General

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 all around the central part of the island. Stunning scenery, amazing beaches and great food will leave you more than satisfied after the 5 days of cycling adventure.

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DAY 1 : Arrival

Transfer from Athens airport to your accommodation. 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 walk along the seaside promenade of the town before you leave for the hotel and prepare for the following 5 day exciting ride. Overnight in Steni-Eretria

DAY 2 : Cycling along the river of Steni "19km"

Starting at the village of lower Steni we will have a leisurely ride cycling past beautiful little chapels when following the rolling hills. We cross the river from Steni numerous times until we make our picnic stop at a beautiful church next to an abandoned watermill. Return to Hotel

Ride Statistics :

+522m / -522m 3-4 Hours B : Intermediate
DAY 3 : The resin producer’s route "21km"

Cycling starts from the village of Makrykapa. We 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. Return to Hotel

Ride Statistics :

+840m / -840m 5+ Hours C : Challenging
DAY 4 : The mountains of Steni "25km"

On leaving the village of Steni we head into 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. Return to Hotel

Ride Statistics :

+1016m / -1016m 4-5 Hours C : Challenging
DAY 5 : Eretria & Mountains "26km"

Our tour starts along the hilltops of Eretria heading to the mountains. Olive groves, followed by pines trees will dominate the scenery. Rough hills and what seems like forgotten to man roads that lead to nowhere! St. George Arma monastery will quench our thirst providing us with a resting place to have our picnick. This tour is intended for experienced mountainbikers. This is where you will realize how mountainous Evia island really is. Return to Hotel

Ride Statistics :

+608m / -608m 3-4 Hours C : Challenging
DAY 6 : Coast to Coast Sublime Beaches of Chalkida "23km"

Whether you are an everyday mountain biker or a novice cyclist, this is a ride you will enjoy. Take part in this beautiful cycle along Chalkis’s sublime seaside houses and coved beaches. You will have the opportunity to have a swim in the sea (have your swimming gear with you).  Cycling along so many winding beaches, the only thing you have to do is relax and enjoy the scenery.

Ride Statistics :

+238m / -238m 3-4 Hours A : Easy
DAY 9 : Departure

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.

Activity Level

Activity level B-C : Intermediate-Challenging

Accommodation

Accommodation Hotel Steni

First accommodation option is Hotel Steni. Hotel Steni is located in the mountainous village of Steni. Depending on the day of the week, it might be very quiet, with more visitors on Sundays. The accommodation has been selected by us and checked in person by our crew. It fulfills a minimum level of standards for cleanliness, staff behavior, breakfast, comfort and more. Most probably you will meet the owners themselves, have a cup of coffee with them or taste the breakfast made by their hands! Contact us for more details.

Accommodation Grand Bleu Hotel***

Second accommodation option is Grand Bleu Beach Resort, which is built on a sandy beach, just 2 Km away from the town of Eretria on the Island of Evia.

Located approximately 110 Km (70 miles) from the Athens Airport; it is easily accessible either by car from the newly built bridge which connects the island with the main land, or by ferryboat from Oropos port (time on board the ferryboat 20 minutes).

The complex is surrounded by well manicured gardens and consists of a main building with 96 rooms, 3 suites, as well as 75 more bungalow rooms located in six smaller two story buildings. Eleven out of these bungalows are duplexes with two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms connected with an internal staircase especially built to accommodate families.

Other types of family rooms are available; triples quadruples and rooms for up to six persons.

Pricing

Hotel Steni

Price for Guided Tour: from 600 € (see online booking form for price)
Price for Self-Guided Tour: from 500 € (see online booking form for price)

Hotel Grand Bleu Beach Resort

Price for Guided Tour: from 719 € (see online booking form for price)
Price for Self-Guided Tour: from 619 € (see online booking form for price)

**This tour runs with a minimum of 4 participants.

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What does the Guided tour include:

  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Pro MIAS certified Bike leader on road (English & Greek language)
  • Bike rental included
  • Transport to and from Athens Airport
  • Everyday transfers to each cycling destination when needed.
  • Breakfast and Energy pack(with hydration & energy bars every day)
  • Half board if accommodation is Grand Bleu Hotel***

What does the Self Guided tour include:

  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • GPS Device uploaded with all the tracks for each day.
  • Bike rental
  • Transport to and from Athens Airport
  • Everyday transfers to each cycling destination when needed.
  • Breakfast and Energy pack(with hydration & energy bars every day)
  • Half board if accommodation is Grand Bleu Hotel***

Bike rental

Cube Aim Pro Bike for the tour or similar

Other extras – Not Included

E-Bike rental HAIBIKE SDURO HARDNINE 1.0 (175 euro supplement)
Flight airtickets to/from Athens airports
Entrance fees to archaeological areas / museums
Guided tours to archaeological areas / museums
Personal travel insurance

Steni

SteniSteni is one of the most famous winter resorts in Greece. One of the most picturesque villages of Evia, located on the outskirts of Dirfys, the highest mountain of Evia 30km from Chalkida. Steni has 1,280 residents and is composed of three villages. Upper and lower Steni, and the almost abandoned village of Pyrgos (Skounteri). The center Read more

Eretria

EretriaEretria is one of Greece’s most renowned ancient cities, with the first evidence for human activity as late as the Neolithic period (3500-3000 BC) found on the acropolis as well as in the plain. Many hotels have flooded the area the past decades making it the No1 tourist destination in Evia with many different accommodation options. There Read more