We are very proud to announce that our Allies – Normandy to The Rhine and Othello – Marrakech to Porto have both been listed in Outside Magazine’s Trips of the Year 2020 (and 2021)! Read our excerpt of the article below.
I am writing this to you from Córdoba in southern Spain. Bruno and I are scouting for our Othello 2021 Odyssey from Marrakech to Porto. The streets are certainly quiet! But this of all cities tells a historical lesson about what the world is going through and what may be ahead.
It is on again, the 8th Berry Challenge. This year another new circuit!
Isn’t history dead? Why do you think it’s important?
History helps us understand who we are, why we behave as we do, and why we live in the world that we do – the modern world that we have created. The past is not inhabited with strangers but our relatives – people just like us who are waiting to be discovered and hoping to be understood. All you’ve got to do is to look in the right places and to ask the right questions and it’ll change the way that you think about the past – and the present – forever.
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.
One of them, the one I imagine Max Hofman will be leading goes to St. Sixtus monastery. Here they brew Westvleteren 12, a Trappist Ale that has consistently been voted the best tasting beer in the world!
John Montagner has literally ridden half way around the earth with us (or a full circumference of Mars!). He has ridden over 20,000km and climbed over 250,000 vertical metres!
This has been over 9 Odysseys including Lionheart,Tasmania,Che and two Hannibals!
As when we set out with Bike Odyssey, our focus remains the same – quality over quantity. We don’t have ambition to be a huge company which runs hundreds of tours a year – our aim is to run a limited amount of high quality Odysseys. So, a maximum of 5 Odysseys a year which we will run exceptionally is our modus operandi.
If you enjoy your podcasts, Sam was interviewed this morning by Dianne Jenkins of The Outspoken Cyclist Podcast.