Historical, unique and simply an amazing climb. We ride this beautiful road day 3 on Lionheart as we head into the Dolomites. The most testing part of the climb is a stretch of 700m including 7 hairpin turns! During the First World War this road was built to replace a path leading up to the col. Historically […]
Tour History and Pierre Basile, the boy knight and killer of England’s most famous king! – Lionheart Cycling Tour As King Richard the Lionheart lay slowly dying of a gangrenous wound in the Limousin region of France in 1199, he said to his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, pardon the bold boy Pierre Basile! Rolling back […]
Neuschwanstein Castle – the most impressive castle in the world? We also visit some battle worn castles such as where Lionheart himself was imprisoned in Durnstein on the Danube….