The Hannibal Odyssey - Barcelona to Rome

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29 Day(s)
2870 Km
Guided

Join Sam Wood, archaeologist and creator of this ride of epic proportions as we cycle in the footsteps of Hannibal, one of history’s greatest military commanders. From Barcelona to Rome, cycle on some of Europe’s most beautiful and breath taking bike routes and infamous climbs. Dive into the diverse gastronomy of Spain, France and Italy, cultures famous for their cuisine. Sommeliers, picnics sourced from local fromageries, boulangeries and boucheries, and hand picked restaurants will excite your taste buds daily.

Immerse yourself in the landscape, history and culture of the places we visit as we ride this inspirational trail. The terrain is best seen from the small roads we hand pick, maximising cycling pleasure and safety. Staying in monasteries, castles and agriturismi you will relax and refresh each evening in unique and exceptionally interesting places with a masseuse on hand.

Conceptualised by Australian Sam Wood, Roman archaeologist, BBC documentary presenter. Sam created and has guided this tour for the past five years. Discover from the saddle why Hannibal’s invasion of Rome in 218 BC was a major turning point in history. Take a look at 'On Hannibal's Trail' to see first hand why Sam loved this trip and why he wanted to take others to experience it.


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Tour Location

Country:
France|Italy|Spain
Region:
Occitanie|Provence|Lazio Abruzzo Umbria Molise & Marche|Piedmont Aosta & Liguria|Tuscany|Catalonia
From:
Barcelona
To:
Rome

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
29 Days
Terrain:
(Some) Hills|Big climbs
Tour Type:
Road Bike
Theme:
Historical
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
AUD 11300

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
2870 Km
Month(s):
August|September
Departure:
24-Aug-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 join one of two stages for a shorter tour

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