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PATHS TO POSEIDON MTB TOUR (ATHENS)

ELEVATION: 100 M

KILOMETRES: 13 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 5 %

CATEGORY:
CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

LANDSCAPE

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Paths of Poseidon MTB Day Tour: On this easy bike tour you will have the chance to explore the Sounion National Park and visit Cape Sounion where one of Greece's most beautiful and ancient monuments is located: the fabled Temple of Poseidon.

Sound tempting? This is exactly what AtticaPaths promises with their Paths of Poseidon MTB Day Tour. Only a few years ago, in March 2017, a group of friends founded this young company. The team has many years of sporting experience and they all share in common a love of nature and biking. Their wish is to share the biking trails and hidden natural beauties of Attica with mountain bikers from all around the world.

The tour has been created in such a way that it can be mastered even by those with little MTB experience and is suitable for families with children aged 10 and up.

Itinerary of the Poseidon MTB Day Tour

Our meeting point is the Panathenian Stadium (Kalimarmaro) where our private van will pick up all tour participants and take you free of charge to the Sounion National Park. From there our 13 km long bike tour of steady downhills and flat terrain begins. We will ride along forest roads and quiet apshalt roads. Near the ancient ore mines of Lavrio our support vehicle will take us to the famous temple of Poseidon. Here you will have time for sightseeing before we return to Athens.

Tour highlights

  • Discover the beauty of the Sounion National Park
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion at the southernmost point of the Greek mainland

Good to know:

Level: 1/5

Duration: 5 hours

Riding distance: 13km of easy riding

Includes: Tour guide, transport van, rental bike, helmet, water, snacks, and entrance to the temple of Poseidon

*All participants are required to fill the participation form.
*the tour has a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 7

COST: 120 Euro (including bike)

GUIDED TOUR WITH ATTICA PATHS

ADDRESS

Sounion National Park, Lavreotiki, Griechenland

CONTACT

+302130352130
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CAPE SOUNION MTB DAY TOUR (ATHENS)

ELEVATION: 500 M

KILOMETRES: 23 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 15 %

CATEGORY:
CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

LANDSCAPE

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Athens – Cape Sounion MTB Day Tour: Enjoy a bike tour through the hilly surroundings of Athens, reach the southernmost point of mainland Greece and ride to Cape Sounion to visit one of Greece's most beautiful, ancient monuments: the fabled Temple of Poseidon.

Sound tempting? This is exactly what AtticaPaths promises with their Athens - Sounion MTB Day Tour. Only a few years ago, in March 2017, a group of friends founded this young company. The team has many years of sporting experience and they all share in common a love of nature and biking. Their wish is to share the biking trails and hidden natural beauties of Attica with mountain bikers from all around the world. The trails have been created in such a way that they can be mastered even by those with little MTB experience. Nevertheless, should a more experienced mountain biker wish for a more challenging ride it is possible to adapt the route for a more demanding ride.


Itinerary of the Athens – Cape Sounion MTB Day Tour 

The meeting point for our tour is the Panathenic Stadium (Kalimarmaro). From here our private van will pick up all participants and take them free of charge to Kalopoula on Mount Ymittos. After the tickets required for the day’s sights have been distributed we will be ready to go! Our certified MTB guide will accompany you during the whole tour. We will start our tour heading east with a slight incline for the first 1.7km following which the trail will flatten out. After riding along these beautiful natural paths and quiet asphalt roads there will be some further gentle climbs.

There will be plenty of water breaks throughout the day and once we have reached the highest point of the tour there will be the chance to take a longer breather. Here, with a great view of Athens, there will be plenty of time to take some stunning photos.

The view of Athens can still be enjoyed as we continue to cycle at this 500 meter altitude. After about 7km the entire east side of Attic will be visible all the way to the Athens International Airport.

Our pleasant ride continues on towards the cave of Peanie, the "Koutouki Cave", which will be our first stop. Shortly afterwards we will visit a local winery.

Next we will continue to ride on towards Sounion National Park. After 10 km of mostly downhills through varied terrain, we will reach the coast. At the ancient ore mines of Lavrio our support vehicle will be waiting to take us to the famous temple of Poseidon. Here you will have time to look around before we return to Athens.


Tour highlights

  • Panoramic views of Athens city
  • A visit to Koukaki cave in Peania
  • Visit to a local winery
  • Temple to the Poseidon temple at Cape Sounion

Good to know

Difficulty: 2/5
Duration: 8 hours
Distance on bikes: 23 km of easy terrain
Included: Tour guide, transporter, bicycle, helmet, photos, water, snacks, and entrance to the Koukaki Cave, the winery and the Temple of Poseidon.

*All participants are required to fill out the entry form.
*the tour has a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 7

COST: 180 Euro (including bike)

GUIDED TOUR WITH ATTICA PATHS

ADDRESS

Sounion, Griechenland

CONTACT

+30 2130352130
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METEORA MTB DAY TOURS

ELEVATION: 400 M

KILOMETRES: 20 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 20 %

CATEGORY:
CROSS-COUNTRY, SUITABLE for E-MTB

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

LANDSCAPE

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Meteora MTB day tours: Mountain biking in the unique region of Meteora will bring you closer to the natural wonders and cultural treasures of this UNESCO protected area. It is the best way to discover the spectacular landscape with its towering sandstone columns enthroned by the exceptional Greek-Orthodox monasteries.

Meteoraebike.com offers fantastic guided tours with certified MTB guides who will take you along the region's best single tracks to incredible vantage points. Believe us, it would be a bad day to forget your camera! Your guide will provide you with tips and instructions about mountain biking techniques along the way and will also have interesting stories to tell about the tradition, history and landmarks you see along the ride.

The tours are offered daily and start at 9 am from the meteoraebike.com base in the center of Kalambaka. Once on your bike, you will find yourself, within minutes, on a beautiful trail enjoying unique sceneries of the most amazing nature. Discover the monastery of Ypapanti constructed inside a large cavity of a rock; considered to be one of the hidden gems of Meteora. The statue of the local hero Efthimios Vlahavas stands nearby, a monument as a reminder to all of the Greek war of independence and the long history of the area.

You will ride in a small group with a maximum number of riders of 8. These MTB tours are for the average rider with at least a single experience in off road biking. The tour requires both physical and mental health. Your guide will adjust the route depending on your skills. With 3 different levels of difficulty, there are enough routes to suit all:

  • Beginner level: A tour without technical challenges, mainly on forest paths and very easy connecting paths. On the way we will discover places of interest like the hidden monastery of Ypapanti and the statue of Efthimios Vlachavas with the route leading to breathtaking view points. The pace is very relaxed and the duration is about 2.5 hours (about 15 km). During this tour the guide can give the group free advice and instructions on how to improve their riding skills. Price per person: 48 euro
  • Cross-Country Level: A tour with easy technical challenges for mountain bikers who are already familiar with the technique of biking. The route combines forest trails with simple trails. Like the beginner's route, this tour includes great sights and viewpoints however it also offers some hidden trails between the rocks of Meteora. The pace is relaxed and the duration is 2 to 3 hours (approx. 20 km). Price per person: 58 euro
  • Enduro Level: A tour with high technical difficulty for experienced riders who want to ride and see everything. It mainly follows uphill trails of varying difficulty and approaches the highest point of Meteora. From here you can enjoy the view over all the Meteora monasteries. The tour then follows beautiful downhill trails running between sandstone cliffs. The duration is about 3 hours (about 20 km) and the pace is moderate, always depending on the possibilities and preferences of the group. Price per person: 82 euro

Whether you’re a first-time mountain biker or a skilled thrill-seeker, embarking on this biking adventure through the trails of Meteora, it’s more than certain that this tour will leave you with the most beautiful, everlasting memories! Biking in Meteora, amongst one of the most awe-inspiring geological phenomenon on the planet, truly is a once in a lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Ride on beautiful single trails and dirt roads
  • Visit hidden treasures off the beaten tracks like the small Monastery of Ypapanti and the emblematic statue of Efthimios Vlahavas
  • Enjoy great story-telling from an experienced and certified MTB leader
  • Discover breathtaking views for priceless pictures

Included in the tour price

  • Proper top quality mountain bike (disc brakes, front suspension, wide range of gears)
  • MTB Helmet
  • M.I.A.S. certified mountain bike leader
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Raincoat (if needed)

Not included: monastery tickets (3 euros each, cash only)

Reservation/Booking:

If you want to join a guided MTB tour in Meteora, please send an email to info@meteoraebike.com or give a call to the team: +30 6942 597919.

This tour requires a minimum number of 2 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough riders to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative activity or be refunded in full.

Do you want more? Than think about a tailor-made tour! We can plan an exclusive mountain bike ride just for you and your buddies with your desired level of difficulty (XC, ENDURO or DH style), preferred duration, and specific locations. From a short tour to a day full of riding or even a multi-day trip to different riding destinations. Send us your request and we will start planning your next dream riding adventure!

COST: 48 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH meteoraebike.com

ADDRESS

Ioanninon 3, Kalampaka 422 00, Griechenland

CONTACT

+30 6942 597919
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BODRUM MTB DAY TOURS (BODRUM)

ELEVATION: 800 M

KILOMETRES: 45 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 30 %

CATEGORY:
CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY, SUITABLE for E-MTB

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

LANDSCAPE

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Guided MTB day-tours in Bodrum: The area around Bodrum is not only rich in history, but also rich in fantastic trails, which you can discover on two wheels on the guided cross-country day tours by Cycle Turkey. From natural paths to newly built trails – from technical demanding to great flow lines. The terrain is diversified and offers it all. The tours can easily be customized according to the bike skills of the group.

All tours are accompanied by a local guide, fluent in multiple languages and at home in the region. During the ride your guides brings you closer with the surroundings with wit and charm. Be it in form of a crash course in how to find your way out of a local bazaar, or following in the footsteps of the siege of Bodrum (the ancient Halicarnassus) by Alexander the Great.

The day trips usually start in the morning with a transfer from your hotel in Bodrum to the starting point of the tour, where you also get your rental bike and other equipment.

You can also combine the tours with a biking vacation on the Greek island of Kos, which is just a short ferry ride away from Bodrum. Just send a request by email to: info@cycleturkey.bike to arrange your tour!

Half-day tours
Tour: aprx. 25-30 km / 500 – 600 m of elevation
Duration: aprx. 5 hrs
Price: 40 euro per person incl. rental bike

Day tours
Tour: aprx. 45 km / 800 m of elevation
Duration: aprx. 8 hrs
Price: 45 euro per person incl. rental bike

Availability
May, June and October

COST: 40 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH CYCLE TURKEY

ADDRESS

Bodrum, Muğla, Türkei

CONTACT

+90 532 3351560
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THESSALONIKI MTB DAY TOURS (THESSALONIKI)

ELEVATION: 500 M

KILOMETRES: 30 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 50 %

CATEGORY:
CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY, ENDURO & ALL MOUNTAIN, SUITABLE for E-MTB, URBAN RIDE

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

LANDSCAPE

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Thessaloniki MTB day tours: Mountain biking at the beautiful city of Thessaloniki, home of Outline Adventures with great trails around for all level of mountain bikers. Come and join us for a ride to experience a whole different aspect of this splendid and well known Mediterranean city break destination. Thessaloniki offers lots of historical monuments, a great shopping centre and some notorious bars and restaurants.

Outline Adventures offers a variety of daily mountain bike tours, depending your level and the kind of biking you prefer. Rental bikes are available on request.

The day tours are basically tailor-made rides, depending your ride preference and activity level. Nevertheless there are four basic ways of how we will enjoy the ride at the suburban forest and the trails around Thessaloniki.

  • Beginning biking from Outline headquarters which are located at the city centre. (Intermediate to Advanced) 20km to 35km
  • Transferring to the suburban forest of Thessaloniki by our Van, in order to begin our ride. (Beginner to Intermediate) 15km to 25km
  • By multiply shuttling uplifts for downhill lovers. (Intermediate to Advanced) 20km to 30km
  • Enduro mega ride from Chortiatis peak at 800m altitude to coast line of Thessaloniki (Intermediate to Advanced) 25km to 35km

Tour Highlights

  • Ride through historical sights
  • Breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea
  • Begin and end up at urban environment
  • Local Beers after

Reservation/Booking:

If you want to join a guided tour in Thessaloniki, please send an email request with your preferred date and tour, mentioning also your favorite level of riding, to: info@outlineadventures.com

COST: 65 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH OUTLINE ADVENTURES

ADDRESS

Papamarkou 46, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2310 270040