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Crete Bike Tour
Tour Location
Country:
Greece
From:
Hania
To:
Iraklion
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided, Self-guided
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Advanced / Challenging
Terrain:
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3045
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Tour Operator:
Freewheeling Adventures

Crete Bike Tour

8 Days Advanced / Challenging

Crete, the central island in the eastern Mediterranean, boasts unique fauna, and "flowers of Crete" – a springtime miracle. Although it is the biggest Greek Island, it is very narrow. You can stand at heady heights and see the Mediterranean in both directions. From turquoise bays and beautiful beaches that enjoy 340 days of sunshine a year, you will ride deep into the land: Here, 1000 years before the classical Hellenistic tradition evolved, the famous Minoan culture built astonishing palaces, developed a commercial empire, and established the oldest known alphabet. They developed profound arts and skills, and now the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology is considered one of the most important in Europe. Conquerors of many ilks have since wanted to exploit the island’s key location for their purposes. Dorians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Turks, and lately British and Germans have all fought for a stronghold here. Most have left their mark on the landscape, the dominant ones being architects from Venice. The proud people of Crete fought against them all, knowing they had little chance of victory, or even of survival. The remote villages in the mountains present music, legends, and traditions that are strongly related to heroic events from the past. Come to cycle through these enchanted villages, to challenge the gorges and the mountains, or to relax with an unbelievable view from a mountain to the sea. Come to taste typical Cretan cuisine, to smell the heady fragrance of endless carpets of flowers in the meadows, to explore the incredible wall paintings in palaces that did not lose their royal impression through the passing of 3600 years; to adore the Griffon soaring over your head - and yes – to swim in the deep, crystal clear water of the Mediterranean. This is a life-time experience – a phenomenal combination of vacation and adventure.
Booking Conditions
Per Person
Inclusions
7 breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches, 3 dinners, guide and van support, maps/route notes, luggage transfers, applicable taxes)
Options
Self-Guided tour available
Bike rental available for $220
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