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Greek Islands Cycling tour in the Cyclades

Self-guided tour

Challenging

Touring bikes, road bikes, e-bikes, tandem

Duration:

8 days

Price(from):

€890 p.p

About this tour

Imagine Island hopping, arriving at a new destination each day and discovering each island by bike. On this very special trip you will get to explore the Greek islands in a completely unique way and create memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll discover the beauty of The Cyclades day by day, port by port by ferry and you will ride daily a different route. We embark from the port of Lavrio, just outside Athens, to our adventure amongst the islands of the Aegean Sea: The Cyclades. You will get to cycle amazing roads on the islands of Kea, Kythnos, Syros, Paros and Serifos. We have arranged for you help with your luggage from/to every port.

LOCATION:

map of greece

Cyclades

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival-Lavrio You arrive at the Port of Lavrio whereupon, after collecting you bicycle, you can take the ferry to Kea.Upon arrival,you get with your bike to the hotel. Overnight in Kea. DAY 2: Kea (25Km and +571m or 49Km and +1120m) Kea is different from the rest Cycladic islands and it has a unique charm. You can discover the island for yourself on one of two routes 25 or 49 Km. You´ll pass beautiful beaches on your way to the capital of the island, Ioulida that is well worth exploring. Wander through the small cobbled streets to the neoclassic city hall built by the architect Ernst Tsiller. Don’t forget to taste the jams and preserves that are a specialty of the island.In the afternoon you get your ferry to Kythnos. Overnight in Kythnos. DAY 3: Kythnos (22Km and +435m or 43Km and +809m) We wake in the Port of Merichas, on the Island of Kythnos. With only 1310 local habitants, it is quiet here in winter, but comes alive in the summer. On our cycle ride we will pass through the capital, on through beautiful hill country and finally arriving at the village of Dryopida. Here there is a cave full of stalactites and stalagmites which has been a hiding place for the villagers from pirates and Ottomans alike. Taverns and cafes welcome you in for a drink. In the afternoon you get the ferry to Syros. Overnight in Syros. DAY 4: Syros (29Km and +387m) Today you are in Syros, an island at the centre of the Cyclades. Our ride today is a tour around the island passing beaches and hamlets set in the rolling countryside. We stop at Hermoupolis, the capital of the Cyclades, which is set upon two hills, and where you will get to spend some time exploring the city. Neoclassical buildings, the historic theatre and the old medieval city all make the capital unique. Don’t forget to taste the traditional “Loukoumi” of Syros, or to try the cafes and the local taverns.In the afternoon you take the ferry to Paros. Overnight in Paros. DAY 5: Paros (27Km and+353m or 51Km and +517m) Our next destination is the iconic Island of Paros with its world-famous windmills. You will cycle through picturesque villages, with their white houses, and passing idyllic rural settings will enjoy an unforgettable day. Again, we suggest two routes, one short, which is easy for everyone and a longer one for those who want a challenge. Overnight in Paros.. DAY 6: Serifos (26Km and +677m or 37Km and +946m) Today you get the ferry for Serifos. According to the Greek mythology Serifos Island is the birthplace of Perseus and home to the Cyclops who were the children of Poseidon. The Ancient Greeks believed that the Cyclops lived in a cave, above Megalo Livadi Bay, and that they had built the walls, remnants of which are seen throughout the island.Overnight in Serifos DAY 7: Serifos (26Km and +677m or 37Km and +946m) Serifos is a small, but very picturesque, island and Chora, the capital is built on the slope of a very steep hill!! Our route will take you around the island and then onto Chora. The island has some fairly steep hills, and the highest summit is at 585m, however it is not big, and cyclists really enjoy their time here. DAY 8: Departure Today you take the ferry from Serifos to Piraeus. We Greeks don’t like to say goodbye. Instead we prefer to say «Εις το επανιδείν» which means that we hope to see you again some time!

Greek Islands Cycling tour in the Cyclades

Departures:

Every Saturday April-October

Duration:

8 days

Price(from):

€890 p.p

Includes:

Accommodation for 7 nights with breakfast, ferry tickets, assistance with luggage carrying on the ferries, maps and information about the area, mobile phone mount for the handlebar, 24h emergency phone support. 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 TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO ATHENS AIRPORT*: 1.Transfer by public Bus (National Transportation) or on your own. 2.Direct transfer Athens airport-Lavrio: €90 (1-3 persons) 3.Direct transfer Peiraeus port-Athens airport airport €60(1-3 persons) Own bike transfer €10 (per way).
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