Get off the beaten path and the hustle and bustle of London for a day or 2 to see the countryside to see Windsor Castle by bike.
Located in the town of Windsor in Berkshire, this 14th Century castle has been the country residence of our present Queen Elizabeth II and many royals before her for several hundred years making it the longest occupied palace in Europe.
However the first Windsor Castle was located in Old Windsor 3 miles from the modern town. Originally a timber structure built by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest, it is noted in the Doomsday book as “Windsor Castle”. Some time after 1086 probably during King Henry I reign they moved to the new recently built castle upstream.
The stone castle was built under Edward III in the 14th Century and went on into the 15th Century giving many locals work.
Come and join us on the Queens’ Castle Country Ride a 33 km ride from Hampton Court to Windsor, along the River Thames past locks, quaint villages, country pubs and a farm shop for some royal souvenirs. We’ll finish with a picnic of afternoon tea overlooked by Windsor Castle away from all the crowds.
1 of 2 possible itinaries on our Town-Country Tour:
Day 1- Cycle to Hampton Court Palace +/- visit the palace in the afternoon or enjoy our full day ride
Optional extra day- Visit Hampton Court Palace in your own time
Day 2 or 3- Cycle to Windsor Castle from Hampton Court Palace
Day 3 or 4- Enjoy a day in Windsor Castle and town returning the same day or the next.
We can provide the bikes, pass on our knowledge of the places we pass, and help with luggage transfer and accommodation in both Hampton Court and Windsor so you can enjoy a unique few days tour.