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Archaeology Bike Tour in Greece

Guided tour

Moderate

Touring bikes, road bikes, e-bikes, tandem

Duration:

8 days

Price(from):

€1900 p.p

About this tour

If you are passionate about culture and history, but also love cycling in beautiful scenery then this is an excellent choice for you. You will visit ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Mycenae, the kingdom of King Agamemnon of the bronze age, The theatre of Epidaurus with its famous acoustics and many more smaller ancient Greek cities! To connect these places we will need to ride through the beautiful Mainalo mountain and ride by the amazing Greek coast. We will have the opportunity to taste the local cuisine and eat fresh fish, get to know the local culture and discover the variety of the Greek scenery. Take advantage of our expert local cycling guides and the full van support that this guided tour will offer.

LOCATION:

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Peloponnese

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival On request we can transfer you from anywhere you arrive, to ancient Olympia. We will have a welcome dinner to meet the team and discuss more details about the tour. Day 2: Ancient Olympia-Lagadia 60Km/+1600m Guided tour in the morning in ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Our guide will show you the archaeological site and also the museum. Then we start our scenic ride to climb up to the picturesque village of Lagadia. Lagadia is one of the more picturesque villages of Arcadia, a traditional settlement with local architecture placed over a huge gorge! Day 3: Lagadia-Tripoli 55km/+945m After a good breakfast we will ride through the Mainalo Mountain, a natura 2000 protected area and home of god Pan according to Mythology. Passing from the traditional settlements of Vytina, Alonistaina and Piana with its amazing church we will end up in the capital of Arcadia, Tripoli, famous in the modern Greek history for its role in the Greek Independence war against the Ottomans. Day 4: Tripoli-Astros 55km/+700m Today we will ride downhill to reach the sea and enjoy the beautiful coastal town of Astros. On the way we will visit ancient Tegea with the famous church built over the ancient Greek theater, the temple of Alea Athena, which was the 2nd biggest temple in Peloponnese after the temple of Zeus in Olympia and the local museum. Day 5: Astros-Nafplio 45km/+700m This day includes one of the most beautiful rides by the coast. The view of the Argolic gulf will escort us throughout our day. Arrival in Nafplio, a town that is definitely one of the highlights of the Peloponnese. In Nafplio, we will surely climb to the Palamidi castel with 999 steps, we will walk around Arvanitia and we will taste the local delicacies in the taverns by the port. Day 6: Nafplio-Mycenae 51km/+400m Today we will do a loop ride towards Mycenae and back. Our licensed archaeology guide will wait for us there and will explain us everything about the bronze age and the Mycenaean history. You will visit the palace and the museum and also the great tomb, grave of king Atreas and father of king Agamemnon. The ride is through small roads, orange and lemon trees and through small charming villages. Day 7: Nafplio-Epidaurus 42km/+350m Today’s program includes a morning van transfer to Epidaurus, where our licensed archaeology guide will wait for us. Epidaurus was a healing center of antiquity from where modern medicine set its foundation. You will visit the archaeological site, check the acoustics of the theater and also visit the museum where you will be able to see the ancient surgery equioment. Then we will ride our way back and passing through beautiful routes we will end up by the coast. We will do several stops to enjoy lunch by the sea, passing from the picturesque Vivari and Tolo and finally we will end up back to Nafplio. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner with traditional Greek delicacies. Day 8: Departure Morning breakfast and optional transfer back to the airport.

Archaeology Bike Tour in Greece

Departures:

14th september 2023

Duration:

8 days

Price(from):

€1900 p.p

Includes:

Accommodation for 7 nights with breakfast, cycling guide, support vehicle, maps and information about the area, mobile phone mount for the handlebar. ACCOMMODATION: 3* hotel or apartments (depending on availability). ADDITIONAL CHARGES: Single supplement €155, 4* upgrade 200€ pp Bike rental: Trekking bike 90€/week, Road bike 130€/week, E-bike 240€/week, Τandem 250€/week
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