9 days / 8 nights / 7 rides
Difficulty: 2.1 out of 5
Type: Self Guided
A carbon road bike with minimum Ultegra groupset.
Lightweight and quality fitness bikes that will get you anywhere.
Compatible with Shimano SPD, SL or Look KEO cleats. If you are not using clipped shoes flat pedals will be mounted on your bike.
A suitable, lightweight helmet is provided for maximum safety and comfort.
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
A vehicle that provide assistance and support during the cycling
our vehicles get your luggage and your belongings from one destination to the next
Portaria - 1 nightsor
Portaria - 1 nightsor
Tsagkarada - 1 nightsor
Pelion - 2 nightsor
Pelion - 1 nightsor
Artemisio - 1 nightsor
Aidipsos - 2 nightsor
Is there a laundry service?
During our cycling days, our staff will make sure that you and all of the group have access to a laundry service. Every second or third day, our guides ask the group to get all their to-be-washed clothes just right after the ride (we need to allow as much time possible for them to dry). The next day, the dry clothes are delivered right after the breakfast.
Note: always have a spare kit to wear and avoid giving everything for laundry. It has happened that they weren’t ready the next day, and wearing them wet, well…. it is not nice :-)
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.
How many cycling kits should I bring?
Well, as many as you like. We also prefer to see a lot of different outfits. However, if you want to travel light we recommend you bring 4 x cycling kits. Along the trip, there is going to be a laundry service, where you can have your kits washed and fresh.
What to pack for the trip?
Here is a small list for you to ensure not to leave anything behind.
How do family trips differentiate from other types?
Being cyclists ourselves, most of our trips are designed in a way so that cycling and touring come first. However, when it comes to a family, the priorities may shift significantly. Each family has its own rhythms, communication patterns and… personality, if we are allowed to use the term. The focus of our travel specialists and guiding teams transcends the individual experience, where the approach is oriented towards mature guests who have specifically selected this type of holiday. Here, in the case of a family holiday, the dynamics are weighted differently, we focus on the family experience as a whole, trying to normalise any differences among the members. That is the reason why our agents will attempt to learn as much as possible for your family. It is truly fun working on famly itineraries.
Can I start / finish the trip at locations other than Athens region.
Yes. Let us know your pick-up / drop-off locations that make more sense for your travel arrangements for our travel specialists to adjust the itinerary accordingly (e.g. shuttle time needed to get to your first destination). The majority of our departures take place from the region of Athens, since the city’s airport is the main point of entry in the country, but not the only one. We provide you with all the flexibility you need to make the most out of your days in Greece, therefore there are no limits on how you should structure your holiday.
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.