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The Hannibal Bike Tour Book

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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 […]

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Bike Odyssey Origins

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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, […]

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What to look for in a guided cycle tour

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What to Look for in a Guided Cycle Tour Around Europe, South America and Australia In 2018, with more healthy and active travellers than ever, guided cycle tours are an especially enticing option. There are a plethora of companies out there, and if you are in the market for a high-quality tour, it can be hard […]

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Explore Europe with a guided Bicycle tour

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Architecture, Islands and Breathtaking Landscapes – Explore Europe with a guided Bicycle tour Europe is at the top of most people’s travel list. At Bike Odyssey, we believe that a bicycle tour is the best way to see different areas of Europe in a unique, insightful and memorable way. While it is common to do […]

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Clash of Empires – Ben Kane

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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 […]

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What equipment is best for cycle touring?

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Best Cycle Touring Equipment A large contributor to any successful bike ride isn’t just the location, but the bike you do it on. At Bike Odyssey, our industry-leading cycle touring experience is designed around the very best equipment, all of which is used to ensure that you get the absolute most out of your tour. Whether […]

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Top 3 Cycle Touring Destinations

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The Best Cycle Tour Destinations Search for cycle tours on the Internet, and you will be exposed to hundreds of different companies conducting tours all around the world. They are all different and involve different countries, cities, landscapes and interactions. At Bike Odyssey, we offer cycle tours in locations we believe to be the very […]

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Bicycle touring without panniers, why it is better.

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Sam Wood, founder of Bike Odyssey’s incredible Bicycle Tours and Roman Archaeologist, always wanted to ride the route of his all-time favourite historic commander – Hannibal Barca. So, with his brothers, he proposed to the BBC to make this journey on bikes and film it as a documentary. The Beeb loved the idea and sent a film crew along making a six-part documentary with the trio riding from Barcelona to Rome. There is one major major difference about the trip he did though and the Hannibal bicycle tour he runs for others – comfort.