What are our tours about?
- Exceptional Cycling - Riding that will exhilarate and challenge you every day as well as taking you across countries and continents.
- Exceptional History - We love a story and we believe this adds so much atmosphere and interest to the journey. We also want your journey with us to be your 'Odyssey' - an epic, historical, unforgettable journey.
- Exceptional Food and Wine - During a challenge you need good food to sustain you and why shouldn't this be as much a pleasure as the ride! There is no better functional and enjoyable window into a culture than through its gastronomy.
- Exceptional Accommodation - High end, unique and memorable. A huge amount of research and thought goes into our lodgings because every evening and nights sleep on tour should be fantastic.
- Exceptional Tour Leader - We design our routes with our Tour Leaders and create a journey which they love and know intimately and so they can give you the best experience possible.
- Exceptional Challenge! - We do enjoy a good day's ride. This isn't to say we don't enjoy cruising through the vineyards in Burgundy, but we do believe the pleasures of life are so much better after a good day in the saddle.
Bike Odyssey is made up of experts in every aspect of the business, so it all runs together perfectly to make exceptional experiences.
We have Historical experts such as historians, archaeologists, and authors on every tour to give context to the route you are following and to make your journey as interesting as possible.
We choose guides who are a step up from the normal. They all have experience and great personalities, but are also sommeliers, bike mechanics, linguists and coaches and will bend over backwards to accommodate you every day. Practicalities are enhanced by having a guest to guide 6:1 ratio. There will be vans and cars supporting the group, no matter how fast or leisurely you want to ride. If you have a flat tyre, want to know how to climb hills more effectively, just want a lift to the top, or stop and get a gelato on the way, there will always be a guide around to help.
The admin team at Bike Odyssey is outstanding and will have you organised in a timely and unflustered fashion every time. We strive to accommodate every need that you have, whether it be travel plans, sleeping arrangements, visas or a list of what to pack! Hotel Managers and Operations Managers on the ground in every continent we tour on ensures smooth tours, no matter what problems arise.