In Tours

Two legs, four wheels, two wheels? There are lots of very different ways to explore the Cotswolds, just choose your means of transport and then really explore the Cotswolds. 

Walking past Snowshill lavender

Two legs
We’ve got hundreds upon hundreds of miles of quiet footpaths to explore and what better place to base yourself than one of our five ‘walkers are welcome’ towns – Winchcombe even has a Walking Festival each May. Or if you prefer being guided – try Blue Badge Guides Anne Barlett from Tour and Explore or Mary Badger, who offer tailor made routes and itineraries to make your walk a truly personal experience.  Cotswold Walks create bespoke itineraries, self-guided and guided walks throughout the Cotswolds. 

Or alternatively you could lose yourself (hopefully not literally!) in our amazing scenery by following one of our free downloadable walks.

Escape to the Cotswolds with Great Escape Cars
Four wheels
If you’re looking to take the strain out of your tour – why not let someone else do the driving – and keep you informed and entertained at the same time?   Cotswolds Guided Tours collects from three main towns in the north Cotswolds before whisking visitors off to hidden villages inaccessible by public transport while Secret Cottage and Cotswold Mystery Tour visit unexplored villages with the chance to experience life in a traditional Cotswolds thatched cottage.

Cotswold Journeys, CJP Cotswold Tours, Rosehill Travel, Cotswold Exploring and The Original Cotswold Travel Company create bespoke itineraries while Go Cotswolds, Cotswold Tours and Cotswolds Adventures have both ready-made and tailor made tours to choose from and some will even organise your accommodation and entertainment en route if required.

Treat yourself and behave like a film star for a weekend or longer by driving yourself around in one of the amazing vehicles available through Vintage Classics and Great Escape Cars.  From classic models to much loved quirky vehicles like Morris Minor convertibles or a VW campervan, they’re a great way to enjoy the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.

Cycling down a quiet bridleway
Two wheels
Take the strain out of cycling by taking a Cotswold Electric Bike Tour.  These 6-hour guided tours take you on the quietest of country roads taking in a whole range of beautiful countryside scenery.  Bainton Bikes have bikes available for hire 24/7 throughout north and south Cotswold towns and villages.  Just log onto the website to find the bike nearest to you, then hire and unlock your bike from an app on your mobile phone!  Or choose a longer break and join a Carter Company cycling or walking holiday through the Cotswolds.  Available as either self-led, guided or bespoke and with a choice of boutique luxury or classic quality accommodation it’s the ultimate in slow travel. 

TY Cycles will deliver your hire bike to you at your accommodation or at one of the Cotswold Line railway stations, so definitely no need to bring a your bike with you. Or if you prefer a bit of DIY cycling then why not try one of of our free downloadable cycle routes.

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