1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. Oxford

Discover Oxford: City & Countryside Cycling Tour

Product ID: 42982
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Book a 2.5 to 3-hour cycle tour and escape Oxford city to enjoy a mostly traffic-free and leisurely route along the Thames river path. Continue with a 1.5 to 2-hour walking sightseeing tour of Oxford city and university.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Escape the city crowds to see Oxford on two wheels, like the locals do
  • Enjoy the view while cycling down the Thames River cycle path to a historic village
  • Take a leisurely ride to visit a picturesque village with traditional thatched cottages and see inside an early medieval church
  • Relax on an optional garden pub stop
Full description
The best way to see Oxford and its beautiful surroundings is on a bicycle. In fact, many locals use bikes to get around the city because Oxford is not the most car-friendly place. The bicycle tour route can vary according to any special requests but generally, the itinerary is as follows.

Depart from Oxford on a 3-hour cycle tour, and follow a relaxing scenic route along the Thames River path to visit a picturesque village with thatched cottages, a medieval church, and scenic views. You then continue on a 1.5 to 2-hour walking tour that will introduce you to the sights of Oxford city sights, including visits inside the university colleges.

It is also possible to schedule a pub stop for refreshments and, regardless of the route, you can gain insight into how a boat trip along this route in 1862 inspired Lewis Carroll's story-telling of 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Includes
  • Guided tour plus bicycle
  • Complementary detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions, sights and cycle routes
What’s Not Included
  • College entrance fees (many colleges have free entrance at certain opening times)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad street, OX1 3AS

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Important information
Know before you go
• If you are not familiar with riding a bicycle e.g. you have not ridden a bike in a few years, please make this fact known to the tour operator when you book
• There is an extra charge for infants. Alternatively, if you bring your own bicycle with child seat etc., then that's fine and there would be no extra fee for infants
• Please note this tour is not aimed at infants
• The bikes should fit anyone between 4'6 to 6'3 (1.4m to 6.3m). However, if you want to request a bike at for a different height, this may be arranged at additional cost (with advance notice)
• Please note, there is a limited number of bikes for children/adults with a height between 4'6 and 5'1
• Parent bikes with child seat or tandem bikes need to be hired at an additional cost