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Cycle Tours Oxford

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Address: Malmaison Hotel | 3 New Rd, Oxford OX1 1NP, England
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09:00 - 20:00
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In the Glorious city of Oxford, the bicycle is a tradition almost as famous...

In the Glorious city of Oxford, the bicycle is a tradition almost as famous as the dreaming spires themselves; so come rain or shine, winter or summer, Cycle Tours Oxford Limited, (Oxford’s Original Bicycle tour company) provide picturesque, eco-friendly, fun, premium guided vintage cycle tours of Oxford’s rich and fascinating history.If that wasn't enough we also provide themed tours to suit all, so why not join us on our Alice Tour, Can you spot the white rabbit and help Alice escape the Queen of Hearts in time to find her way to the ultimate tea party where amazing delights await! or come after dark to uncover some of the mystic mysteries, legends, and tales of vagabonds and murder that the city has to tell. Our tours run twice daily,(10am and 2pm)& (7.30pm for the Twilight tour) meeting outside Baillol college on Broad street, opposite the tourist information centre.

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Bravo Hamish

A really nice bike trip guided by Hamish who indeed is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. And this despite the rain and a stolen bike when we stopped at a pub. Nice to do when... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
Gary F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

This is a family owned business We booked through Amazon. We wanted a Saturday 11am tour but we're told (in not a very nice fashion) we had to go on the 2.30 tour on the Saturday. We arrived with 2 youngsters on time to hear that only 1 of the advertised places were available. We went home , cancelled the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

A really nice bike trip guided by Hamish who indeed is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. And this despite the rain and a stolen bike when we stopped at a pub. Nice to do when you just get to Oxford as it gives a good overview of what to see. Afterwards one can explore places more in depth. Anyways , highly... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Summary: poor communication. waste of time. What happened: I went on a night cycle tour in Paris and had a ball. Hoping to repeat the fun, I paid for the Twilight tour, via Paypal, from Cycle Tours Oxford on July 1. No one got back to me about my tour (which date, meeting location, etc). July 9 - I sent... More 

3 Thank Minkyoung R
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Was in Oxford for just two days. Saw this tour on website and booked 4 days in advance. Got to the meeting point on tour day at 10.30 (half an hour early) - still no sign of guide etc by 11.45am - tried ringing mobile number - straight to answerphone. Another family were also doing tour - he had phone... More 

3 Thank Louise B
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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Having never really visited Oxford (other than by river) we decided to do this tour. It was great, Hamish is enthusiastic and has lots of knowledge of Oxford. Recommend this to everyone.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Great afternoon. Learnt a lot. Hamish was a terrific guide, knowledgable and considerate to group. Time spent around the colleges and then out in the countryside. Took a bit longer than expected which we were very happy with (but bear in mind if you are on pay and display). Would happily do again if in Oxford another time. Thanks!

New York
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Great cycle tour of Oxford and environs. Hamish our guide was knowledgeable, funny and very engaging. He was happy to answer all of our questions and gave us time to enjoy and take in the sights. Very much enjoyed the ride along the Thames and the stop at a beautiful pub. Went with my wife and two teenage boys, everyone... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Such a fun tour of city and beautiful countryside. When I booked it was worried it would be too long but by the end we wanted it to last all day. Fi is very knowledgeable and a great guide. Would reccomend this to anyone. Thank you

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2015

A fantastic way to see the hidden treasures of Oxford, with the enthusiasm and knowledge of the tour guide Hamish making it a great way to spend a few hours. We're definitely coming back to Oxford for a weekend to explore it more. Suitable for levels of cyclists, this tour is highly recommended!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

We phoned for a last-minute booking and they obliged, in what turned out to be a private tour for our family of 4. Hamish was a fount of knowledge, friendly and funny, and tailored it to our interests. We toured the city and university, with a short ride out of town to The Perch for refreshments. Totalled just over 3... More 

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