Bainton Bikes


The Oxford Experience

This tour is a luxury experience, we will take you on a culinary and intellectual journey. Do not think of this as a cycle tour, the bikes are merely a chosen form of transport to wheel you from each wonderful destination through picturesque scenery. This full day tour includes your wheels, punting, entrance to university grounds and buildings, and guide with lunch, drinks and afternoon tea recommended additions for this tour.


 In just one day experience true Oxford.

Our Oxford Experience tour is a full day excursion, lasting approximately six hours. During your Oxford Experience our tour guides will guide you through the streets, suburbs and countryside within Oxford.  Stopping at a number of carefully selected locations where we will share local knowledge and historic information.

During the morning we will explore historic Oxford and its University, visiting both town & gown buildings and grounds. For lunch we will grab a pole and climb aboard a traditional Oxford punt boat and gently punt along the river exploring college grounds only accessible by river.  

Lunch will be available from the wonderful Cherwell Boat House who offer a fine riverside dining experience, or enjoy a picnic lunch whilst floating along the River Cherwell. After lunch we will amble through the leafy suburbs visiting homes of past & present famous Oxonians (including J.R.R. Tolkien), before riding alongside Oxford’s tranquil waterways. 

In the afternoon we’ll enjoy a refreshing drink by the riverside in one of Oxford’s 17th century Inns, before making our way towards the city and finishing the day with a great English tradition; Afternoon High Tea & Scones. (optional). 


This is an inclusive package with the bikes, guide, college entrance fees and punting included. 


The historic city of Oxford

  • Exploring Oxford’s universities buildings and grounds
  • Discover Oxford’s hidden architecture
  • Learn all about Oxfords chequered  ‘Town & Gown’ history
  • Visiting Oxford’s Victorian Covered Market

Punting & Lunch

  • Punting on Oxford’s waterways
  • Enjoy luxury riverside dining
  • Enjoy cycling through Oxford’s unchanged countryside

Relax in the beautiful countryside

  • Cycle riverside through Lewis Carroll country
  • Enjoy the tranquil Oxford Canal
  • Enjoy an afternoon drink at a river side pub
  • End the day back in the city and enjoy English Tea & Scones at an exquisite location

Key facts

Tour Length - 9 Miles / 14 Km
Difficulty – Easy
Tour Duration - 6 hours - 7 hours
Bikes - All
Concessions Price - £85
Standard Price - £90


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