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ATHENS BY BIKE DAY TOURS (ATHENS)

GUIDED TOUR WITH ATHENS BY BIKE

Elevation: 200 M

Kilometres: 20 KM

Trail Percentage: 0 %

CATEGORIES: URBAN RIDE

Technical Difficulty

Landscape

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Athens by Bike day tours: a unique way to travel through and discover the metropolis of Athens, when you are willing to leave your mountain bike home and hop on a city bike. This amazing biking experience will lead you through the footsteps of Greek mythology, the home of the gods and historic landmarks. You will experience this Mediterranean city from a completely different perspective.

In addition to exciting information on Athens' cultural treasures, the local bike guides will also show you where to shop, dine and give you insider tips on how and where to spend your evening during your stay in Athens.

The day trips are usually aimed at bikers who are used to handling the bike in traffic. The tours lead along side roads, away from the busy Athenian main roads. All tours start right in Athens at Bike Base Center in the city center, just a few meters away from the metro station "Acropolis".

Athens by Bike offers four main ways to discover the city, be it a bike tour through the center of Athens, through its neighborhoods or to the sea:

  • "Good Morning Athens" leads you to the most famous sights and places of Athens – You will get to know Athens in the morning – approx. 9 km / duration: 3.5 h (for beginners and advanced bikers)
  • "All about Athens" is the short version of the "Good Morning Athens" tour – approx. 9 km / duration: 2.5 h (for beginners and advanced bikers)
  • "Good Afternoon Athens" will show you Athens in the evening in a different atmosphere than in the morning – The sunset is the perfect time for beautiful photos with picturesque motifs – approx. 9 km / duration: 3 h (for beginner and advanced bikers)
  • "Athens Riviera Ride" is a half-day trip from the center of Athens through its neighborhoods to the sea, Athens "Riviera" – approx. 25 km / duration: 4.5 h (for beginner and advanced bikers)

Athens by Bike also offers, if desired, private tours, family tours or tours for especially large groups as well as unguided tours with rental bikes, for one or several days.

 

Highlights of the tours

  • Exploring historic sites by bike
  • Breathtaking views of Athens and its neighborhoods
  • Beginning and end of almost all tours in the city of Athens
  • Coffee breaks during the tours
  • Insider tips on life in Athens and accommodations

 

Reservation and booking

Do you want to explore Athens by bike? Please send us an email with your preferred tour and tour date: reservations@athensbybike.gr

COST: 35 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH ATHENS BY BIKE

ADDRESS

Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athens 117 42, Greece

CONTACT

+30 21304 20724

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

SIGHTSEEING

LYCABETTUS HILL (ATHENS)
PLAKA DISTRICT (ATHENS)
ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)
SYNTAGMA SQUARE (ATHENS)
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BIKE & HOTEL – ATHENS AND SURROUNDINGS

GUIDED TOUR WITH MOUSTAKAS BIKES

Elevation: 2000 M

Kilometres: 150 KM

Trail Percentage: 35 %

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

Technical Difficulty

Landscape

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Bike & Hotel Athens and Surroundings: Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world! Its geographical position has greatly influenced the entire ancient Greek culture. The city of Athens lies in a plain and is surrounded by small and larger mountains. The highest mountain is Mount Parnitha (1,443 m of altitude), followed by Mount Hymettos (1,026 m of altitude) and many smaller hills such as the Pnyx, the Acropolis and the Philopappos. Biking on the historic trails in and around Athens is a true journey through history as the trails lead into a very modern city that has been planted at the same place for thousands of years.

The aim of this bike week in Athens and its surroundings is to combine urban life with mountain life. A difficult combination made possible by the favorable geographical location of Athens. The acropolis and the ancient agora in the center of the city, lively places where ancient and modern Athenians met and meet, are the perfect contrast to our mountain bike tours. But even far from the city you will always find fascinating historical references: for example, from these mountains comes the marble from which the Parthenon and the ancient statues originated. The wood from which ships were built for campaigns over the centuries came from Mount Parnitha.

On our journey through time, you will experience Athens not from a tourist perspective, but with an insider's view, and thus get to know the city both historically and presently, and see how bright the future of Athens looks. Where once the ancient Greeks lived and wrote world history is now a cosmopolitan city worth discovering!

Good to know
If you are interested in this bike adventure, please send us an email request with your preferred tour date at least two months before your desired date: moustakasbikes@gmail.gr. The price of 650 Euro per person applies from a minimum of 5 participants. The tour is also possible with fewer participants, but at a higher price per person, which you will receive upon request. High-quality rental bikes are available on request at a daily rental fee of 35 euro/bike.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Experience Athens from a real insider perspective! • Bike through the millennia! • Enjoy the contrast between the lively city center and the tranquility of the mountains! • Try the Greek Mezés! The incredible variety of appetizers will probably completely change your mind about the Greek cuisine!

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: 7 days / 6 nights

START: Athens

OBJECTIVE: Athens

PERIOD: All year

PRICE FROM: 650 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH MOUSTAKAS BIKES

ADDRESS

Πλάκα, Athens, Greece

CONTACT

+20 215 5456586

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

SIGHTSEEING

ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)
LYCABETTUS HILL (ATHENS)
PLAKA DISTRICT (ATHENS)
SYNTAGMA SQUARE (ATHENS)
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SHELTER & BIKE – ATHENS & MOUNT PARNITHA WILDLIFE

GUIDED TOUR WITH MOUSTAKAS BIKES

Elevation: 600 M

Kilometres: 70 KM

Trail Percentage: 50 %

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

Technical Difficulty

Landscape

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Shelter & Bike - Athens & Mount Parnitha Wildlife Tour: Just 20 kilometers from the city center yet we are so far away! Parnitha is the highest mountain in the surroundings of Athens and a mountain biking paradise! This program aims on bikers who are willing to sacrifice little of their comfort in return for a unique experience. The shelter of Bafi, located at 1161 meters above sea level on the eastern side of Parnitha, is fully equipped for overnight stays. The paths around it have quite a history to tell:  they were in ancient and medieval times often frequented by wandering flocks since Parnitha was a forage area, in the 19th century they became the domicile of fugitives and robbers. Today Mount Parnitha is a popular place of excursions for the Athenians, but more and more also for bike lovers from all over the world.

Nevertheless, our journeys will start from the city center. This 3-day tour is also a journey through Greek history. Starting from the Acropolis and the places where the ancient philosophers walked, before we head to Mount Parnitha, which played an equally important role in shaping ideas. Staying overnight in Bafis mountain shelter gives us the chance of a true experience of the mountain, a morning awakening with freshly fallen dew and a contrasts with the city below us that couldn’t be any bigger.

The trails on our bike rides have a great variety. High up around the shelter and the peaks of Mt. Parnitha we find to the left and right of the technically demanding paths black firs, which grow only on the Ionian Island of Cephalonia and here on Mount Parnitha. Losing altitude we will access some paths that proof the excellent work by local trail builders and we will have some great trail experiences on the tracks which are used by all kinds of mountain bikers.

Good to know

If you are interested in this bike adventure, please send us an email request with your preferred tour date at least two weeks before your desired date: moustakasbikes@gmail.gr. The price of 345 Euro per person applies from a minimum of 5 participants. The tour is also possible with fewer participants, but at a higher price per person, which you will receive upon request. High-quality rental bikes are available on request at a daily rental fee of 35 euro/bike.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A visit of the park of the souls opposite the old sanatorium
  • A night walk through the historical city center
  • Meeting a lot of friendly deer at Mt. Parnitha
  • Get in touch with the local trail builders and mountain bike community

ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation on this trip will be the mountain shelter of Bafi, located at 1161 meters above sea level on the eastern side of Mount Parnitha, which is fully equipped for overnight stays. It is not a luxury accommodation, but perfect for nature lovers who are willing to sacrifice little of their comfort in return for a unique experience.

DURATION: 3 days / 2 nights

START: Athens

OBJECTIVE: Athens

PERIOD: All year

PRICE FROM: 345 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH MOUSTAKAS BIKES

ADDRESS

Parnithos, Parnitha 136 72, Greece

CONTACT

+20 215 5456586

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

SIGHTSEEING

ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)
LYCABETTUS HILL (ATHENS)
PLAKA DISTRICT (ATHENS)
SYNTAGMA SQUARE (ATHENS)
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MOUNT PARNITHA DAY TOUR (ATHENS)

GUIDED TOUR WITH MOUSTAKAS BIKES

Elevation: 600 M

Kilometres: 30 KM

Trail Percentage: 50 %

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

Technical Difficulty

Landscape

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Mount Parnitha Day Tour : Mount Parnitha is the best destination for mountain biking around Athens. So close to the city, but yet so far, in the woods just 20 km from the city center!  From deep forests to amazing city views and back to the forest! You will love the city of Athens anyway, but you will love it even more seeing it from above.

Our mini bus comes and gets you from your preferred meeting point at Athens city. The next stop is at Mt. Parnitha at the beginning of the paths that lead us through the dense forest. We will start our ride from 1000 m altitude, followed by short climbs and beautiful trails going down.

Maximum off-road and trail fun are guaranteed on this route: Varied underground, often rocky, technically demanding, but flowing trails too. If you want to decide on an epic riding day during your holidays in or around Athens this guided day trip is the best choice.

Price per person: 85 euro (minimum 5 participants)

Good to know
This trip is a guided trip with qualified mountain bike guides who will lead you safely through the surrounding of Athens. The tour price of 85 euro per person is valid from 5 participants on and includes transportation from your hotel in Athens and back, guiding and snacks (for less participants the operation of the day tour is possible on request, but prices will vary). High quality full suspension mountain bikes can be rented for a daily price of 35 euro/bike.

Reservation/Booking
If you are interested in joining this day tour, please send a week prior your preferred date an email request to: moustakasbikes@gmail.com

GUIDED TOUR WITH MOUSTAKAS BIKES

ADDRESS

Parnitha, Greece

CONTACT

+20 215 5456586

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

SIGHTSEEING

ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)
LYCABETTUS HILL (ATHENS)
PLAKA DISTRICT (ATHENS)
SYNTAGMA SQUARE (ATHENS)
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SERVICES

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MOUSTAKAS BIKES (ATHENS)

MOUSTAKAS BIKES (ATHENS)

ADDRESS

Leoforos Dimokratias 244, Agii Anargyri, Griechenland

CONTACT

+20 215 5456586

Moustakas Bikes store is located opposite the main entrance of the Tritsis Environmental Park in Leoforos Dimokratis 244. In a 550 square meter area with comfortable parking, you will find bicycles and everything around them. Spare parts, peripherals, clothing and accessories fill our exhibition space and cover every need or desire. At the service we are experts covering from simple settings to suspension service and any other work.

Just opposite the entrance of the other side of the park, in Leoforos Fylis is the second store serving with the same quality standards! At Moustakas Bikes we are first of all cyclists who love the mountain. We participate in the largest cycling projects in the country, organize events, races, we build paths and when we do not, we are again on the mountain living our adventures!

Beside great bike service, Moustakas Bike store offers also guided bike tours in the city of Athens and its suburban surrounding as well as a bike rental service for high-quality bikes.

 

MOUSTAKAS BIKES (ATHENS)

ADDRESS

Leoforos Dimokratias 244, Agii Anargyri, Griechenland

CONTACT

+20 215 5456586

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)
LYCABETTUS HILL (ATHENS)
PLAKA DISTRICT (ATHENS)
SYNTAGMA SQUARE (ATHENS)

SIGHTSEEING

ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)
LYCABETTUS HILL (ATHENS)
PLAKA DISTRICT (ATHENS)
SYNTAGMA SQUARE (ATHENS)

SIGHTSEEING

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ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)

ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)

ADDRESS

Akropolis, Athens, Greece

CONTACT

+30 21 0321 4172

The Acropolis in Athens: Built in the 5th century BC, the world-famous Acropolis in Athens still attracts and fascinates travelers from all over the world. It is since 1986 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Of the many fortresses in Greece, Acropolis is the most outstanding and impressive. At 156 m above sea level, it rises on the sacred rock above the rooftops of the Greek capital.

Originally dedicated to the city goddess Athena, the Acropolis was for centuries the sanctuary of ancient Athens and became a collection of outstanding monuments of Greek history. Between 467 and 406 BC, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon Temple and the Erechtheion were built on the rocky hill. In Mycenaean times, it served as the seat of kings and in the democratic state of Athens, it became the home of the gods and thus the source of many myths and legends.

A visit to the Acropolis is a worthwhile highlight for any visitor! The arduous ascent is rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Greek capital and its attractions.

Our tip for you: once you climb the mountain of the Acropolis, you should pay a visit to the Herodes Atticus Theater. Here you will take beautiful photos, with the Roman Theater in the foreground and houses of Athens in the background. Additionally, you can attend the open-air concerts regularly held here in summer. Turn your visit into an unforgettable event!

Opened:
November - March: daily 08:30 - 17:00
April - October: daily 08:00 - 20:00

Entrance fee: 20 euros

ACROPOLIS (ATHENS)

ADDRESS

Akropolis, Athens, Greece

CONTACT

+30 21 0321 4172

GUIDED BIKE TOURS

ATHENS BY BIKE DAY TOURS (ATHENS)
MOUNT PARNITHA DAY TOUR (ATHENS)
BIKE & HOTEL – ATHENS AND SURROUNDINGS
SHELTER & BIKE – ATHENS & MOUNT PARNITHA WILDLIFE