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Biking tours
We offer organised excursions for individuals as well as custom programs for pre-formed groups

--Crete is an ideal destination for bike lovers. At first glance, the island's intense mountainous terrain might seem like a difficult endeavour for cyclists, but the steep hills are often followed by plateaus and the flat roads along the coastal regions provide both breathtaking views and a wonderful cycling experience.

--Biking programs for 201
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--The biking tours we have selected for this year are very diverse and original. We offer:

--A. organized excursions for individual travelers, once a week from early April to late October
--B. tailor-made programs offered exclusively to preformed groups. The programs vary from 1 to 7 days and are intended for Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, and cycling clubs.

--Optional hiking across gorges or along the coast is often part of the program

--Participating conditions

Good health and good physical condition required
Basic cycling experience
Endurance for high exposure to sun and heat


--Type of bikes

--IDÉAL mountain bikes, ”Pro-Rider”, 24 sp

--Technical support

--We provide minibuses for the transfer of cyclists and support vehicles with trailers to transport bicycles and luggage
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A. Biking tours and multi-activity programs for individuals

--A choice of two programs for cycling enthusiasts: a 1-day cycling trip or a 4-day multi-activity program including cycling. The 1-day biking tour takes place in the southwest part of the province of Amari, while the multi-activity program takes place in the wider region of Amari and includes an overnight stay in the Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp.

1. Downhill biking tour in Amari  

Crete

-Day: every Monday from early April to late October
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Route: 26 Km, on paved roads, with a few uphill sections and many more descents
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Duration: 2h½ - 3h
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Degree of difficulty: easy
-Start - end: Wild Nature Eco Lodge in Meronas - Platis Potamos gorge
-Transfer: by minibus

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Group size:
minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Price: for details and prices click here

2. Three or seven-day multi-activity program including biking  

Crete

-Days: on specific dates from early May to late October
-Accommodation: full-board accommodation in lodges at the Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp
-Activities: mountain trek, hiking, downhill bike ride and sea kayak along the south coast of Rethymnon
-Degree of difficulty: easy to moderate.
-Equipment provided: sticks and small backpacks (upon request), bicycles, helmets, two-seater sit-on-top kayaks, paddles and life jackets
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Infos: for details, dates and prices click here

B. Tailor-made programs for preformed groups

--A series of biking tours exclusively for preformed groups (Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, Clubs, etc.) with great variety in length and ecotourism interest.
-Duration: one to seven days
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Degree of difficulty: ranges from easy to moderate to strenuous

-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Transfer: by minibus
-Support: a vehicle equipped with trailer is at the disposal of the team at all times, ensuring the transport of the bikes, baggage, equipment and food
-Escorts: depending on the size of group, 1-2 experienced Greek guides are responsible for each program. Guides are fluent in foreign languages and familiar with Cretan nature
-Lodging: in the Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp
-Programs: We offer some of the most beautiful bike discoveries in Crete, taking into consideration the beauty and peculiarities of the region (morphology, routs, variety of vegetation, infrastructure, etc.). Below are some examples of these bike routes, although we also offer dozens of other similar bike rides.

1. Bike tour from the plateau of Fourni à Elounda
 

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour, ideal for incentive groups
-Route: a 16.8 Km downhill bike ride on paved roads, in the northern Mirabelo province (Lassithi dempartment)
-Start - end: Kasteli - Elounda
-Transfer: by mini-bus
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16

-Cycling: 1h½ - 2h
-Degree of difficulty: easy
-Discoveries: plateau of Fourni, Kasteli and Fourni (traditional villages byzantine chapels), Elounda bay and Spinalonga island (optional visit by fishing boat)
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us

2. Bicycle ride between mountains and sea
 

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour, ideal for incentive groups
-Route: a 23.5 Km downhill bike ride on paved roads, in the south part of Lassithi province
-Start - end: Anatoli - Myrtos
-Transfer: by mini-bus
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16

-Cycling:
2h½ - 3h
-Degree of difficulty: easy
-Discoveries: hiking through Sarakina gorge (optional), swim and relax at Myrtos beach
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us

3. Bike tour around the Lassithi plateau
 

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour, ideal for incentive groups

-Route: a 22.5 bike tour (almost flat in its entirety), on paved and dirt roads, around the Lassithi plateau, at the foot of mount Dicti
-Start - end: circular bike ride from Séli (north part of Lassithi plateau)
-Transfer: by mini-bus
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Cycling:
2h½ - 3h
-Degree of difficulty: easy
-Discoveries: optional walk for the visit of "Dictéon Andron" cave in Psychro
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us

4. Mountain bike adventure across Panakréa Ori
 

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour, intended to skilled bikers, familiar with MB
-Route: a 32 Km getaway on dirt roads et trails between the province of Amari and that of Arcadi, in the mountainous region of Panacréa Ori (western slopes of Mount Psiloritis)
-Start - end: "Well of Tsikalas" area - Klissidi village
-Transfer: by 4X4 vehicle
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Cycling:
3h½ - 4h
-Degree of difficulty: tough, experience in MT required
-Discoveries: wooded area of Aravanes, optional climb to visit the cave of guerrillas during the 2nd World war on the hill of Vigla
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us

5. Downhill bike tour and river trek through Preveli gorge
 

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour
-Route: a 24 Km downhill bike ride on paved roads, in the south part of Rethymnon department, between the mount Kedros and the south coast. The tour includes an optional river trek in the afternoon through the Preveli gorge with its renown wetland and palm beach
-Start - end: Yous Campos plateau - Preveli valley (continued on foot through the gorge to Préveli beach )
-Transfer: by mini-bus
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Cycling:
2h½ - 3h

-Walking (optional): 1h½ - 2h, combining hiking on trails, walking through water, and lightly climbing (easy and enjoyable) up steeper passages
-Degree of difficulty: easy for the bike ride, moderate for the river trek
-Discoveries: Yous Campos plateau, Kourtaliotis river and gorge, Preveli gorge and palm beach
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us

6. Bicycle ride to Kournas lake
 

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour
-Route: a 21 km bike tour on paved roads of varying altitude, in the province of Apokoronas (northeastern part of the department of Chania)
-Start - end: Agios Andreas village - Georgioupolis
-Transfer: by minibus
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Cycling: 2h½ - 3h

-Degree of difficulty: moderate
-Discoveries: fauna and flora around Kournas lake, relax and swim
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us

7. Three-day bike escapade in the Amari province
 

Crete

-Duration: three-day tour
-Accommodation:  two overnights on full-board basis, in the Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp
-Program: Includes excursions 4 & 5 as well as the bike ride to the southern part of Amari province
-Start - end: as described in the tours, with transfer from the Eco Lodge
-Transfer: by minibus

-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Degree of difficulty: ranging from easy to difficult
-Cycling: 2h½ - 4h
-Discoveries: as described in each excursion
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us


 
 

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