Total tour distance: 160 miles
Daily tour distance: 25 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
CYCLING IN THE BORDER OF EUROPE
The tour: includes just about everything. Every day we ride village to village. . Enjoy all Lunches and dinners. Includes water bottles, snacks, refreshments, maps, guide books and more. Accommodate at charming hotel, villas or traditional inns, generous, rich absolutely fresh and healthy meals, extensive trip information, and far more miles of cycling. Chartered vehicle with English speaking driver known Crete and the routes as back up service.
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 our way.
- 7 nights accommodation at fine 3*** hotels or Class private homes - inns/ double occupancy room rate basis / single or double occupancy
- Bike + Helmet
- 6 days cycling / mountain biking guided tours
- 7 days chartered vehicle with driver for all transportation / back up service
- All meals: rich / according the athletic nutritional standards and the traditional
- Cretan Mediterranean nutrition (vegetarian / vegan requests are welcome, please enter details during the booking process)
- (Breakfast / lunch / dinner)
- Snacks / Bars / Refreshments when training
Maps / info material
Day 1. Arrival Heraklion. Reception at the port or airport. Transportation to the hotel. (When arrival is early morning we can do a biking tour. When is later in the day we do a cultural tour and may be a visit to the palace of Knossos. We can
decide together as soon as you have your flight details). Accommodation Heraklion. (Lunch – Dinner)
Day 2. By car transportation to the village of Archanes. Start from Archanes we do a nice cycle through the countryside of the region ending at the city of Heraklion Accommodation Heraklion. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner) 44 km
Day 3. Start from Heraklion (0) and do a 56 circle at the near area of Heraklion. Accommodation Heraklion. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner) 56km
Day 4. Start from Heraklion (0) – Marathos – Damasta – Drossia Accommodation. Drossia (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner) 38km (hard)
Day 5. Drossia – Mourtzana – Perama – Rethymnon. An easy flat cycle. Accommodation Rethymnon . (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner) 49 km
Day 6. Keep going west following side way roads through country side and beautiful small villages. Accommodation Argyroupolis . (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner) 33 km
Day 7. Keep going west following side way roads through country side and beautiful small villages. A 30 cycling and ending the cycle tour by car back to the city of Heraklion where we accommodate.(Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner) 30km
Day 8. Breakfast at the hotel. END