For - seeing beautiful landscapes, visits to ancient golden stone villages, pubs and churches amidst green rolling hills and valleys.
Distance - 40 miles
What to expect - the Regency grandeur of the town of Cheltenham, prettiest of villages like Broadway and Bibury, the market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and Moreton-in-Marsh and miles of classic Cotswold countryside.
Route - From Cheltenham head north on the B3462 to Broadway passing through the old Saxon town of Winchcombe. From Broadway join the A44 to Moreton-in-Marsh.
Take the A429 (Fosse Way) to Stow-on-the-Wold. From here take the A424 heading down to Burford. The B4425 leads to Bibury, then take the lanes through Chedworth, Withington and Dowdeswell to return to Cheltenham.
Tips - En route - Sudeley Castle at Winchcombe, Broadway Tower, Chedworth Roman Villa.
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Bicycle Holidays in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is a wonderful places to explore on a bike, cycling along the many quiet, beautiful country lanes and bridle paths with the lovely countryside, striking local scenery and ancient pretty villages.
We are therefore thrilled to offer a special bicycle hire service for guests during your stay at The Swan Inn, Swinbrook. Whether cycling with partners, friends, family or colleagues every discipline of cycling is catered for with quality mountain, hybrid and child hire bikes including Trek, Giant, Ridgeback branded bikes.
Cycles can be supplied for individuals or for parties of all sizes, whether it be a single day or a weeks hire and with just 12 hours notice, cycles can be delivered to The Swan Inn and collected at a time convienient to you at no extra charge. Each hire day is a 24 hour period, giving you miles more time to enjoy cycling.
Contact us for details of exclusive offers or if you require help planning a bespoke event for families, friends or corporate groups including individual or party accommodation and dining packages.
The Swan Inn,
Swinbrook, Near Burford, Oxon, OX18 4DY
The Carter Company - Gentle Cycling and Walking Holidays
The Red House, College Road, Aston Clinto, Buckinghamshire HP22 5EZ.
Tel: +44 (0)1296 631671.
Self-guided and guided cycling and walking holidays in the Cotswolds starting from Oxford, Chipping Campden and Stratford. Unique routes and boutique accommodation; tailor-made options available.
Cheltenham Spa Railway Station, Queens Road, Cheltenham GL51 8NP.
Tel: +44 (0)1242 250642.
Compass Holidays specialise in walking and cycling short breaks and holidays around the UK including a range of itineraries in the Cotswolds.
33 Acre End Street,
Tel: +44 (0)1865 880726.
Pedal England provides Bike tours of two to ten days starting from London or Oxford which include the Cotswolds and surrounding area of Bath, Oxford, Churchill’s Blenheim Palace and Shakespeare’s Stratford.
2 Wheel Treks
Ridge House, 44 Summerlands, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7BP Tel: +44(0)1483 271212
Offering a variety of cycle holiday packages in the Cotswolds.
History on your Handlebars, Tel: +44 (0) 1249 30013
From the medieval village of Lacock in Wiltshire, cycle tours are organised to the Cotswolds, Bath and the Kennet and Avon Canal.