Hannibal – Across the Alps

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

A cycling expedition 2200 years in the making

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. Divided into 2 stages the Hannibal tour takes in some of the finest cycling you could ever wish to find. Picture postcard views abound as we traverse some of the iconic climbs of the Grand Tours, roll through the vineyards of the Languedoc, Provence, Piedmont and Tuscany, and sample the delights of the diverse gastronomy to be found along the route.

Experience total immersion into the landscape, history and culture of the places we visit as we ride this inspirational iconic trail on the road less travelled. Discover from the saddle why Hannibal's invasion of Rome in 218 BC was a major turning point in history. This was the clash of the ancient superpowers. If Hannibal had been victorious against Rome our world today would be completely different. The Western world wouldn't have Rome at its origins, rather a Middle Eastern colony based in North Africa!

The Hannibal Epic is divided into 2 distinct stages and you can choose to do either of them or both.  At the end of every week we offer a ‘rest’ day. The official change over day is at the end of the first stage. On the rest and changeover days we try to stay in interesting towns which have all the practical facilities available (laundromat, ATM’s etc).  This doesn’t mean that you cannot take a rest any other day! The van is always available.


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Tour Location

Country:
France|Italy|Spain
Region:
Occitanie|Provence|Piedmont Aosta & Liguria|Catalonia
From:
Barcelona
To:
Alba

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
16 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Terrain:
On-road
Theme:
History
More Options:
Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 6230

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1558 Km
Riding Days:
14
Month(s):
September
Departure:
8th Sep 2019 30th Aug 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Booking Conditions:

Deposit of €1000 (or your local currency equivalent)

Inclusions

Accommodation
Meals
Two or more first class guides, van support, all shuttles, private tours and tastings, 2 picnic lunches, original itineraries on the road less travelled, trip literature, super snacks during the day and luggage transfers

Exclusions

One ‘Dinner on your Own’ when you are sent forth alone on your own culinary journey
Airfares
Insurance
Personal items when you are on the tour

Options

Hannibal Stage 1 – Barcelona to Avignon - 9 days - 825km - August 30 2020 - €3675
Hannibal Stage 2 – Avignon to Alba - 8 days - 733km - Sept 7 2020 -€3265

Bike hire
Wine kitty

Additional Info

[Editor's note: For a first hand experience of this awesome tour, please check out A Taste of Hannibal.]

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