2 days / 1 nights / 2 rides - Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Type: Self Guided
A carbon road bike with minimum Ultegra groupset.
Lightweight and quality fitness bikes that will get you anywhere.
Powerful e- motors and extra batteries will ensure comfortable rides.
We take care of all the logistics related to your bike case (from/to the airport)
One of our vehicles will shuttle you to/from the designated destinations where the trip begins and ends
authentic and quality lodgings selected for their exceptional hospitality standards they offer to cyclists
Prepared and served at the hotels' premises
One member of our staff is going to be in close proximity to provide you with assistance and pick you in case something happens
Entrance fees to archaeological sites
Mpatsi - 1 nights- 4.5
Can I bring my own bike?
Nothing compares with riding your own bike, therefore feel free to take it along. All the logistics of your bike case are been taken care of. We will collect it after you assemble the bike and deliver it back to you on your trip's end. You will also be responsible for assembling and disassembling as needed, or we may provide a mechanic (based on availability) for a minimum fee of €200.
How much should I tip the guides?
Gratuities for guides are much appreciated to thank them for exceptional service, support, and expertise. The industry standard is for each individual guest to tip 10-15% of their trip price at the end of the tour. Unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips among themselves. Tips in local currency and in cash are always preferred. We recommend that you plan ahead by bringing extra cash or visiting the ATM at the beginning of your trip, since ATMs are not always available or may limit the amount of withdrawal. Make sure your bank is aware that you will be using your card internationally.
Are non riders welcomed?
The companions who prefer not to cycle can still enjoy the marvelous landscape and the culture of Greece. However, in this case we need to adopt a more delicate approach. Since our guides are focused mainly on supporting cyclists during daily rides, a dedicated support team (transportation, guides, etc) may be required for the non-riders members of the group. For the majority of the destinations, we can create a private itinerary where non-riders can enjoy daily outdoor activities, visit local sites and places of great interest, have stunning meals with authentic mediterranean cuisine and rejoin with the cycling group later in the day. Contact our trip agents to discuss how we can make it happen.
Can the weather impact the itinerary?
We will use a Greek expression to describe the importance of the weather conditions. The weather is the Alpha(Α) and the Omega (Ω) when it comes to how the days are structured. When the weather gets rough we may seek alter the day's planning and/or the cycling routes to ensure a great and safe experience for all.
Cancellations due to Covid
In the case of official restrictions, or imposed travel bans, resulting in cancelling your arrival to Greece, the trip is postponed for future dates, anytime within the next 3 years from your original departure. The next trip will have exactly the same terms as the initial one. Note: the new dates should be during the season with the same tourism activity (e.g. if your trip was set for May you may not be able to postpone that for August). In case you decide to cancel, cancellation fees will apply and per our terms and conditions.
Hygiene during the trip, what should I expect?
Sanitizers and alcohol tissues have always been a part of our daily life. In the light of this pandemic we guess that we cannot deviate from that. Masks: we expect the guests to bring their own masks which they can wash and feel comfortable wearing, while our staff can also provide some some in case of shortage.
Fun fact: Two of our drivers, very sweet guys, have a more than a few microbe phobia issues. Even during our early stages as a touring company, they have made sure we adopt a "surgical room" approach when it comes to cleanliness in our vehicles, commonly used spaces and personal hygiene.
What does the bike rental include?
We try to include everything that will make you feel comfortable to enjoy a day of cycling. Based on your height and your bike type preference we select your bike and mount your desired pedals. We also provide you with helmets and water bottles. Shall there is anything else you may need (e.g. cycling shoes, or special snacks please let us know).
Can I adjust the mileage or the elevation?
Yes. Regardless of your fitness level at the time of the tour, in most of the cases opting for a shorter / longer route with less / more elevation is relatively easy to implement. Please let us know before your day starts for us to ensure that all supporting personnel is well informed.