Duration: 2 - 10 nights

Price point: Mid-range

Active guided & self-guided experiences, throughout the English countryside & coast.

  • Active tours including walking, cycling, SUP, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, coasteering and more...

  • Operating in the Cotswolds, Devon and Dartmoor National Park, Cornwall, Kent, Dorset, the New Forest National Park, the Jurassic Coast.

  • Handpicked overnight accommodation ranging from firepit glamping to cosy guest houses to luxury hotels.

  • Expert guides with all the necessary qualifications

At a glance

  • Location: Throughout Southern England.

  • Group sizes: 2 - 16 people, depending on the activity. 

  • Trip type: Small group. Private trips and self-guided also possible. 

  • Season: April to October

  • Grading/difficulty: Each tour is graded from 1 - 5, depending on the amount of activity involved and the degree of difficulty. 

  • Getting there: By train or car

  • Pick-ups: Can be arranged from train station.

  • Parking: Yes

  • Age restrictions: Minimum age 14 on group tours.

For active couples, families and groups of friends; those looking to join a small group adventure or journey on a self-guided walking or cycling trip, there is a tour to suit anyone who wants to embrace the wonderful countryside and coast in an active way.

With routes curated over years of experience, tours take the road less travelled, the most picturesque routes, with a story and destination to each journey, 

 

Expert local guides are the heartbeat of these tours. Alongside knowing every cafe, pub, trail and track, where the best pints are pulled and how to discover the best views at sunset, the guides love meeting new people and showing off their local area,

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Our experienced team have hand-picked each supplier. If you have a question we are just a click away.

Sustainability and values

All tours are carbon positive, with minimal use of any powered travel. All tours are as sustainable as possible. The supplier also supports bike recycling charities across the country.

"Rediscover the joy of being outdoors. "

Our story...

The team is led by Will Cairns and Frances Mills who both share a passion for the great outdoors and, just as importantly, an interest in people.

Featured Itinerary

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Cycle or walk the Cotswolds

Six Day Classic Cotswolds Cycling

  • Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the history and heritage of England as you cycle through the stunning Cotswolds countryside

  • Led by outstanding local guides with experienced support team

  • Can be enjoyed as part of a small group or on a private basis

  • Choose between two grades of overnight accommodation

  • Hassle free - everything is taken care of

Itinerary

Day 1. The Royal Windsor Castle & Windsor Great Park


Pick up at 8.30 from London at Paddington Station and driven by bus to Windsor. Visit Windsor Castle, home to the Queen, and Windsor Great Park, where you will be fitted with your bikes and given a safety briefing. You'll then take the support vehicle to your hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh in the North Cotswolds. A nice, gentle start to your holiday. Mileage: 10 miles




Day 2. Explore the Cotswolds


A day dedicated to the Cotswolds towns and villages. Wind your way through the majestic countryside of the Cotswolds, taking in some of the most well-known towns and villages including Chipping Campden and Broadway Tower where you'll stop for lunch. Also visit the stunning Hidcote Gardens, renowned internationally for its series of outdoor rooms, returning to Moreton in Marsh in the evening.
Mileage: 20-40 miles




Day 3: Blenheim Palace & its 2000 acre estate.


Cycle out from the hotel through the beautiful Cotswolds to Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born and a World Heritage Site. The morning’s ride is around 20 miles, through rolling countryside. At Blenheim you can eat lunch over-looking the Capability Brown parklands. There will be ample time to explore the historical palace and walk through some of the 2000 acre estate. Travel into Oxford in the evening for a walk through the historical university town and a dinner out in the city. Mileage: 20-35 miles.




Day 4: Neolithic day!


Travel from Burford towards the stunning White Horse Hill to see the beautiful ancient carving atop the Ridgeway. Cycle to lunch in the White Horse pub in Woolstone. After lunch travel on to Avebury, a village completely surrounded by huge standing stones and onto Stonehenge to complete your Neolithic Day. There is the option to finish at lunchtime and head straight to your hotel for a relaxing afternoon in Bath. Mileage: 25 miles




Day 5: Explore Bath


Cycle in the morning around the wonderful canals of Bath, along tow paths and towards the town of Bradford on Avon. Then bike out of the Avon Valley to the National Trust village of Lacock, the backdrop for numerous period drama films as well as Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. In the afternoon loop back into Bath where you can visit the incredible Roman Baths and walk up to the Royal Crescent overlooking the city. Stay overnight once more in Bath, known for its restaurants, bars, culture and arts! Mileage: 15-35 miles




Day 6: Depart


After a leisurely breakfast you will be assisted with your ongoing / homebound travel arrangements. Regular direct trains depart from Bath Spa station into London and other mainline stations.





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