Aegina Island

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10 Hour(s)
Moderate
36 Km
Guided

Tour operator:  CycleGreece


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Serene cycling an hour from Athens

Coastline cycling. When you talk to enough Athenians, you come to discover that many have a weekend home in Aegina, or some kind of favorite retreat on the island.  This is mostly because Aegina lies so close to Athens — only about an hour by ferry.  What you won’t see on Aegina is tons of foreign tourists. So even though Aegina is easily accessible from the mainland, it has the feel of a rural island far from the capital city. That makes Aegina an inviting locale for a one-day bike tour.

Aegina is known as the Pistachio Island. The  European Union has designated the Aegina Pistachio as a “protected product” due to its unique flavor and that its production sustains the Aegina people so that they don’t desert the island.  When you cycle Aegina’s roads, you will see an abundance of pistachio trees.  If you visit Aegina in September, don’t miss the annual Pistachio Festival.

Aegina cycling can be easy or moderate.  The easy route entails just biking along the flat coastline.  Although there is not a coastal road circling the island,  you can bike in two directions to and from the harbor road so that you have a nice workout.  The moderate route does have a loop that climbs the big hill up to the ancient archaeology site of Aphaia.  Coming down the hill is the impressive Nekatrios church and a detour to the abandoned village of Paleochora where the pathways are sprinkled with chapels.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Greece
Region:
Central & Northern Greece
From:
Piraeus port to Aegina harbor
To:
Aegina harbor to PIraeus port

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Vehicle Support, Bike Included
Duration:
10 Days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
On-road only, Hills
Cost From:
EUR 280

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
36 Km
Riding Days:
1
Month(s):
January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December
Departure:
choose your own dates

Additional Information

Inclusions

Transfers from your central Athens hotel to Piraeus port, and on return from the port back to your hotel
Ferry ticket roundtrip Piraeus-Aegina-Piraeus
Support vehicle:  (“sag wagon”) with bilingual driver who is also a bike mechanic.  
Tour Leader / Bike Guide
Bikes: Specialized road bike or hybrid bike.
Bike gear:  water bottle, helmet, handlebar pouch, odometer
Lunch at seaside taverna in Aegina harbor
Entry fees to Aphaia Temple and all museums
Water

Options

Cost
2 – 4  riders 280 euros per person
5 – 8  riders 200 euros per person
9 or more riders contact Cycle Greece for cost

E-bike available as an upgrade on request for 48 euros.

There are two riding choices in Aegina easy or moderate.

Booking Conditions

Minimum Age 8 - Minimum Pax 2 participants

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