Cycling on Aegina Island




Difficulty: 3 out of 5

Total Distance: 40km

Total Elevation: 700m

Bike Types: Road, Fitness & E-bike


An unforgettably welcoming bike ride around the island of Aegina. An hour's sail from the busy city of Athens gets you to an idyllic cycling destination, full of great landscapes, rich culture and unique beaches. Welcome to Aegina!

Self Guided
from €160/person
Fully Guided
from €270/person
Prices are valid for February, March, July, August and December for groups of 4
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Aegina - Aegina


07:30Shuttle to the port

We pick you up from your hotel and shuttle you to the Port of Piraeus. 
Note: The pick up time is subjected to changes due to the ferry departure.

08:00Ferry to Aegina

From the port of Piraeus the group gets onboard the conventional ferry towards Aegina. The sail lasts for approx. 1 hour and a few minutes. We prefer choosing the conventional ferries over the fast ones for three reasons. Primarily, the time difference  is not so great; the speed ferries cover the same in 50 minutes. Secondly, conventional ferries are more spacious and the passengers can move around their decks and look at the sea. Lastly, they are more reliable and comfortable to sail on, when the weather gets windy and the sea a bit rougher.


09:00Bike fitting and adjustments

We fit you on the bike(s) ensuring a proper cycling position. (if you have any recent measurements please let us know in advance)

Short briefing

Sharing a few details and ideas on how to make the best out of the route

09:30Cycling the day's route

Cycle the day's selected route

Option to ease up the route

On this route we are able to offer a shorter version with less elevation. Let us know how your legs are and we will advise the changes of the rerouting.

Coffee stop

at a cafe found on our way

After Cycling

Light lunch [Optional]

after the ride we may have some lunch at a local restaurant and avoid feeling empty (the cost of the lunch is not included)

15:00Ferry to Piraeus

Heading back to Piraeus port

16:30Shuttle to the hotel

We shuttle you to the hotel.

17:30Arrival at the hotel

Things to see

Archaeological site of Kolona

The archaeological site of Kolona is situated on a verdant slope close to the main harbour. Discoveries in the area prove an uninterrupted human activity from the bronze age since the Byzantine era.

Temple of Aphaia

The archeological site of Aphaia, with the exceptionally preserved ancient temple, is situated on top of a pine-covered hill, in the northeastern part of Aegina.

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Prices are indicative for groups of 4 persons *

Self Guided

Bikes, Shuttle & Support

€160 / person

Fully Guided

Bikes, Shuttle, Support & Guides

€270 / person

* for February, March, July, August and December. For other months, the price will be adjusted accordingly.


Aegina: Cycling gets just marvelous

A short sail away from the city of Athens, unravels an extraordinary landscape. An exquisite mixture of the sea, the sun and land. Riding in Aegina means traversing beautiful seaside villages, pistachio plantations, ancient volcanic areas, historical ruins and unique resorts.

The cycling route

The island hosts one stunning, circle route, which, for its biggest part, gets the rider around it. One extremely positive aspect of that is the the constant sea view. The route begins by following the coastal road heading north. Soon, and after the small town of Souvala, the road takes the rider away from the sea level and progressively raises him up to an altitude of approximately 170m. There, the imposing Temple of Aphaia offers some of best panoramic views found on the Island. On a clear day someone can see the city of Athens and the nearby islands. During our visits there, we stood in awe and amazement thinking that this is exactly the same view the ancient Greeks had while worshiping their Gods. The scenery definitely got us and we have no hesitation to admit, that we were feeling like God with all this beauty around us.

Leaving the temple, the rider can choose to descent again to the sea level, towards a small town called Agia Marina (we recommend a coffee stop), which will mean climbing back up a smooth hilly road to reach the temple’s altitude (that version of the route is displayed below). Alternatively, the rider can skip that part (lowering the total elevation gain) and proceed towards the Aegina’s mainland. There, we recommend paying a visit to an important complex of Medieval Churches, preserved still in their original condition. That was the place where the habitants during the medieval times were staying, possibly due to the frequent pirate invitations. From there, a nice, long descent gets the rider to the sea level. A small detour from the main road, results traversing through pistachio plantations and traditional prestigious houses.

Once the sea side is reached, we recommend cyclists to get an extra mile, and pedal the distance to Klima beach out. During a warm spring / summer day, a post ride swim in those dazzling blue waters, with ultimate beach privacy, is all someone can ask for. Enjoy!

About Aegina Island

Aegina is the second largest island of the Saronic archipelago, the cluster of islands just off the Greek mainland. Aegina’s position, almost exactly between Attica and Peloponnese, soon made it a site of considerable economic and strategic importance. Initially a colony of Epidaurus, the island was successively under the rule of several major ancient Greek city-states. During the Archaic period (800-500 BC) Aegina emerged as a sovereign and significant naval power. Its progress increased during the classical era and gave rise to a growing rivalry with neighboring Athens.

The decline of the Hellenic world is reflected in Aegina’s history, and the island itself fell under the successive rule of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and finally the Ottoman Empire. Aegina played an important part during the Greek war for independence, serving as a command center of the revolutionaries and the first capital of the newly declared modern Greek state between 1828-1829.

The island’s proximity to Athens, a reason for political and military conflict in the past, was the primary drive for the island’s growth in the 20th century. The relaxed island lifestyle and fascinating landscape attracted many intellectuals who perceived Aegina as a suitable place for solitude and contemplation. Some of the most renowned contemporary Greek writers, artists, and politicians lived and worked intermittently on the island. Amongst them Nikos Kazantzakis, a towering figure in Greek literature who created a very special bond with the island, in which he created a substantial part of his work.

Gradually Aegina developed a vibrant touristic economy and today, its wonderful beaches and many historical landmarks are a popular destination, especially during hot summer weekends.