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.
Our new Hannibal 2019 Journey video is here!
Ben’s new action packed novel ‘Lionheart’, will be on the shelves May 2020 and in June he will be riding with us on the bike tour of the same name!
Venice is like a fish, check it on a map, it looks like a big sole laid on the sea bottom. Why did this fish arrive till here to rest..Venice has always or nearly existed as you see it now. Since the dawn of time it sailed to harbours, rivers (…). On the map the bridge which connects the city to the land (Ponte della Libertà) looks like a fishing line: it seems like Venice took the bait.
Often on tour riders take a liking to an aperitif which becomes connected indelibly with the journey. In the past this has been an Aperol Spritz or in South America the Pisco Sour…now Hannibal has its very own historically linked drink – I can’t believe I never found it before! Great researching Joanna Wakefield and Jose Sanchez! Licor 43 and the historical story of the drink’s origins, supposedly go like this….
How to get from Venice Airport to the Lido to start your Bike Tour
As the 100km crew started to come through we were able to catch the tail. Jet streaming alongside cows meandering and munching tall verdant grass in the paddocks. The whippets kept up the pacey stretch, punching into the headwinds. Sharp turn left and respite. As the caffeine and sugars started to deminish their effectiveness. The beauty of Back Forest riding alongside a winding Broughton Creek took away the growling concerns.