It can’t be denied, Spring cycling is one of the great pleasures of living in the UK. With daffodils and cherry blossom in bloom, your cycle rides will be full of natural beauty. If you find yourself at a loss one weekend, why don’t you head to the Cotswolds?
Contact us for an idyllic self-led cycling getaway. We provide “Dawes” 24 speed touring/hybrid cycles along with all the essentials and a choice of quality hotels, Inns and B&B’s in the Cotswold region. Here’s what you can expect to enjoy on one of our tours.
Cotswold Discovery Tour: Spring Cycling
Enjoy 6 nights visiting Burford and cycling around the Windrush valley. Our Cotswold Discovery tour builds on our Cotswolds Surprise tour which starts in Chipping Campden where you can enjoy the fruits of Spring and visit some of the beautiful gardens in the area: Kiftsgate Court Garden and Hidcote Manor Garden. Made up of 14 interconnected gardens, Kiftsgate Court Garden is famous for the Kiftsgate Rose, and is a must see in Spring. Hidcote Manor Garden is known for its inventive ‘rooms’, separated by archways, hedges and each with its own unique arts and crafts theme.
From there you will cycle through Broad Campden, which is known for its influence based around the Art’s and Craft’s movement. This is a quintessentially english village at its finest, with gorgeous little thatched cottages and honey coloured Cotswolds stone.
Your tour will take you along the top of the escarpment, also known as the Cotswolds Edge, where you can take in the breathtaking views above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale. As you cycle, lavender permeates the air providing a sensual accompaniment to an easy cycle over to Winchcombe.
From here you can visit some delightful manor houses and Medieval Hailes Abbey, built in the 13th century by the Earl of Cornwall, before continuing out to Worcestershire. Take a quick trip to Elmley Castle, a village and civil parish in Worcestershire for a look at the famous ‘black and white’ cottages, moving on to Beckford for a visit to the silk mill at Beckford where printers, designers, dyers and colourists work together to produce hand printed silk.