Hannibal Odyssey Stage 1

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10 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
770 Km
Guided

BARCELONA -> CARCASSONNE -> AVIGNON

Explore Barcelona, the city which never sleeps
Start the tour by descending from the Montseny National Park at 1000m elevation all the way down to the Mediterranean!
Exceptional Catalonian hilltowns as we ride north towards the lower Pyrenees.
Experience the essence of the road less travelled as we cycle tour through Cathar country past Chateau Queribus and Peyrepertuse.
NEW IN 2019 - Rest day at, and tour of, stunning Carcassonne (Pyrenean group joins)
NEW IN 2019 - Villeneuve-les-Avignon - an idyllic location to prepare for the Alps
A gastronomic Odyssey as we traverse from Catalonian Spain over the Pyrenees through southern France.
A wine connoisseurs dream as we ride between the vines of some of European's great wine producers.

We created this route for the BBC back in 2009 and have run this tour since 2012 - it is an amazing journey. However, it was time for an update so we have reviewed, re-shaped, revamped and rescouted every section of the journey - routes, restaurants, sites and experience. There are better locations to visit, better roads to ride, better rest day, more optional cycling challenges and lastly, better history - in consultation with the L'Association HANNIBAL BARCA we have adjusted our route - we now ride ever closer to Hannibal's route - our Apennine crossing now reflects this and as ever you will have archaeologist Sam Wood's Hannibalic story telling to accompany your journey.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
France|Spain
Region:
Occitanie|Provence|Catalonia
From:
Barcelona
To:
Avignon

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
10 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Terrain:
On-road only|Hills|Big climbs
Tour Type:
Road Bike
Theme:
History
More Options:
Non-rider program
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 3700

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
770 Km
Month(s):
August|September
Departure:
24th Aug 2019 31st Aug 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: €65 per night

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)

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