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Savor the quiet beauty of the English countryside on a 3-hour bike tour of Windsor and Thames Valley. With your guide, pedal through lovely pastoral landscapes, quaint English villages, and past grand sites such as Dorney Lake, Eton College and the exquisite Windsor Castle. With your small group, enjoy in a leisurely 8-mile (13 km) ride, stopping to take pictures and enjoy treats at Dorney Court mansion. Conclude with an optional interior tour of Windsor Palace (own expense).
Your morning or afternoon tour begins in Windsor. Make your own way to Windsor and Eton Station, approximately a 50-minute train ride from London. Meet your friendly guide and get fitted with a vintage bike and helmet before setting off on the leisurely ride though the royal borough of Windsor in the verdant Thames Valley.
For the next several hours, marvel at the idyllic beauty of the English countryside as your expert guide leads you through charming villages and exquisite green spaces. Soak up the sleepy rural atmosphere as you cruise along and listen to entertaining commentary. Stop at Dorney Court mansion for a tea and cake break (own expense) before continuing on to Dorney Lake. This world-class rowing lake was once the regular practice site for Prince Harry and has hosted myriad rowing and kayaking events through the years, including competitions during the 2012 Olympics.
Afterwards, pedal back along the River Thames towards Windsor Castle. Stop to snap photos and admire riverside views of the magnificent structure, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Here about the castle’s rich history from its early Norman days in the 11th century to its present role as the Queen’s country estate.
Finish with a ride through Eton where you’ll see the prestigious Eton College, the alma mater of many British prime ministers. Your tour concludes in central Windsor within close proximity to Windsor Castle. Choose to visit the palace on your own (entrance fee not included) or head back to London.