Lesvos & Chios

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12 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
474 Km
avg 40 Km
Self-guided

Tour operator:  CycleGreece


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traditional islands for nontraditional cyclists

Cycle self guided in the Northern Aegean.  It is a region overlooked by travelers thus making  it inviting to adventurous bikers.  In Lesvos and Chios islands you will find an authentic local culture where the plateia (town square) dominates village life, elders still ride donkeys side saddle and the menfolk sit all day at the kafeneion (café) playing tavli (backgammon) and drinking dark Greek coffee (mavro) in doll-sized cups.

As Greece’s third largest island, Lesvos has almost 400 kilometers of paved road with minimal traffic outside the capital Mytilini. It is the home of ouzo, that Greek spirit with a licorice flavor. You could easily spend the entire tour cycling here. Yet, you absolutely do not want to miss Chios, an island that has a retro-1950s feels to it from the moment you get off the boat and face the old Rex Theatre. Unique in the world to Chios is mastic, a resin cultivated since medieval days and now enjoying an eco-cachet as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory all-purpose product.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Greece
Region:
Greek Islands
From:
either Mytilini, Lesvos or Chios
To:
either Mytilini, Lesvos or Chios

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer
Duration:
12 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Terrain:
Hills, Quiet roads
Accommodation:
Comfort (3-4✭), Double Occupancy
Cost From:
EUR 3060
Single Supplement:
570 euros

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
474 Km
Riding Days:
12
Month(s):
January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December
Departure:
choose your own dates

Additional Information

Inclusions

Accommodations: 3-4 star hotels. All accommodations serve breakfast
Luggage transfers:  8 luggage transfers
Bikes:   Specialized road bike or hybrid bike.  
Bike gear: 2 water bottles, helmet, handlebar pouch, odometer, lock, rear rack on request. 
Bike tools: hand pump, patch kit, tire irons, spare tube, multi-tool. One set per group.
Cue sheets, Bike Routes
Mobile phone:   one per couple with 10 euros phone card.  One phone per group.
Maps of the region
Trip packet:  useful and interesting information about the region
CycleGreece jersey
CycleGreece lite backpack
Gratuities, tips and 24% VAT taxes

Exclusions

International airfare to/from Greece
Transfer from Athens Airport to Athens hotel on arrival, or from hotel on departure to port or airport
Flight or overnight ferry from Pireaus (Athens’ port) to Lesvos or Chios
All meals except breakfast
Travel insurance 

Options

8 days tour also available
Electric bike or carbon Tarmac bike are available as an upgrade on request.  
Additional GPS device, 50 euros per device

Booking Conditions

400 euros deposit per person

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