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Unforgettable cycle and walking tours in the most historic, iconic sites in England. Travel through glorious chocolate-box Cotswold towns and villages stopping at these amazing locations on the way: Windsor - home of the Royal Family; Oxford, with a...more
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Northbrook House Robert Robinson Avenue | Oxford Science Park, Littlemore OX4 4GA, England
+44 1865 747975
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

I booked this 5 day 4 night cycling tour as a solo traveler. I had a great experience!. There were 2 couples on the tour and they were great to travel with. I cant say enough about how well things were run. Great hotels, food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

What a fab review - we are so pleased you had a lovely time cycling with us. We thoroughly enjoyed showing you the gems of the Cotswolds!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

I took the five-day cycling tour in early September, and it was terrific. Will and Frances are great tour leaders, and the tour combined flexibility with great scenery and interesting sites. The highlight was biking through the back gate of Blenheim Palace and cycling up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi! Thanks you fr a fab review, what a beautiful week we had! We thoroughly enjoyed guiding you around and hope you had a great time on the next trip you had planned. All the best, Frances

Reviewed 25 September 2018

This was a wonderful holiday thanks to our terrific leaders Ian and Zen! It took me three months to convince my husband to go on a bike tour with me throughout the England countryside as he was very concerned about his biking ability at his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hi Erna, Thank you so much for your wonderful review - I'm thrilled we made your bike trip worthwhile! Our e-bikes really are brilliant for accommodating all abilities and ages and I'm pleased you and your husband were able to enjoy your holiday together. I...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

I did a great deal of research before choosing Active England as our guides for our first guided walking tour, and I believe I made the right choice. From our first (of *many*) email exchanges, both Will and Frances were responsive, articulate and accommodating in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hi Fran, I'm delighted your research paid off and we were able to give you both a wonderful experience. Thank you for the stellar review. We had a great time guiding you both, keep in touch! All the best, Frances

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We did a 6 day cycling trip with Active England during the first week in September The company really looked after us and even purchased XS women specific road bikes for the two of us. While these were still a little big for us vertically...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Hi Phyllis, Thanks so much for your great review. It was a lovely week cycling with you, we're so pleased you enjoyed it and liked the bikes. We are looking into providing more maps for guests (your's is being sent to you next week!) as...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Will and Frances put together the perfect vacation, much beyond anything that I could have imagined. Each day was filled laughter and complete joy as we hiked through the cliffs and coves of Cornwall, looking down on the churning waters of the Atlantic while surrounded...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Hi Nancy, It's great to hear you had such a positive experience. We are so pleased you both enjoyed your tour with us, as much as we loved guiding you around. We hope you return for some more cliff, beach and field walking with us,...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I did an eight day custom bike tour with Will, Frances and Ian in the Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall. It was fabulous!!! The sights were exquisite, the accomodations wonderful, the food was sublime and the guides were superb. But the best parts were the way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hi! Thanks so much! We so pleased you had a great time with us - we thoroughly enjoyed our time touring around with you all. All the best, Frances, Will and Ian

Reviewed 10 August 2018

We are in our early sixties and wanted to see England's countryside, but avoid the big tour bus scene. Active England was perfect for our eight day tour! I am not an athlete or a regular cyclist so we upgraded to electric bikes which enhanced...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

We are so glad you had a great week with us. You were both wonderful company and we had a lovely week cycling around the Cotswolds with you. Good luck with your future biking!

Reviewed 5 August 2018

I had been dreaming of a walking tour in the Cotswolds for years. My friends urged me to do this for my 70th birthday. It couldn't have been better. The Active England guides were so knowledgeable, patient and kind. They saw to every detail of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Frances M, Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We loved guiding you around and were please to have been able to tweak your itinerary to suit. Hopefully you will have fond memories of the Cotswolds with us, we might even see you soon!

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful trip with our great guides Frances and Will. Absolutely beautiful views and lovely towns. Blenheim palace highlight of trip.... riding up to the castle breathtaking. They did a great job of entertaining our very active and in shape teens and being patient with slow...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Frances M, General Manager at Active England, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Hi there! Thank you for your brilliant review. We thoroughly enjoyed our week on the bikes with you all, you were a pleasure to cycle with. All the best with your future tours - come and say hi to us in Cornwall next time!

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There are some hills but that shouldn't stop you from going. Most of the time we were on fairly flat, quiet roads. The leaders took good care of us and kept us off the busier highways. I rarely cycle when at home, but I... More