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Our Guided Cycle Tours:

Quality Assured Tourist Attraction Visit Oxfordshire Partner Rest assured that we can provide experienced and certified tour guides to cater for any scenario. During your trip the tour guide/s will ensure you get the most out of your experience and will be ready for any situation

    We have guides available who are trained and certified;
  • British Cycling Ride Leader
  • British Cycling Expedition Leader
  • Mechanically trained to Cyctech Level 3
  • First Aid Trained
  • CRB Certified
  • Years of local knowledge of routes and hidden gems

Click here to learn more our cycle tour history.

Click on a link below for more details and to make a booking, or contact us.

Official Oxford Cycle Tour
Official Oxford Cycle Tour
Duration: 2 - 3 Hours
Summary: This tour has 11 stops and includes,
exploring the beautiful historic city of Oxford, slipping away into the peaceful countryside, visiting the homes
of inspirational Oxonians and riding along Oxford's tranquil waterways.
Our simplest tour designed for all abilities and very family friendly



The Oxford Experience
The Oxford Experience
Duration: 6 Hours
Summary: This tour is the quintessential tour of Oxford. Offering a complete experience of the City,
combining all aspects of what Oxford is renowned for worldwide.
Be ready to start the day exploring some of Oxford’s grandest university buildings and explore the hidden gems, trail your fingers in the silky river whilst leisurely
punting along the idyllic river and enjoying lunch. In the afternoon expect to explore the tranquil surrounding countryside and end the day with English Tea.






Understanding Oxford University
Understanding Oxford University Cycle Tour
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Summary: This tour is perfect for those who are considering living and studying within Oxford. The tour explores Oxford city, visits numerous University Colleges and buildings and you will meet with students currently living and studying within Oxford.
Lunch can also be provided based on group requirements.


The Charming Cotswolds
Cotswolds Cycle Tour
Duration: 3 days
Summary: The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and our cycle tour includes some of the most beautiful sleepy villages, tudor mansions, towers, manors and wildlife. It will soon become clear why the Cotswolds have inspired some of England's finest composers.
This tour is a complete holiday package, with bikes, routes, entrance to buildings, lunch, hotels and luggage transfers arranged.






Bespoke Bicycle Tours
Bespoke Cycle Tours
Duration: You tell us!
Summary: These tours can be as long or as short as you like, starting anytime of the day or night. Whether you have a route in mind or if you would like us to build
one for you we have it covered.



School & College Cycle Tours
Oxfordshire School and College Cycle Tours
Duration: Varies depending on requirements
Summary: These tours are tailored specifically for groups of students visiting Oxford.
The routes and durations are suitable for any ages and we have a team of tour guides available who can cater for any requirements.
We have designed these tours to be interactive, educational and fun.






Corporate Cycle Tours
Oxford Corporate cycle tours
Duration: Varies depending on requirement
Summary: These tours are perfect for any company looking to organise a team day out, an energetic ride before a meeting or just a social cycle ride. We can
easily organise any games and catering required.
Stag & Hen Cycle Tours
Cotswolds Cycle Tour
Duration: Varies depending on requirement
Summary: These tours offer a memorable event for you and your friends, with a range of themed activities available to choose from we can easily help you to plan your celebration.


More About Us:

Oxfordshire is a beautiful county, from Oxford city to the historic market towns to the tranquil surrounding countryside there is something for everyone. Bainton Bikes is situated in central Oxford and run by people who have lived in the county all their lives. We’ve been lucky enough to have everything the county has to offer right on our doorstep and over the years we’ve explored miles of it; all in the best way possible, by bike!

We started our guided cycle tours in 2009 offering bespoke tours for families, corporate events, visiting students and hen and stag parties.

After careful deliberation in 2011 we launched our ‘Official Oxford Cycle Tour’, that quickly became the first ever cycle tour in England to be awarded with the Quality Assurance Visitor Attraction status by the Nationwide tourist board Enjoy England.

Today we have a great selection of cycle tours which we have created, reviewed, revised and always cycled ourselves. We have first-hand knowledge of all routes, stops and accommodation en-route.
Our cycle tours include rides that can last just a few hours or full day trip's experiencing Oxford right to luxurious cycling holidays throughout the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


In addition to our guided cycle tours we also run circular cycle tours that visit fantastic pubs throughout the county. We do this simply because we love bikes and beer! The rides are free to join, but you must bring a bike, like real beer and clear your diary for the day!

These rides are documented and published in the Oxford CAMRA publication; ‘The Oxford Drinker’.

Click on the link below to read some of the previous articles and for details of how to join in.

Oxfordshire Pub Rides
Oxfordshire Pub Rides
Summary: Beer and bikes in perfect harmony!


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