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!
Normandy Landmarks: D-Day Sites and Mont-Saint-Michel
Using our many years of bike touring experience, we designed this tour to include some of the world’s greatest historic landmarks. Beginning in Bayeux and finishing in the shadows of Mont-Saint Michel, this eight-day bicycle tour lets you ex ...
Normandy's Peace and War Memorials: From Bayeux to Caen
We arranged a short bicycle tour in honor of D-Day’s 70th anniversary, and it was so well received, we’re keeping it to honor every anniversary to come. Beginning in Bayeux and ending in Caen, this 4-day bicycle tour allows you to visi ...
King Richard III Electric Bike Holiday
A 2 night self-guided electric bike holiday, starting at Bosworth Battlefield and cycling through beautiful and varied English countryside to the King Richard III visitor centre. Other highlights of this electric bike tour include the National Tru ...
Cottages to stately homes electric bike tour
A self-guided 2 night electric bike holiday following quiet tracks and lanes through the National Forest. Highlights include 2 National Trust properties, the Arts and Crafts Stoneywell House and Calke Abbey, a grand country house estate.
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 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. ...
Tour de Provence Roman
But this tour is also ideal for the French historians and cultural zealots. The Tour de Provence Roman, as the name suggests, is a cycling holiday in Provence France that traces the very early history of region, visiting famous historic towns i ...
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 ...
Lot Valley, Vistas and Villages
Escape from the rest of the world into a tranquil tapestry of quiet country lanes, fields of whispering barley and meadows full of wild flowers in every hue.Cycle along quiet river valleys winding your way past the abundant vineyards and through p ...
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Explore the Thai-Burma Railway and Bridge Over the River Kwai while cycling to ancient temples through the friendly countryside around Kanchanaburi. The trip includes a special dawn service ceremony and visit to historical sites to commemorate those ...
Minoans ruins are the focal point of the Captivating Crete tour. For 8 days we combine truly joyous rural cycling with exploration of a new Minoan site practically every day. As the first civilization on European soil, the Minoans left exceptional fr ...
Greece's Sacred Sites
Outside magazine named our Sacred Sites tour one of the “6 Best Cycling Tours in Europe. “Lonely Planet named the Peloponnese peninsula the #1 European destination in 2016. No one comes to Greece without paying homage to ...
Saronic Islands & Antiquties
In the southeastern Peloponnese Peninsula is found the Argo Saronic region where everything encourages you to pedal at a gradual pace, or siga siga (slow, slow) as the Greeks say. We bicycle, swim, smell the lemons, shop for quality souvenirs a ...
Corinthia with a Cycling Archaeologist
There are many archaeology tours in Greece, but Cycle Corinthia is the first and only such tour with a cycling archaeologist. The star of our tour, Brady Kiesling, is an ardent biker and archaeologist living in Greece who combines two loves by cyclin ...