Ride this fantastic loop around The Cotswolds, starting and ending in the pretty market town of Stroud. As you explore this beautiful part of the world, pass through the lovely towns of Cirencester, Winchcombe, Stow and Chipping Campden. It is a popular route, riding through green landscapes, rolling farmland, peaceful woodlands and attractive villages.
This route is perfect for anyone seeking out a taste of quintessential English countryside. Home to ancient castles, Neolithic burial grounds, idyllic villages and breathtaking views, this route offers it all. As the path meanders through the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are treated to ever-changing views which are steeped in history and are therefore sure to make your trip a pleasure from start to finish.
We take the stress out of your trip with expert local knowledge, hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers and detailed support to help you find your way. You can bring your own bike, or we can organise bike hire for you.
The price for this trip is based on 2 people sharing.
- 4 nights’ accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
- Luggage transfers each cycling day
- Guide book and GPX files
- Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
- Professional event organisation
- Travel to the start and finish points of the trip
- Lunches and evening meals
- Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
- Single room supplement £75 per person per night (subject to availability)
- Solo traveler supplement £75 per person per night
- Odd group supplement £75 per group per night may apply
- Extra bag £12.50 per person per day
- Extra night prior to start (single room) £145 per person
- Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
- Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £145 per person
- Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.
Getting there and back
By Air: The nearest airports are Bristol, Birmingham and London Heathrow.
By Rail / Bus: The nearest railway station to Stroud is Gloucester, around 20 minutes away by car or by bus. These have regular services from London, Birmingham and Bristol. There are then various bus services to/from Stroud, or you can cycle the 10 mile route.
By Road: Travelling by car is the easiest way to get to Stroud. There are multiple car parks to leave your car for the duration of the trip.
By Air: From Stroud, taking a taxi will take 55 minutes to get to Bristol airport. Alternatively you can catch a train from Gloucester to reach Birmingham Airport or London Heathrow Airport.
By Rail / Bus: From Stroud, Gloucester is a 20 minute bus ride away, where you will find rail connections to Bristol, Birmingham and London.
By Road: The nearest motorway to Stroud is the M5, with connections to all parts of the UK.
Evening meals and lunches
You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send your itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.
For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing refreshments en-route.
Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.
After you book
After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.
In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.
Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.
At the end of your trip
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at the end of your ride, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.
Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.
Dates and prices
For available dates please click on the ‘book now’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.