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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).

Highlights

  • 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

Small Group Tour: Windsor Bike Ride Including Thames Valley Countryside

See Windsor Castle on a bike tour!

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.

Customer Reviews

Monica T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Amazing experience. Loved our guide, she was experienced, happy and full of energy. We where a small group of only 3 people and we got the full experience. Not hard to ride the bikes, and we saw beautiful places. Highly recommend this trip for everyone, especially if you stay in London, great to get away from many people and the stressful city! Recommend it for everyone!

Chris S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Patricia was great! Well worth adventuring on the tube and trains to get yourself to and fro to the meeting spot. Forgot to ask the distance that was actually biked, but would guess it was an easy 10-15 km on mostly good paths.

Angie United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fabulous tour will definitely recommend. The bikes were old but in good condition. the problem i had was my legs were too short so luckily they had a different bike for me. The should state leg size not height. Had a great time and the weather was great too.

Ian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A must do! 3 hour cycling along the River Thames, through an English village, along laneways, Eton College and the Olympic Rowing Centre. A visit to Dorney Court, an historical homestead and a chance for a coffee and cake in their very savvy Providore where growing vegetables, annuals, trees, making sauces, cakes, breads and similar support this property.
My guide Patricia was fun, knowledgeable and passionate about this area - best ever!!

Altaf a

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

Lori J

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!

Reesa J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Lovely ride in the countryside

Linda T

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 !

Chloe`

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 :)

PETA M

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.

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