Bike tour types

All of our tours include fantastic cycling, history and culture. However to make it easier to choose a tour we have seperated our tours into 2 main categories - Epic and Local Adventures. The difference is in balance in the days events. If you want to ride more, potentially on a historical trail, and stop less then go for Epic Adventures, if you want less cycling and more cultural and historical activities then Local Adventures are the ones for you.

Ride and Seek also run events and a specialized KOM tour designed to get you to the top of the world's highest passes.

Check out the table below for the differences in the tour types:

Epic adventures

Hotels: Mostly 1 night stays at good to excellent hotels
Kms per day: Average of 90km (sag wagon always available)
Cultural Activities: Shorter guided tours, wine tastings, local food experiences, historical background and discussions with trained guides (who double as bike guides). Most activites take place in the afternoon after the days riding although the guides will discuss the history (eg Hanniballic route history as we ride and beforehand each morning or over an aperatif) and the food and wine each night.

Local Adventures

Hotels:  Mostly 2-3 night stays at excellent hotels, or a centre based tour from a single villa or chateau.
Kms per day: Average of 30-60 km per day with options to do more or less.
Cultural Activities: Guided tours, wine tastings, local food experiences, cooking classes, historical background and discussions with trained guides. Activites can take place in morning or afternoon and can are longer in length. The guides will discuss the history and culture in the region each day and the food and wine each night.

Queen/King of the mountains - QOM/KOM

This new tour offers the chance for keen cyclists to climb the highest and most difficult passes all around the world. We provide the support so you concetrate on conquering these often massive climbs and truly become Queen or King of the Mountains!