Lionheart Odyssey - Venice to Paris

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29 Day(s)
2499 Km
Guided

Description

Richard the Lionheart is remembered as an iconic hero of the English-speaking world. It is little known, however, that he didn’t speak English, hated living in England and at one stage said: “I would sell London if I could find a buyer!” Our Lionheart tour promises to provide us with some of the best riding and history yet, adventuring from Italy, into Austria, Germany and finally France.

When defeated fighting in The Crusades in the Middle East, Lionheart was returning home to France when he was shipwrecked just off Venice in 1192. It is in this stunning city where we start to follow in his footsteps. Heading north be ready to hit some serious mountains through the spectacular Dolomites and Austrian Alps. We will ride some of the most famous passes in Europe, and on to Vienna, where Lionheart was captured.

Make your way along the banks of the Danube River, and tough it again through the Austrian Alps and Bavarian Germany. See for yourself the fortresses where Lionheart was held captive and visit a few of Europe's absolute best castles. While being immersed in the culture of these diverse and fantastic regions, work up an appetite to experience the mouth-watering delights they offer. Then take it to another amazing level, when you hit France and ride through the vineyard-clad rolling hills of the Alsace, Burgundy and follow Richard's heart (literally - just his heart was found just north on the Seine!) to Paris.

This tour undeniably encompasses some of the most beautiful riding routes, scrumptious food and wine regions, and spectacular castles of all Europe.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Austria|France|Germany|Italy
Region:
Burgundy|Grand Est|Loire|Nouvelle Aquitaine|Piedmont Aosta & Liguria|Veneto South Tyrol-Trentino Fruili
From:
Venice

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
29 Days
Terrain:
On-road|(Some) Hills|Big climbs
Theme:
Historical
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 11300

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
2499 Km
Month(s):
June
Departure:
6-Jun-19

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

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 specialist to excite the mind.
Latest technology in navigation and tracking - each rider will have a user friendly GPS device.

Exclusions

Airfares
Personal Insurance
Bike Hire
Personal expenses
Alcohol (we do run an optional wine kitty on tour)

Options

You can do one of two 15-day stages

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