2 Day mountain biking tour from Athens to Karystos

2 Day mountain biking tour from Athens to Karystos

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, Greek
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: 2-3 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Metro Station Acropolis
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Experience a spectacular two-staged mountain biking adventure on some of Greece’s most stunning terrains.

Athens Riviera will fill you with joy and the Land of the Cyclops will tests your limits! Take part in this exciting riding challenge!

Evia Ride
The mythical land of the Cyclops offers a fascinating and challenging terrain. Ride it!

The route is characterised, in its greater part, of good quality asphalt with low vehicle circulation. A dirt road, 15km long, is found approximately in the middle of the route. The ride consists of 5 climbs; the three middle ones are of average grade between 5% and 7%, which are less than 5km each. Owing to the morphology of the mountain mass of Ochi, the rider has to climb small parts of more than 13% average grade. The first contact with the Aegean sea is particularly impressive, especially during the last descent, it’s quite joyful.

Sounio Ride
This is one of the world's most beautiful coastal routes! Cycle along the Athens Riviera towards the ancient temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio. 

This route is of minor difficulty, apart from a small segment that was purposely selected due to its panoramic view. It is a 87 km ride on excellent asphalt. The circulation of vehicles maybe high during rush hour so the exact time of departure will be chosen wisely. Afterwards, the rider has to cover a steep, 5km long climb of a total elevation gain of 353m. As the circulation of vehicles reduces, the ride becomes smoother and the view of the Saronic Gulf consists a faithful riding companion till it reaches its end, in the imposing Ancient Temple of Poseidon, God of the sea at Sounio.

Duration: 2 days
Distance: 220 km
Elevation gain: 3000 m

Day 1: Sounio Ride
08.30: Meet at Metro Station Acropolis
08.30 – 09.00: You'll have a briefing about the activity and the safety protocols and your guide will do a bike inspection to make sure everything is in order.
You'll have a light meal at the end of the ride and a one hour guided tour of Poseidon’s Temple.
16.00: Departure from Sounio and transfer to lodging
19.00: Dinner

Day 2 - Evoia Ride
06.00 – 07.45: Breakfast at Attica
09.00: You'll depart from Agia Marina on ferry
09.30  – 10.00: You'll have an on-board briefing and bike inspection
Arrival in Nea Styra
17.00: You'll have a full meal at a local restaurant or beach BBQ (Shower and changing rooms are also included)
18.30: You'll depart for Athens
21.30 – 22.30: You'll arrive in the centre of Athens

Special terms

What happens if I get tired?
Anytime, you feel fatigue during your ride, you may stop and jump in the support vehicle. In case of any kind of discomfort or fatigue, you will still be able to enjoy Greece’s beautiful landscapes.

Do I bring my own bike?
You can bring your own bike, in order to enjoy the comfort of your own wheels. In order to assist you to enjoy your time in Greece, GrCycling offers FREE transport and FREE storage for as long as you need, ensuring a trouble-free vacation time.

Can I hire a bike?
GrCycling constantly invest in their fleet with new models of premium quality bikes for you to use without additional cost. For 2017 they have selected Specialized Roubaix Expert 2017 Disc and Specialized Tarmac 2017 UDi2.

Am I insured?
Yes! For this trip you are covered. When your booking is confirmed, the GrCycling agents will ask you for some additional information in order to issue an insurance contract on personal injury.

I follow a vegetarian / vegan diet, is that a problem?
Not at all! Greek gastronomy and Mediterranean diet offers a great variety of options, which satisfy all requirements for both vegetarian and vegan diets. Do not forget to mention your diet preferences to the agents at least 30 days prior the beginning of the selected tour.

Will there be Wi-Fi available during the tour?
The guides always have a Wi-Fi spot available free of charge during your tour.

Meals and alcohol
All snacks,meals and beverages that are referred in the packages are included in the price of the tour, alcohol though is not, even though the guides like making a few exceptions. Nonetheless, You can be promptly provided with anything you need, on request.

How do I get from the Airport to the centre of Athens?
Metro:
Line number 3 “Agia Marina – Athens International Airport” – stop “Syntagma” 10€ per person one-way
Bus: X95 – stop “Syntagma” 6€ per person one-way

What type of hotels are available?
For this tour there are 3 and 4 star hotel facilities and villas.

Included
  • 3 to 4 star lodging
  • All mentioned meals
  • All ferry tickets
  • Events/museum entrance fees
  • Escort rider(s)
  • Ride support and transportation vehicles
  • Off the bike guide
  • Premium Bike + Garmin Edge GPS (if selected)
  • Helmet and waterbottle
  • GRCylcing 2017 T-shirt
  • Energy bars, homemade snacks and beverages
  • Luggage and bike transport
  • Storage of your bike
  • Photographic coverage
Excluded
  • Shipping costs for sending out your bike to your country
Do not forget to bring
  • Riding gear: gloves, wild shields, sunglasses etc.
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
Meeting point
Metro Station Acropolis Get directions

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