Bike tours with a history theme
Many tours visit historical sites and may even give some insights, however the following tours specialise in and take pride in their history. They are definitely bike tours but the focus is usually more on history than cycling. Often accompanied by a historian, archaeologist or other expert, you'll learn heaps and enjoy it all from a bike!
National Forest Heritage Trail
Cycling through gorgeous countryside, your cycling holiday will take you to some of the historical highlights of the area. A visit to the National Trust properties of Stoneywell and Calke Abbey, together with a trip to the 1620's house, will p ...
Allies stage 2 Ypres - Bastogne - Moselle - Rhine
A Merckxian post Ypres roll through Flanders covering many roads of the famed Tour de Flanders - again the scenery is spectacular!
WWI history in depth. The Fields of Flanders and Ypres. Listen to the eerie Last Post which has been played a ...
Allies stage 1 Mont St Michel - Amiens - Ypres
Astonishing Mont Saint-Michel which rises out of the ocean like a fairytale castle. We take a behind the scenes tour here before our departure on this historic Odyssey.
Normandy, Picardy, all of Northern France! Beautiful countryside, tiny ...
Allies - Normandy to the Rhine
We start our Allies Odyssey with the tide out! Rolling across the bridge from Mont St Michel to mainland Normandy, our trail is historic and relaxed as this Odyssey takes in more forgiving terrain and less kms per day (average 55km) giving us time ...
Hannibal stage 3 - Gavi to Rome
Italy's most renown regions - Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
Sleep through history with castles, monasteries and borgo’s among our accommodation choices.
Fiesole and the capital of Renaissance Ita ...
Hannibal Across the Pyrenees
A true climber's start to Hannibal as we take on the best the Pyrenees has to offer - Col de Pourtalet, Col d'Aubisque, Col du Soulor, Col du Tourmalet, Col d’Aspin & Col de Peyresourde.
Spectacular scenery throughout ...
The Odyssey stage 3 - Athens to Ithaca
In Stage 3 we will be exploring mainland Greece for the first 10 days, but don't worry, we will board a boat again as we finish with the irresistible Ionian Islands - famous for their cycling pedigree, history and beauty! Although one of our f ...
The Odyssey stage 2 - Rhodes to Athens
Stage 2 is an island hopping adventure taking in the very best of Greek Island living. From the Dodecanese, Cyclades, Crete and into Athens this is a magical time on bike and boat! We start on Rhodes, which abounds in beaches, wooded valleys and a ...
The Odyssey stage 1 - Istanbul to Rhodes
From the soaring Byzantine dome of the Aya Sofya in Istanbul, and across the glittering island studded Mediterranean. 'The Odyssey' is true to its origins (besides its 10 year duration!) and the modern day definition of the word. Stage 1 s ...
The Odyssey - Istanbul to Ithaca
From the soaring Byzantine dome of the Aya Sofya in Istanbul, across the glittering island studded Mediterranean, to Odysseus´ home Ithaca in the Ionian Islands. 'The Odyssey' is true to its origins (besides its 10 year duration!) an ...
Venetians - Venice to Dubrovnik
Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world with its unique architecture, bustling canals, and magical feel. The Venetian Empire lasted just over 1100 years: 697 - 1797. The location of Venice spurred creativity, imagination and explorati ...
Hannibal stage 1 - Barcelona to 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 ...
Lionheart stage 2 - Salzburg to Paris
Explore Europe's number 1 best castle - Neuschwanstein.
Climb to the Eagle's Nest - Hitler's retreat in the mountains, take on the Kitzhbuhler Horn and roll through Tyrol one of the most beautiful regions in Europe.
Lionheart stage 1 - Venice to Salzburg
Start in Venice, Europe's most famous city of canals.
Ride into Prosecco country, vine clad hills, beautiful Italian villas and an excellent foodies send off!
Ride the best of the Dolomites - the Sella Ronda, Passo Giau, Falzerag ...
Lionheart - Venice to Paris
It is little known, however, that he didn’t speak English, hated living in England and at one stage said: “I would sell London if I could find a buyer!” Our Lionheart tour promises to provide us with some of the best riding and h ...
Hannibal - Barcelona to Rome
Cycle from Spain to France and into Italy in the footsteps of Hannibal, one of history’s greatest military commanders. From Barcelona to Rome, experience some of Europe’s most beautiful and breathtaking routes and infamous climbs. Dive ...
Che - South America Cycling Tour
Join us for this epic adventure as we soar into the dizzy heights of ‘Los Andes’ and their untamed beauty and explore Che Guevara’s dusty trails set some sixty years before our tentative and excited scouting.
Hannibal stage 2 - Avignon to 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 thro ...
Che stage 1 - Bariloche to Lonquimay
Triple crossing the World’s second highest mountain range - The Andes!
Gaze up at Volcan Villarrica, one of Chile's most awesome sights
The 7 Lakes Road in Argentina - without doubt, one of the best cycling roads in the wor ...
Che stage 2 - Lonquimay to Santiago
Take a leisurely stroll on a beach to visit the incredible Piedra de la Iglesia (the church rock), or the equally impressive Arco de los Amorados (lover’s arc)
Roll along the stunningly rugged Pacific coast with its beautiful arc ...