The Chilterns Cycleway winds its way through beautiful rolling countryside, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, following quiet country lanes through market towns and picturesque villages nestled in the hills and valleys with a few short steep climbs, airy ridge tops with expansive views and long flowing descents.
We start this tour in the beautiful market town of Henley-on-Thames, home of the annual Royal Regatta. Riding out of town we immediately find ourselves in the quiet Chiltern Hills, following winding country lanes, through Stoke Row, home to the Maharaja’s Well, on to the historic village of Ewelme with its impressive 15th Century Church and cloisters, and onwards up narrow sweeping lanes, past the 11th Century Sydenham Church and Christmas Common. Here we make a long descent through picturesque Turville, home of The Vicar of Dibley and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, into the Hambleden valley where we spend the night at a local B&B.
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we continue through quaint villages and country lanes, passing through a National Nature Reserve and Lord Carrington’s Lyde water garden in Bledlow. A short ride after lunch takes us to the National Trust owned town of West Wycombe, home to many historic buildings and the mysterious Hell-Fire Caves. We ride on in the afternoon back to the Hambleden valley, through the pretty village of Hambleden, across the weir at Mill End and back along the Thames to Henley, completing our Chilterns loop.
B&B: The total cost for this introductory weekend is at a reduced rate of £185 (full price £250), including bed and breakfast, tea and coffee, snacks and picnic lunch while out riding, guide and vehicle support. There will be an additional charge of £40 for single occupancy. Not included are pub meals or any pit stops in cafes/breweries/vineyards.
Camping: For our camping tour we will be offering a reduced rate of £125 for the weekend, including breakfast, tea and coffee, snacks and picnic lunch, guide and vehicle support. We camped almost every night on our round-the-world cycle tour, and would love to show you that camping can be both comfortable and liberating at the same time!
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