About this holiday
The land of myths and heroes..!!
Exploration awaits the eager traveler while visiting Peloponnese. It is a whole world on it’s own, with castles dominating key geographic features, great forests and stunning beaches.
Follow the Mycenaean road, visit Epidaurus theatre, climb the 999 steps of Palamidi castle, you will also cycle along Parnonas mountain, visit Mystras & Monemvasia castle.
Entering Mani you will feel the aura of legends and heroes as you cycle along quiet roads leading to Cape Tenaro, the most southern part of Peloponnese. Our final destination Gialova lagoon is waiting for us.
Transfer from the Athens airport to Ancient Epidaurus. Brief stop at the Korinth Canal, a vision of Greeks more than 2000 years ago, Corinth Canal which was not completed until the late 19thcentury. You will have the chance to walk along the seaside promenade of the town, visit the small theatre of Epidavrus, before you return to the hotel and get ready for the following 7-day exciting ride. Overnight in Ancient Epidaurus.
Before the cycling tour we will visit the Palamidi Castle in the morning. Departing from the hotel, we will head on towards Mycenae from an alternate route. We will then cycle through the Argos orange orchards, option of visiting the Argos ancient theatre and enjoy the beautiful settings of Kefallari spring. Following the flow of Kefallari springs we will end up at Nea Kios with an option of healing mudbaths. Overnight in Nafplio.
We drive to the picturesque village of Kastanitsa and then we cycle upwards (18km) towards the mountain refuge of Parnonas through will scenery and beautiful mountains. After that we will continue downhill (40 km) towards the village of Palaiohori, we might be lucky (depending of the waterflow) to have a dip in the river. We end up in Leonidio, a lively and colourful town in between the mountains. We then head on to Monemvasia. If you are in for it we suggest a stroll in the enchanting stone paved streets of Monemvasia by night, just a 5 minute walk from the hotel.Overnight in Monemvasia.
Leaving Monemvasia in the morning we head west towards the village of Archangelos. We will enjoy beautiful scenery from above. Arriving at the peaceful cove of Archangelos we will have time for a dip or a drink. Overnight in Areopoli
Leaving Areopoli we will start our day with a visit to the cave of Diros. We then set of our cycling day following non traffic dirt and asphalt roads passing by many churches and beautiful stone villages. We end up at the southern most tip of Peloponnese of Cape Tenaro and on the way you will experience the true essence of “Mythical Peloponnese” with beautiful landscapes with stone towers and castles just like being in an epic movie. Overnight in Mystras
Leaving Mystras by van we head to the mountains where we get a drop off to start our tour. We go past mountain monasteries, great alpine forests and mountain refuges with loads of springs on the road, and the occasional village in the middle of nowhere with a decent cheese and beer snack. Overnight in Kalamata
Leaving Kalamata we again head west towards Gialova lagoon where we will have the opportunity to have I relaxed 16km cycle round the Gialova lagoon and a swim at the renowned Voidokilia beach. An easy ride to wrap up our whole trip and head back to Korinthos. Overnight in Korinth.
After a good breakfast, you will take you luggage and get ready for your way back to the airport. If you wish, you can add some more in this trip, like a guided tour to the Acropolis of Athens or just staying a couple of days more in Athens or Evia.
Price for Guided Tour: 1100 €
Price for Self-Guided Tour: 950 €
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, evening meals + wine at the table
Mountain Bike & helmet included in the price
Other extras - Not Included
Tickets to/from Athens airports
Entrance fees to archaeological areas / museums
Guided tours to archaeological areas / museums
Personal travel insurance