Discover the essence of cycling in central Evia..!!
The quaint villages of Evia are just awaiting their visitors. Scattered all over the island there are villages of different sizes and character which will give us delightful surprises on each trip. Chapels and churches with icons and decorated screens will greet us providing us shelter or some water to drink. Greeks are very religious which is clearly evident on our trips.
By the end of this tour you will definitely know central Evia better, having the opportunity to cycle from the one side of the island to the other. Stunning scenery, amazing beaches and great food will leave you more than satisfied after the 7 days of cycling adventure.
Transfer from the Athens airport to the mountain village of Steni. Brief stop at the Evripus Strait, a unique tidal phenomenon and the initial link between Evia island with the mainland at the city of Chalkida. You will have the chance to visit the castle of Karababa, and walk along the seaside promenade of the town before you leave for the hotel and prepare for the following 7 day exciting ride. Overnight in Steni.
Starting from Steni we cycle to the village of Makrykapa along tarmac roads. We then follow dirt roads through the mountains. Depending on the time of year we will come across heaps of timber and the famous resin producing forests of Evia. The route is circular but there is always an option of extending the route. Overnight in Steni.
On leaving the village of Steni we head in to the mountains following dirt roads. We ride our bikes all the way to 900m of altitude where we can enjoy some panoramic views. A small single track then leads our way down towards the hidden village of Kabia where we will enjoy fresh trout (freshly caught from the trout farm which we will visit) and some liquid refreshment . We set off again towards Agia Kyriaki chapel where we can have a dip in the river. The route is circular and will take us back to our hotel. Overnight in Steni.
Today we head north-east towards the village of Metohi cycling over a pass with stunning coastal views to both sides of the island. We end at the secluded beach of Paralia Metohiou where we can swim. Overnight in Metohi.
Leaving Metohi we head towards Kymi which is famous for its figs. Breath-taking views of Metohi and Hiliadou beach will make you forget about the steep climbs you will encounter along this memorable section. Overnight in Kymi.
From Kymi we will head through an impressive gorge to the mountains of Kadi where we will go past some interesting quarries. Our final destination will be the village of Setta where we will stay at a beautiful and relaxing mountain hotel with a pool near a modern amphitheatre. Overnight in Seta.
Leaving Seta we have an easier traverse west towards Fylla village. We will experience great views of Olympus(of Evia) mountain and we will come across the Castle of the Knight Lykarios and the twin towers of Mytikas. Our last overnight stay will be at a beautiful renovated farm house with a natural swimming pool. Overnight in Fylla.
After a good breakfast, it will unfortunately be time to travel back to the airport.. However if you wish why not extend your stay and have a guided tour to the Acropolis of Athens or just spend a few more days in Athens or on Evia.
Price for Guided Tour: 998 €
Price for Self-Guided Tour: 850 €
What does the tour include:
- Accommodation for 8 nights
- English speaking, local qualified Guidance by Evia Adventure Tours
- Bike rental
- Transport to and from Athens Airport
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Everyday transfers to each cycling destination
- Breakfast and evening meals
Mountain Bike & helmet included in the price
Other extras – Not Included
Flight airtickets to/from Athens airports
Entrance fees to archaeological areas / museums
Guided tours to archaeological areas / museums
Personal travel insurance