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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Follow the Dordogne to Bordeaux

7 Day(s)
Moderate
260 km
avg 52 Km
Self-guided

When two historically important and equally intriguing regions lie side-by-side, picking just one for a cycling tour can be a nail-biter decision. “Which route provides more varied scenery? Do I skip the big cultural capital in favor of small m ...

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A Short Escape in Burgundy

4 Day(s)
Easy
151 km
avg 50 Km
Self-guided

Located just two hours away from Paris by train, Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, is ideal for a short escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities, crowded touristy places, and stuffy business atmospheres.

Pommard, Meursault, ...

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A Short Escape in Bordeaux

5 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
154 km
avg 39 Km
Self-guided

Laced with an extensive network of stress-free, car-free bikeways, Bordeaux and its surroundings welcome all types of riders, including novice riders and families. It’s never been easier to get to Bordeaux, thanks to low-cost carriers serving t ...

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Normandy's Peace and War Memorials: From Bayeux to Caen

4 Day(s)
Easy
136 km
avg 68 Km
Self-guided

If the sand and sea could talk, imagine the stories you’d hear in Normandy. We arranged a short bicycle tour in honor of D-Day’s 70th anniversary, and it was so well received, we’re keeping it to honor every anniversary to come. Beg ...

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Cycling Normandy and Brittany: From Bayeux to Saint-Malo

7 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
389 km
avg 78 Km
Self-guided

Perfect for the enthusiastic and experienced cyclist, you'll have the option of covering 70 km (43 miles) a day with this intense tour. Don't worry - there's so much to see and do in the day that you'll never be bored. In fact, the ro ...

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Canal du Midi: From Montpellier to Carcassonne

7 Day(s)
Easy
225 km
avg 45 Km
Self-guided

Linking the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, the Canal du Midi is one of mankind’s exceptional achievements… so exceptional that it’s been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ideal for navigating by barge ...

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Biking the Vineyards and Mountains of Alsace

6 Day(s)
Adv-Challenging
351 km
avg 88 Km
Self-guided

With over 2,000 kilometers of cycle routes winding through the region, over 15,000 hectares of vineyards, and the Vosges Mountains looming over pretty flowered villages, biking through Alsace is perfectly rewarding. Combining hard work and pleasure, ...

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Along the West Coast: Bastia to Ajaccio

8 Day(s)
Moderate
280 km
avg 47 Km
Self-guided

Navigate and pedal your way past picturesque beaches, steep mountains, sheer cliffs and powerful historical sites on this route along Corsica's west coast. This tour has everything you could want, and you get to experience all of it first-hand fr ...

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Magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

6 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
248 km
avg 62 Km
Self-guided

Visualize yourself wheeling across vast expanses of flat farmland when suddenly, seemingly out of the blue, you spot something floating in the distance: a magnificent spire reaching toward the heavens, extending above tiers of weathered stone resting ...

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Green Ways and Red Wines

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

Featuring one of France’s longest greenways, Burgundy is a cyclist’s paradise. Our colorful itinerary takes you to the world’s most exceptional vineyards, from those producing varying shades of Burgundian red wines to the Charolais ...

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