Total tour distance: 220 miles
Daily tour distance: 30 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
PORTO Club Cycling Tours offers guided cycling and off-road mountain biking in Crete. We specialize in multi-day excursions in the country side and mountains of Crete as well as daily private tours.
The tours: The price of our tours includes just about everything. Every day we ride village to village. . Enjoy all Lunches and dinners. Includes water bottles, snacks, energy drinks, maps, guide books and more. You will appreciate the charming hotels we accommodate you, generous, rich absolutely fresh and healthy meals, extensive trip information, and far more miles of cycling at a great price - thousands less than other tours which offer less time on your bike.
The rides: vary from moderately easy rolling country side roads and double track to expert single-track trails that demand body strength, technical riding skills, and good conditioning to. Standard rides cover fear distance depending the level of riders. We use our local knowledge and expertise to plan your custom tour just the way you want.
The back up: We don’t just transporting your luggage. Vehicle or mini bus follows the riders all day long. Refill your bottles, access your bags or grab a snack. The van carries a full set of tools and a floor pump. Driver carries cell phones so you’re never out of touch.
Buck up vehicle carries all luggage’s’ required for the day’s ride and will always be available for anyone at any point during the day. If for instance you want to take a day off the bike, or you feel tired during the ride or just don’t feel to ride a day, the vehicle / bus will take you for as long or as little as you wish it to. Everybody is provided with detailed route maps for each day.
The guides: For 2 – 4 participants there is no biker leader, a vehicle with driver as back up service, for more people a biker driver and a mini bus with driver and both guides are easily contactable by mobile phone. The guides are experts on the local area and able to sort out any problems or special requests that you might have.
The meals: We know how much cyclists need to eat. On this cycle tour you can expect cyclist-sized quality meals. You will dine in fine local restaurants, feasting on Mediterranean traditional Cretan specialties. We do American style buffet breakfasts. Our lunches and dinners, included on every point-to-point riding day, feature a variety of the seasonal best of each locale and the local wine and course after course of unrivalled cuisine. All dinners included on every tour. Meals are truly a highlight of our vacation!
Our foods: are prepared with the highest quality fresh and natural ingredients. Our cooks most of the times are local farm house ladies and are well experienced at preparing delicious wholesome foods for hungry people as athletes or farmers.. We provide at least two home-cooked hot meals every day.
Includes: Bicycles-New models- road or mountain bikes, detailed maps, helmets, descriptions and information for your bicycle way, luggage transportation, detailed books and information in English language for the historical / archaeological sites and culture highlights on your way. Telephone assistance all days from 8am to 10pm for your questions - information’s
BIKING IN THE BORDER OF EUROPE
10 days / 9 nights
Tour is planned for individuals as few as 2 persons up to small group of 8 persons
An INN to INN cycling exploration of West - south central Crete.
Price per person: € 1.712 / $2.270
Bikes (on extra cost)
Buck up – support vehicle
Special Athletic Nutrition according the athletic training standards and the healthy traditional Mediterranean Cretan nutrition
Detailed directions, routes, maps, etc.
9 nights accommodation at traditional homes / fine hotels*** / studios on each village on our way on bed & breakfast basis
Flight tickets ATHENS / CHANIA by arrival + HERAKLION / ATHENS by departure
1 day escorted walking tour of SAMARIA GORGE
7 days cycling guided tours
7 days chartered vehicle with driver for all transportation / back up service
Tour the palace of Knossos
All meals rich / according the athletic nutritional standards (Breakfast / lunch / dinner)
Snacks / Bars / Refreshments when training
Maps / info material
Daily 24 hours service
ATHENS / CHANIA - CRETE:
Arrival Athens. Connected flight to Chania. Reception at the airport.
Transportation to the hotel. Accommodation Chania. .
CRETE SAMARIA GORGE
Escorted walking tour. Accommodation Chania (Breakfast - Dinner)
CRETE. Day 1 BIKING. West Crete:
Prefecture of Chania. Combination of history & sport. Ride starts Chania. First break at the ruins of Aptera. (At that point there are ruins from 3 different periods. Ancient Minoan period, Roman period, Byzantine period.) Biking way to Vrysses / Georgioupolis and break for lunch. Biking to the lake of Kournas, Episkopi and ends at the waters of Argyroupolis. Dinner at that point. Accommodation Argyroupolis (47 KM) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
CRETE Day 2 BIKING. West South Crete:
Prefecture. By car a short 10minutes drive to the village of Vrysses. of Chania
Start from Vrysses and drive south direction Chora Sfakion. A nice mountain road biking trip from point 30m clime up to 1.350m and down again to 0. Break at Imbros village for a coffee, lunch in Chora Sfakion. By car to Frangocastello for swim. Accommodation Chora Sfakion (62 KM) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
CRETE Day 3 BIKING. West South Crete:
Prefecture of Chania. Hora Sfakion – Skaloti Ano/Kato Rodakino Selia / Plakias.
Accommodation Plakias. (44 km) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
CRETE: Day 4 BIKING. West Crete:
West south. Prefecture of Rethymnon. Plakias – Lefkogia – Frati – Spili - Agia Galini. Accommodation at Agia Galini and break for swim. (56 KM) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
CRETE: Day 5 BIKING South central Crete
Agia Galini / Timpaki / the ruins of Phaestos / Mires / Zaros. Accommodation Zaros. (38 KM) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
CRETE: Day 6 BIKING. Central Crete.
Prefecture of Heraklion. Zaros / Agia Varvara / Venerato / Heraklion (52 km) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
CRETE: Day 7 BIKING. Central Crete.
Prefecture of Heraklion. Heraklion / Knossos / Archanes / Heraklion (48 km) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
TRANSPORTATION TO THE AIRPORT Flight to ATHENS and connected flight home