Bike Odyssey founder Sam Wood comes from a very different background to most bike tour operators. From cycling for the BBC to directing archaeological excavations around the world he brings a unique angle to Bike Odyssey’s touring portfolio.
The Hannibal bike is an amazing journey. Having lived and breathed Hannibal for 20+ years, from university study to research at the British Museum to documentary making with the BBC and obviously running this journey as a tour for the last 7 years it made sense to step back and take a fresh look and we […]
Thanks to Chris Jallard, our pro photographer, for such an amazing job on this 900 photo, stunningly put together 2017 Hannibal Bike Tour Book keepsake. We are making these for all our tours now. They are exceptional mementoes of exceptional Odysseys! These Tour Books (and they are genuine books!) contain photos from every day, photos of […]
The Origin Of Bike Odyssey Where did it all begin? I think it’s fair to say that Bike Odyssey mastermind Sam Wood’s original inspiration for his bicycle touring company came in the mid-1980s. During those important formative years the seeds that would create this epic history based cycling adventure extravaganza were sown. I should know, […]
Congratulations Ben Kane on your new book Clash of Empires and thanks for the copy and the dedication, I am looking forward to reading it! Ben will be joining our Venetians – Venice to Dubrovnik tour this October. Some of the action in this, his latest book, takes place in Croatia so we are very much looking […]
Every cycle touring company claims to be unique. To be honest, it gets a little boring when everyone claims their guides are the best, their routes are the best, their hotels are the best, their food and wine is the best and you guessed it their bikes are the best! We have consistently tried to […]