Cycling on a majestic coastal road (40km -90km)
07:30Shuttle to the starting point
Our van will pick your group up from any hotel or villa in the wider region of Porto Cheli. The shuttle to the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus lasts for approximately one hour. To avoid any congestions at the site, we have selected the pick up time to be relatively early in morning. Feel free to let us know if that works for you.
08:30Ancient theatre of Epidaurus
That is the very ancient place where the theatre as we know it today was conceived and plays of great creators were played in their original form. The theatre is still usable and extremely well preserved.
09:45Bike 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)
Distance: 90km Elevation: 800m
10:00Cycling the day's route
Leaving the site of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, starts with a wonderful descent through a dense pine forest. Soon this roads will get the group to the coast; the very spot with the true magic of this particular route unravels. Hitting the coastal site, will require the riders to cover a small climbing section of ~ 200m for all to descend again on, most probably, the best coastal road Greece can offer. Beyond that point the road becomes flatter and faster. We highly recommend to have a break at the idyllic little port of Galatas; it is right in the middle of the route and the cafes by the harbour with offer you all the tranquillity you need before you resume the riding. Shortly after Galatas, the riders will have to cover another 200m hill, this time a little bit steeper, but very rewarding; the views of the wide open sea while climbing up are quite exceptional. Descending that part signals the last part of the route and most probably the best. Completely empty roads, ancient olive tree farms and a peaceful cycling terrain, are some of the exquisite elements that makes this last part of the route really special.
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.
16:30Light 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)
17:30Shuttle to the hotel
We shuttle you to the hotel.
18:00Arrival at the hotel
Morning start: based on our experience this tour is better to start as early as possible. The weather is always better, the visiting to the Archaeological Site of the Theatre of Epidaurus is easier and the roads typically have no traffic. However, if the above time are not suitable for your schedule, let us know.