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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Tour of Alsace: Vosges mountains and Alsatian wine villages

8 Day(s)
Adv-Challenging
574 km
avg 96 Km
Self-guided

Come and uncover France’s hidden facets with a tour in Alsace! A slice of two cultures, this populated French region has a strong Germanic influence. Tucked away in the western banks of the Rhine River, Alsace is complemented with views of the ...

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Normandy Discovery: From Bayeux to Rouen via Honfleur

8 Day(s)
Easy
293 km
avg 49 Km
Self-guided

This popular bicycle tour allows you to explore Normandy in all its glory. Beginning in Bayeux and ending in Rouen, you’ll bicycle through the countryside that gave rise to Impressionist painting and inspired the brushstrokes of Monet and Boudi ...

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Hilltribes of Ha Giang Plateau

7 Day(s)
Adv-Challenging
350 km
avg 58 Km
Guided

A challenging, yet highly rewarding, compact expedition by bike into the remote lands of Ha Giang. Here the geography, people and food provide a unique learning experience. ...

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The Treasures Of Black Perigord

8 Day(s)
Easy
170 km
avg 34 Km
Self-guided

Périgord is the name of one of France’s historic provinces (in what is now called Dordogne), but its history goes back far beyond its name — all the way back to prehistory! This is where you’ll find evidence of early mankind: cave p ...

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A Short Escape Along the Dordogne River

4 Day(s)
Easy
Self-guided

Dordogne is the perfect getaway for a long week-end of relaxation, stress-free biking, and exceptional cuisine. If you’re making your rounds in France, you’ll find our short escape is a great way to enjoy some face time with southwestern ...

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Perigord and Quercy For Avid Riders

8 Day(s)
Adv-Challenging
475 km
avg 79 Km
Self-guided

Looking to log quality miles on quiet back roads through incredible scenery? Look no further than Quercy and Périgord and our challenging itinerary that includes some of the best-known medieval and prehistoric sites in the region.

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Upper Quercy's Gems

8 Day(s)
Easy
180 km
avg 30 Km
Self-guided

Like Périgord, Quercy is a historic province of France — the region now belongs to multiple départements. Quercy’s defining features are the causses, or limestone plateaus, formed by centuries of wear and tear from the local rivers. Some ...

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Along The Dordogne And Lot Rivers

8 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
205 km
avg 34 Km
Self-guided

From Sarlat in the heart of Périgord to Cahors, the capital of Lot, each day you cycle along the Dordogne and Lot Rivers is certain to delight. Some of the best-preserved prehistoric cave paintings can be found in Périgord, and some are still open to ...

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Córdoba to Granada: Historic and Sunny Andalucia

7 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
300 km
avg 60 Km
Self-guided

‘Dazzling’ is perhaps the best word to describe the Spanish region of Andalucia. Nature has painted a masterpiece with an intense palette of wildflowers, shadow-dappled mountains, and patchwork fields of olive trees. Over the centuries, a ...

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Andalucia Jewels: Granada to Ronda

7 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
250 km
avg 50 Km
Self-guided

Throughout the ages, Andalucia has seduced countless artists and charmed innumerable visitors with her tantalizing Technicolor landscapes, incredible relics of antiquity, and summery, sunny climes. From Granada — admittedly Andalucia’s mo ...

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