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Why cycling in Peloponnese in autumn should be in every cyclist’s bucket list.

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Autumn in the Peloponnese region of Greece is a special time of year. The stifling summer heat gives way to milder temperatures for a cycling tour, and the landscape undergoes a transformation, painting the region in a rich tapestry of colors. For cyclists, this is the perfect season to go on a cycling holiday and explore the Peloponnese, with its ancient ruins, coastal vistas, and charming villages.

Peloponnese: A Cyclist's Paradise The Peloponnese, a large peninsula in southern Greece, boasts a diverse terrain that caters to all types of cycling trips with either road bikes, mountain bikes or e-bikes . From flat coastal roads to challenging mountain passes, the region offers an array of routes to explore. Here's why Greece’s Peloponnese is a paradise for cycling holidays in autumn:

1. Mild Weather: As the summer heat mellows in Greece , autumn ushers in pleasant temperatures ideal for biking holidays . The average daytime temperature hovers around 20-25°C (68-77°F), making it comfortable for long cycling rides especially in the mountainous regions like Vytina and the rest charming villages of Arcadia where you can discover the traditional local architecture.

2. Spectacular Scenery:

As Autumn transforms the landscape into a visual feast, pedaling along the coastal lines of Peloponnese is a unique cycling experience especially if you choose a self-guided cycling trip like Messinia self guided or Laconia self guided cycling tours.

3. Less Crowded: Since the peak tourist season for summer holidays has passed, you can enjoy Greece’s attractions and roads with fewer crowds. This is especially advantageous when visiting archaeological sites like Mycenae or Epidaurus and charming villages along your archaeological guided cycling tour.

4. Greek Hospitality: Autumn is harvest season, and locals are often more relaxed and welcoming. You might be fortunate enough to experience the harvesting process as you pedal through villages, or even make a stop by a local winery and have a tour around the traditional wine production along with a few glasses of wine and local delicacies!


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