Hiking/Biking areas and sights in Southern England, France
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Aug 29, 2012 5:29 AM Last Post By: roughwaters
Jul 30, 2012 5:29 PM
Hiking/Biking areas and sights in Southern England, FranceHey again,
Since I got such great tips in my last thread, I figure I'll keep asking away :)
I'm in Oxford for a while and want to know if there are any good places for a day trip to hike, bike, etc. I'm more of a rolling, open hills-type, but level, wooded areas like the Cotswolds are okay. At some point, I did want to make it to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove area since I love coastal treks. This is a ways from here, but it looks amazing and I'd like to know, for anyone that's been there, if it was worth the trip.
I'll also be in Paris for a long weekend. I want to know if there are any great hiking or cycling places. If there are coastal areas of France that are a must, do tell! Additionally, I've got an idea of what I'd like to do over there (some touristy things), but if there are other attractions, then advise away. Thanks!
Jul 31, 2012 12:44 AM
Aug 29, 2012 5:29 AM
2Hi there, the Cotswolds, particularly around the Tetbury area, are very rolling and offer amazing cycling. If you are a serious roadbiker then look on Mapmyride for rides around Tetbury and Stroud and you will find some serious climbing awaits. If you're after something a bit more gentle then the North Wiltshire cycleway is predominantly country lanes passing through lovely villages, with many watering holes: the Vine Inn at Norton is a particular favourite of mine. The Ormond Hotel at Tetbury also offers cheap coffee & cake to cyclists and they usually have a track pump available in case of emergencies...
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