Cycling in Greece

Cycling in Greece

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Cycling in Greece

8 Days Starting and ending in Athens

Visiting: Greece

Tour operator:

Exodus Adventure Travels

Tour code:

MWH

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

6 - 16

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

16-99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Active

Activities:

Cycling, Sightseeing, Walking

From: $2773 $2290 Operator discount: -$418 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$65 -17%

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Tour Overview

When it comes to history, archeology and mythology, the Peloponnese is arguably the most interesting part of Greece. Our week of cycling is a journey through fascinating classical history and a superb variety of landscapes, from the azure blue of the sea to the green olive trees and vineyards of the heart of Greece. Starting and finishing in the buzzing city of Athens, the ride offers plenty of opportunities to discover some of Greece’s treasures, such as Poros Island or the beautiful town of Nafplio. Each day gives us the chance to sample excellent local food in various restaurants and tavernas and immerse ourselves in the Greek culture and lifestyle.

Highlights

  • Visit historic sights of ancient Greece

  • Discover Athens and its archaeological treasures

  • Cycle along idyllic coastlines 

Itinerary

Day 1


Fly to Athens and transfer to our start hotel upon arrival. Today there is
time to walk around Exarhia, the lively area of downtown Athens before
dinner with the group and a tour briefing from the guide.
*Comfortable Hotel*



Day 2


In the morning, we explore some of the main sights in Athens by bike and
cycle down one of the major bike lanes of Athens, before our final descent
to Piraeus harbour through a busy road.

Here we catch the ferry across the Argosaronic Gulf to Poros Island
(approximately 2.5hrs). In Poros, we cycle around town and ascend to the
temple of Poseidon, from where we enjoy amazing views of the island. We then
head down to one of the many beautiful bays where we can enjoy a refreshing
swim.
*Please note* that the ferry timetable is modified frequently at very short
notice. On occasion, we may have to take an early ferry.

* *



Day 3


In the morning, after a walking tour of the town of Poros, we take a boat to
the Peloponnese mainland. Cycling through olive groves and quiet hamlets, we
start our ascent along one of the most dramatic coastlines in Greece,
boasting breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Our tour takes us through
Ancient Trizina, the birthplace of Theseus, the mythical hero that slayed the
Minotaur. Here we can have a short break and take in the magnificent scenery.

The views throughout today's ride are fantastic and are our reward for the
number of short steep ascents along the way, which eventually lead to a 5km
long descent to the ancient town of Epidaurus. Palia Epidaurus (or 'Old
Epidaurus'), to give it its full name, is built around a natural harbour and
is our base for the night.



Day 4


After a short uphill ride of approximately 10km, there is an optional visit
to the ancient site of Epidaurus (this visit is optional, you can relax at
the shaded gardens or cafeterias outside the site, while the group finishes
their visit). Epidaurus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for
its amphitheatre that was built in honour of Asklepius, the God of Medicine
and son of Apollo and Coronis. The huge theatre, renowned for its size,
symmetry and acoustics held up to 15,000 spectators in its peak. From
Epidaurus we head inland and ride along quiet, undulating mountain roads and
descend to the seaside town of Tolo. 




Day 5


Leaving Tolo, we make our way to Nafplio, one of the most beautiful and
picturesque cities in Greece and capital of Modern Greece in the early
1800's. Situated on the hillsides at the northern end of the Argolic Gulf,
the town contains numerous neoclassical buildings as well as the Palamidi
Castle. Riding to the heart of the Peloponnese, we leave the coast behind and
make our way to the world famous site of Mycenae. The imposing Lion Gate,
dating back to 1350-1200 BC awaits us on our arrival. Outside the walls we
can see many of the wonders Mycenae is known for: the vault-shaped tombs of
Lions, Aegisthus and Clytemnestra, and the Treasury of Atreus. An optional
visit of the site is highly recommended.



Day 6


A challenging start to today's ride sees us climb on a road through vineyards
to the Ancient Nemea; here we visit the archaeological site and ancient
stadium before a long descent to Namea. The town is nowadays famous for its
exceptional wine and we get the opportunity to visit one of the wineries, see
the process and taste (a little!) before we continue on quiet country roads
to Corinth and then on to Loutraki, where we spend the night.



Day 7


From Loutraki, we take the bus to Athens city and a metro to Plaka, the
picturesque historic downtown. Here we enjoy a guided tour of Acropolis
before a walking tour of the city centre. Our route around the city takes us
at a relaxed pace to some of the must-see sites:
Monastiraki square and the Ancient Library, the Roman Forum and Tower of the
Winds, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch the Ancient
Panathenaic Stadium, the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens, and the
monumental 19th century buildings of the oldest Greek University.
Free evening to sample some more delicious Greek food.

* *



Day 8

After breakfast we transfer to Athens airport and fly to London.
**



What's Included

  • Local bike hire (e-bike can be requested, subject to availability, please inquire for prices)

  • All breakfasts 

  • Flights (if booking flight inclusive)

  • Tour leader throughout 

  • Entrance fees to Acropolis and private guide

  • Support vehicle and driver

What's Not Included

  • Single accommodation (available on request)

  • Visas and vaccinations 

  • Travel insurance 

Food


All breakfasts included.

Breakfasts are generally buffet style Greek breakfast with bread/toast,
butter, jam, fresh juice, milk, local yoghurt, honey and coffee or tea. We
have not included any evening meals in the price of the trip to allow you
more freedom over where and what you eat. There are some fantastic
restaurants along the route and your guide will be able to recommend his
favourite places based on your personal tastes and budget. Greek food has
strong influences from Italy and Turkey, expect lots of vegetables, olive
oil, bread and meats like lamb, chicken and pork.

Accommodation

You will spend seven nights in two- and three-star hotels and pensions, often near interesting sights or by the Aegean. All rooms have en suite facilities.



Several of the hotels are a short walk from the beach, allowing plenty of opportunities to finish the day with a sea swim. One hotel has a pool.

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  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    16+ Age people can go on this tour.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    2 and 3 star hotels

  • What is the maximum group size?

    16

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Cycling in Greece

The guides were fabulous , the group fun and the a

The guides were fabulous , the group fun and the adventure grand.

CYCLING IN GREECE

This was a really interesting & fun trip. The cycl

This was a really interesting & fun trip. The cycling was varied enough to suit all of us.

Scenery, sites, salads and stories

I originally booked this trip for summer 2020, it

I originally booked this trip for summer 2020, it was rolled over twice due to the pandemic, but my word, it was a trip worth waiting for! Challenging cycling, spectacular scenery, fabulous food, and heaps of history - it has something for everyone, and then some. One of the best trips I have ever done (and this is my 12th with Exodus), "Team Dimitris" made it a wonderful re-introduction to cycling holidays abroad after the last few years of uncertainty.

Great cycling trip and super food

This was our seventh cycling trip in Europe but ou

This was our seventh cycling trip in Europe but our first with Exodus. It was up there with the best of our past trips. The bikes were good (brand new), the hotels as good or better than expected and the guides were excellent. We managed the climbs ok and felt increasingly confident as the week progressed. One of the nice things about this trip is being by the sea. A real highlight was the food organised by Niovi and Demetrius - the snacks, lunches and the dinners. Delicious, good value and time effective. We were a small group and all were good company. We recommend this trip!

A unique way to explore Greece, Gods and Myths

Our very first Exodus trip (recommended by friends

Our very first Exodus trip (recommended by friends) commenced apprehensively (and very early) in the Terminal 5 Lounge at Heathrow. After a couple of 'Pineapple Juices' for breakfast and 40 winks on the plane we were soon at our hotel to meet the Group Leaders Dimitris and Dimitris soon being referred to as D1 and D2. Very soon the eclectic mix of people were entrusting the next 7 days of cycling, eating, drinking, swimming and dancing with D1 & D2. We couldn't have made a better choice. We had fantastic cycling, the snacks, lunches and juices that D2 provided in support were excellent and D1 and D2 excelled at their dinner choices every evening giving us a superb taste of local foods (at very reasonable prices). D2 (the wine connoisseur) helped us choose the best wines to go with the meals, although he was not put out when the odd carafe of house red, or the local beers were ordered as well! D1 and especially D2 excelled in imparting their local knowledge, Greek history and Greek Mythology at many of our stops to visit ancient sights and places of historical interest. Even better were the lunches that they prepared and the snacks they offered during the days. In summary, D1 and D2 were fabulous The rest of the group got involved to make it so enjoyable. We had a fabulous time and met some great people. What a fantastic lot! We loved it.

Cycling in Greece

This was a brilliant holiday. I've been on a numbe

This was a brilliant holiday. I've been on a number of Exodus trips before but this was my first cycling trip with Exodus. It won't be my last! We enjoyed good company, good weather and good cycling, with plenty of stops at interesting places, and we were very well looked after by Yiannis and Angelos.

Fantastic trip!

This is our 6th guided cycling trip with Exodus.

This is our 6th guided cycling trip with Exodus. I realized how much 2 great guides, both named Dimitris, can add to a trip. Not only was the cycling interesting and varied, both Dimitris planned lunches, ordered food for us for dinner, had us stop at museums, and took us on extra little trips, such as visiting tombs after dinner. This trip was beyond my expectations. There is so much to see in the Peloponnese area: so many beautiful ruins of temples, baths, theaters, stadiums....And "The Dimitris" were passionate about their country and Greece's mythology. I thought nothing could top Romania, Morocco and South Africa, but this trip just might have done that.

CYCLING IN GREECE

If you want to combine activity, culture and food(

If you want to combine activity, culture and food(yes food glorious food!) then this is the holiday for you.

Green and Blue

The trip was amazing with excellent weather and vi

The trip was amazing with excellent weather and views. It was a perfect time to visit with the entire countryside erupting into vibrant colours. Included in this was visits to fantastic archaeological sites that were interesting and gave a real idea of the varied and interesting Greek History. The food was exceptional and in great abundance, perfect for providing the necessary calories to get over the challenging but not impossible climbs. These gave a real sense of achievement in climbing these and really brought the group together in shared experiences.

Cycling in Greece

All accommodations were excellent Bikes were in go

All accommodations were excellent Bikes were in good condition, two flat tires reported the entire trip. Some group members thought they were to heavy. Snacks and meals were delicious, a good selection of Greek foods. Side excursions good as well

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