England Bike Tours

Nestled in the heart of southern England, the Cotswolds exude a charm that seems plucked from the pages of a fairytale. Meticulously manicured gardens, idyllic country roads, enchanting villages, and romantic canals–it’s no wonder that this region has earned its prestigious designation of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), as well as one of our favorite cycling destinations in the United Kingdom.

Spanning six counties of nearly untouched natural beauty, the Cotswolds are a haven for cyclists scouring for post-card landscapes, a dash of royal history, and (what looks like) all-day golden hour. Honey-hued towns adorned with cobblestone streets and medieval facades narrate tales of ancient battles and timeless country living. Picture yourself pedaling through rolling pastures of grazing sheep and family estates, punctuating your journey with stops in quirky market towns for a typical English “cuppa” or a stroll through the historic stomping grounds of the late Queen Katherine Parr. Or fancy a pint? Find respite at cozy pubs and a farmer’s picnic table, savoring the flavors of England’s comforting cuisine and hearty libations.

Eat

Ploughman’s lunch featuring single Gloucester cheese and Tewkesbury mustard, freshly-caught smoked Bibury trout, Stinking Bishop cheese and cottage jams slathered on Hobbs House bread, and Daylesford Farm-fresh produce

Drink

Freshly pulled pints of English microbrews, dry gin, and smooth single malt whisky