Epic and Mini Epic Cycling Adventure Tours

Ride with us into history on the road less travelled on one of our epic or mini epic cycling adventure tours. For our guests, Ride and Seek’s multi-day bike tours offer the opportunity to conquer vast distances with epic itineraries and unrivalled support. Our epic and mini epic cycling holidays are immersive multi-region journeys, spanning distances and beautiful regions many haven’t dreamed of. Inspired by specific historical contexts, they are by design adventurous and challenging undertakings. We were the first company to offer epic, luxury, historical-based cycling adventure tours and we have been busy perfecting every detail since. Check out our epic experience video library and please get in touch if you have any questions.

How do our Adventure Cycling Holidays Differ From the Standard Cycle Tour Format?

Hotels: Mostly 1-night stays at best available hotels, castles, monasteries, guest houses.

Rest days: On the multi-stage bike tours we incorporate a rest day at the end of each week.

Distance per day: Depends on the tour but 100km(60 miles) per day is the standard benchmark.

Grading: The Epic Experiences are classed as being between 2 and 4 espresso cups, based on our espresso grading system.

Browse the range of adventure cycling holidays below or delve a little deeper by checking out our Cycling Tours in Europe or our Cycling Tours in Australia.

Browse Our Epic Multi Day Bike Tours Below


3 Islands European Bike Tour – Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily
Description

Split into 3 stages, each a week long on the islands of Corsica, Sardina and Sicily, The Phoenicians Tour is a journey through the history, food, architecture and traditions of these Mediterranean jewels. We ride from North to South from Corsica, home of Napoleon, to Sardinia and Sicily. The Mediterranean charm is truly at the heart of this tour.

Duration

Epic: 25 days / 24 Nights made up of 3 stages


Bolivar – Bogota to Cartagena, Colombian Cycling Tour
Description

Embark on our challenging Colombian cycling tour that features plenty of climbing and the iconic Alto de Letras climb. However, beyond the hills, experience cultural immersion in Bogota & Medellin, colonial charm in Villa de Leyva, coffee delights in the Coffee Triangle, and coastal beauty in Cartagena. This well-rounded adventure combines diverse landscapes, history, and thrilling cycling experiences.

Duration

17 days / 16 nights


Caesar European Cycling Trip from London to Rome
Description

Split into 2 stages the Caesar tour traverses five countries on a historical, gastronomic and cultural journey from London to Rome. Crossing waterways, rolling over vine clad hills and taking on mountain passes in the Alps and the Dolomites we head towards the Rubicon and beyond. Our final destination is the Eternal city of Rome.

Duration

Epic: 37 days / 36 Nights made up of 2 stages


Cro Magnon French Bike Tour from Lyon to Bordeaux
Description

A journey into pre-history as we join the dots between the cave sites of Chauvet, Lascaux and Tautavel on a cycling adventure for the ages. Our Cro Magnon tour provides a wonderful chance to delve into the fascinating subject of human evolution whilst offering a wonderful sensory bike ride across Southern France.

Duration

Epic: 20 days I 19 nights


Hannibal – Classic Climbs
Description

Join us on a ride of historical proportions as we ride in the footsteps of Hannibal from Biarritz to Alba. Cycling on some of Europe’s most iconic and picturesque bike touring routes through France and Italy this epic journey has it all.

Duration

Epic: 23 days / 22 nights made up of 2 stages


Iron Curtain European Bike Tour from Berlin to Budapest
Description

Join us as we explore some of Europe's more recent history as we travel along the best cycling routes Europe has to offer. Start in Berlin where you can still feel the history, a city divided by the Iron Curtain. Then cycle south through Bavaria and onto Prague, follow the Danube River into Vienna, Brastiva and right to our finish; Budapest, the jewel of Hungry.

Duration

18 days / 17 nights. This a two stage tour.


Māori New Zealand Tour from Auckland to Queenstown
Description

Māori New Zealand crosses the length of this spectacular southern land. The route takes in its highlights across both the North and the South Island. From the thermal wonderland of Rotorua rich with Māori heritage to the Volcano country surrounding Tongariro National Park. From the wild West coast with its pristine nature to the stunning Southern Alps our first Epic Adventure foray into the southern hemisphere ticks all the boxes.

Duration

24 days / 23 nights. This a two stage tour.


Marco Polo Biking Tour from Venice to Athens
Description

Our ultimate adventure follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Venice to Beijing. The first leg of our tour takes us from Venice to Athens and is split into two distinct stages. The first stage takes us from Venice to Croatia and then down the Dalmation coast to its conclusion in the magical city of Dubrovnik. From here we leave the beaten path and head down through Montenegro and Albania before traversing southern Greece to Athens.

Duration

30 days / 29 nights. This a two stage tour.


Napoleon Cycling Tour from Paris to Tallinn
Description

Join us on this ride of historical proportions as we ride in the footsteps of Napoleon from Paris to Tallinn. Divided into 3 stages the Napoleon tour is an exploratory epic ranging the length of Europe into the cultural heart of Russia following in the footsteps of Napoleon’s near 700,000 strong Grande Armée.

Duration

Epic: 37 days / 36 Nights made up of 3 stages


Norsemen – Tromsø to Bergen, Norway
Description

A two-stage tour that starts above the Arctic Circle in the spectacular Lofoten Islands and then takes us from Trondheim to Bergen. The Norsemen provides the historical context for your Norwegian adventure.

Duration

24 days (23 nights)


Reconquista Tour – Cordoba to Fez
Description

Embark on a transformative bike tour from Cordoba to Fez, threading through the tapestry of the Reconquista's history. Pedal across borders, reliving battles and culture, unveiling the enduring narrative of conquest and coexistence.

Duration

Epic: 27 days I 26 nights (2 stages)


Samurai Japanese Bike Tour – Honshu & Shikoku Islands
Description

Join us in the Land of the Rising Sun to explore the least populated corners of Japan. Ancient Samurai roads, sacred Pilgrim routes and an immersion into a unique culture and gastronomy make Japan the perfect cycling destination.

Duration

22 days / 21 nights. This a two stage tour + 1 additional stage in the Fall edition


Strzelecki Australian Cycling Tour from Sydney to Hobart
Description

A cycling adventure through the Australian Alps and the mountains of Tasmania following in the footsteps of Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki from Sydney to Hobart. Our route covers stunning coastal routes, native forests, vineyards and the highest peak in Australia that was named by Strzelecki, Mt Kosciuszko.

Duration

27 days / 26 nights. This a three stage tour.


Sultans Trail – Venice to Istanbul
Description

Embark on the epic journey from Venice to Istanbul along the Sultan's Trail, spanning eight countries. Traverse diverse landscapes, delve into rich history, and immerse yourself in vibrant cultures along the way. This remarkable adventure promises to be an unforgettable odyssey.

Duration

30 days / 29 nights made up of 2 stages


Mallorca Escape
Description

A Ride and Seek style training week on the cycling mecca of Mallorca. We search out the road less travelled on this beautiful and diverse island. By using two hotels we get to explore the range of the island and with our usual focus on cultural and gastronomic immersion offer a variation on the standard one-dimensional training format.

Duration

7 days / 6 nights