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BIKE & HOTEL – TRANS-CRETE FROM PALEKASTRO TO ZAROS

Guided multi-day cross-country tour from Eastern to Central Crete with Freak Mountainbike

ELEVATION: 8550 M

KILOMETRES: 320 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 10 %

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

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Bike & Hotel Trans-Crete from Palekastro to Zaros: Crete is a world of its own with many charming facets. As the largest island of Greece, Crete offers a variety of landscapes, pristine villages, cozy people with their own traditions and crystal-clear sea with beautiful beaches – almost everything you dream of in a vacation. A world made for mountain biking!

The journey from Palekastro to Zaros will take you from the far east of the island to its central part. A well-trained and competent guide will accompany you and help you discover all beautiful aspects of this area. You will explore the fascinating mountains of Crete. Sweaty climbs will be rewarded with fabulous views of the blue glittering Libyan Sea or on impressive mountain ranges. The lush nature with large banana plantations and ancient olive groves, as well as quaint mountain villages will give you the feeling of traveling back in time. Beautiful beaches are always available for a refreshing swim.

This demanding Trans-Crete tour is especially designed for mountain bikers desiring an intense nature experience away from the major tourist routes. You will mainly ride on nature, forest and small asphalt roads; single trails are rather rare.

Our tip: stay a bit longer on Crete before or after the tour! Visit the great archaeological sites of the island, take a stroll through the beautiful old town of Chania in the west of Crete, walk through the famous Samaria Gorge and do not miss the natural paradise of the Elafonisi peninsula!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The oldest olive tree in Greece: +/- 3,500 years old
  • Visit of the wonderful mountain village Agios Ioannis
  • Africa-like landscapes with huge banana plantations

ACCOMMODATION

On this trip, you will be accommodated in carefully selected, country-specific, bike-friendly accommodations, sometimes in charming mountain villages, sometimes in close to the sea. Everywhere you will encounter exuberant Greek hospitality, which will not only make you feel most welcome, but almost make you feel at home.

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

START: Palekastro (Eastern Crete)

OBJECTIVE: Heraklion (Central Crete)

PERIOD: April and October

PRICE FROM: 895 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH Freak Mountainbike

ADDRESS

Palekastro 723 00, Greece

CONTACT

+ 30 698 58 10 240
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BIKE & HOTEL – KOS, NISYROS, RHODES, SYMI

Guided / Multi-Day / Cross-Country: Experience the Aegean islands of Kos, Symi, Nissyros & Rhodes by hotel & bike! Along the trails of myths and legends!

ELEVATION: 4500 M

KILOMETRES: 185 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 35 %

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

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Bike & Hotel Kos, Nisyros, Rhodes & Symi: By Bike & Hotel to the most beautiful islands in the Southern Greek Aegean! Along the trails of myths and legends! People who enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle and have an affection for cross-country routes will find plenty to see and do here. The terrain offers bikers everything, from technically demanding single-trails and flowy speed trails to scented forest paths.

Cycle on the island of Kos to the famous sanctuary of Asclepius through the scented pine forests up to the trail paradise at Mt. Dikeo and experience panoramic tours on Symi. A volcanic rock landscape with astonishing formations and active craters wait to be explored on Nissyros. Take a tour with us through the fantastic Crusader city on Rhodes, where impressive stone buildings characterize the city on an island belonging to the sun god Helios.

You can end the day in an authentic tavern enjoying good food, ouzo and sirtaki in good company: a must in Greece is to immerse yourself in the local “filoxenía”, the authentic Greek hospitality. Greece awaits you!

And our special tipp: Tipp: Stay individually an extra day or two on Kos, go by ferry to Bodrum in Turkey and experience the guided MTB day trip around Bodrum!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A day on the trails of Mt. Dikeos on Kos
  • Culture: Go on a time journey through the old town of Rhodos with UNESCO World Heritage status
  • Nature: Discover by MTB the steaming Stefano crater on Nyssiros
  • Culinary: Enjoy Mezes, the small portioned Greek starters

ACCOMMODATION

On this tour you are accommodated in carefully selected bike-friendly hotels that have the facilities needed for bike travellers and their bikes, to provide the best quality services for them.

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

START: Kos

OBJECTIVE: Kos

PERIOD: May, September, October

PRICE FROM: 1,090 euro Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH Islandhopping

ADDRESS

Kos, Greece

CONTACT

+49 7531 361860
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BIKE & HOTEL – KOS, PATMOS & LEROS

Guided / Multi-Day / Cross-Country: Experience the Aegean islands of Kos, Patmos and Leros by hotel & bike! Ride on historic donkey paths and newly built trails.

ELEVATION: 4500 M

KILOMETRES: 190 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 40 %

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

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Bike & Hotel Kos, Patmos & Leros: A biking holiday on the Aegean isles!

When foundations of the past help to form the future! Historic donkey paths match perfectly with newly built trails. A new mountain bike region is taking shape in the Greek Aegean with notable developments which can already be enjoyed on two wheels. In the company of a local guide, who knows the region like the back of his own hand and has personally taken part in building the trails, you explore the trail networks on the islands of Kos, Patmos and Leros by bike. The existing trail network perfectly suites cross-country fans with tour extensions available for enduro riders who wish to push on through: from great natural freestyle possibilities to newly built trails with perfectly shaped berms and fluid flow lines.

The ultimate holiday feeling automatically engulfs all visitors who set foot on the picturesque shores of the Greek islands: Mediterranean flair, deep blue seas as a backdrop to blue and white cubed houses, beautiful beaches and the incredible Greek hospitality in traditional accommodation, serving a delicious selection of local foods.

Excited for island life? Eager to shred? Then this bike & hotel tour in the Aegean will satisfy your wildest wishes.

And our special tipp: Tipp: Stay individually an extra day or two on Kos, go by ferry to Bodrum in Turkey and experience the guided MTB day trip around Bodrum!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A day on the trails of Mt. Dikeos on Kos
  • Greek sensation: a typical Greek evening with ouzo and Syrtaki
  • Great freeride trails and cultural highlights on Patmos

ACCOMMODATION

On this tour you are accommodated in carefully selected bike-friendly hotels that have the facilities needed for bike travellers and their bikes, to provide the best quality services for them.

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

START: Kos

OBJECTIVE: Kos

PERIOD: May, September, October

PRICE FROM: 1090 euro Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH Islandhopping

ADDRESS

Kos, Greece

CONTACT

+497531361860
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BIKE & BOAT – ISLANDHOPPING CENTRAL GREEK AEGEAN

Islandhopping by bike & boat to the islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Leros, Patmos and Lipsi – A guided multi-day cross-country tour to the dreamy Greek isles in the Central Aegean!

ELEVATION: 4000 M

KILOMETRES: 175 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 45 %

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

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Islandhopping Central Greek Aegean: Set yourself in motion and discover the Central Greek Aegean by mountain bike and boat! The islands are a magical and mythical world vibrant in stories and cultural wonders. Packing your bags is a thing of the past, our beautiful boat is your home, restaurant and transporter for the duration of your stay.

From summiteers to bathing beauties all have their wishes fulfilled. Natural pathways and riding trails pave the way across the islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Leros, Lipsi and Patmos as you discover them by bike. Visit on Kos the famous Asklepion and on Patmos the great Monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse. Enjoy great trail experiences and the fantastic landscape of the beautiful Aegean isles.

After the tours the boat lays anchor in a blissful bay where you enter the clear blue with a leap from deck. Evenings can be whiled away strolling through picture perfect harbour towns or chilling in a rustic bar while enjoying your beverage of choice.

Off to Greece! A great holiday with Islandhopping in the Central Greek Aegean by boat & bike to dreamy Greek isles is awaiting you!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Culture: Visit of the monastery of St. John of Chora and the cave of the Apocalypse of Patmos
  • Activity: Enjoy a bath in the natural thermal spring of Kos!
  • Culinary: Don’t miss one of the best confectioneries at the harbour of Lipsi!

ACCOMMODATION

On our bike & boat tours you will call a comfortable motor yacht home for the duration of the tour. Accommodation on board includes a gracious double cabin with private shower/WC. The ship’s deck is furnished with plenty of chairs and sun mats creating a relaxing space to enjoy the sun and sea breeze in. Meals are prepared fresh in the on board kitchen by the ship’s own cook, who’s passion is made evident in the delicious creations which come served to you in the spacious salon. Wake up each day in a new destination without ever having to pack your gear.

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

START: Bodrum

OBJECTIVE: Bodrum

PERIOD: April, May, June, September, October

PRICE FROM: 1.190 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH Islandhopping

ADDRESS

Bodrum harbor, Mugla, Turkey

CONTACT

+49 7531 361860
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BIKE & HOTEL – KARPATHOS

Guided / Multi-Day / Cross-Country: Discover Karpathos, the unexplored gem of the Aegean Islands: An unforgettable mountain bike trip in Greece.

ELEVATION: 3790 M

KILOMETRES: 210 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 40 %

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

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Karpathos Mountain Bike Adventure: Discover the unexplored gem of the Aegean Islands. The Island Karpathos boasts stunning contrasts of steep, ragged forested mountains and the tranquil turquoise waters of the Aegean. Every turn you take offers a stunning new, breath-taking view. The remoteness of the Island has preserved the traditions and cultures of Karpathos which are especially visible in the northern village of Olympos, where the women still wear their traditional attire on a daily basis.

Your professional guide will introduce you to these hidden treasures along the way as you ride along mostly rough, gravel roads which will delight cross-country enthusiasts. Beautiful isolated pristine beaches and picturesque local tavernas situated in the most unlikely spots provide great opportunities for a refreshing swim or beverage whilst the delicious traditional cuisine will refuel all the burnt calories.

The luxurious bike-friendly hotel, Thalassa-Suites, is located right next to the ION CLUB bike-station and surf-club. The Anemos restaurant, situated directly about the bike-station, is the social hub of the area offering great ethnic foods and exotic cocktails. Weekly parties and BBQ`s add to that relaxed holiday feeling.

If you are looking for a new holiday destination to enjoy your next bike adventure in then don`t miss the authentic Greek island called Karpathos.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A visit to the village of Olympos
  • A boat trip up the east coast of Karpathos
  • Option to try some Bouldering
  • Option to learn some windsurfing

ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation for this bike adventure on Karpathos will be the luxury, bike-friendly hotel Thalassa Suites, which is located right next to the ION CLUB bike-station and surf-club. It offers all facilities needed for bike travellers and their bikes, to provide the best quality services for them.

DURATION: 7 days / 6 nights

START: Karpathos

OBJECTIVE: Karpathos

PERIOD: May, September, October

PRICE FROM: from 595 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH Ion Club Karpathos

ADDRESS

Ion Club Karpathos, Greece

CONTACT

+30 6992002022
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BIKE & BOAT – ISLANDHOPPING SOUTH GREEK AEGEAN

Islandhopping by bike & boat to the Greek islands of Kos, Symi, Nisyros, Tilos and Rhodes – A guided multi-day cross-country tour on magical trails.

ELEVATION: 4000 M

KILOMETRES: 185 KM

TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 30 %

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

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY

LANDSCAPE

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Islandhopping South Greek Aegean: Guided multi-day cross-country tour by bike & boat to the islands of Kos, Symi, Nisyros, Tilos and Rhodes: Move in on board with a charming wooden motor yacht for the week and enjoy a journey through the fascinating island world of the Southern Greek Aegean. A colorful and honorable history has characterized the islands and will accompany you on your journey.

A landscape of volcanic stone and incredible rock formations awaits you on the island of Nissyros. Bike on the island of Kos to the famous Asklepeion, through fragrant pine forests up to the trail paradise found on Mt. Dikeos. Bike along the coastal trails on Tilos or along the panorama trails of Symi. Take a moment to marvel at the well preserved Crusader city of Rhodes and bike along the length of the Datca Peninsula to the ruins of Knidos.

As the sun goes down enjoy an evening in good company, with good food, an ouzo (or two) and a bit of Sirtaki in a local tavern: a must-do in Greece as the local ‘filoxenia’, is a demonstration of true proverbial hospitality.

Take a legendary trip through the playground of the gods, a modern day trail paradise. This Islandhopping trip by boat & bike to the South Aegean isles will exceed all your expections!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Nissyros with its ever smoldering Stefanos Crater
  • Symi with its technical single trails and a stairway descent to the sea
  • Cultural treasure: Datca Peninsula with the ruins of Knidos
  • Culinary highlight: Try a selection of Mezes – small Greek entrée specialties

ACCOMMODATION

On our bike & boat tours you will call a comfortable motor yacht home for the duration of the tour. Accommodation on board includes a gracious double cabin with private shower/WC. The ship’s deck is furnished with plenty of chairs and sun mats creating a relaxing space to enjoy the sun and sea breeze in. Meals are prepared fresh in the on board kitchen by the ship’s own cook, who’s passion is made evident in the delicious creations which come served to you in the spacious salon. Wake up each day in a new destination without ever having to pack your gear.

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

START: Bodrum

OBJECTIVE: Bodrum

PERIOD: April, May, June, September, October

PRICE FROM: 1190 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH Islandhopping

ADDRESS

Bodrum, Muğla, Türkei

CONTACT

+49 7531 361860

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