Coast to Coast in the Peloponnese

9 days / 8 nights / 7 rides

Fitness

4

Avid

Difficulty: 4.1 out of 5

Total Distance: 650km

Total Elevation: 10600m

Bike Types: Road

Overview

The award winning trip takes place on the eastern side of the Peloponnese. An unforgettable trip on an endless coastal road through the untouched greek nature and idyllic sceneries of the sea

Bikes + Shuttle
from €270/person
Self Guided
from €1500/person
Fully Guided
from €1850/person
Bespoke
from €3850/person
Prices are valid for March and November for groups of 8 with double occupancy (double or twin room)
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival & Shuttle to the hotel

Airport can be Athens (ATH) or Kalamata (KLX)

Day 2

Kalamata - Kardamili

Distance: 117km Elevation: 2500m

Day 3

Kardamili - Gytheio

Distance: 93km Elevation: 1600m

Day 4

Gytheio - Neapoli Peloponnese

Distance: 105km Elevation: 1200m

Day 5

Neapoli Peloponnese - Kiparissi

Distance: 92km Elevation: 1500m

Day 6

Kiparissi - Leonidio

Distance: 53km Elevation: 1200m

Day 7

Leonidio - Nafplio

Distance: 82km Elevation: 850m

Day 8

Nafplio - Loutraki

Distance: 109km Elevation: 1800m

Day 9

Shuttle to the Airport

Drop off Points: Athens (ATH), Kalamata (KLX), City of Athens

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Prices are indicative for groups of 8 persons *

Bikes + Shuttle

Bikes & Shuttle

€270 / person

Self Guided

Bikes, Shuttle, Accommodation & Support

€1500 / person

Fully Guided

Bikes, Shuttle, Accommodation, Support & Guides

€1850 / person

Bespoke

Bikes, Shuttle, Accommodation, Meals, Support, Guides & Luxury treatments

€3850 / person

* for March and November. For other months, the price will be adjusted accordingly.

Description

Cycling in the Peloponnese

We wonder how many places there are in the world where a perfect equilibrium among the

  • beauty of a landscape
  • number of cultural elements and
  • grade of authenticity

can be achieved in such harmonious and natural way. We welcome you to a cycling trip in the Peloponnese.

The Landscape

Spectacular Sea views and Steep Mountain Passes
Olive Tree Farms, Pine and Spruce Trees
Rugged Terrains and Long Plains
All intermingled in harmony

What strikes us every time we cycle on those roads, is how rapidly the landscape changes. It is quite often for a coastal road to instantly is turn into a mountain pass, and the sea views in the first to be followed by second’s spruce tree forest. Descending from that point, might mean traversing an olive tree farm until something happens again and the scenery is completely changed once more. Many of our vexed talks we share while riding comprise the level of differentiation on amount and the type of vegetation as we move forward.

Road Quality

The current status of the roads is reviewed as exceptional. However, that wasn’t always the case. Every 15 to 20 years each road network is subjected under major reform or maintenance so to comply with the latest safety standards. Over the years, and having repeatedly cycled in the region of the Peloponnese, we have noticed a significant upgrade to the overall road network, with the cheerful effects to be found on the main roads all the way to the most remote ones. It is quite frequent now, we to cycle on roads which are perfect, satisfying the most demanding cyclist out there, while they are not even mapped by Google.

At this point, we kindly ask you not to forget the particular morphology of Greece. Some roads can still be rough, steep and with the tarmac conditions to require your utmost attention. But it isn’t that what makes make beautiful, empty and with great views?

Note: the roads on this trip are of very good to excellent tarmac conditions

Cycling Press & Media love this part of Greece

Numerous articles related to the cycling in the Peloponnese can be found online. We can still, although not clear, remember the very first ones, where Germans and Dutch Cyclists were discovering for the first time the scenic roads of the Peloponnese, “intruding” the villagers' peace with their colorful lycra cycling gear. A lot of things has changed since then, but, thankfully, not all.

How safe is it?

Cycling in the Peloponnese is extremely safe. The roads selected for this trip are generally quiet, with no dense traffic. Shall you require more information of how safe is cycling Greece please read our study found here

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