Hannibal Odyssey Stage 2

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10 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
786 Km
Guided

AVIGNON -> LA GRAVE -> GAVI

Start in UNESCO heritage listed Avignon, once home to the Popes and location of the stunning Papal Palace.
Ride into the Alps on Hannibal's trail and find out why and how he crossed this immense mountain range.
Iconic climbs through the Alps - Mont Ventoux, Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Col d'Izoard and now NEW IN 2019, the option of Col du Télégraphe, Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon.
NEW IN 2019 an interlude in the stunning 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' La Grave and one of our favourite hotels with access to some of the best riding in the Alps and also one of its best wine lists!
NEW IN 2019 - Michelin Star dining in the Alps then ascend France's Col Agnel (2744m) and then descend 50km down into Italy!
Follow the tire tracks of the greatest Italian cyclist, Fausto Coppi through the Langhe and Monferrato
Ride the stunning ridge lines of the Langhe hills through some of Italy’s most prestigious vineyards and NEW IN 2019 stay in our most popular hotel on tour for an extra night on our rest day - the spectacular Villa Sparina

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|Italy
Region:
Provence|Piedmont Aosta & Liguria
From:
Avignon
To:
Gavi

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
10 Days
Level:
Adv/Challenging
Terrain:
On-road|Hills
Tour Type:
Road Bike
Theme:
History
More Options:
Non-rider program|Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 3700

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
786 Km
Month(s):
September
Departure:
2nd Sep 2019
9th Sep 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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