Had a private tour with my wife and daughters (11 & 14). To begin with the guide asked us if we were comfortable on bikes and of course we said yes. However I think he meant would we be comforatble riding bikes in the X Games. The streets were very busy with busses and cars going both direction on the narrow English streets. It was all we could do to keep up the first half hour. The bikes were good quality but had very uncomfortable seats. The tour of the colleges and the town was very interesting but I agree with others that it could have easily been done on foot. The ride through the countryside was beautiful but was mostly on un- improved paths along the canal. Pub visit was very nice but we had to buy our own drinks. The ride back was a mad dash through several miles of residential streets with busy traffic.
I would recomend this tour for someone who is in good shape and is very comfortable riding in city traffic. Oxford is a beautiful place, not to be missed. However I would think twice before doing a bike tour there again. As a point of reference we did another bike tour in Versailles a few days later and had a wonderful, relaxing time.
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