The Cotswolds is a fantastic place to get on your bike no matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned pro: With routes to suit everyone cycling can easily be incorporated into your holiday. We have picked some of the most scenic routes and some suggestions for stops along the way. Our luxury Cotswold rentals serve as the perfect base for an active holiday with hot tubs and pools to relax in afterwards or tennis courts for those who just can’t get enough. By clicking on each image you will find out more details to every route.
Small Cotswold Way, 78.8 km
Cotswold Circuit, 113.7 km
Places to stop: Bibury for the most iconic Cotswolds photo opportunity and Chipping Norton for the most famed Afternoon Tea at The Tea Set.
Tetbury to Cheltenham, aprox. 40 km
Starting in the gorgeous town of Tetbury this route will take you along Minchinhampton Common and Nailsworth with breathtaking views at high speed (helmets on!), through the lush Slad Valley with some steeper inclines and a detour to the top of Leckhampton Hill for views across Cheltenham and the mysterious Devil’s Chimney.
Southrop Circuit, 66.8 km
Places to stop: Bibury (or Coln St. Aldwyns for less tourists), Burford for afternoon tea, a detour to Barnsley House
Nailsworth <-> Berkeley, 43 km
This route takes you along quiet lanes and sceneries. You will encounter a couple of strenuous inclines but overall this trail is relatively easy and with much to see along the way it’s also suitable for a family cycle.
Places to stay: Kingscote Park, The Old Surgery, Berkeley House
Places to stop: Berkeley Castle, Woodchester Mansion, Asparagasm for Lunch
Mountainbiking at Crickley Hill
If you have a head for speed and enjoy cross and mountain-biking head to Crickley Hill, near Cheltenham where the newly opened FlyUp 417 Project offers a lift service to pull you back up after an exhilarating ride downhill with spectacular Cotswold views.