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Why Us? What makes the Hannibal Tour one of the world's great rides?

We would love to have you on Hannibal 2013.  We think it is one of the world's greatest rides but don't just take our word for it.


Choose to take on the whole Epic or just pick one of the 3 stages. Here's a few comments from guests on Hannibal 2012 -

"The Epic Experience! Nothing I have ever done previously comes close to Hannibal. The combination of great people, the best alpine rides in Europe and some of the best food and wine in the world, what is not to like! All that and you get to say, I did that!"
- John Keppel (Stage 2)

"Dylan and Sam did a faultless job running the tour – from the hotels to the food, the support, the hire bikes and the incredible history of Hannibal along the way, I cannot imagine how it could have been executed any better."
- Jason Langer (Epic)


"The Hannibal Tour covered some of the most extraordinary landscapes I will ever see, including times when I truly was on top of the world."
- Max Hofman (Stage 2 & 3)

"This was the best bike ride I have done for a number of reasons. The routes were lovely, great scenery, a nice variety of riding, almost always quiet roads and culturally and historically it is a great part of the world to ride a bike through. The hotels and the food were consistently excellent. The guides did a brilliant all round job escorting and pampering the group."
- Ben Ainara (Stage 3)

HISTORY - Who was Hannibal?

Hannibal Barca is one of the greatest military commanders of all time. As a leader of the ancient superpower, Carthage, he waged a lifelong war against the Romans and nearly destroyed them. And yet, today we know very little about Hannibal or his people: the Carthaginians. What we do remember is one of his amazing feats: to fight the Romans on
their own turf, Hannibal led an army that included nearly forty elephants, over the frozen mountain tops of the Alps and into Italy.

For Hannibal Barca this was a very personal conflict – a family affair. As a boy he’d sworn to his father Hamilcar that he would fight Rome to the death and his top generals were his two brothers, Hasdrubal and Mago. Their struggle was the main event during the biggest and bloodiest conflict of ancient times, the century long Punic Wars (264-146 BC).
With Hannibal as commander, it really looked as if Carthage was going to win. European civilisation came so close to being something very different – Rome-free, and yet Rome totally dominates our imagination when we think about the ancient world. When Hannibal lived, things were very different.
You may have noticed the different jerseys our riders are given...the red is for all of our cyclists, whereas the black is for those riders who have chosen to take on the full Hannibal Epic - 2300km, Barcelona to Rome!
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