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Biking Southeastern Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 16 people
Destination(s): Greece  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Sightseeing  
Season: April - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2750 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2750 Euro (EUR)

In the southeastern Peloponnese Peninsula is found the Argo Saronic region where everything encourages you to pedal at a gradual pace, or siga-siga (slow, slow) as the Greeks say. We bicycle, swim, smell the lemons, shop for quality souvenirs and take enlightening archaeology tours of legendary antiquities.

The tour introduces you to three islands, two World Heritage Sites, the incredibly lovely city of Nafplio which you will rate your favorite. The region is known for its Nemean wines where wine-making from ancient days continues to inspire and delight visitors.

Day 1: Hydra Island

We pick you up at your Athens hotel and transfer you to Piraeus port for the two-hour hydrofoil transfer to car-free Hydra, an elegant island attracting high-end artists whose paintings, jewelry and clothes fill the local shops. As Hydra is also bike-free, the day’s activity is a hike up to a monastery offering tremendous views. hike 6 km, 3.7 miles, from sea level to 1561 feet, 476 meters

Day 2: Spetses Island

We take a 30 minute hydrofoil from Hydra to Spetses where our bicycles are waiting in time for us to pedal to lunch at a seaside taverna. Then it’s a spin to the lighthouse built in 1831 and thereafter to the Laskarina Bouboulinas Museum, the national heroine who commanded her own fleet during the Greek Revolution. Light warm-up 10-16 km, 6-10 miles

Day 3: Spetses Island

Spetses is so small you can circumnavigate the island by bike in a couple of hours. At a half-way point enjoy swimming at a beach with a marvelous sea cave accessible from the water or from a hole in the earth. Honeymooners hire horse drawn carriages in Dapia, the romantic harbor town. 24 km, 15 miles

Day 4: Poros Island

Return to the Peloponnese mainland by water taxi and hug the coast eastward on mostly flat terrain to reach Galatas, the port opposite Poros, from where you take a ten minute ferry to the island. Put on your aprons for dinner to prepare your meal in a traditional Greek cooking class. 57 km, 35 miles

Day 5: Epidavros

The morning is spent enjoying Poros harbor, its shops, museum and weaving workshop. Return to the mainland by ferry to bike to the coastal town of Epidavros. The route has spectacular views overlooking the Aegean Sea. 39.30 km, 24.40 miles

Day 6: Nafplio

A gradual climb brings us to Ancient Epidavros, the 3rd century BC outdoor theatre seating 13,000 spectators with impeccable acoustics. Epidvaros was the most famous healing center in ancient Greece, focusing on mind, body and spirit. Continue biking to Napflio, the first capital of modern Greece, and the prettiest city in the Peloponnese. 48.50 km, 29.80 miles

Day 7: Nafplio

Bike Napflio to Ancient Mycenae on mostly flat back road. Tour Mycenae with a professional guide. After lunch cycle back to Nafplio. Pre-dinner wine tasting of famous Nemean wines. 46.60 km, 30 miles

Day 8: Departure to Athens

One hour vehicle transfer to Corinth Canal where you get to bike across the canal’s bridge. Follow the coastal road cycling to Nea Perama to take the short ferry to Salamina island site of the famous Battle of Salamis when the Greeks forever repelled the Persians from Greece. End the tour with a ferry from Salamina to Piraeus. 53.60 km, 33 miles

Supplemental Tour Information:
Due to morning departure on Day 1 prepare to arrive at least one day early to Athens to test ride your bike.

Bike mileage listed for each day is that day’s standard bike route. Depending however on the cycling level of the participants, routes may vary by adding mileage or minimizing mileage with vehicle transfers.

Tour Guide Credentials:
Lead guide has traveled to over 45 islands and all over the mainland, mostly by bike.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Single Supplement 750 euros/E-BIKES/HYBRID/ROAD BIKES.
Total Mileage 279 km or 173 km for standard route.
Highest Elevation 767 feet 234 m

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006

We are the only tour operator in Greece providing multi-day cycling tours through all regions of Greece. It is our mission to show you an authentic Greece while you cycle through the rural countryside or around the Greek isles. We introduce you to delicious Mediterranean cuisine, local produce and handicrafts,...

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