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2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford provided by Bainton Bikes Cycle Hire & Tours

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2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford

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  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Face coverings currently optional (not provided), but we follow government requirements at all times. All groups now have private tours so that they have their own social bubble.
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Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Bicycles are synonymous with Oxford. Explore the city center, the countryside, and its famous residents like a local on this cycling tour. Let your guide handle navigation as you pass by the dreaming spires, the Bridge of Sighs, Port Meadow, the University Parks, and more. It’s a comprehensive overview that’s perfect for first-time visitors. A small group size means you have an intimate, memorable experience.
Highlights
  • Soak up the atmosphere as you bike through Oxford in a small group
  • Discover Oxford center, the countryside, and the haunts of famous residents
  • Ride under the Bridge of Sighs and along the Thames River
  • Enjoy multiple stops for a comprehensive overview of the city
What to Expect
Greet your guide and small group in central Oxford, don your helmet, and board your bike. Explore the city center first, riding some of Oxford’s oldest paths and pedaling below the Bridge of Sighs. Next, slip away into the peaceful countryside. Ride through historic Jericho and Port Meadow, along the Thames River and the Oxford Canal. See where Lewis Carroll began his tale of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,' where 'Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien lived, and more. Finish your tour at the landmark Sheldonian Theatre, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and known as the “jewel in Oxford’s architectural crown.”
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Important Information
Departure Point
78 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6EA, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bridge of Sighs
  • Entry/Admission - Port Meadow
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
  • Entry/Admission - Lady Margaret Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Oxford Canal
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • As this is a cycle tour, wheelchairs and strollers wouldn't be used but tag alongs are available
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jacqueline M wrote a review Jul 2020
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Great way to see Oxford and the surrounding area of Port Meadow. Our guide Angus was knowledgeable and friendly and added in a few different stops at our request as we were on a privste tour.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from AnnBaintonBikes, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford
Responded yesterday
Really pleased you enjoyed the tour and discovering the city! I'm glad that Angus showed you some 'little extras'! Thanks for your review and hope to see you another day!
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Caroline wrote a review Jul 2020
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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour through Oxford, despite me not having been on a bicycle for many years! Our guide, Neil was always checking to make sure I was OK on the bicycle and that I was comfortable with the pace. The cycle itself was a great way to visit the
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from AnnBaintonBikes, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford
Responded 6 days ago
We're very pleased you enjoyed your tour with Neil, and at the same time learnt about our wonderful city! Please come back and try another tour! Thanks too for your feedback!
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Anthony A wrote a review Jul 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom106 contributions36 helpful votes
We booked a cycle tour in Oxford, as part of our staycation in the Cotswolds this summer. Our tour guide, Rich, was excellent in taking us out of the city to Port Meadow, via the Isis River and up to Wolvercote, before coming into the city via Summertown. My children, 11 and 13
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from BaintonBikes, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford
Responded 1 week ago
Hi, great to know you and your family had a great time on the tour! It's also really nice to know that your children enjoyed the tour too. We're aiming to develop some new tours to interest children/young people so if you come back to Oxford, see if they are available! Thanks for the feedback, Rich will be delighted to know you enjoyed your trip!
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Mark W wrote a review Jul 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
Great afternoon touring Oxford with work colleagues. Our guide, Rich, was extremely knowledgable, personable and engaging host. Even knew the best pubs to visit for a swift half on the tour! Would certainly recommend this tour for anyone new to Oxford or wanting to know more
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from BaintonBikes, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks very much for the feedback. We're pleased to know that you enjoyed your tour, with the added delight of sampling some beer! Hope you'll come back and try another tour!
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angshumank2018 wrote a review Jul 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions
A very rewarding experience. Probably the best way to explore oxford and it’s streets. Our guide Howard was an absolute gentleman, and one the best tour guides I have come across in my travels till date. Overall a very pleasant and highly recommended tour!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from AnnBaintonBikes, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford
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I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour! I'll pass on your comments to Howard, who will be chuffed!
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Great bike, worked amazing for a short trip in the countryside
Took it for a two-days' trip in the Cotswolds. The equipment was at a perfect condition, and the trip was absolutel
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Hard to find cycle hire
We searched quite hard from the other side of the world for a cycle hire in the UK around where we would be and fou
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Bainton is a capital bike shop
I've rented bikes at Bainton's twice, and bought equipment when I needed it - like rain pants. The staff are knowle
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If a bike is what you need...
Needed a road bike for a day to ride the hill at Brill and around about, and they had it all. Excellent service and
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ThomasCopenhagen
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Wonderful experience and excellent service
Me and my wife had 7 wonderful days exploring beautiful Cotswolds. It was a self-guided circular tour starting in O
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Oxford bike tour
Excelent guide Have been to oxford many times, but our guide took us to places we'd never seen. His story tellin
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cardulis
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Excellent customer service
My daughter hired some of the electric bikes for the day at a competitive rate .l noticed staff were very helpful a
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Docman09
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Wonderful tour of a fascinating city with an excellent guide
An extended six hour tour of the city was a birthday gift in the form of a prepaid voucher. Although it wasn't imme
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Guy G
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Cycling round Oxford
Knowing Oxford, I wanted to get out of the city and get in some kms preparatory to a few long-distance rides coming
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Bike hire
We wanted to do a bit of cycling for a couple of days and chose here. Very helpful and kitted us out with the bikes
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Jeff F
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Great place to rent a bike
I rented a road bike to take a tour around Oxfordshire. The bike was good, the customer service was excellent and h
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Jacqueline P
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A must when in Oxford
A journey around Oxford with relative ease with a very informative guide. The bikes were comfortable and the route
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Bainton Bikes
Excellent service, friendly, helpful staff with terrific bikes for exploring Oxford, the tow paths and beautiful co
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jeanne147
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Excellent all around
Excellent quality of bike , excellent value overall (bike comes with all the essentials and very useful waterproof
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Dan M
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Perfect way to see Oxford
We had just one day in Oxford, and bikes were the perfect way to get around and see a lot of the area. We visited T
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Key Details
  • Bridge of Sighs, Port Meadow, and 4 more
  • Duration: 2h
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