Six of the best North Cotswold Mountain Bike Rides
These are our best North Cotswold mountain bike rides, they are between 8 and 11 miles in length and wind their way along singletracks, bridleways and lanes. There is a map for each route that can be downloaded through the Ride with GPS website. The rides are not technically challenging although can be muddy in the winter months. The routes wind their way between fields to give fantastic views over the Cotswold countryside.
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. The route is 8.7 miles long with 768 ft 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. The route is 9 miles long with 904 ft of climbing
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. The route is 11 Mile long with 662 ft 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. 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.
The route is 9 miles long with 1,310ft of climbing.
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.
The route is 11 miles long with 1,020 ft of climbing