Cycling in Andros island Greece

Menites Village, a totally refreshing spot

The water springs and the deep shadows from the trees nearby, make stopping here an imperative part of your cycling day. Fill up your bottles with fresh running water and enjoy the healthy vibe of this village.

View from Ancient Establishment in Zagora - Andros Island

Ancient Zagora, cycle towards Andros first settlements (10BC)

Cycling from the present back to the spot where the first humans came to Andros were established. An exceptional cycling break and with a ultimately secluded beach nearby.
Stenies Village - Andros Island

Stenies village, some of Andros great history starts from here

The smells, the home’s backyards and the lemon trees make this village and ideal coffee stop during your cycling. If you are lucky to talk to of the locals, you will discover the wonderful side of this small village.

Ancient City Ruins in Paleopolis - Andros Island

Paleopolis Andros, a place cyclists should not miss

That is a quiet cycling spot option with great history. Get off the bike and visit the archaeological museum and the submerged ancient city. A beautiful spot to explore on a bike.
Aerial photo of Mistis tower in Andros island

Mpistis Mouvela Tower

A great cycling spot, ideal for a quick break. This fortified tower offered accommodation and protection to small number of families. Visiting the tower by bike is fascinating.
The curative water springs of Sariza - Andros Island

Sariza Spring and its healing properties

The fez (Turkish hat) of Pasa San Riza fell into a stream and was washed away in a spring in the village Apoikia in Andros Island.
Two roads bikes at the entrance of a ferry to get to the Greek islands

Greek Ferry Guide: On which ferries can I get my bicycle?

A complete list of greek ferries where cyclist can (or not) take their bikes onboard when they travel to Aegean Sea, the Cyclades and the Saronic Gulf.

Family and freinds enjoy cycling at the banks of Olympus mountain

Cyclists profile for mt. Olympus: all are welcome

Cycling routes with many elevation profile options and a great variety of gravel, MTB and tarmac roads. Cycle and visit traditional villages and wineries. These roads of no traffic offer a superbe cycling experience to all, for the avid road and MTB cyclists to the ones who take more time to explore a place.
Cyclists are kissing, celebrating a successful climb on Leonidio mountains

Cycling acts of kindness

GrCycling is excited to be part of a global kindness movement that’s rolling out on June 3rd, which was designed by NGO World Bicycle Relief (WBR). WBR mobilizes people through “The Power of Bicycles”, by manufacturing and distributing rugged, specially-designed, locally-assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers, entrepreneurs and workers in developing regions of the world where distance is a challenge.

Breakfast meal with cycling gear, just before the ride begins

Cycling friendly accommodation options in Leonidio

In Leonidio there are a lot of options you can choose from for your accommodation arrangements. All of them ensure an excellent level of service with great hospitality to cyclists. We have visited many of the lodgings in the greater area of Leonidio to inspect and check to what extent the cycling culture is welcomed (e.g. a safe place to store the bikes).
Cyclists drinking water while cycling uphill in Leonidio

Cyclists profile for Leonidio

Leonidio is not flat.Cycling out of the valley, where the town of Leonidio is located, would require from the cyclists to put at least of a 30 – 40 mins effort to climb a 500m uphill road. The usage of an ebike is a great option, that will allow you to enjoy exploring the region while being within your comfort zone.
A kind and sweet nun always welcomes visitor to her monastery in Leonidio

Off the saddle: what to do in Leonidio when cycling is over

Apart from the great cycling, Leonidio offers a few great experiences you can enjoy during your off-the-saddle time or on your rest days. Explore the nearby monasteries, the farmland, the women’s association and witness how the olive oil is produced or hear stories about people who lived here 300 years ago. Cycling is over, but exploring never stops!