Winchcombe and Cotswold Villages

This circular cycle route in the northern part of the Cotswolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), is a moderate-grade ride along mostly quiet lanes, through typical Cotswold villages and countryside.

Winchcombe, easily accessible by train or car, is a charming Cotswold town with plenty of interest (See the leaflet below) and great places to stay, eat and drink.

Terrain: Low-traffic rural lanes and B-roads, with some ups and downs but nothing too strenuous
Distance: 28 miles / 45 kms, easily shortened or extended. Allow plenty of time to pause and explore on the way.

Download the route (.gpx file) for easy navigation on your GPS or phone app.

Printable full-size map and route highlights: click the image to read and/or print the leaflet (2 x A4 pages) with directions and things to see.

Circular cycle route from Winchcombe in the Cotswolds, on quiet lanes, through Cotswold villages and countryside
Source: The Cotswold Tourism Partnership

Where to stay in this area

Make a relaxing weekend of it at Winchcombe’s 15th century Wesley House or Lion Inn. Alternatively, check out the other characterful hotels, cottages, apartments and farmhouse B&Bs in the area:

See more circular cycle routes in this area.