Taking a cycling holiday in The Cotswolds is the best way to see this quintessentially English area. The majority of the riding is along quiet country lanes (bike paths are few and far between), which wind their way through honey-coloured villages, over rivers and streams, and past valleys and hills with stunning views. 'Wolds' means 'hills' - so be prepared for the occasional slope, although we have carefully crafted our routes to minimise any steep gradients, so you can focus on enjoying the view and soaking up the atmosphere and culture of the area.
In terms of local highlights, there's world-famous gardens, fantastic organic food shops and Michelin-starred restaurants, cosy classic English pubs serving locally brewed ales, palaces, stately homes, museums, theatres, Roman history, local specialist architecture and more - see below for a selection of our top picks.
We offer a range of gentle (20 miles/day) and not-so-gentle (30 miles/day) biking trips in The Cotswolds, from weekend short breaks to adventures lasting a fortnight or more. Most holidays are self-guided but we do also offer guided tours. All accommodation on tours with overnight stays is hand-picked on the basis of excellent service, location and character; you can choose between luxury hotels or classic quality inns.Please visit The Carter Company website for more information