Eastern Crete Cycling Tour

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8 Day(s)
Moderate
292 Km
avg 49 Km
Self-guided

Tour operator:  Arcas Travel Services

Crete is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations in Greece.

And this tour combines history, culture, mountains, beaches, lakes, good food, lots of raki and Cretan music! You will begin in Heraklion, the capital, and you will follow the coast passing through Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Palaiochora and finally Rethymno.  On the way you will visit the most important archaeological sites of Crete, Knossos and Phaestos, the impressive remains of the Minoan civilization which flourished about 4000 years ago. In addition you will have the chance to relax by the beach, taste the local food in the numerous tavernas and restaurants, but mostly just immerse yourself in Cretan hospitality.

This tour is of moderate difficulty. It is created for recreational cyclists; however, you must have a standard/good level of fitness to feel comfortable. The daily distance is around 50km (check daily program) and the daily total climb averages no more than 600m with the exception of one day (860m). Of course in case you will need help, we provide 24h telephone support so we will step in and help.

For those seeking a more “in depth” Cretan experience, the tour is also offered with 2 nights at each waypoint. For these extra days we offer a variety of cycling routes, boat trips, daily excursions and various other alternatives.
Personalised programs can be created for you at an additional charge depending on the number of participants, duration and component parts of the tour.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Greece
Region:
Greek Islands
From:
Heraklion
To:
Rethimno

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Semi-supported, Bike Hire available, Bring your own bike
Duration:
8 Day(s)
Level:
Moderate
Accommodation:
Double Occupancy
Cost From:
EUR 795
Single Supplement:
€140 or € 280

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
292 Km
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
March, April, May, June, September, October, November
Departure:
2021, every Saturday from 27 March - 12 June & from 11 September - 13 November.

Additional Information

Inclusions

Accommodation for 7/14 nights (3/ 6 overnights with breakfast),
Luggage transfer between hotels,
Transfer of bikers on day 6 and day 7,
Gps and Maps with routes (1 piece for 2 participants),
Complete information about the area,
24h telephone support

Exclusions

Flight tickets
Excursions on your free time
Entrance tickets for archaeological sites & museums etc.

Options

15 day tour available from €1280
Bike rental
Trekking bike 80 €/week
Road bike 120 €/week
E-bike 280 €/week
Tandem 240€/week
Helmet 10 €/week

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