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A Four Day Cotswolds Adventure

£549 pp

England, The Cotswolds

4 days/ 3 nights

Small group up to 8 people

A Four Day Cotswolds Adventure

What You'll Do

Enjoy a break full of adventure with this multi activity trip in the Cotswolds where you can explore canals paths and lakes, and relax in cosy village pubs enjoying home cooked food by the fire.

Join this 4 days/ 3 nights adventure in the Cotswolds, and enjoy different fun activities on land and in the water. Take a few days away from the bustle of hectic life to relax and re-energise in the beautiful English countryside.

Cycle along canal paths and explore pretty villages where you can enjoy amazing local specialities in quaint country pubs.

Wake up and refresh with an early morning swim and SUP in the local lake, take a morning yoga class and trek the Thames path towards its source.

Your accommodation will be in a cute and cosy shepherds hut, complete with wood burning stove, kettle/tea & coffee, crockery, beds & linen, chairs, heating, shower & toilet facilities (shared) and outside, a communal fire pit to spend evenings winding down under the stars and sharing stories of the days adventures with the group.

Experience
Highlights

Walk along the Thames Path and discover the source of the River

Explore the Thames Valley and quaint villages by bike

Try SUP and early morning lake swimming

Stay in cosy Shepherds' Huts and enjoy a home cooked meal around the fire

Your Local Host:

Will

Will was born and raised in the Cotswolds. Following a family cycle trip in France, Will discovered a passion for active travel and brought it home with him. With the goal of showing off our beautiful English countryside in all its glory, through beautifully crafted active cycling, walking and adventure tours.

Experience Itinerary

Meet in Bath and cycle to Lacock

 Wave goodbye to work on a Monday as you begin your break in the countryside! You should plan to arrive at Bath Spa late morning for a look around the city (and the Roman Baths if you fancy a tour!). You’ll meet your guides and group and get to know them over lunch in this spa city. You will then head out for an afternoon bike ride along the Kennet and Avon canal and towards the pretty village of Lacock. There will be a short transfer to the basecamp for the evening followed by a stroll over to the Bakers arms for dinner in the best pub known to mankind! Enjoy your evening getting to know the group and stroll after dinner back to basecamp and to your shepherd hut style accommodation.

Cycling 20-50 miles on gently rolling terrain.

Accommodation

Shepherd’s Huts

Once used by shepherds staying out in the fields during lambing season, the idea of cosy cabins in the woods has caught on – fully furnished, with wood burning stoves, beautiful décor, and everything you might need for a relaxing night’s stay near to nature. Enjoy the communal fire-pit, BBQ and free beer fridge in the evening and wake up to a hearty home cooked breakfast each morning (perhaps after an early morning dip in the lake!)

Try SUP and walk along the Thames Path

Begin your Tuesday with an early morning swim before breakfast and try out Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) in the next door lake. After lunch in the café overlooking the stunning lake, the group will join the Thames Path and walk along the river for a relaxed afternoon stroll back towards  basecamp. Firepit Tuesday is our favourite evening on this trip, where you can put your feet up, enjoy a cold beer from the free-beer fridge, and share campfire stories under the stars and over a homecooked BBQ dinner.

Walking 4-6 miles on flat terrain.

Accommodation

Shepherd’s Huts

Cycle to Cirencester and Sapperton and discover the River Thames source

Early risers can join the host for some yoga to get the day started before breakfast. This morning’s bike ride will take you for a stunning look around Cirencester and Sapperton, complete with lunch in a great pub, loved by travellers and locals alike. In the afternoon you will take a walk  to discover the elusive source of the River Thames. See who can spot it first! The evening sees the group on a wander to the village pub for a cosy night indoors.

Cycling 20-37 miles on flat terrain, walking 4-6 miles on flat terrain.

Accommodation

Shepherd’s Huts

Cycle the Thames Valley and goodbyes in Oxford

After an early morning swim option, the morning’s bike ride takes you along the Thames valley with a full ride of 37 miles, and plenty of pick up options for those choosing a shorter cycle. After lunch in a quirky pottery barn you will be dropped off at Oxford station for your onward journey.

Cycling 20-37 miles on flat terrain.

Location Information

Your tour begins in Bath, the beautiful Roman spa city, which is very easily reachable by train. This is where you will meet your tour guide and the rest of the group in the late morning so there is time for a walk around the city or a tour of the Roman baths.

The tour ends in Oxford where you will be dropped off at the station for your onward journey.

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts and one dinner
  • All biking, walking, and water sports equipment
  • Guides and instructor, who are always with you
  • Free-beer fridge at basecamp
  • Transport, luggage transfer and support throughout

FAQs

The basics to bring are swimwear, clothes you don’t mind getting wet or a bit muddy in, a towel, as well as clothes and shoes suitable for walking and cycling in. All the equipment needed for cycling, kayaking, canoeing and Stand Up Paddle-boarding is provided for you.

Full instruction is given for SUP, and the activities will take place at a pace to suitable for the abilities in the group