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.
National Geographic Traveller, in their December/ January Issue discuss tours of the future and the use of technology on tour.
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 […]
Would you like to experience one of our cycling Odysseys but think they are too hard? More and more we are seeing friends and couples who want to holiday together, but are not on the same level of cycling fitness, ability or fanaticism! Or individuals who want to Odyssey but just want a little assistance…. We want […]
In 2018 we are updating the Hannibal – Barcelona to Rome Bike Tour. After 7 years of running this cycling odyssey and with 2019 being the 10 year anniversary of riding this journey for the BBC it seems to be the perfect time to take a step back and look carefully at every aspect of […]
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 […]
Tour History and Hannibal gets a look in as I’ve just moved to Barcelona! There is a theory that Barcelona is actually named after Hannibal’s adopted ‘family’ name Barca (coined the ‘Barcids’ by modern writers. In general Carthaginians only had one name and the options seemed in short supply!
Tour History – Hannibal is in the news for the first time in 2000 years due to some horse poo being found on one of the passes over Alps! So for literally hundreds of years people argued over where Hannibal crossed the Alps.
Tour History – Hannibal and the bloodiest battle ever in history …Cannae. A slightly horrific way to start the New Year… A day when 70,000 men were killed….this figure stands as the most men killed in a single day’s battle, the equivalent of the nuclear bomb’s death toll at Hiroshima and this was all hand to hand combat.
Tour History – Hannibal and his Elephants…over the Alps…. Hannibal is best known for crossing Europe’s biggest mountain chain, the Alps, into Italy with about fifty thousand men and forty elephants.