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 ...
King Richard III Electric Bike Holiday
On this electric bike holiday you visit the atmospheric Bosworth Battlefield, as well as the new King Richard III Visitor Centre in the centre of Leicester. On August 1485 King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth and his body taken to ...
Cottages to stately homes electric bike tour
Cycling along quiet country lanes and cycle paths, distances have been kept short enough to allow plenty of time to enjoy the many sights and changing scenery on this 2 night electric bike holiday. This electric bike holiday can be lengthened if r ...
Napoleon Grande Armée - Paris to Saint Petersburg
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 ...
Caesar - London to Rome
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 ...
Hannibal – Across the Alps
Join us on a ride of historical proportions as we ride in the footsteps of Hannibal from Barcelona to Gavi. Cycling on some of Europe’s most iconic and picturesque bike touring routes through Spain, France, and Italy this epic journey takes on ...
Cro Magnon Tour
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 ...
Tasmania - Hobart to Launceston
Australia’s island state of Tasmania is full of contrasts; from white deserted beaches to rugged mountains and rainforests, wild rivers, and historic villages. More than 42% of the state is National Park and much of that is World Heritage li ...
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 stage 1 - Pyrenees to Avignon
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 ...