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Enjoy a short self-guided cycling break in the North Cotswolds staying two nights each in Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water and one night in Winchcombe with four full days cycling exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside and villages.
Staying in the pretty villages of Chipping Campden, Winchcombe and Bourton-on-the-Water this 6 day/5 night cycling break offers you the chance to explore the surrounding area with four full days cycling. Rides range from 18 to 28 miles. See itinerary tab for more details.
Chipping Campden is a picture perfect medieval wool market town with lovely architecture, shops and restaurants. Winchcombe was a major town in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and once had an impressive Abbey that was destroyed by Henry VIII. Bourton-on-the-Water’s charming riverside location make it affectionally known as the Venice of the Cotswolds.
This self-guided holiday includes 5 nights standard accommodation with breakfast, baggage transfers between Chipping Campden, Winchcombe and Bourton-on-the-Water, detailed tour folder with route notes and the option to rent bikes. Accommodation upgrade also available.
This cycling holiday is available to start any day of the week subject to availability.
The cost of this break is £495 per person based on two people sharing. For solo travellers and those wanting a single room a supplement applies (See Extras). Accommodation upgrade also available.
If you have any questions about this holiday please use the ‘Enquire Now’ button above. If you are ready to book use the green ‘Book Now’ button below to proceed to the booking pages. You can either choose to pay a £100 deposit or the full balance. Payment of balance is required 6 weeks before departure. Please note all bookings are provisional as we need to confirm availability of accommodation.
Day 1- arrive in Chipping Campden, check-in to hotel and spend the rest of your day exploring this beautiful village. Visit the ‘Wool church’ of St James, the Almshouses and the market hall. Plenty of options for dinner and drinks.
Overnight- Chipping Campden
Day 2– If you have requested bikes they will arrive in the morning and you will be given a brief orientation. You will then embark on your first days cycling
Chipping Campden to Winchcombe – 18 miles- passing Broadway Tower, Snowshill and the lovely villages of Stanton and Stanway
Day 3– This day you will take a short 18 mile ride to Bourton-on-the-Water where you will base yourselves for the next two nights.
Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water– 18 miles- via Guiting Power and Upper and Lower Slaughter
Day 4- Today you will take a longer circular tour from Bourton-on-the-Water where you will return to for your final evening in the town.
Bourton-on-the-Water to Bibury Loop– 28 miles- via Coln St Aldwyn, Northleach and The Rissingtons
Day 5- Today is your last day of cycling and you will take a nice 28 mile ride from Bourton-on-the-Water back to Chipping Campden where you will stay for your final night
Bourton-on-the-Water to Chipping Campden– 28 miles- passing through Adlestrop, Moreton-in-Marsh and Ebrington
Overnight- Chipping Campden
Day 6- This is your final day and your bikes (if rented) will be collected from your hotel in the morning. You then need to make your way to your next destination. Moreton-in-Marsh station is an easy taxi ride or bus journey away.
Solo traveller Supplement- for those travelling alone- £200
Single Room Supplement– for anyone wanting their own room- £150 per person
Bike Hire- £100 per person
Electric Bike Hire- £140 per person
Extra night at end of trip– £120 per room
Upgrade to superior accommodation (eg Noel Arms, Chipping Campden)- £75 per person
Friday/Saturday stay £25 per night (added manually)
This break includes five nights standard bed and breakfast accommodation staying in quality inns and bed and breakfasts. You will be staying for two nights each in Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water and one night in Winchcombe. Upgrades to superior accommodation also available at an extra charge (See included tab for more details)
The easiest option would be to get a direct train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh and then to take a short taxi or bus (No 21/22) to Chipping Campden. Train times and prices can be seen at www.thetrainline.com.
London Paddington is easily accessible from both London Heathrow and Gatwick via public transport.
If you have a vehicle you can also drive to Chipping Campden in around two hours from London.
How much is the tour?
The tour costs £495 per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room. Supplements apply for those travelling alone or requiring their own room
What about my luggage?
This break includes luggage transfer(s) between lodgings, so you only need to worry about your day pack when you are moving accommodation. Each break includes luggage transfers for one large suitcase per person. You need to leave it in reception on the morning you are moving villages and it will arrive at your destination by late afternoon.
What about solo travellers and those requiring their own room?
Solo travellers are welcome on this tour and a supplement applies to cover the cost of solo occupancy of a double/twin room and the extra cost incurred in moving one set of luggage instead of two and providing a set of route maps for one rather than two people. A supplement also applies to those requiring their own room. See extra tab for more details.
Am I fit enough?
We offer a variety of different cycle routes raining from 9 miles to 39 miles so there should be something to suit everyone. Please be aware that a good general level of fitness is required and that the Cotswolds is by nature hilly so there are occasional, short ascents but on the whole the routes are quiet and flat wherever possible.
When is the best time of year to go?
You can go any time of year but we recommend March to November as the best time of year for outdoor activities in the Cotswolds.
What should I bring?
We will provide you with a detailed pre-tour folder which includes a packing list but as a guide: layered cycle wear, waterproof jacket and trousers, comfortable trainers, warm jacket.
Do you offer London pickups?
Pick ups from London and other towns and villages can be arranged at an extra cost.
How long is this tour?
This tour last for 5 nights and 6 days with the option to extend by an extra night at the end of the tour
How do i get to the start of the tour?
The tour starts and finishes in Chipping Campden. The easiest option would be to get a direct train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh and then a taxi or bus (No 21/22) to Chipping Campden,
Train tickets can be booked online at www.thetrainline.com. .
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