Bike Tours into History


Many tours visit historical sites and may even give some insights, however the following tours specialise in and take pride in their history. They are definitely bike tours but the focus is usually more on history than cycling. Often accompanied by a historian, archaeologist or other expert, you'll learn heaps and enjoy it all from a bike!

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Fairytale Castles Along the Loire River

8 Day(s)
Easy
297 km
avg 50 Km
Self-guided

No amusement park comes close to the Loire Valley, an area so rich in historic and architectural heritage that the whole region has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where else can you bicycle past Sleeping Beauty's Castle? The real on ...

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A Royal Short Escape in the Loire Valley

5 Day(s)
Easy
185 km
avg 46 Km
Self-guided

If you love cycling, castles, and country scenery, and you have a long weekend to spare, our escape in the riverfront Loire Valley is a dream come true!

Travel along the river through vineyards, peaceful farmland, and little villages t ...

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Normandy's D-Day Landing Beaches and Historic Bayeux

5 Day(s)
Easy
198 km
avg 66 Km
Self-guided

Thoughts of Normandy are inextricably linked to remembrances of D-Day and World War II. We invite you to cycle to famous D-Day beaches, like Omaha Beach, and other locations connected to the Allied invasion, such as the military cemeteries, man-made ...

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Cycling Bordeaux's Médoc

5 Day(s)
Easy
137 km
avg 46 Km
Self-guided

Wake up in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, a European capital of culture renowned for music, architecture, and of course, wine! Our Médoc itinerary leads you north of the city into the Médoc Peninsula, a flat, vineyard-covered landscape resting betwe ...

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Cycling from Dijon to Mâcon

8 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
423 km
avg 71 Km
Self-guided

This bicycle tour puts your toast-giving skills to the test as you spend seven days touring Burgundy, one of France’s — and the entire planet’s — most celebrated wine-making regions. ...

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Luberon, Alpilles and Côtes-du-Rhône

8 Day(s)
Moderate
341 km
avg 57 Km
Self-guided

Our most comprehensive, moderate-level Provence cycling tour showcases the best of this unforgettable region, making it a perfect fit for those who’ve never been to Provence before — and even those who have! Unlike other tourists who rush ...

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Bike to the Sea and See Cassis

8 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
291 km
avg 58 Km
Self-guided

While larger Mediterranean cities and celebrity hot spots may get lots of hype, the glistening azure coastline and rainbow-hued houses of Cassis are no less eye-popping. This quiet seaside town remains a working fishing port, which makes it all the m ...

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Beaujolais Cycling

6 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
Self-guided

Come and experience all that the Beaujolais region has to offer! (And no, it’s not just wine!) This beautiful region offers a wide variety of terrains for cycling and many historical sites, as well as vineyards for as far as the eye can see. St ...

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Via Rhôna: Geneva to Lyon

6 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
245 km
avg 61 Km
Self-guided

Ancient navigators first spurred the development of the Rhône River valley, bringing new ideas to a quiet region of fierce natural beauty. Over the centuries, some communities along its banks grew rapidly — into sophisticated cities like Lyon a ...

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Geneva to Annecy: Famous Climbs and Lesser-known Passes

6 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
387 km
avg 97 Km
Self-guided

Here's a seriously beautiful tour for serious cyclists! This tour links three of Europe's most magical lakes: Geneva, Bourget and Annecy. Follow in the tracks of your Tour de France heroes as you cycle thrilling mountain passes, take in stunn ...

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