed and breakfast accommodation close to the heart of Oxford and in a Cotswold village
- Cycling mileage: 2 days of cycling 10 - 40 miles (16 - 64 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.

Bledington. Arrive in Bledington and check into your characterful and cosy inn adjacent to the duck pond. This delightful hamlet where you will spend 2 nights, oozes Cotswold charm and straddles the Oxfordshire Way footpath if you have time for a stroll.

Day 2.

Bledington circular ride to Stow on Wold. Your bicycle will be delivered to you first thing this morning and then you are off! A leafy bridleway leads you to the charming villages of the Oddingtons boasting a couple of pubs. For a short flat round trip spin of 10 miles, this is your all time gentle ride! Pedal on a little to reach Stow on Wold, where the market square and alleys buzz with activity and a 14 mile ride takes you back home with the odd slope in between. For those keen to explore a handful of miles further, there are treats galore with a ford, an old mill and tiny bridges in the villages of the Slaughters and Bourton on Water. The longest of today's options, takes you to the characterful and unspoilt market town of Burford which sits astride the idyllic River Windrush. However you choose to spend the day, there is a great choice of watering holes and so much for you to enjoy. 14 - 39 miles (23 - 62 km).

Day 3.

Bledington circular ride to Moreton in Marsh. Today offers yet more Cotswold treats with a freewheel past fields and cricket greens and through peaceful hamlets to Moreton in Marsh where a Roman road defines the High Street. Linger on the way at our favourite farm shop; warning - it is difficult to tear some away from here and for the totally relaxed, hop on a train back to your inn for a grand total of 10 miles in the saddle. For the more energetic you can opt to see the ever glorious gardens at Hidcote Manor or the understated but remarkable charm of Chipping Campden or both. Along the way is the odd hill and a timeless landscape of green folds, woods and grazing sheep. Oh, and more honey coloured cottages and tempting inns and cafes than are good for you! Your whistle-stop tour ends with your departure today. 10 - 40 miles (16 - 64 km).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Weekend supplement £30 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: 280

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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