Cyclists love the Cotswolds, with its beautiful views and winding lanes edged with drystone walls and abundance of wildlife.
There are plenty of facilities with pretty village pubs and tearooms and a wide range of cycle routes to suit all ages and abilities.
The Cotswolds, the UK’s largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers rides to suit all levels, whether your idea of heaven is heavy breathing up steep slopes or pedalling along leafy lanes anticipating the mouth-watering pub lunch en route.
One of the Cotswolds greatest secrets is how good the area is for off road cycling with a network of good tracks designated as byways and bridleways making off road cycling one of the best ways to discover the area. This is the way to discover the secret hidden places inaccessible to cars.
It is possible to book a guided cycling tour for a couple of hours or a day, or as part of an organised holiday where your luggage is transported separately and overnight accommodation arranged.
Cycle hire facility at Bradford upon Avon on the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath. The towpath offers traffic free and easy cycling for all the family. Ten miles to the city of Bath, or 12 miles to the market town of Devizes, with the famous Devizes flight of 29 Locks. Canoe hire also available.
COTSWOLD WATER PARK
Open Daily from 10.00 (weather permitting)
5 minutes cycle ride or a short stroll from Cotswold Country Park and Beach.
Delivery service by appointment (minimum 1 days hire).
Cycle Hire, Cycle Sales, Cycle Repairs,
Tall Trees, Water Lane, Somerford Keynes,
Cotswold Water Park,
Bikes are made by a company called Freego. They have a powerful motor allowing greater range and ability to tackle the hills for which our countryside is renowed. The motor drives the rear wheel giving good stability and traction. With an electric assisted bike, the motor kicks in only when it senses you need some extra help, allowing a far greater range.
From their base on the Somerset Coal Canal you can join the main Kennet & Avon canal and cycle towards Bath and Bristol in one direction or Bradford on Avon and Devizes in the other. Either way you will enjoy the stunning scenery that the Limpley Stoke Valley has to offer.
the swan inn swinbrook
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.