Oxford Combined Cycle and Walking Tour

Walking & Biking Tours in England

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5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

The best way to see Oxford is on a bicycle on this small-group bicycle tour along the River Thames Path. In fact, bikes are the locals' favorite way to get around the city as the compact Oxford is not very car-friendly. This small-group tour averages 2-4 people per group and includes a cycle tour into the countryside lasting approx 2 to 2/12 hours plus a walking tour about the city & university lasting approx 90 minutes+ which goes inside the colleges.The route covers both Oxford university and city sights and stories with a college entrance fee and a relaxing cycle along the River Thames to Iffley or Binsey Village. You have the options as follows- so please make known your request, when booking the tour: 10am start ends about 2.30pm, 12.30 tour ends about 4.30pm or 5pm, 2.30pm tour ends about 6.30pm.
Our marginally higher ticket price reflects the special quality of typically having smaller groups than our competitors- average numbers of just 2-4 persons per tour. This is a combined cycle tour into the countryside with a city & university walking tour (going into colleges). On the tour you will use mountain bikes and these will fit anyone aged approximately 8 or 9 years of age or older or anyone with height between 1.4m (4ft6) and 1.9m (6ft3). If you require bikes for young children, you are requested to let your local provider know in advance in order to hire in parents' bicycle with child back seat. As such, there is a charge to bring infants. Tour route covers both the city's sights and its stories with a college entrance fee included and a relaxing cycle along Thames river path to Iffley village or Binsey Village. If you are on a tight schedule, please mention this at the time of booking but the options are A) 10am to 2.30pm or B) 12.30 to about 4.30pm or 5pm  or C) 2.30pm to about 6.30pm. The 2.30pm tour is only offered in summer months.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees and free map provided. Which colleges we visit will depend on what's open on the day (we do NOT visit Christchurch).
  • Helmets can be supplied (if requested) when booking
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle (for cyclists of height 1.4m or 4 foot 6 upwards)
  • Small-group tour

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Helmets are only provided, if requested, when you book.
  • We do not stock bikes for young children of less than 1.4m (4'6") height and we also only have limited stock of bikes for anyone of under 1.4m (4'6") high. So please book ahead, if you wish to reserve a parent bike with child back seat. We may be able to hire in more child-size bikes with at least 24 hours notice. Whatever the cost of bike hire will be added as an extra cost and you will be required to collect, return & pay for the hired bikes or equipment with the nominated cycle shop which is located about 2km from our meeting point. Cost of hiring bikes or a tandem trailer is approx £12 per 24 hours.
  • Special notices for parents with children- please see notices already mentioned above in inclusions and exclusions!Please note that parents with young children who bring their own children's bikes, we will not charge you any fee for children aged 0-12.