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Discover Oxford: City & Countryside Cycling Tour

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Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

Discover Oxford: City & Countryside Cycling Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 186.15 per group up to 1

Book a cycle tour and escape Oxford city to enjoy a mostly traffic-free and leisurely route along the Thames river path. Tour Oxford University to see inside one of its colleges.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • 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 via bike, 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-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'.
  • Guided tour plus bicycle
  • Complementary detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions, sights and cycle routes

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide outside currently empty shop., 15 Broad street. This is next to the Oxfam shop, 17 Broad street, OX1 3AS.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Your guide will wear a mask to meet you and set up the bikes. After this they will not wear a mask, but will remain socially distanced. There is no requirement for participants to wear a mask during this tour
    • Please state when booking if you are not familiar with riding a bike e.g. you have not ridden a bike in a few years
    • There is an extra charge for infants unless you bring your own bicycle with a child seat
    • Please advise when booking if you require the parent bike with a child seat tandem bike (there is only 1 available)
    • The bikes should fit those between 1.3 and 6.3 meters (4 foot 2 inches and 6 foot 3 inches)
    • Please note that there is a limited number of bikes for those between 1.3 and 1.5 meters (4 foot 2 inches and 5 foot 1 inch)
    • Tandem bikes can be rented if the supplier is advised in advance
    • If you begin your tour at 10:00 AM you will be finished by approximately 2:00 PM
    • If you begin your tour at 12:30 AM you will be finished by approximately 5:30 PM
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    4.8 /5

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    July 17, 2022

    September 13, 2021

    Great afternoon out in this wonderful city. Relaxed , informative and delivered with panache! Would highly recommend

    August 28, 2020

    Product ID: 42982