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!

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Normandy Landmarks: D-Day Sites and Mont-Saint-Michel

8 Day(s)
Easy
405 Km
avg 68 Km
Self-guided

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 ...

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Normandy's Peace and War Memorials: From Bayeux to Caen

4 Day(s)
Easy
136 Km
avg 68 Km
Self-guided

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 ...

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King Richard III Electric Bike Holiday

3 Day(s)
Easy
55 Miles
avg 28 Miles
Self-guided

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 ...

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Cottages to stately homes electric bike tour

3 Day(s)
Easy
60 Miles
avg 30 Miles
Self-guided

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.

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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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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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Tour de Provence Roman

7 Day(s)
Moderate
245 Km
avg 49 Km
Guided

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 ...

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Tour de Provence Luberon

7 Day(s)
Moderate
263 Km
avg 53 Km
Guided

Menerbes, Gordes, Roussillon with its ochre cliffs, Vaison-la- Romaine and its Roman bridge – all will enthrall you, as will the earthly delights of the wineries of Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise. Dine on seafood from the Mediterranean, lamb fr ...

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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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Lot Valley, Vistas and Villages

6 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
200 Km
avg 40 Km
Self-guided

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 ...

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Bridge Over the River Kwai

3 Day(s)
Moderate
109 Km
avg 36 Km
Hosted

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 ...

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Captivating Crete

9 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
368 Km
avg 46 Km
Guided

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 ...

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Greece's Sacred Sites

12 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
676 Km
avg 68 Km
Guided

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 ...

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Saronic Islands & Antiquties

8 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
279 Km
avg 35 Km
Guided

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 ...

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