Arrive in the Cotswolds
We collect you at 9am from Moreton in Marsh train station, a direct 90 minute journey from London Paddington, and set you up to your bikes, ready to cycle straight out into the majestic Cotswolds countryside.
Pedalling at your own pace, take in some of the most well-known towns and villages including Broad Campden with its magnificent topiary, the golden-stoned Chipping Campden with its impressive market hall, built in 1627 and its fascinating civil war history – lived-out in the ruins on the outskirts of the town.
Cycling up and out of town we pass Dover’s Hill, home to the ‘Cotswolds Olympics’, founded by Robert Dover in 1612 and still going to this day! Popular competitive events include hay bale carrying and the Shin-Kicking World Championships!
We visit the imposing Broadway Tower, from where you can see 16 counties and to the Black Mountains of Wales, the perfect lunch spot with a view.
Today we also visit the stunning Hidcote Gardens for coffee and to explore its internationally renowned gardens – special because of its series of outdoor rooms and as the first National Trust property to be purchased for its gardens rather than the building itself.
For garden lovers there is the option to visit Kiftsgate gardens 200m around the corner, run by three generations of women and home to the famous Kiftsgate Rose.
We organise an evening of entertainment to celebrate Great British Puddings; a light main course followed by a ‘Parade of Seven Traditional Puddings’, a true highlight of the week, with a vote for your favourite dessert over coffee – from Eton Mess to Sticky Toffee Pudding and Gooseberry Fool – which will you pick?