Coast to coast Explorer

 

Duration: 7 days Mountain bike
   
Difficulty level:
   
Cost: 358 British pounds
(Plus Euro 175 payable locally on your arrival.) if you arrive/depart, outside scheduled tour start/finish, an taxi/airport can be arranged for approximately, Euro 45.
Important Note: if you intend paying for your holiday online, a 4% surcharge will be applied at the time of booking.
ITINERARY

 

This is a rugged, place to place mountainbike adventure, through a lesser known Greece, well away from the beaten tourist tracks and amenities.

Day 1. Meet and greet at Athens airport and transfer 30 minutes to the Northern Suburbs of Athens and to Villa Patricia . Sort bikes and depending on arrival times we are off on our first adventure exploring our first single tracks on Mt Parnitha's foothills!  Dinner at the Villa in the evening.

Day 2. Explore the grounds of the former Greek Royal family, now a national park and set in beautiful landscape with newly created bike ways. We visit the isolated 5 century BC fortress of Dekelia and more sizzling singletack for those who dare... Night out in Athens and Acropolis views...

Day 3. Get ready for departure from Villa Patricia. Morning transfer to Rafina and the ferry to Evia…check into our new hotel by the beach at Karistos. Isolated beaches and rugged mountains.....pack your swimming costume for this super day of seaside biking......Evening Celebrations in one of many bars and tavernas along the water front!

Day 4. Free day and a chance for you to do your own thing.....Options include scuba diving, a self guided bike ride to Castello Rosso castle..., or  just lie on the beach with a glass of wine or 2...For those still craving more action,  embark on an evening trek up to massive 2,000 year Roman columns, lying where they were quarried and mysteriousy abandoned over 2,000 years ago.

Day 5. Check out and away from Karistos. Friendly villages and stone hamlets. Climb and descend to Antia, the famous "whistling village" , enjoy a taverna lunch  with curious villagers! We climb to 1,000 metres on  Mount Ochi and enjoy some superb mountain biking descending down a 15 Km valley, rich in chestnut, walnut and plane trees, to the Aegean sea, our most easterly point at the foot of the Dimosari Gorge. . Swim. Evening meal of fresh fish. Fruit and vegetables from the garden. 

Day 6. Stretch those legs and  embark on a full day of coastal biking along the wild and magnificent cavo doro...remote and wild. Completing our day we roll onto the sandy beach at Bouros, where we can enjoy a swim and a beer ! As they say "It aint over till the fat lady sings" and we drag ourselves once more onto our bikes and race to catch the  the sun set and the wecoming arms of our beachside hotel.

Day 7. Wake up late! If time permits a visit to Athens, Athens airport and home!

 

Price includes:
  • Meet and greet at Athens airport on arrival and departure.
  • Accommodation for six nights in a twin room
  • Meals : breakfast , light afternoon snack, dinner for all days except for the free day.
  • 1 or 2 guides depending on group size.
  • Vehicle support.
  • Ferry and cable car tickets.
  • Use of swimming pool (seasonal)

*Single room supplement: GBP130 *
   
Price does not include:
  • Bike hire. Available for euro 125 for the duration of the trip
  • Cost for flight
  • Accident insurance
  • Meals on the free day (except for breakfast)
   
   
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5 - 11 April 2015

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10 - 16 May 2015

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7 - 13 June 2015

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21 - 27 June 2015

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5 - 11 July 2015

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26 July - 1 Aug 2015

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6 - 12 Sept 2015

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 27 Sept - 2 Oct 2015

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25 Oct - 31 Oct 2015  

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NOTES: Accommodation North of Athens is at the beautiful “Villa Patricia”, close to the garden suburb of Kifisia and nestled in a scented pine forest.
We stay in a clean, family run hotel on Evia island.
One night we stay in rooms (without en-suite facilities), above a local tavern.
Vulgarities of weather does mean that the itinerary described in this brochure can change on occasion
   
Suggested flights:

Book early to get the best deals...EasyJet, British Airways, Aegean Air, Ryanair all have scheduled flights to Athens. Check out www.easyjet.com , www.ba.com and www.aegeanair.gr . Easyjet now fly from Manchester