Bainton Bikes


If you are looking for a truly unique and prestigious Oxford Experience then this is the trip for you.

This tour is a luxury experience, we will take you on a culinary and intellectual journey. Do not think of this as a cycle tour, the bikes are merely a chosen form of transport to wheel you from each wonderful destination through picturesque scenery.


In just one day experience true Oxford.

Our Oxford Experience tour is a full day excursion, lasting approximately six hours. During your Oxford Experience our tour guides will guide you through the streets, suburbs and countryside within Oxford.  Stopping at a number of carefully selected locations where we will share local knowledge and historic information.


This is an inclusive package with the bikes, guide, college entrance fees and punting included.



During the morning we will explore historic Oxford and its University, visiting both town & gown buildings and grounds.

  • Exploring Oxford’s universities buildings and grounds
  • Discover Oxford’s hidden architecture
  • Learn all about Oxfords chequered  ‘Town & Gown’ history
  • Visiting Oxford’s Victorian Covered Market

Lunch and Punting

For lunch we will grab a pole and climb aboard a traditional Oxford punt boat and gently punt along the river exploring college grounds only accessible by river.  

Lunch will be available from the wonderful Cherwell Boat House who offer a fine riverside dining experience, alternativly a picnic whilst punting is lovely.

  • Punting on Oxford’s waterways
  • Enjoy luxury riverside dining
  • Enjoy cycling through Oxford’s unchanged countryside


During the afternoon we’ll enjoy a refreshing drink by the riverside in one of Oxford’s 17th century Inns, before making our way towards the city and finishing the day with a great English tradition; Afternoon High Tea & Scones.

  • Cycle riverside through Lewis Carroll country
  • Enjoy the tranquil Oxford Canal
  • Enjoy an afternoon drink at a river side pub
  • End the day back in the city and enjoy English Tea & Scones at an exquisite location

Food & drink

We have carefully selected the best cafes, pubs and restaurants on the route which offer traditional dishes using locally sourced ingredients.


We have very carefully selected the best accommodation along the route, using independent award winning hotels wherever possible who all provide a luxury overnight stay.

Hotels may vary depending on availability.


We use high quality touring bikes for our excursions, all of which are fully serviced and set up for your safety and comfort

Key facts

Tour Length- 9 Miles / 14 Km
Difficulty – Easy
Tour Duration - 5 hours - 6 hours
Bikes - All
Standard Price - £90


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