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Following the steps of EL GRECO Central Crete Mountain Biking Rating image Duration: 1 day(s) Click to expand or collapse info button Click to expand for more info
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Our route begins from the idyllic village of Fodele, which extends in a verdant oasis full of orange and lemon groves, colourful flowers and breathtaking landscape. Further up our tour the changes of scenery excite us!! We mount and arrive at the village of Marathos. A break for relaxation , coffee and a change to taste the delicious traditional desserts of the village. We feel the uniqueness of unexplored Crete following the rural road towards Fodele , where we meet the Agios Panteleimon monastery situated in a wonderful, wild forest. During the whole journey we are surrounded by the beautiful green nature including plane trees and all other types of trees and accompanied by the Marathianos river situated nearby and flowing into Fodele. Our tour ends at the house of famous Cretan artist , El Greco , that operates as a museum with copies of his works. Near the house , it is worth visiting the very old church of Virgin Mary , which is considered to have inspired the great artist. Lunch in a traditional Tavern and road back to Heraklion.

Route data :
Distance : 25 km
Min. elevation : 32 m
Max elevation : 479 m
Elevation ascent : 555 m
Elevation descent : 547 m

MEALS :
1ST DAY : LUNCH

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:
TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Wilier mountain bike & helmet
  • tour guide(s)
  • transfer from / to HERAKLION
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water while riding
  • a support vehicle with all equipment follow the team during the tour


TOUR EXCLUDES:

  • personal expenses and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Museums and other sites

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Asterousia mountain Central Crete Mountain Biking Rating image Duration: 2 day(s) Click to expand or collapse info button Click to expand for more info
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1st day
Meeting point at Heraklion, we are moving ahead to Achendrias village (altitude of 696m) which is also the place we will start our tour in Asterousia Mountain. Our next stop is the village Ethia traditional village. As we pass through Paranymfoi village, we arrive on our destination Sopata village. We make a short break on Abbas place, which have majestic 145meters waterfalls. The view to the sea and the cliffs is awesome. From now on, an amazing 15km descent to Koudoumas Monastery among pine and cypress trees with a perfect view of the blue Libyan Sea we continue with a break for rest and for visiting the monastery, which was built on a secluded seaside location in a unique place, Then we follow the path to the beautiful cave of St. Anthony at the coastal village of St. John. It might be needed to cross the pavement carrying our bikes because of the inaccessibility of the pavement, and so we arrive at our destination in our guesthouse in Kapetaniana.


ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 50,8 km
Min. elevation : 4 m
Max elevation : 1066 m
Elevation ascent : 2064 m
Elevation descent : 2038 m

2nd day
We are starting a demanding, but a special pathway. We are heading to Trypiti beach.
As we discover Asterousia Mountain.
We continue with an Excellent view on beautiful beaches, ravines, gorgeous and dangerous cliffs which leads to the sea, in Europe there is no place similar to this.
On our arrival to Lentas village will have opportunity to swim and some relaxation. We continue our tour by passing from the beautiful beach of Duskos and ascend to the village Antiskari. Next stop is Agios Antonios (St. Anthony) Monastery Apezanon, the oldest in Crete which is built on a plateau of rocks. We are finishing our trip with a relaxing downhill about 5,5 km to the village Pompia. Then we are going back to Heraklion by car.

ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 49 km
Min. elevation : 10 m
Max elevation : 795 m
Elevation ascent : 1327 m
Elevation descent : 1971 m

Total 2-day ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 99,8 km
Min. elevation : 10 m
Max elevation : 1066 m
Elevation ascent : 3236 m
Elevation descent : 3799 m

MEALS :
1ST DAY : LUNCH, DINNER
2ND DAY : BREAKFAST , LUNCH

Our guided tour includes:

  • Accommodation in Thalori traditional village
  • Wilier mountain bike & helmet
  • tour guide(s)
  • transfer from / to HERAKLION
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Drinking water while riding
  • a support vehicle with all equipment follow the team during the tour


The following are NOT d in our prices :

  • personal expenses and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Museums and other sites
     

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In the shadow of Psiloreitis (2days) Central Crete Mountain Biking Rating image Duration: 2 day(s) Click to expand or collapse info button Click to expand for more info
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1ST day
We are starting with cars our tour from Heraklion early in the morning and heading to Strouboula plateau, and then we start our journey to Psiloreitis Mountain, a nice pathway that gives us the opportunity to see the geological diversity of this mountain with the rich alternation of landscapes. As we Continue our course, we pass the village Gonies , towards for village Anogia(altitude of 750m) which is a special place inhabited by hospitable people who remain faithful to the traditional way of life.Following an ascent pathway with lot of natural beauty we can see Mitata, low round houses made from stones. In location with altitude 1200m we see the Fournoi village near the village we can see a small stone church of Agios Yakinthos (St Hyacinths), protector of love through the years. We continue our sightseeing to the magnificent landscape of huge oaks, passing by the Zominthos archaeological place and of the meadow of Koursonas. Accommodation and dining in traditional guesthouse in the village.
Route data :
Distance : 38,7 km
Min. elevation : 424 m
Max elevation : 1178 m
Elevation ascent : 1135 m
Elevation descent : 534 m

2ST day
After breakfast we start a challenging 18 km route climbing from 1,563 m to 1.032m to Skinakas. A route with magnificent view of the south side of Psiloritis mountain, where we can see the majestic forest of Rouvas. Then we follow a nice pathway through oaks, maples, pines and cypresses, on our way to Gergeri village.
We Continue to the village Nivritos, Lake Votomos area with great view and shelter for many aquatic birds, and at last we finish our tour on Zaros, a rich floral village.
After the lunch,we return to Heraklion.

Route data :
Distance : 43.8 km
Min. elevation : 339 m
Max elevation : 1569 m
Elevation ascent : 862 m
Elevation descent : 1554 m

Total 2-day Route data :
Distance : 82,5 km
Min. elevation : 339 m
Max elevation : 1569 m
Elevation ascent : 1997 m
Elevation descent : 2088 m

MEALS :
1ST DAY : LUNCH, DINNER
2ND DAY : BREAKFAST , LUNCH

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:
TOUR INCLUDES:

Our guided tour includes:

  • Accommodation in Arodamos
  • Wilier mountain bike & helmet
  • tour guide(s)
  • transfer from / to HERAKLION
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Drinking water while riding
  • a support vehicle with all equipment follow the team during the tour


TOUR EXCLUDES:

  • personal expenses and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Museums and other sites

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Tour in Central Crete Central Crete Mountain Biking Rating image Duration: 8 day(s) Click to expand or collapse info button Click to expand for more info
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1st day
Welcome to Heraklion Crete’s capital. Heraklion is a modern city with squares and secular streets, several shops, coffee shops, intense night life and with multicultural profile, the city combines archaeological treasures and the image of the city with the urban rhythms on the other side. The Old Town makes you trip to the past, surrounds you with Venetian walls. We welcome you from Heraklion airport and check in at Hotel. In the afternoon you will be able to walk and sightsee through the city. We have our Meeting in the evening for dinner and get to know each other.
No biking.

2nd day
We are starting with cars our tour from Heraklion early in the morning and heading to Strouboula plateau, and then we start our journey to Psiloreitis Mountain, a nice pathway that gives us the opportunity to see the geological diversity of this mountain with the rich alternation of landscapes. As we Continue our course, we pass the village Gonies , towards for village Anogia(altitude of 750m) which is a special place inhabited by hospitable people who remain faithful to the traditional way of life.Following an ascent pathway with lot of natural beauty we can see Mitata, low round houses made from stones. In location with altitude 1200m we can see a small stone church of Agios Yakinthos (St Hyacinths), protector of love through the years. We continue our sightseeing to the magnificent landscape of huge oaks, passing by the Zominthos archaeological place and of the meadow of Koursonas.Accommodation and dinner in a traditional guesthouse in the village.

ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 45,2 km
Min. elevation : 401 m
Max elevation : 1178 m
Elevation ascent : 1227 m
Elevation descent : 629 m

3nd day
After breakfast we start a challenging  route climbing from 1,563 m to 1.032m to Skinakas. A route with magnificent view of the south side of Psiloritis mountain, where we can see the majestic forest of Rouvas. Then we follow a nice pathway through oaks, maples, pines and cypresses, on our way to Gergeri village.We Continue to the village Nivritos, Lake Votomos area with great view and shelter for many aquatic birds, and at last we finish our tour on Zaros a rich floral village.
Accommodation in a guesthouse of the village.

ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 44,4 km
Min. elevation : 700 m
Max elevation : 1569 m
Elevation ascent : 868 m
Elevation descent : 1581 m

4nd day
We are leaving Zaros village , following a beautiful road through the valley of Messara towards Phaistos, which in Minoan times was the center of southern central Crete. Towards to our journey, we see the Odigitria΄s monastery. We cross the natural beauty of Agiofarago, several meters away we can see beautiful beach with crystal clear water when we have the Opportunity to swim and some rest.
Then, as we follow the pathway, we can see the Libyan sea, until we arrive at Lentas. The village has a special beach with pebbles and crystal clear waters, in addition of a majestic mountain scenery all around and we are sure it will win your attention.
Accommodation in the village.

ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 62,9 km
Min. elevation : 4 m
Max elevation : 338 m
Elevation ascent : 1325 m
Elevation descent : 1608 m

5th day
We are starting a demanding, but a special pathway. We are heading to Trypiti beach.
As we discover Asterousia Mountain.
We continue with an Excellent view on beautiful beaches, ravines, gorgeous and dangerous cliffs which leads to the sea, in Europe there is no place similar to this.
We are finishing our tour on Kapetaniana traditional village (altitude 800 meters).
The location of the village is unique as it combines the element of unique mountain views and the views of the Libyan Sea.
In the afternoon, optionally we can climb to the top of Kofinas.
Accommodation in a traditional guesthouse.

ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 23,1 km
Min. elevation : 11 m
Max elevation : 792 m
Elevation ascent : 1226 m
Elevation descent : 547 m

6th day
We are going to cross a Fantastic downhill route from Kapetaniana to the seaside village of Agios Ioannis (St. John. ) Then we will cross the beautiful pathway to the cave of St. Anthony, from now on and for a few places it might be needed to cross the pavement carrying our bikes because of the inaccessibility of the pavement. We are going to pass a small pine forest and oak trees until we reach the Koudoumas Monastery. The monastery was built on a secluded seaside location in a unique place. we arrive at Sopata (altitude 1023m) and continue with our bicycles our tour in the way to Paranumfoi village and Mournia and Ethia as well.
We will combine a break in this picturesque village. Then There is a pathway on our way to Achendrias and we will descent to the Mesochorio village having the magical image of the plain of Messara. Finally we are transfered by our bus to Archanes village.
Accommodation in a traditional guest house.

ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 58,2 km
Min. elevation : 4 m
Max elevation : 1072 m
Elevation ascent : 2011 m
Elevation descent : 2462 m

7nd day
Archanes village –Katalagari village – Peza village.

Today we'll cycle through rural raods to the inland of Heraklion prefecture, and we 'll have the opportunity to visit areas  with a rich variety of archeological , historical sites, monuments , and local villages  boasting important examples of traditional architecture . Accomontation in Heraklion.

ROUTE DATA :
Distance : 23 km
Min. elevation : 84 m
Max elevation : 463 m
Elevation ascent : 566 m
Elevation descent : 901 m

8nd day
Valediction and transfer to airport.
No biking.

Total 8-day Route data :
Distance : 257 km
Min. elevation : 4 m
Max elevation : 1569 m
Elevation ascent : 7223 m
Elevation descent : 7728 m

MEALS
1ST DAY : DINNER
2ND DAY : BREAKFAST ,LIGHT LUNCH
3RD DAY : BREAKFAST ,LIGHT LUNCH
4TH DAY : BREAKFAST , LIGHT LUNCH
5TH DAY : BREAKFAST , LICHT LUNCH
6TH DAY : BREAKFAST , LIGHT LUNCH
7TH DAY : BREAKFAST , LUNCH , DINNER
8TH DAY : BREAKFAST

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:
TOUR INCLUDES:

• Accommodation: 7 nights in 4stars traditional houses(twin share)

• Meals as listed in the itinerary

• Group transfers to and from Heraklion airport (days 1 & 8 only)

• Tour guide(s): number dependent on group size

.  Wilier bike and helmet

• Support vehicles

TOUR EXCLUDES:

• Transport to and from Crete
• Drinks (except water while riding)
• Personal expenses
• Entrance fees to Museums and other sites
 

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