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Best of the Cotswolds Cycling

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    twin-centre
    and
  • Activity level
  • Call usfor dates and prices
  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    daily from 20 Oct '21 to 30 Nov '22
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights twin-centre accommodation in and hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history
      from 1 reviews

Mr BAKER says...
It was okay but not as good as Headwater's holidays on the Continent. Not so well organised. That said, the routes took us through some lovely villages. ...
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United Kingdom: The Cotswolds

Best of the Cotswolds Cycling

  • Explore the Cotswolds - England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Stay in the beautiful and historic villages of Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Cycle to Broadway Tower, the brainchild of Capability Brown over 200 years ago
  • Visit the ancient Saxon capital of Winchcombe, Sudeley Castle and Hailes Abbey
  • Enjoy some of the best 'off the beaten track' routes in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that straddles 6 counties, an area of rolling hills on a bedrock of Jurassic limestone. The area was once renowned for its wool production, reminders of which you can still see today in the fine houses and 'wool' churches, built in the 15th and 16th Centuries by the local wool merchants.

This twin-centre cycling holiday allows you to visit some of the best of the North Cotswolds villages from your bases in the beautiful and historic villages of Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water. Cycling on quiet country roads you'll head to some of the best-known towns and villages of the area, as well as getting the chance to visit a wide range of sites and attractions, from Broadway Tower, the brainchild of Capability Brown to Sudeley Castle, last resting place of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife.

You'll stay in friendly, family-run B&B's with a daily breakfast included. With a range of dining options on your doorstep, we've left other meals up to you.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Broadway

Arrive in Broadway, gateway to the North Cotswolds, the village has a wide main street lined with independent shops, restaurants, hotels and plenty of antique shops.
Stay overnight at Windrush House or similar

Day 2: Winchcombe - 47km/29.5mi

After your briefing and bike set-up you'll leave the wide streets of Broadway for Childswickham with its differing building styles. On to Aston Somerville on the edge of the Vale of Evesham renowned for market gardening. Continuing on the flat to Wormington with the Cotswold escarpment in the distance before Toddington the home of the Warwickshire and North Gloucestershire narrow gauge railway. Explore the narrow streets of Winchcombe and visit Sudeley Castle. The return to Broadway is via Didbrook, Hailes and Hailes Abbey, a former Cistercian Abbey. Cycle through typical English Parkland observing the sheep grazing which made the area so famous amongst the mature trees and the thatched Cricket Club Pavillion of Stanway. Continue to the picture perfect village of Stanton before returning to Broadway.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at Hadley House or similar

Day 3: Chipping Campden - 29km/18.5mi

Today you will cycle to the Jewel of the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden. With the Cotswold escarpment on your right the first village you'll come to is Willersey with its idyllic duck pond followed by Weston sub Edge and Aston sub Edge before tackling the first hill of the day to Chipping Campden. Explore this beautiful Wool town and its medieval history before taking the short ride to its little sister Broad Campden with an array of thatched cottages. Return to Chipping Campden for the second hill to Dovers Hill, the site of the local Olimpicks! Enjoy fantastic views over the Vale of Evesham and continue along the top of the Cotswold Escarpment to Broadway Tower the brainchild of Capabilty Brown over 200 years ago. Continuing along the escarpment but slowly downhill past the Lavender farm to the beautiful Cotswold hillside village of Snowshill with its honey coloured stone cottages and Tudor Manor House. Free wheel all the way downhill back to Broadway!!
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at Hadley House or similar

Day 4: Broadway to Bourton-on-the-Water - 40km/25mi

Today starts with another chance to visit the National Trust property of Snowshill before your route takes you on quiet country lanes, past farmland and Guiting Wood to the pretty villages of Guiting Power and Naunton. Stop for refreshments in one of the villages - a great choice of pubs and cafes. Take your time and arrive in Bourton-on-the-Water, your base for the next 3 nights.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at The Manor Close B&B or similar

Day 5: Burford - 33km/21mi or 44km/27.5mi

Today's cycle ride takes you on some of the best 'off the beaten track' routes in the Cotswolds to the beautiful villages of Great Rissington, Great Barrington and Burford with its charming high street sloping down to the Windrush river. The return to Bourton-on-the-Water goes via Northleach with its beautiful wool church and the interesting alleys around the Market Place. The shorter route misses out Burford.
Breakfast included
Stay overnight at The Manor Close B&B or similar

Day 6: Stow-on-the-Wold 44km/27.5mi

Your route today takes you through the villages of Bledington, Kingham and Broadwell to Stow-on-the-Wold, a market town on the convergence of many major roads, including the Roman Fosse Way and the highest of the Cotswold towns. Return through Lower Slaughter to visit the Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water.
Breakfast included

Day 7: Depart after breakfast


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £ per adult per day and £ per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Windrush House, Broadway

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Windrush House is just a short walk from the picturesque Cotswold village of Broadway. Rooms have been individually designed and feature stylish colour schemes and opulent fabrics, providing an alluring retreat for the discerning guest. A scrumptious breakfast will start your day perfectly, the finest local ingredients are sourced to ensure freshness and quality.


Find out more on the hotel website.
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The Manor Close B&B, Bourton-on-the-Water

The Manor Close B&B offers a warm and friendly welcome and brings the best of Bourton-on-the-Water to your doorstep. With its English country house feel, guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV and complimentary WiFi. The property also features a Full English Breakfast with all ingredients being locally sourced wherever possible including the eggs that are both locally sourced and free range. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mr BAKER, 19/09/2021

It was okay but not as good as Headwater's holidays on the Continent. Not so well organised. That said, the routes took us through some lovely villages.









Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 6 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Twin-centre accommodation in and hotels

Breakfast daily

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

Headwater navigation app

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

Please call for prices

We do not currently have departure dates and prices available on-line. The season may have ended for this tour, or we are still in the process of adding these details to our website. Please contact us for further details.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures

Meals
Breakfast daily

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £108 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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