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PATHS TO POSEIDON MTB TOUR (ATHENS)

GUIDED TOUR WITH ATTICA PATHS

Elevation: 100 M

Kilometres: 13 KM

Trail Percentage: 5 %

CATEGORIES: CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY

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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)

GUIDED TOUR WITH ATTICA PATHS

Elevation: 500 M

Kilometres: 23 KM

Trail Percentage: 15 %

CATEGORIES: CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY

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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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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

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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:

  • "Athens morning bike tour" 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)
  • "Athens sunset bike tour" 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 E-bike tour"  is a semi-private group tour where you explore the breathtaking monuments and all the must-see locations around the city of Athens always in the most convenient way, riding high quality e-bikes – aproxx. 9 km / duration: 3.5 h (for beginners and advanced bikers with over 160 cm height)

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: 32 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH ATHENS BY BIKE

ADDRESS

Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athens 117 42, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2169003321
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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