Ride and Seek Bike Tours

For discerning adventurers...

Cycle Touring Company specialising in bike tours that do more than just A to B. Historical journeys and cultural adventures are their speciality.
 
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We pride ourselves on tours, thought out in the greatest detail so the cyclist can not only see and ride some of the greatest roads in Europe but also visit some of the most spectacular sites as well. Providing a cultural insight into the areas we visit both historically and gastronomically is central to what we do.


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Friuli, Italy and Slovenia - The Road less Travelled

8 Day(s)
Easy
224 Km
Guided

This tour perfectly fits our remit of searching out the road less travelled and takes pride and place as our first Ride and Seek Plus initiative in collaboration with Tourissimo. The bike is the central component of this tour but we also incorpora ...

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L'Eroica & Tuscany

4 Day(s)
Moderate
Guided

Conceptualised in 1997, by the visionary Giancarlo Brocci, as a means of protecting Tuscany’s fabled ‘strade bianche’ (white gravel roads) from being paved, the ride can normally only be entered via a lottery system.
We have ...

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Puglia - The Best of Southern Italy

8 Day(s)
Easy
251 Km
Guided

When we decided that we wanted to run a 'relaxing' bike tour in Italy we only really had one destination in mind - Puglia. Situated in the far south of the Italian peninsular the region has all the ingredients you could ever wish for when des ...

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Napoleon Grande Armée - Paris to Saint Petersburg

36 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
3702 Km
Guided

Considering this epic adventure is set across 7 countries and 2 continents this quote is quite apt! The expedition takes us from West to East on the trail of one of history’s most famous conquerors.
Join us on this ride of historical pro ...

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Caesar - London to Rome

33 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
3240 Km
Guided

Split into 2 stages the Caesar tour traverses six countries as we meander our way on a historical, gastronomic and cultural journey across the ages. Crossing waterways, rolling over vine clad hills and taking on mountain passes in the Alps and the Do ...

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Island Discovery - Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily

23 Day(s)
Moderate
1720 Km
Guided

Split into 3 stages, each a week long, the 3 Islands Tour is a journey through the history, food, architecture and traditions of these Mediterranean jewels. The exceptional diversity of the islands is represented through the numerous civilizations an ...

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Hannibal – Across the Alps

16 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1558 Km
avg 111 Km
Guided

Join us on a ride of historical proportions as we ride in the footsteps of Hannibal from Barcelona to Rome. Cycling on some of Europe's most iconic and picturesque bike touring routes through Spain, France and Italy this epic journey has it all. ...

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Mont Ventoux Challenge

4 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
250 Km
Guided

Come and join us at our base in Provence for a chance to take on Mont Ventoux with the Santini Gran Fondo and explore the cultural and gastronomical highlights that make the Vaucluse area so special.

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Vietnam - Untouched

10 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
792 Km
avg 113 Km
Guided

Sharing a border with China this region gives you a glimpse of Vietnam from a bygone age. Until relatively recently the Vietnamese government restricted travel in the area and so it has escaped the impacts associated with mass tourism.

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Simone's Sardinia

8 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
270 Km
Guided

Join us on an all-ability exploration of the southern part of one of the jewels of the Mediterranean – Sardinia. In the company of the inimitable Simone Scalas you’ll experience the essence of cultural immersion as he takes you on a to ...

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Provence - Les Plus Beaux Villages

8 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
288 Km
avg 48 Km
Guided

We have partnered with the organisation that presents the hallowed title of the 'most beautiful villages of France' ('Les plus beaux villages de France'). Thus far there are 157 villages spread across 21 regions that can lay claim to ...

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Provence - Cycling and Yoga

6 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
240 Km
Guided

The idea of running a cycling tour with a yoga element has been in the pipeline for us for a while. The stars finally aligned though with Tania wishing to focus more on her own retreats, and Dylan moving the Ride and Seek base to Provence. The combin ...

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Mallorca Training Week

7 Day(s)
Moderate
480 Km
avg 80 Km
Guided

Mallorca has been on the cycling radar for many years but we resisted the temptation to run a tour there, however our inaugural tour in April 2018 showed us, and our guests, why it is such a popular destination. We have put a Ride and Seek slant o ...

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Tuscany Strade Bianche

8 Day(s)
Moderate
507 Km
Guided

The Strade Bianche tour is our first foray into the world of gravel as we continue to seek out the road less travelled. The hallowed strade bianche (white roads) of Tuscany have featured on our Eroica tours but this is the first time we’ve desi ...

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Samurai – Honshu & Shikoku Island

22 Day(s)
Moderate
1330 Km
Guided

Our Samurai Tour slots perfectly into the Ride and Seek portfolio, as we explore the smallest of Japan's main islands, and immerse ourselves in its spectacular history, culture and landscape.

Our route follows ancient and meanderin ...

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Marco Polo - Venice to Athens

26 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1900 Km
Guided

Join us on our most ambitious project to date following in the footsteps of Marco Polo. The aim is to ride from Venice to Beijing with 7 distinct stages pencilled in. The first of these is running in September 2020 and takes us from Venice (Italy) to ...

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Iron Curtain - Berlin to Budapest

18 Day(s)
Moderate
1595 Km
avg 114 Km
Guided

This Epic cycling adventure includes 5 capitals and 5 distinct cultures connected through a historic period that changed the world. It begins in Berlin where the breaking down of the Wall heralded the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the C ...

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Māori New Zealand - Auckland to Queenstown

24 Day(s)
Moderate
2060 Km
Guided

The Māori New Zealand Cycling Tour crosses the length of this spectacular southern land. The route takes in its highlights across both the North and the South Island. From the thermal wonderland of Rotorua rich with Māori heritage to the Volcano c ...

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Cro Magnon Tour

16 Day(s)
Moderate
1244 Km
avg 104 Km
Guided

Our Cro Magnon tour takes us on a journey into the prehistory as we join the dots between the cave art of Cro Magnon across Southern France. Cro-Magnon refers to the population of early Homo sapiens dating from the Upper Paleolithic Period (c. 40,000 ...

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Conquest of the Moors

12 Day(s)
Moderate
850 Km
Guided

We follow in the footsteps of the ‘Moors’ as we cycle through Al-Andalus from Silves (Portugal) to Cordoba (Spain). The Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsular began in the year 707 and lasted over 700 years and has left an indelible ...

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