Olympia Cycling Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

116518


Categories

Food and Wine, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Must be able to bike around 25 km and always under parents' supervision (Appropriate mostly for mature teenagers). For younger kids might be possible to arrange for suitable trailers.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

French (basic), English (advanced)

Easy downhill Biking Tour till the sea including authentic Greek lunch!


The ride starts in a picturesque village surrounding by vineyards, at the hills above the plains of Elia, and following a dirt road pass beside steep cliffs with outstanding views all over the West Peloponnese & the Ionian Islands. We gently cycle downhill passing through olive groves till the sea. Several gorgeous beaches are available upon the way to spend some time relaxing on the shore, swimming, snorkeling or just enjoying the sun lying upon the golden sand.
We close the day with a delicious homeade picnic lunch or in a local tavern.
Every trail & track in our ride is carefully chosen to comply with the basic touring cycling principles to ensure the safety of the participants considering the use of routes with insignificant traffic, as in Greece there are no cycle paths in large scale and is very risky to bike without proper guiding. But dodging the motor, the noise, the pollution and the constant danger into the highways, you'll enjoy your ride into the local backroads, safe & comfortable.

Itinerary

Distance: Approx. 25 Km
Descent: 300 m
Terrain: Varied (paved, dirt road, paths).
With our AWD vehicle, we move on the hilly range above the plain of Elis where we start our downhill biking tour crossing pine forest over steep cliffs, while later the landscape becomes milder passing through perennial olive groves which extend till sandy beaches. We can stop for a dive into crystal waters and a variety of Greek dishes in an awesome local tavern.
Alternative rides upon the season and the desirable starting & ending points are also available.
CAUTION: Especially during the summer noon, sunrays are very strong and must protect your skin effectively. So you must provide basic personal equipment like sunscreen, sunglasses & water bottle.
You can be more comfortable, as well if you come up with sting reliever & swimsuit.
During the winter essential equipment is further a raincoat &/or a windproof jacket.
In the rare case that it's impossible to make our tour by bike, we can arrange a driving tour in the area.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel, or any other desirable place in the area.

End location: Same as above.

Duration: 5 hours

As it's a cycling tour, take into consideration that we have to cover about 25 km in that time including any leisure activities as swimming and lunch. Your level of fitness and in very rare case weather conditions is the only factor that might affect our tour.
Recommended especially for cruise-ship passengers who they haven't so much time available, or seaside hotels residents. For both, their accommodation could be the end of the ride.

Transportation

CYCLING TOUR. SAG wagon (AWD air-conditioned vehicle) will carry us at the start point & will remain close to support us.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation to the starting point.
Private biking tour with a knowledgeable, local guide.
SAG wagon (AWD back-up support vehicle) in case of somebody feel uncomfortable to continue the tour biking.
Bike Rental.
Helmets in case that you cannot provide yours.
Authentic Greek cuisine lunch in an awesome local tavern.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - You don't need to pay any extras during the tour but tips, as lunch and rentals for bike and equipment is included.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Other: Any personal expenses like gifts or souvenirs.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide for historical monuments in Greece and I'm not formally authorized to guide you inside them.

A Recent Review of this tour

Fabulous 2 day tour with Vassilios. He is an expert guide. Considerate and helpful. He knew the area in detail. His knowledge of Greek culture and history is encyclopaedic and shared generously. His planning was meticulous. A very enjoyable two day tour. I'll be back. Philip
Philip Buckle

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