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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Windsor Bike Ride Including Thames Valley Countryside

Discover quintessential England by bike on a 3-hour tour of Windsor and Thames Valley in the morning or afternoon. Just less than an hour by train from central London, the scenic countryside is home to pretty English villages and some impressive sights, such as Dorney Court mansion, the 2012 Olympic venue of Dorney Lake, Windsor Castle and Eton College — all included on the 8-mile (13km) route. Learn about the area from a guide, and enjoy a refreshment stop at Dorney Court, too. Numbers are limited to 14 people, ensuring personalized attention.


  • 3-hour Windsor and Thames Valley bike ride, led by a local guide
  • Enjoy a refreshments stop at Dorney Court, a Tudor mansion with landscaped gardens
  • Visit Dorney Lake, a water sports venue used during the 2012 Olympics
  • Stop on the banks of the Thames River for impressive views of Windsor Castle
  • See prestigious Eton College in the historical village of Eton
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures personal attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Windsor Bike Ride Including Thames Valley Countryside

See Windsor Castle on a bike tour!

Select a morning or afternoon tour, and then meet your guide at Windsor and Eton train station, approximately 40-50 minutes by train from central London. Put on your helmet, hop on your bike and pedal behind your guide to explore Thames Valley, the area surrounding the royal borough of Windsor.

With its green fields and historical waterfront houses, Thames Valley is an idyllic example of English countryside. Cycle through quaint English villages and soak up the scenery before a refreshment stop at Dorney Court, a Tudor mansion set amid acres of parkland and landscaped gardens.

Feeling rested, continue on to Dorney Lake, a stretch of water that was used in the 2012 Olympics. Hear how Prince Harry honed his rowing techniques on the lake, and learn of the excitement around the time of the Olympics, when the venue hosted thousands of spectators to see rowing and kayaking events.

Pedal back along the traffic-free banks of the Thames River and come face-to-face with a majestic riverside view of Windsor Castle. During a brief stop, listen to fun facts about the royal monument’s history — from its beginnings as a Norman fort through to the present day home of Her Majesty the Queen—and pose for photos with the castle as your backdrop.

From the river, swing past Eton College, where many of Britain’s prime ministers were educated, and then return to central Windsor. Your tour finishes within an easy walking distance of Windsor Castle and the train station.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommended .. The tour guide was very helpful and friendly .. The bikes were soo clean and new ,, every thing was perfect

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had such a wonderful experience! Guide was very knowledgeable and did a fabulous job leading the group. Would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Lovely ride in the countryside

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour, John is knowledgable ,great tour guide. Loved Dorney Court and Dorney lake,and cycling through the countryside !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We absolutely LOVED this bike tour. It was really small and our guide was fabulous. The ride really was easy (so no worries there). It is so much more than just a bike ride to Windsor! I got to see so much more of the surrounding area than if I would have just taken the train. The views were stunning and getting to explore Eaton was really interesting. I highly recommend this as it also includes the skip the line tickets into Windsor. Saves so much time! Truly lovely :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was perfect. The very well maintained bikes were waiting for us after the train trip. The bike ride through the English country side was perfect and riding past Royal Windsor race course, Eton rowing facility and watching the river boats and swans was all perfect. Our guide was really good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

I really enjoyed the bicycle tour. You have to be organised about what you are going to see at Windsor Castle before the different sections close I found.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

A fantastic was to see Eton and Windsor Castle. The bike ride was gentle on flat ground and the guide great. Could not ask for a better experience when visiting London.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

I had a brilliant time! The bike ride was very fun and I am not very fit but it was still easy enough for me to enjoy :) My tour leader was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about everything and he really made the trip. Windsor Castle was really interesting too, unfortunately all the gift shops were closed by the time I had finished looking around but maybe it was for the best!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

This trip was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommended it to anyone wanting to go to Windsor.

The bike ride was easy and throughly enjoyable.

Windsor was gorgeous and my only regret was I was unable to do the bike trip to Hampton Court... next time!

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