Six of the best North Cotswold Mountain Bike Rides

These are my favorite mountain bike rides in the North Cotswolds, they are between 8 and 11 miles in length and wind their way through beautiful countryside along singletracks, bridleways and lanes.

All the rides have free parking and a pub somewhere along the route for refreshments!

Route 1 Chipping Campden – Blockley

The route follows country lanes to Broad Campden where a bridleway leads to open fields and a fast descent into picturesque Blockley. Muddy tracks in Bourton woods are followed by a short road section before bridleways take you back to the start.

mountain biking route chipping campden cotswolds


The route is 8.7 miles long with 790ft of climbing


Route 2 Snowshill – Laverton

A nine mile ride starting from the classic cotswold village of Snowshill with a fast off road descent to Buckland. There are fine views over to Bredon Hill and a traditional village pub in Stanton on route.
mountain biking route snowshill cotswolds

The route is 9 miles long with 930ft ascent


Route 3 Snowshill – Hinckwick

An undulating 11 mile route high up in the Cotswolds hills through fields and natural woodland. There is a superb descent down a disused lane before cycling back to the start near to the Snowshill Arms.

mountain biking route laverton cotswolds


The route is 11 Mile long with 700ft of climbing 


Route 4 Guiting Power

This is the shortest ride with classic Cotswold views from the Windrush Way and wide tracks through Guiting wood. The route starts near the award winning Hollow Bottom pub.

mountain biking route guiting power cotswolds

The route is 8 Miles long with 486ft of climbing 


Route 5 Winchcombe – Gotherinton

A hilly route at the northern edge of the Cotswolds on hard tracks and bridleways with a few short road sections. There are a couple of fast singletrack descents and suberb views over the rolling Cotswold hills not to mention the Corner Cupboard pub in Winchcombe.

mountain biking route winchcombe

Ride distance: 9 Miles Height climbed: 1310ft 


Route 6 Cleeve Hill

Cleeve Hill is the highest point in the Cotswolds with great views over Cheltenham racecourse. The ride drops off Cleeve Hill through woodland trails and a great singletrack along Sabrina way before following bridleways and quiet country lanes back to the start.

mountain biking route cleeve hill

Ride distance: 10.7 Miles Height climbed: 1020 ft 

 

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