AEGEAN TRAILS

INDIVIDUAL/SELF-GUIDED TOURS
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BEST OF PATMOS ROUTE (PATMOS)

Self-guided / Day Tour / Cross-country: A tour with great trail share and fantastic cultural highlights. Get your free GPS track here!

Elevation: 550 M

Kilometres: 17 KM

Trail Percentage: 50 %

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

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Best of Patmos Route - A self-guided bike tour with great trails, fantastic views and charming landscapes, peppered with cultural and scenic highlights.

The tour starts at the port of Skala. From there, an ancient paved trail leads to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, where John is said to have received the revelation from God. According to the Bible, God spoke to a human being for the last time in this place, that is why the cave is one of the holiest places of Christianity.

Continuing on a stony path, you will reach the edge of the village of Chora, with its beautiful windmill hills. The next trail leads you to the bay of Grikos. Here, it goes directly to the sea along the Petra Beach with its striking, outstanding sea rocks.

Leaving the coast, you will go up the highest peak of the island, at the top of which stands a monastery. From here, you can have a 360 ° view over the Aegean Sea. You will then ride on a fantastic single trail leading to Chora and cycle through the alleyways of this picturesque village with its white cube houses to the entrance door of the world-famous Johannes Monastery. Schedule some time for the visit of this monastery – it is worth it!

The way back leads first through the streets of Chora, past the main square, where you can take a coffee break and enjoy the typical Greek atmosphere of this charming place to the fullest. Through the streets, you will continue to the three windmills, from where a long nature trail leads down to the harbor. You will not just enjoy biking on the trail but also the fantastic views! In town you can stop for a bite or relax on the small sandy beach.

 

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BEST OF LEROS ROUTE (LEROS)

Self-Guided / Day Tour / Cross-Country: Explore Leros by bike in one day! All cultural highlights and greatest trail experiences! Get your free GPS track here!

Elevation: 900 M

Kilometres: 38 KM

Trail Percentage: 25 %

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

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Best of Leros Route - A Highlight of each biking vacation on Leros. An Unguided cross-country MTB tour to all main attractions of the island with great trail highlights!

A highlight of every bike holiday on Leros: the individual "Best of Leros Route" leads past all the main attractions including the Windmill Hill, the Castro, the War Cemetery, the Chapel of Agios Isodoros and the Tunnel Museum of Merikia.

This bike tour offers fantastic panoramic views from different perspectives as well as awesome trailer experiences such as the downhill from the Kastro down to Agia Marina and the Lighthouse trail embedded in a unique landscape. A coffee break in Agia Marina and lunch break in the fish tavern on the beach of Gourna are highly recommended. MTB holidays in Greece are great fun!

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The starting point of the "Best of Leros Route" is the port of Lakki. Heading towards Agia Marina on the other side of the island, you will ride on narrow streets. A short downhill through white cube houses will lead you to the bay of Panteli. The route then goes upward to windmills hills with great panoramic views and continues to the crusader castle. A long downhill will bring you to the picturesque fishing port of Agia Marina.

After a well-deserved coffee break, you will cycle on the east coast, past the military cemetery, towards Alinta, before going across the island to the west side of the island. There, you will find the Chapel of Agios Isidoros, in the bay of Gourna, where you can swim or have a lunch break on the beautiful beach.

The tour then continues along the coast to Drymonas, from where you will go into the hinterland and climb up to the Patella peninsula. Via a newly built connecting road you will finally reach the highlight of the tour: the in 2017 built Lighthouse trail. Following the coast to Merikia, you will reach the Tunnel Museum and later continue to the port of Lakki. Alternatively, you can once again take a short climb on the olive trail to end the tour.

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EMBROS THERMAL SPRING ROUTE (KOS)

Self-guided cross-country tour through the foothills of Mount Dikeos to the natural thermal Spring Embros

Elevation: 200 M

Kilometres: 25 KM

Trail Percentage: 20 %

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

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Embros Thermal Spring Route Kos is a Self-guided cross-country tour through the foothills of Mount Dikeos. Through partly untouched nature with great single track passages you cycle to the natural thermal springs Embros. Don't forget to bring your swimming suits! A bath in the natural thermal springs is pure wellness! A perfect ride to round up an unforgettable day.

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UNITED NATIONS ROUTE (KOS)

Self-guided / Day Tour / All Mountain: A fantastic bike tour to Mount Dikeos on Kos with great trails and scenic highlights. Get your free GPS track here!

Elevation: 650 M

Kilometres: 35 KM

Trail Percentage: 40 %

CATEGORIES: ENDURO & ALL MOUNTAIN, SUITABLE for E-MTB

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The United Nations Route Kos is a self-guided All Mountain tour through the Dikeos mountain range on Kos Island which is located near Kos Town and stretches throughout the southeast of the island.

This individual mountain bike tour offers maximum off-road and trail fun: Varied underground, technically demanding, flowing trails and uniquely beautiful landscape will fascinate the biker. The newly build United Nations Trail as well as the Trail Brothers Trail ensure best trail experience during this fantastic ride.

A must do ride during a biking holiday on Kos!

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