charity

Join our charity bike weekends!

Charity bike rides 2012

Bikegreece continues the tradition with a second weekend of cycling and fun, this time in Porto Heli and jet-setting Spetses island. The dates are set for 30th March – 1st April and a nice overture to the Greek Easter a couple of weeks later, for a spring outing filled with activities.

Friday 30th March:

Arrivals in Porto Heli in the evening, check-in at the hotel, meet the group and dinner in a local restaurant.

Saturday 31st March

After breakfast we’ll catch the ferry to Spetses and spend the rest of the day exploring the mountain trails before heading back to Porto Heli with the 16.30 ferry. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Sunday 1st April

            Get up and awaken your cycling muscles for a bike ride around Porto Heli area. Lunch with the group and return to Athens in the afternoon.

Where we stay:

Located in Porto Heli, next to the beautiful islands of Spetses and Hydra, this comfortable 3-star hotel offers a pool and private beach, and rooms with free internet.

Guests can swim in the pool, relax in the bar or enjoy a game of billiards, tennis or table tennis. An extensive range of Greek and international cuisine is served in an open-air, rooftop restaurant which overlooks the spectacular bay of Porto Heli. Most rooms also share this view and all rooms open on to a balcony.

The ferry port is just a short walk away. (www.nauticabayhotel.gr)

Cost of  Weekend :-

  • Approximately 91 euros per person sharing a room for two nights, with breakfast, two meals, ferry to spetses, donation to charity, etc.

         Reservations, Accommodation and Bikes:-

  • To reserve your place, simply drop us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll send you a reservation form to fill out. The weekend is planned on pay-as-you-go basis for all the services but the reservations have to be sent to us so we can secure your space.
  • We have a limited number of mountain bikes available and the cost for the weekend is

25 euros.

alt

 
2012 Charity bike rides begin!!!!

The opener of this season’s charity bike rides could have been no other than our favorite, Karystos! So, dust those bikes, pump up the tires and get ready for a weekend of action and fun, March 10th – 11th.

Our Big Fat Charity Bike ride Weekend……No. 1

altDestination: the Isle of Evia and the terrain is wide dirt track…

Saturday 10th March (Approximately 40klms)

Catch the 8:15 ferry from Rafina to Marmari….Follow an awesome, dramatic, magnificent off road bike ride of the coast to Karustos, Bouros, Kastri and Livadi. Surely THE best coastal bike ride in the world…If weather permits, we’ll have picnic lunch at one of the many beaches we come across. We stay at the family run beach side Galaxy Hotel. Evening dinner in a local tavern to enjoy the local cuisine and wine…

Sunday 11th March (Approximately 20klms)

Get up and awaken your cycling muscles for a bike ride to Mili and return to Marmari through  picturesque mountain villages…

Cost of  Weekend :-

14 euro per person for the ferry (return ticket)
20 euro per person for a shared room at Galaxy Hotel
15 euro per person for evening meal
10 euro per person for Charity donation
TOTAL: 59 euro

Reservations, Accommodation and Bikes:-

  • To reserve your place, simply drop us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll send you a reservation form to fill out. The weekend is planned on pay-as-you-go basis for all the services but the reservations have to be sent to us so we can secure your space. We have a limited number of mountain bikes available and the cost for the weekend is 25 euros.  Payment must be made for these bikes 1 week before departure in cash at our Athens office. There will be transportation arranged for luggage.

2011

First and foremost we would like to thank all of you who participated in our charity bike trips this year and helped us raise a respectable amount for the Knossos excavations on behalf of the “Friends of the British School at Athens”. For those of you who missed out so far, soon we will announce new dates for your calendars as we are now planning our charity cycling weekend getaways for 2012 season. We’ll post the dates soon so keep an eye on our website and facebook page for more….We are proud of every Charity bike trip that we have organized over the years and for the assisting to collect funds for organizations/associations/institutions  who are committed to working and lending support to the community, both on environmental and humanitarian fronts.

Over the last 5 years bikegreece offers short mountain bike trips in Greece as an initiative to combine affordable and active trips for all with a good cause and thus it has been raising money through the Charity bike rides for a range of very deserving causes.

Some of the charities we're working with and assisting with providing much needed funds include:

British Friends of Archaelogy

PIKPA

Orphanage of Annarotirio Pentelis

Detailed below are the trips, past and present, that bikegreece has had the pleasure in organizing for 2011

2-3 April - Aegina Charity Bike Ride

28 – 29 May – Karystos Charity Bike Ride

11 June – Varybobi one day Charity Bike Ride

10 December –  Varybobi Charity Bike Ride

30 March - 1 April - Porto Heli Charity bike ride