1 days / 0 nights / 1 rides - Difficulty: 5 out of 5
A carbon road bike with minimum Ultegra groupset.
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.
We take care of all the logistics related to your bike case (from/to the airport)
a light meal during or after the cycling
A vehicle that provide assistance and support during the cycling
No one gets hungry or thirsty. A variety of local and healthy snacks, fruits and beverage are offered during the cycling part of the day.
One guide will be cycling along with the group making sure all ride safely and show those spots that matter.
Fresh fish, on request prepared dishes and local wine at selected restaurants
Our newly built / refitted feet will make your sea transfer with fast, secure and joyful. The Captain and the boat are offered of a day's charter.
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.
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.
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).
What to pack for the day?
You can bring along any personal belongings you need for the day’s ride. You may leave them inside our support vehicle and collect them during and/or after the cycling is over. We recommend the following
How long does a day tour usually take?
In every tour, a detailed estimation on the tour’s duration is provided. Glance at the itinerary section found online to get a complete picture. However, based on the day’s load, the weather conditions and the flexibility of your schedule, we may prolong or shorten the tour.
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.