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Discover Oxford: City & Countryside Cycling Tour

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Activity provider:Visit Oxford Tours
Private tour

Discover Oxford: City & Countryside Cycling Tour

Activity provider:Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 246.88 per group up to 2

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
  • College is not included on cycle tours- please instead book one of our walking tours, if you want to see inside a college. We will however cycle past and stop and see several colleges from the outside.

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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. You may also see our red sign on the street indicating the tours.

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Know before you go

  • 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 12:45, you will be finished by approximately 6PM
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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