Cycling holiday in Greece, Peloponnese and Spetses

An exhilarating Greece cycling tour by e-bike staying in a series of charming, locally owned hotels. Taking in highlights of the Peloponnese region including Mycenae, Epidaurus, Naupflion and Argos, and the picturesque island of Spetses, this trip explores some of the most idyllic landscapes in Greece.
Tour the Peloponnese and Spetses on a comfortable, convenient e-bike Visit two iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Mycenae and Epidaurus Chance for a refreshing swim most days Cross the Corinth Canal on the way to Arcadia Scenery of mountains, forest, coast and picturesque traditional villages See Argos, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world
Price
1249 excluding flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
4-8 people
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Inclusions: Accommodation 7 nights, professional tour leader, quality e-bikes, all transfers, all meals (7/7/7), entrance tickets for the sites/museums in Mycenae and Epidaurus, Ferry to/from Spetses.
Single room: + 225 EUR
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Description of Cycling holiday in Greece, Peloponnese and Spetses

Spend an unforgettable week roaming the world-renowned archaeological sites of the Peloponnese region, as well as the lovely island of Spetses just off the coast, with this electric bike cycling holiday in Greece.

This sociable small group holiday is led by a professional cycling guide (tailor made, private departures are also available) and sees you venturing from Athens across the Corinth Canal to the magnificent Peloponnese Peninsula, where quality e-bikes will be waiting for you along with helmets, and panniers capable of carrying picnic lunches as well as swimsuits and towels. In fact, with regular chances to pause for a refreshing swim each day, a swimsuit is a must!

The beauty of riding e-bikes is that they take much of the effort out of cycling. It feels like someone giving you a gentle nudge up the steeper sections, so you’ll cover daily distances up to 65km with little difficulty, with plenty of time to soak up the scenery. And what scenery: golden stretches of coast, mountain peaks, shady forest trails and pretty, traditional villages. These smooth, low-traffic roads are a pleasure to cycle along.

Carefully designed routes offer an enviable mix of culture, nature, adventure and exercise that anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to manage. The highlights include the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae with its Cyclopean Wall, beehive tombs and Lion Gate, and the marvellous acoustics of the ancient Greek theatre at Epidaurus. Your entrance fees are included, and contribute to the preservation of these enormously significant sites. You’ll also enjoy pedalling around the serene stone villages of Arcadia, and between the beaches of the almost traffic-free island of Spetses, which you’ll reach by public ferry.

Every afternoon sees you arriving at another hotel or guest house, locally owned, often family-run and always offering a warm welcome. Expect to dine on delicious Greek cuisine throughout while getting to know your fellow cyclists and guides over a bottle of retsina.

This is a relaxed and wonderfully scenic tour, an eco-friendly way to explore quieter routes around one of the most popular regions in Greece. It’s also very convenient – all meals, equipment, luggage transfers and directions are taken care of so you can simply relax and enjoy the cycling.

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1249 excluding flights
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Inclusions: Accommodation 7 nights, professional tour leader, quality e-bikes, all transfers, all meals (7/7/7), entrance tickets for the sites/museums in Mycenae and Epidaurus, Ferry to/from Spetses.
Single room: + 225 EUR
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Top tip:
Have no fear about daily distances or steep sections on this Greece cycling holiday. You’ll be riding electric bikes, which require far less effort than regular pedal-power.
Trip type:
This is a small group trip operating on set dates. However, tailor made, private departures for two travellers or more are available on request.
Activity level:
Daily, circular rides between 20km and 65km on low-traffic, asphalt roads with the occasional dirt section. A reasonable level of physical fitness is required.
Accomm:
Seven nights’ accommodation in centrally located 3* hotels or guesthouses. Airport transfers can be arranged on request and at a supplement.
Meals:
Seven hotel breakfasts, seven lunches (picnics with local products or light meals in tavern), seven dinners in taverns or hotels
Included:
Quality e-bike hire; return transfers from Athens in private, comfortable vehicle; services of a professional guide throughout; ferry tickets to and from the island of Spetses; entrance fees to Mycenae and Epidaurus museums and archaeological sites per itinerary; professional liability insurance; VAT.
Solo travellers:
Single rooms may be available on request, at a supplement.

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Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The scenery was stunning and the itinerary was exactly what I wanted. I enjoyed going off the beaten track and finding my way by Garmin GPS. It was really
unspoilt countryside with very little traffic, and the weather was perfect for cycling - sunny but not too warm.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


The great thing about it was that the itinerary was designed specifically for my requirements, but it took several iterations to get exactly what I wanted, so
don't be afraid to ask if you'd like something to be changed. The Greek partner company was incredibly friendly and helpful.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Given that I was travelling by bike and train my carbon footprint once I arrived in Greece was quite low. I daresay staying in hotels and eating out helped the
local economy in a small way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Really enjoyable, surpassed my expectations!

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


It's hard to pick just one thing. The rides were great, the selection of archaeological sights was exceptionally well done! My favorite bike ride was going down the mountain from Delphi, my boyfriend's was a couple of days later. Our guides were knowledgeable and fun and always made sure we had fun and customized the trip to suit our interests, frequently without us even having to ask. ("We noticed you liked swimming, so we tried to find beaches near our
other rides.")

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be vocal about your likes and dislikes, they are happy to accommodate around them. But also: probably do some hill biking before this trip. Greek's "mostly flat" is different from my midwestern US background "mostly flat." Also, bike gloves made the descents a lot easier with the flat bars, both for padding and to absorb some of the hand sweat.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


All of the hotels, restaurants, and businesses seemed to be locally owned, including the tour company. The guides at the archaeological sites were local, and our tour guides were from the Athens area. I'm not sure about reducing environmental impact, given that we were driven around for the trip.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We had an amazing time - top notch! Elpida planned a great trip for us and Dmitris and Costas (names potentially spelled wrong, sorry guys) were amazing to spend a week with. I HIGHLY recommend this tour.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

This is a Cycling & Cultural holiday to the South of Greece with nature, culture and activity in good proportions. During this tour, our dear guests, you will have the opportunity to visit the major historical sites of the south of Greece, travelling through beautiful typical Mediterranean landscapes. Your guides will share their wide knowledge with you.

No single-use receptacles are used in our picnics; fabric picnic tablecloth instead of a paper or a plastic one, washable dishes and cutlets. Our guests must have their own picnic set! We also avoid the use of plastic water bottles. In most areas the water is drinkable and we can fill our flasks with tap water.

Your tour guides will probably encourage you to help them clean at least the picnic spot collecting any possible garbage and carried them to the nearest operating bucket. We do it anyway…

Cycling itself is an environmental friendly activity.
We do though use a vehicle for the transfers, when we do not cycle. However, as this tour is designed for small groups, it is performed with a minivan (new tech), which certainly has limited impact to the environment compared to a bus.

Our company promotes ecotourism and sustainable adventure holidays, whilst providing you a unique travel experience. We guide you to the beautiful nature and civilization of Southern Greece, in a journey off the beaten path.

People

We are a Greek family run tour operator and travel designer with a long experience and we work with local people: We select small locally owned and mainly family run accommodations and restaurants, we shop for our picnics from small local stores and we employ locally based cultural guides for the archeological sites. Also for the meals we choose typical dishes cooked with locally produced ingredients, fact that certainly benefits agriculture and livestock of the South.

This tour is certainly beneficial for the local economies as it supports the two main activities: tourism and primary production.

We ask our guests to respect the culture and customs of each destination and do everything possible not to disturb the local activities. As this is a trip for small groups the negative impact to everyday life is practically zero.

Our guides and local partners with their expertise and knowledge on the area, they will make this holiday an unforgettable experience for you.

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