Bainton Bikes

Overview

A perfect romantic experience for two

Begin your day with some culture & history, the tour will take you through the streets of Oxford abundant with University buildings and famous architecture that inspired artists and poets through the ages.


As you ride through the leafy suburbs of the residential part of the city you are heading towards the atmospheric Cherwell Boathouse and riverside restaurant. Here you will enjoy a romantic boat ride along the Thames and experience parts of the University and Town only accessible from the River. There is exquisite riverside dining available at the boathouse restaurant and even a bottle of champagne for the boat if your heart so desires.


We leave the city along one of the tranquil waterways and ambles through villages outside of the city, some of which date back to Saxon times. An afternoon drink or snack can be enjoyed at one of our carefully selected country Inns or whilst visiting the remains of a 1st century Roman Villa.

The final part of the tour takes you through unblemished countryside towards the charming English village of Minster Lovell, where you will find your final destination The Old Swan and Minster Mill. “At the heart of the Old Minster village and with a history going back almost 600 years, The Old Swan and Minster Mill couldn’t be more quintessentially English. The perfect spot to escape the city and explore the Cotswolds. Or just relax, spa and dine”.


Here at the Old Swan & Minster Mill you will enjoy a nights luxurious dinner & accommodation. “The Old Swan and Minster Mill captures the charm of bygone years, throw in a good measure of modern convenience, add to it the laid-back atmosphere of the gastro-pub inspired dining room and log-fired bar and you’ll feel like there’s no place like it. The setting couldn’t be more romantic if it tried”

This excursion is available as a single day trip or an overnight stay, collection from the Old Swan is included in the package. Additional nights and spa treatments are also available. All subject to availability.

 

Package includes detailed travel map & point of interest document ensuring you don't miss a thing.

Self guided tour only, twos company and threes a crowd!

Itinerary

Morning

The route leaves the city along one of the tranquil waterways and ambles through villages outside of the city, some of which date back to Saxon times.

Afternoon

In the afternoon you will ride along quiet roads through the charming countryside villages, visit the remains of a 1st century Roman Villa.
 

Evening

The final part of the tour takes you through unblemished countryside towards the charming English village of Minster Lovell, where you will find your final destination The Old Swan and Minster Mill.

Food & drink

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

Accommodation

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.

Bikes

We urge you to experience this trip on a tandem, but the route can equally be enjoyed on any bike in our touring range.

Key facts

Tour Length- 21 miles / 33 km
Difficulty – Easy / Medium
Tour Duration - 1 day - 2 days
Suitability - Adults
Bikes - Tandem, Touring Bikes or Road Bikes
Standard Price - Variable

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