Cycling in the Cotswolds

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Half and full day cycle routes and a 200Km tour of the Cotswolds with full mapping and descriptions, plus colour photography.

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Cycling in the Cotswolds

Cicerone Guide Book

Cycling in the Cotswolds is a Cicerone guide book with half and full day cycle routes and a 200Km tour of the Cotswolds.

Cycling in the Cotswolds


Packed with routes right across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cycling in the Cotswolds is all you need to explore the lanes and tracks of this much-loved area on two wheels – off-road on your mountain bike or on-road on your road bike or a bit of both on hybrid/sturdy bike.

21 day routes are included, illustrated with clear custom-drawn maps and profiles, as well as a 4-day 200km tour which takes in all the Cotswolds’ best highlights.

Routes are arranged by difficulty, ranging from moderate to challenging, and full information is provided for the novice cyclist on first aid, bike maintenance, gear to take or hire and much more.


There are also comprehensive lists of local gear and cycle shops passed along the routes, and information about where to stop for vital refreshment, too.

With a good network of quiet lanes and canal paths and dramatic views from the top of the famous limestone escarpment, the Edge, the pretty Cotswold villages are the perfect base for a cycling holiday.

Route 1 Shipston-on-Stour Loop via Brailes Hill
Route 2 Shipston-on-Stour Loop via Halford
Route 3 Shipton-under-Wychwood Loop via Wychwood
Route 4 Bourton-on-the-Water Loop via the Slaughters 
Route 5 Alderton via Broadway
Route 6 Bradford-on-Avon via Bath Two Tunnels
Route 7 Bourton-on-the-Water Loop via Great Barrington
Route 8 Kemble via Cotswold Water Park
Route 9 Kingham Loop via Bruern Abbey
Route 10 Batheaston Sting
Route 11 Stratford Greenway Loop via Mickleton 
Route 12 Cirencester Loop via Ampney Crucis
Route 13 Filkins Loop via Bibury
Route 14 Fairford Loop via Bibury
Route 15 Frampton Cotterell Loop via Wickwar
Route 16 Stonehouse Loop via Slimbridge
Route 17 Stow Loop via Blockley
Route 18 Burford Loop via Northleach
Route 19 Stroud Loop via Chavenage House
Route 20 Cheltenham Loop via Cleeve Hill
Route 21 Malmesbury Loop via Tetbury 
Route 22 Around the Cotswolds
Day 1 Stroud to Winchcombe
Day 2 Winchcombe to Stow-on-the-Wold
Day 3 Stow-on-the-Wold to Cirencester
Day 4 Cirencester to Stroud

Cycling in the Cotswolds

Author: Chiz Dakin
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 114 x 170 mm
ISBN 10: 1852847069
ISBN 13: 9781852847067
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Published Date: March 2014
Edition: 1st, Mar 2014
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: Colour photographs and maps
Weight: 230g

Read more in the blog post Cycling in the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire

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