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The Hannibal Odyssey - Barcelona to Rome
Tour Location
France (Occitanie, Provence-Alps Cotes dAzur), Italy (Lazio Abruzzo Umbria Molise & Marche, Piedmont Aosta & Liguria, Tuscany), Spain (Catalonia)
Tour Information
Vehicle Support, Luggage Transfer, Maps or GPS
29 days
(Some) Hills, Big climbs
Bike Options:
Bike hire available
Tour Language:
Tour Type:
Road Bike
Cost From:
AUD 11300
Tour Distance & Dates
2870 Km
Aug, Sep
25 August 2018
24 August 2019
Tour Operator:
Bike Odyssey
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The Hannibal Odyssey - Barcelona to Rome

29 Days 2870 Km

Join Sam Wood, archaeologist and creator of this ride of epic proportions as we cycle in the footsteps of Hannibal, one of history’s greatest military commanders. From Barcelona to Rome, cycle on some of Europe’s most beautiful and breath taking bike routes and infamous climbs. Dive into the diverse gastronomy of Spain, France and Italy, cultures famous for their cuisine. Sommeliers, picnics sourced from local fromageries, boulangeries and boucheries, and hand picked restaurants will excite your taste buds daily.

Immerse yourself in the landscape, history and culture of the places we visit as we ride this inspirational trail. The terrain is best seen from the small roads we hand pick, maximising cycling pleasure and safety. Staying in monasteries, castles and agriturismi you will relax and refresh each evening in unique and exceptionally interesting places with a masseuse on hand.

Conceptualised by Australian Sam Wood, Roman archaeologist, BBC documentary presenter. Sam created and has guided this tour for the past five years. Discover from the saddle why Hannibal’s invasion of Rome in 218 BC was a major turning point in history. Take a look at 'On Hannibal's Trail' to see first hand why Sam loved this trip and why he wanted to take others to experience it.
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
All accommodation
All breakfasts, snacks all day and picnic lunches
5 dinners a week
Shuttles at the start and end of the tour to your hotel or airport
Van support (with coffee machine on our remote tours)
1 expert guide per 6 riders
Exceptional documentation - overviews, itineraries, accommodation lists and daily maps with information on locations visited and historical context.
Your own soigneur - At least 2 massages per week on tour to keep the legs and mind fresh!
A history
Personal Insurance
Bike Hire
Personal expenses
Alcohol (we do run an optional wine kitty on tour)
You can join one of two stages for a shorter tour
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