As a local, family owned company, Hikes and Bikes specialises in self-guided and guided cycling and walking holidays. We pride ourselves on our friendly, personable service and attention to detail that is second to none.
One of our specialties is the Cotswold Gardens tour that - besides grand-scale, widely celebrated gardens, such as Highgrove - includes visits to several traditional private English country gardens, guided by the owners. Highlights of self-guided walking tours include the Oxford to Bath/Bath to Oxford Tours, that not only offer great walking but also include some of the most iconic Cotswold villages in the southern Cotswolds, with the chance to visit the magnificent Blenheim Palace in Woodstock.
To cater for all fitness levels and preferences, all of our tours are flexible and can be tailored to suit you.
Anna C. – Garden Tour
“Thank you once more for a glorious experience touring the gardens. The small group experience, the tailored adventures, and personalness of yourself and the guides, and property owners have left a sense of pleasure and delight in my heart, and a lovely imprint on my memory.”
Kim P. – Oxford to Bath
“My husband and I took this trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary. For both of us, our walk from Oxford to Bath has been our favorite travel adventure ever. Every day was a surprise. Each turn in the road, walk through a wood, path into a field, entrance into a village, meal at a pub, arrival at our B&B each evening; was like unwrapping a present. Our journey was a wonderful combination of beauty, challenge and history. There was a great sense of accomplishment at the end of every day. We can’t wait to try another walking adventure. Over the course of our walk I communicated with Adam. His responses were always timely and friendly. When we decided to modify our final walking day to have more time in Bath, but get to walk into the city along the canal, he helped us make that happen. My husband (a man of few words) says, “it was life changing; I'm hooked”. He’s already trying to figure out when and where to walk next. He absolutely loved it.”
Marshall D. – Cycling Tour
“You all did a fabulous job pulling a route and accommodations together for me in less than 36 hours! The app was accurate and really helpful. I used the audio. Road choice was exceptional, countryside stunning and the pubs met every expectation!”
|Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|