This 7-days MTB tour includes cycling and hiking will make you discover Pilio (also known as Pelion) is a beautiful mountain in central Greece that combines tradition with high quality holiday conditions. The area offers a beautiful combination of mountain and sea. It is no coincidence that the gods of Olympus chose Pilio as a place of rest and vacation.
Accommodations: 7 days / 6 nights full board luxury small hotels (usually with swimming pool) / 5 days of MTB riding
Departing / Arriving: from ATHENS.
Duration and distance: Approximately 200 km in 5 days (90% of trails and paths) with guide provided.
Experienced level: The majority of the route is off-road riding on dirt roads, paths and cobbled paths.
Kids can join on the responsibility of their parents if they are at least 12 years old.
Bikes for rent: KTM ultra 29'-27,5' 2016- 2017 mod. CUBE AIM SL 29' 2019 mod. CUBE e bikes 2019 mod
Periods: from 15 April to end October
NEXT TOUR 2019:
You can choose a tour date if you are a group of 4 to 10 riders.
DAY 1. Arrival in Athens.
Arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel in Volos. Check in to the hotel and get to know with the city. Walk and cycle around, visiting the most interesting places. Enjoy our dinner by sea and briefing for the tour. Bikes and equipment will be delivered.
DAY 2. Volos - Portaria (alt. 650 m) : 30 km - (uphill) - 4 to 5 hours of riding
After breakfast, start biking. We will have the opportunity to see the area and visit Portaria and Makrinitsa, two of the most beautiful villages of Pelion with unique architecture and great history. After seeing the sunset from the "balcony" of Makrinitsa we will enjoy our dinner in the central square of Portaria. Local food from the best restaurant of the area and local wine or “tsipouro”. Night in the hotel ***
DAY 3. Portaria (alt.650 m) - Milies (alt. 400 m): 45 km - 6 hours of riding At the beginning we have some uphill and then we get into the forest where we will be moving to small height differences. We will cross five villages until we reach our destination. Drakeia, Agios Lavrentios, Agios Georgios Pinakates and end in Milies. During the route we will find chapels, monasteries and springs. Milies is a beautiful village and we will visit the museum, the old train station, the old library and more. In the evening in the square we will enjoy our dinner with Greek songs and some greek dance maybe! Night in the hotel ***
DAY 4. Milies (alt. 400 m) - Lafkos (320m): 45 km - 5 hours of riding We take our breakfast until 9 and pass villages like Neohori, Argalasti and Siki. The scenery and the view are amazing and on our way we will meet and visit a local winery, and many attractions. Lafkos is a traditional village that has not touched by the time and all are rolling calm and pure like many years ago. The hotel we are going to spend the night is fantastic and the pool will help us to relax. At the magnificent square will enjoy our dinner and if we wish will visit the seaside village Milina for a little nightlife!
DAY 5.Lafkos (alt. 330 m) - Afyssos: 40 km - 5 hours of riding We descend to sea level and through a coastal path, moving on trails. we will pass some of the most beautiful coastal villages such as Milina, Horto, Kalamos and Lefokastro will and end the day at the village Afisos. During the trip we will have the opportunity to swim in beautiful beaches and drink coffee in wonderful places. We will stay overnight in a wonderful hotel and enjoy the sunset swimming in the pool! Great food at the local tavernas, evening by the sea and total relaxation!
DAY 6. Afyssos - Agria - Volos: 40 km - 5 hours of riding After a delicious breakfast we check our bikes and off for the last part of the tour. We will continue our journey west and besides the beautiful beaches that day will have other surprises. On our way we will visit a small waterfall and an old watermill. Our bike trip will end in the seaside village of Agria and from there by car to the city of Volos. In the evening we will enjoy the last meal of the trip in a traditional tsipouradiko tasting unique tastes that accompany "tsipouro" which is a local traditional drink.
DAY 7.Volos - Athens Breakfast and transfer to the airport. After this "life experience journey" we will greet you with the hope to see you again in Greece.
+7 days of tour according to program
+6 nights full board in hotel *** and ****
+The support vehicle carrying your luggage equipped with a bike carrier trailer
+Group transfers on arrival from/to Athens airport
+Bikes and equipment
+Water and snacks for lunch on the road every day
-return flight Athens
-Personal expenses and tips
-All that is not mentioned in the heading "Our service includes"
1.DISCOUNT FOR KIDS UNDER 18 - 100€ / kid.
2.SELF GUIDED DISCOUNT - 100€ / person.
3.We can increase the difficulty level of this tour at the request of the group
4.Anyone who wishes not to participate in any of the above routes can be transported by car at no extra cost.
5.we may partially modify the program if it considers that there are reasonable grounds (e.g. bad weather, safety of participants, technical problems, etc.).
6.The organizers will arrange various activities for the participants during the tour. These might include, for instance, participation in local festivals, wine tastings, olive oil tasting.
Along Pelion ( 2019)