Epic Experiences – Historical Journeys

Ride with us into history on the road less travelled. For our guests, Epic Experiences provide the opportunity to conquer incredible epic itineraries with unrivalled support. Epic Experiences are immersive multi region journeys. Inspired by specific historical contexts, they are by design adventurous and challenging undertakings.  We were the first company to offer epic, luxury, historical-based cycle tours and we have been busy perfecting every detail since. Our Epic Experience video library 

How do our Epic Experiences differ from the standard cycle tour format?

Hotels: Mostly 1 night stays at best available hotels, focused on boutique stays – castles, monasteries, guest houses. On the multi-stage tours we incorporate a rest day at the end of each week. In this case, we have a two-night stay so you can enjoy your well-earned rest day. On these rest days, we focus on providing accommodation with a location perfect for exploring by foot and excellent facilities for relaxing and preparing for the next tour stage.
Distance per day: Depends on the tour but as a guide, 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


3 Islands – 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: 22 days / 21 Nights made up of 3 stages of one week each


Appalachian – Maine to North Carolina
Description

Our first foray into the USA takes us alongside the Appalachian Trail from New England to North Carolina. A journey that offers some of the finest cycling Stateside with a fascinating long and varied history.

Duration

28 days / 27 nights. This a two stage tour.


Caesar – 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: 33 days / 32 Nights made up of 2 stages of 17 days each


Cro Magnon – Chauvet to Perpignan
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: 17 days I 16 nights split into 2 stages


Conquest of the Moors – Fez to Cordoba
Description

Follow in the footsteps of the 'Moors' as we cycle first in Morocco from Fes to Tangiers. We then cross the Mediterranean to ride through Al-Andalus from Silves (Portugal) to Cordoba (Spain). The Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsular began in the year 707 and lasted over 700 years and has left an indelible mark. Our 22 day journey gives us the chance to explore this remarkable period of European history with the Islamic influence still very apparent across southern Portugal and Spain.

Duration

Epic: 22 days I 21 nights (2 stages)


Hannibal – Across the Alps (10 year Anniversary Epic)
Description

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

Duration

Epic: 20 day / 19 nights made up of 2 stages


Iron Curtain – 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 – 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 – 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

28 days / 27 nights. This a two stage tour.


Napoleon – Paris to Saint Petersburg
Description

Join us on this ride of historical proportions as we ride in the footsteps of Napoleon from Paris to Saint Petersburg. 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: 36 days / 35 Nights made up of 3 stages


Samurai – Honshu & Shikoku Island, Japan
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.


Strzelecki – 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

26 days / 25 nights. This a three stage tour.