I am delighted to announce that I have teamed up with the excellent Bike Odyssey, a company with history and travel deep in its heart that offers exceptional biking adventures. Bike Odyssey was set up by the historian and TV presenter Sam Wood, who made the BBC documentary On Hannibal’s Trail and has subsequently dedicated his life to cycling in the footsteps of great historical figures.
This autumn I will be joining their Venetians tour, travelling in the footsteps of Marco Polo. We will circumnavigate the Adriatic Sea heading north out of Venice, with its series of islands, marshy lagoons, and intriguing architecture. Come along and see for yourself why people claim this to be the most scenic coastline in the world.
We will experience the charm of the Istria Peninsula, the amazing sunsets of the Dalmatian Islands, and the unique cities of Venice, Split, and Dubrovnik. This odyssey encompasses scenic cycling routes, exquisite local food, wine, cheese, and olive oils, along with amazing UNESCO Cities. Get the real feel from the saddle, and experience why the Venetian Empire lasted for 1100 years.
Along the way I will be sharing stories from my life of travel and adventure and research as well as exploring the history around us: this will be a chance not just to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most fascinating history, but to change the way that you think about the past.