Cycling Cotswold

cycling cotswold

Cycling the Cotswold

Cycling the Cotswold is one of the best cycles of Great Britain, with copiousness amounts of quiet country lanes and bridleways, The Cotwolds in Gloucestershire is the perfect destination for cyclists.


You may think that because most routes include a short stretch on the main road or steep uphill burst, but you’ll be rewarded with sensational views wherever you go.


Going through cycling is a great way to explore the beautiful picturesque villages that make up the stunning area, and provides the perfect excuse to indulge fresh air and the charming pubs that serve local food throughout.


Ziba Adventures want to make this cycling adventure like no other. Our route winds its way through picturesque hamlets of the stunning stone villages and along the quiet country road.


On our first outing, we head through the scenic town of Bourton-on-the-Water, through Upper and Lower Slaughter and beyond, this one-mile ride showcases some of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds.



Reasons for Cycling the Cotwolds


For cycling euthanised the Cotswolds may not have the same reputation as the Surrey Hills, the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales, but this quintessentially British landscape is one of the great secrets of cycling in the UK.


Anyone who has cycled through the Cotwolds will have fallen in love with the challenging climbs, gorgeous views and charming villages that you breeze past. All it takes is one trip with Ziba, emersed and you’ll fall in love with the Cotwolds too.


Some of the country’s best climbs, might not be the twenty-five per cent that you get in the Lake District. Still, long or short, gentle or lung-burstingly steep, the accumulation of challenges and invigorating descents on the hills make for some of the best training grounds that England has to offer.


One of the perks of Cycling the Cotswold is the picturesque villages that you won’t find anywhere else in Great Britain. Stone cottages and the happy trickling of streams as you cycle along. Peer into fashionable kitchen gardens and watch the wildlife hurry around archetypal English country landscapes.


The joys of cycling are on the quiet roads so you can be sure of finding quiet lanes to enjoy. Cycle through lush copses and on past the dry-stone walls with the wind rushing in your hair.

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Ziba Cycling Retreats offers a unique way to experience the joys of cycling the Cotwolds. We tailor to the individual and a way of spending time away from the work emails and digital world. We are away from it all and back to nature with the comforts that we enjoy.

Any questions about cycling or travel, please drop a comment and we will happily answer anything you want.



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