Hotels Near Cotswold Mountain Biking Trails
Mountain biking is one of the most exhilarating activities in the Cotswolds. Whether you’re a mountain biking pro or new to off-road cycling, if you’re looking for a guided mountain biking route or you’d rather go solo, the Cotswolds is a perfect place for your mountain biking holiday.
Our wonderful Cotswold hotels are ideally located to rest your head after an exhausting day of mountain biking. Treat yourself at our on-site restaurants serving delicious meals, paired with our award-winning Butcombe beers.
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Places To Stay Near Cotswold Mountain Biking Trails
Mountain biking can be a lot of fun, and for those who don’t have their own bike, there are many places in the Cotswolds where you can hire everything you need and head to the hills.
Once you’ve finished mountain biking, our range of nearby boutique hotels are the perfect place to stay the night with cosy beds, family rooms and excellent breakfasts.
The Beckford Inn
The Beckford Inn is a beautiful and newly refurbished 19th-century Cotswold pub and hotel in the village of Beckford, near Tewkesbury. With 12 boutique bedrooms full of comfy furnishings and personal touches, we offer the ideal base for thrill seekers about to embark on a day of mountain biking, while also offering easy access to Stratford-upon-Avon and the M5. Inside, you’ll find cosy interiors, stone floors, open fires and an open-plan restaurant space where you can enjoy a delicious meal. Outside, you can relax in our spacious beer garden with a pint of our award-winning Butcombe ale.
The Cotswold Gateway
The Cotswold Gateway is a traditional pub and hotel converted from an 18th-century coaching inn, located in Burford on the edge of the Cotswold hills. We have 16 charming and comfortable ensuite rooms with dog-friendly and family-friendly options available, offering the ideal base for mountain bikers or those wishing to explore the Oxfordshire countryside and historic Oxford. On the menu, our focus is locally sourced seasonal dishes and exciting takes on pub classics, with a cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beer, cocktails and wines behind the bar.
The Fleet Inn
Welcome to The Fleet Inn, in Twyning, near Tewkesbury. We are a riverside pub, hotel, and restaurant with a history dating back to the 1800s, three boutique bedrooms, a huge beer garden, and heated pergola terrace. We’re close to Tewkesbury, many of the other famous Cotswold attractions and are well-positioned for those visiting the Cotswolds to try their hand at mountain biking. On the pub menu, our focus is locally sourced produce, seasonal ingredients and pub classics, while behind the bar, we offer a wide range of real ale, craft beer, lager and cider from our award-winning brewery, Butcombe, and a cocktail menu with all the classics.
Cotswold Mountain Biking Preparation
It’s best to first consider your experience level with cycling before you book your mountain biking holiday.
There’s a range of cycling routes around the Cotswolds to suit all levels, some mostly flat, and others over various different terrains.
Next, think about how long you want your route to be, and whether you’d prefer a circular route – where the start and finish points are the same – or whether you’d like a more linear route.
Then you should consider whether you want to bring your own mountain bike – if you have one – or if you’d rather hire a mountain bike in the Cotswolds.
Finally, you’ll need to research whether you’d like a guided mountain bike ride or you’d prefer to go it alone.
Cotswold Mountain Biking Routes For Beginners
Here are a few easy cycling routes in the Cotswolds that are relatively flat – ideal for mountain biking beginners:
- Winchcombe to Sudeley Castle – 45 minutes, 2 miles
- Mill Field Circular – 45 minutes, 1.8 miles
- Berkley to Gloucester – 4 hours, 28 miles
- Stroud to Nailsworth – 1.5 hours, 4.8 miles
Intermediate Cotswold Mountain Biking Routes
Here are some nearby medium difficulty cycling routes in and around the Cotswolds that are ideal for mid-level mountain bikers, with some hills and tricky terrains:
- Cirencester to Stroud – 4.5 hours, 31 miles
- Cirencester Circular – 4.5 hours, 30 miles
- Gloucester to Winchcombe – 4 hours, 28 miles
- Winchcombe Circular – 4 hours, 28 miles
- Burford East Circular – 5 hours, 33 miles
- Burford West Circular – 4 hours, 29 miles
- Burford to Cirencester – 3.5 hours, 26 miles
- Nailsworth Circular – 4.5 hours, 30 miles
- Nailsworth to Berkley – 4 hours – 27 miles
Cotswold Mountain Biking Routes For Experienced Riders
These mountain biking routes in the Cotswolds are best for experienced mountain bikers, with lots of climbs and descents, and rough terrain: