Road Cycling Sessions in Athens

3 days / 2 nights / 3 rides

Difficulty: 3.7 out of 5

Trip details

8 persons

Type: Fully Guided

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What is included?

Bikes
  • Road / race:

    A carbon road bike with minimum Ultegra groupset.

  • Pedals:

    Compatible with Shimano SPD, SL or Look KEO cleats. If you are not using clipped shoes flat pedals will be mounted on your bike.

  • Helmet:

    A suitable, lightweight helmet is provided for maximum safety and comfort.

  • Own bike:

    We take care of all the logistics related to your bike case (from/to the airport)

Shuttle
  • Hotel pick up:

    We pick you up from your hotel and shuttle you back there once the cycling is completed.

Support
  • Vehicle support:

    A vehicle that provide assistance and support during the cycling

  • Transportation (limited):

    during the cycling sessions our vehicles will be able to transfer only a limited number of passengers (5-6)

  • Snacks & drinks during the ride:

    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.

Guides
  • Cycling guide:

    One guide will be cycling along with the  group making sure all ride safely and show those spots that matter.

Extras - Optional

GrCycling Pro Cycling Kit

+ €200 / Item

Not Included

Entrance fees to archaeological sites

Accommodation (own arrangements)

please let us know if you want us to arrange or a hotel

Questions & Answers

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.

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.

Will the number guides be enough?

Depending on the group's profile we adjust the number of guides accordingly. We always try to keep a ratio of 8:1 (often much smaller), something that enables us to provide an extremely well organized service and make everyone happy.

What to pack for the trip?

Here is a small list for you to ensure not to leave anything behind.

  • Cycling kits x4: that’s the minimum number of kits we recommend
  • Cycling cushion gloves: if you use those, do not forget them
  • Sunglasses: Greece is the country of light. A pair of good and dark sunglasses is ideal to make the cycling much more comfortable.
  • Helmet: even though helmets are included in the bike rental, feel free to bring your own to ensure the maximum level of comfort.
  • Windbreaker: a lightweight wind shield would be ideal to get you covered during days with chilly weather.
  • Water bottles: you may bring your own. Each bike will have two holders for you to carry plenty of water or any juice that keeps you going. In case you need to purchase our Camelbaks, let us know
  • Winter gear (for Dec - early Mar): 1 x Leg and arm warmers, 3 x base layers,  1 x pair of winter gloves, 3 x buffs, Waterproof windbreaker. Note: generally the winter gear is highly recommended for trips held during the period of December to early March. Even though the weather conditions at a low altitude may be very pleasant, climbing even a short mountain may result in very cold conditions (even then this has nothing to do with alpine cold waves)

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.