Extra Loop

The Alternate Road….

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Chambord-Castle-lionheart bike tour

Our cycling tours are odysseys – historic and challenging. We want to give riders the excitement, adventure and trip of their lives. Saying that, we also want you to be able to appreciate the places in full which we are peddling through. I know some of you out there want to ride every single metre […]

History

Tour history and The Eagle’s Nest….

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On our bike tours, we love history, food and a good aperitif and we certainly have our tour ‘themes’. However, as with so many parts of the world,   there is so much depth in the history as you travel through these amazing territories. One of our riders (thanks, Tony!) said to me that he had […]

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Passo San Boldo

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Historical, unique and simply an amazing climb. We ride this beautiful road day 3 on Lionheart as we head into the Dolomites. The most testing part of the climb is a stretch of 700m including 7 hairpin turns! During the First World War this road was built to replace a path leading up to the col. Historically […]

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Lionheart Cycling Tours Rich History

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Tour History and Pierre Basile, the boy knight and killer of England’s most famous king! – Lionheart Cycling Tour As King Richard the Lionheart lay slowly dying of a gangrenous wound in the Limousin region of France in 1199, he said to his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, pardon the bold boy Pierre Basile! Rolling back […]