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Your Cycling Holiday in Cotswolds

The Grand Tour of the Cotswolds | E-Bike

Take a tour of the classic English countryside aboard a top of the range e-bike. Traversing the Cotswolds from north to south, this route blends the historical charm of the region with some of its finest contemporary touches.

Starting in the north, at Moreton-in-Marsh, there is an early opportunity to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, before the route traverses the picture-perfect countryside to the south. On the way, stop in at the beautiful towns and villages, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper & Lower Slaughter, Tetbury, Cirencester and Bibury amongst many others. Roll into the Roman spa town of Bath on the final day to spend the last night in one of England’s finest cities.

What's included?

  • Delightful 4-star hotel accommodation on a B&B basis 
  • Fully serviced e-bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit 
  • Detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app 
  • In person welcome meeting with our local Destination Managers 
  • Expert on the spot support whenever needed 
  • Luggage transferred between your hotels
  • 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL

*In line with current UK electric bike regulations this tour is only suitable for ages 14+

Your Cycling Holidays in Cotswolds

The Grand Tour of the Cotswolds | E-Bike

Day 1 | Arrive in Moreton-in-Marsh

Check in to your first hotel and explore this gorgeous town on foot. Get a good night's sleep, ready to get in the saddle on day 2.

Day 2 | Cycle Moreton-in-Marsh to Painswick | Distance: 38 miles (62km)

After a good sleep and a big breakfast, pack up and leave your bags at the reception – we’ll swing by to move them to your next hotel so you can travel light. Hop back onto your e-bike and head into the heart of the Cotswolds, with the village of Painswick your destination for the day and so much to see on the way. Today sees you cycle through some of the region's (and the country's) most famous villages, including Stow-on-the-Wold, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water. These stunning villages are all great spots for a cream tea in the sun to keep you fuelled up. After passing through Northleach, you head west to Painswick where a lovely boutique hotel is waiting to welcome you.

Day 3 | Cycle Painswick to Tetbury | Distance: 30 miles (53km)

It’s time to move on again, this time to the market town of Tetbury, where a luxurious spa hotel awaits. The first part of the ride is rural, passing through a handful of typical little villages before meeting the River Churn and entering the Roman town of Cirencester – the perfect spot for a lunch break in a trendy tea house or gastropub. We love the Corinium museum here and recommend a visit to learn about the area's Roman roots. Continuing, the next highlight is the market town of Tetbury, an old wool town known as an architectural gem. Soak up the buzz here before the last couple of miles of cycling to your spa hotel in the nearby countryside.

Day 4 | Cycle Tetbury to Bath | Distance: 38 miles (61km)

You’ll be pleased to know that your last day of cycling is mostly downhill and will be easy going aboard your e-bike. Today your destination is Bath, home to a bustling city centre full of Georgian sandstone houses and home to the world-famous Roman baths. The route takes you past the Westonbirt Arboretum, Castle Combe motor racing circuit and the wonderfully named village of Tiddleywink on the way, each worth a visit. But the big draw today is Bath itself and we suggest setting off early to try and get there with plenty of time to explore.

Day 5 | Departure

We say goodbye after breakfast. Trip extensions are available on request, with an extra night in Bath a very popular option.

Your Cycling Holidays in Cotswolds

The Grand Tour of the Cotswolds | E-Bike

Day 1 | Arrive in Moreton-in-Marsh

Check in to your first hotel and explore this gorgeous town on foot. Get a good nights sleep, ready to get in the saddle on day 2.

Day 2 | Optional Round Trip: Stratford-upon-Avon | Distance: 44 miles (72km)

We’ll pay you a visit after breakfast to hand over your top of the range e-bikes and talk through your routes before you set off on the first ride. This one takes you north to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. On the way you’ll pass through your first typical Cotswold’s villages – Chipping Campden being one of our favourites – and some stunning green countryside. Be sure to check out the Shakespeare museum in Stratford before setting off back to your hotel.

Day 3 | Cycle Moreton-in-Marsh to Painswick | Distance: 41 miles (66km)

After a good sleep and a big breakfast, pack up and leave your bags at reception – we’ll swing by to move them to your next hotel so you can travel light. Hop back onto your e-bike and head into the heart of the Cotswolds, with the village of Painswick your destination for the day and so much to see on the way. Today sees you cycle through some of the regions (and the countries) most famous villages, including Stow-on-the-Wold, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water. These stunning villages are all great spots for a cream tea in the sun to keep you fuelled up. After passing through Northleach, you head west to Painswick where a lovely boutique hotel is waiting to welcome you.

Day 4 | Optional Round Trip: Stroud | Distance: 38 miles (61km)

There is an option to take a day off the bike today to relax in your lovely hotel and perhaps take a stroll up to the nearby Roccoco Garden, but for those who want to peddle again, we have a couple of routes for you to chose from. We suggest taking a look at the route options for day 5 before setting off, as depending which route you take today, you could end up covering some of the same locations tomorrow. If you are feeling up to it, the longer ride to Chedworth Roman Villa is our preference today and it gives you the option of taking the shorter route tomorrow without any overlap. Alternatively, you could take the shortest ride to Woodchester Valley Vineyard and save some energy to take on the standard route tomorrow. The choice is yours!

Day 5 | Cycle Painswick to Tetbury | Distance: 31 miles (54km)

It’s time to move on again, this time to the market town of Tetbury, where a luxurious spa hotel awaits. The first part of the ride is rural, passing through a handful of typical little villages before meeting the River Churn and entering the Roman town of Cirencester – the perfect spot for a lunch break in a trendy tea house or gastropub. We love the Corinium museum here and recommend a visit to learn about the area's Roman roots. Continuing, the next highlight is the market town of Tetbury, an old wool town known as an architectural gem. Soak up the buzz here before the last couple of miles cycling to your spa hotel in the nearby countryside.

Day 6 | Optional Round Trip: Tetbury and the National Arboretum | Distance 27 miles (44km)

Today we suggest a lovely little circular ride to pay a visit to the wonderful Westonbirt arboretum and nearby Wotton under Edge. The route begins by returning to Tetbury, offering another opportunity to spend some time in the town. A few kilometres later, you'll arrive at the entrance to Westonbirt, a beautiful parkland populated by a diverse collection of trees. Not only does it make for a wonderful landscape to walk through, but it is also home to some fantastic options for lunch. The route returns you to your hotel via the town of Wotton under Edge, where you'll find a high street dotted with independent shops and cafes - perfect for an afternoon pit stop. One notable hill follows on the way out of town, before a few steady kilometres back to the comfort of your hotel.

Day 7 | Cycle Tetbury to Bath | Distance: 40 miles (65km)

You’ll be pleased to know that your last day of cycling is mostly downhill and will be easy going aboard your e-bike. Today your destination is Bath, home to a bustling city center full of Georgian sandstone houses and home to the world-famous Roman baths. The route takes you past the Westonbirt Arboretum, Castle Combe motor racing circuit and the wonderfully named village of Tiddleywink on the way, each worth a visit. But the big draw today is Bath itself and we suggest setting off early to try and get there with plenty of time to explore.

Day 8 | Departure

We say goodbye after breakfast. Trip extensions are available on request, with an extra night in Bath a very popular option.

Your Cycling Holidays in Cotswolds

The Grand Tour of the Cotswolds | E-Bike

  • Manor House, Moreton-in-Marsh

    4 Star

    A beautiful 4-star hotel in the center of the market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. The rooms are very stylishly presented and the hotel has a fine restaurant on site to help you keep well-fuelled for your cycling days.

  • The Painswick

    5 star

    Nestled in the village of Painswick this picture-perfect Palladian house is a magnificent hotel to rest your weary head after a day in the saddle. With roaring fires, welcoming sofas and incredible hospitality, The Painswick is a must-visit for those holidaying in the Cotswolds.

  • Calcot & Spa, Tetbury

    4 star

    A gorgeous hotel built around an excellent spa, that would be well worth a visit in its own right. The fact that it has been coupled with a range of beautifully presented rooms and a choice of fine dining and gastro pub restaurants turns this into one of the most desirable accommodations in the Cotswolds. We just know that you will leave this place feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after your stay. 

  • Indigo Hotel, Bath

    4 Star

    This trendy, stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Bath city center, a stones throw from the Roman baths, is not only a welcome site at the end of your ride, but the perfect base for exploring this wonderful city.

Your Cycling Holidays in Cotswolds

The Grand Tour of the Cotswolds | E-Bike

Tour Dates & Prices

Available Duration Tour Only Package
(Flights & Transfers Included)
Self Drive
(Eurotunnel Included)
Board Basis
1st May 2024 to 30th Sep 2024 7 Nights £2,065pp Bed & Breakfast
1st May 2024 to 30th Sep 2024 4 Nights £1,265pp Bed & Breakfast

*Where tour pricing is displayed in your local currency, please note this is for indicative purposes and your final holiday will be confirmed and transacted at the time of booking with our team in Pound Sterling.

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The Grand Tour of the Cotswolds | E-Bike

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