• Duration: 7 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

Follow your private guide through the quiet narrow alleyways and other magnificent historical gems. Stop to take  memorable photos, refuel with a cup of Greek-style coffee and learn about the Crete History.

- Explore all must-see historical gems in a fun and relaxed way
- Departure point from your hotel
- Bike and helmet rental included

- If at any stage of the day you wish to hop onto the bus for a rest, no problem. We just put the bikes on the trailer and continue.

- We recommend you bring swimming costumes, money (or  cards) for coffee breaks and the extras and wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

- Included in the price: Guide, insurance, bike hire and equipment, support vehicle, snack for lunch and unlimited water.


- Not recommended for pregnant travelers or for above 110kg (242,5 pounds)

- RAIN POLICY:The tour goes on the rain or shine. In case of heavy rain, we might wait a while to stop and to continue later.

- After the tour starts, no refund is applicable.

- No alcohol consumption prior your tour.

Itinerary

ebike Tour - Arkadi Monastery, Margarites Pottery Village, Melidoni Cave, Viran Episcopi, Asteri vilage

Full route


First we collect you by bus from your hotel and drive to the monastery of Arkadi.

Before we set off on our bikes you will have a chance to visit the historic and very famous monastery.  Arkadi played a very important part in Crete's history of resistance against the Turks and you will also be able to see a fascinating collection of icons, weapons and clerical items in the museum. We then get on our bikes and cycle through stunning scenery, olive groves and orange trees, passing through the villages of Ancient Eleftherna, Kinigiana, Pigouniana and arrive to the pottery village of Margarites. 

Here you will get a glimpse of how Cretan people still live and work in the traditional way. Eleni Kavgalaki will demostrate the way they make the pottery in this traditional village for centuries. Then we'll meet up and have a relaxing snack in the picturesque countryside and under a carob tree.

After the snack we cycle down to Perama, before ending to Melidoni and visit the famous cave. The history of this amazing archaeological site goes back thousands of years and it is said to be the mythical home of Talos, the giant bronze protector of Crete. From here we get back on the bikes and drive through the village of Viran Episkopi and then Asteri village where we will end our tour. From there we will take you back to your hotel at the end of a perfect day.

Daily  Program:

07:45 Hour We start the pickup of our guests 

09:15 Hour Arkadi Monastery Short Tour. 

10:00 Hour The tour starts. 

11:00 Hour Village of Ancient Eleftherna. Here you will have the chance to visit the museum of Eleftherna.

12:15 Hour Pottery Village of Margarites. 

12:20 Hour Pottery Demonstration in Margarites. 

12:45 Hour Snack in the wild nature and under a carob tree. 

13:00 Hour We leisurely cycle to Perama and then to Melidoni cave. 

13:45 Hour Visit of the historic Cave. 

14:30 Hour Back to the bikes heading back to Perama and then the village of Viran Episkopi.  

16:00 Hour Arrive in the village of Asteri. Transfer back to your hotels.


The time data provides some guidance, shifts of even an hour are possible due to delays.

Tour length by bike: 45 km / including 20 km downhill.

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Vat 24% and all taxes
  • Guide & expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Insurance
  • Bike hire & equipment, support vehicle
  • Snack for lunch & unlimited water. 
  • Iconic places for photoshoot
  • Top quality conventional trekking 28'' bicycle

What's excluded

Extras to be paid separately:  Entrance to Arkadi  and  entrance to the Melidoni Cave. Coffees and drinks from the local shops.

What do I need to bring

We recommend you bring swimming costumes, cash (or cards) for coffee breaks and the extras and wear comfortable shoes and clothing.



Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 14 hours or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 15 hours or less before departure

Categories

  • EBIKE TOUR
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • BIKE TOUR
  • ARTS AND CULTURE
  • CITY TOURS
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION

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