This 9-days combined tour includes cycling, hiking on a picturesque island and traveling on board in the sea 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.
9 days / 8 nights in half board in hotels*** and ****/ 6 days of MTB riding / 1 day hiking and boat trip
departing / arriving from ATHENS.
We also implement this tour in 7 days.
Approximately 150 km in 6 days (90% of trails and paths) with guide provided.
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
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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 Portaria. Late afternoon introductory meeting and general presentation of the tour. Delivery of bikes and equipment to participants and briefing. Participants will have the opportunity in their free time to walk around and to get to know two of the most beautiful villages of Pelion, Portaria and Makrinitsa. Night in the hotel****
DAY 2. Portaria (alt. 650 m) - Agios Laurentios (alt 600 m): 22 km - of moderate difficulty. - 3 to 4 hours of riding
After breakfast, start for the first leg of the trip from Portaria (alt. 650 m) to Agios Lavrentios (alt 600 m). One stop will be at the village square of Drakeia, which has a spring and traditional serving coffee under the huge plane tree. The day's trail ends in Agios Lavrentios, where you will be taken to the hotel****. The rest of the day is free for everyone to enjoy the area, spectacular views, a beer or ouzo.
DAY 3. Agios Lavrentios (alt.600 m) - Milies (alt. 400 m): 24 km - 3 - 4 hours of riding This section is one of the finest passing through streams, wild vegetation, and passing by picturesque chapels. The lowest point on the route has an altitude of 300 m, and at a few points it will be necessary to dismount and walk short distance. It is a uniquely beautiful route with stops for picnics in the woods, a visit to a monastery in the area and time to enjoy nature with a huge variety of flora. Arriving in the village to the hotel. Walks along the cobbled streets of the village, visits to library, the old train station and local shops will fill our day. Briefing between beers and appetizers in the village square. Night in the hotel ***
DAY 4. Milies (alt. 400 m) - Argalasti (alt. 260 m): 27 km - 4 hours of riding Beautiful picturesque scenery all the way to Argalasti. Traditional square with various shops under the trees, cobblestone streets and friendly people make this scene our attitude. We can relax, swim in the hotel pool, and enjoy the night life of the village. Night in the hotel ***
DAY 5. Argalasti (alt. 260 m) - Lafkos (alt. 330 m): 22 km - 3 hours of riding Lafkos is a beautiful mountain village with lots to see and do: Visits to museums, walking, and visits to nearby beautiful places. The location, the view and the atmosphere is unique. In the picturesque square of Lafkos we will spend the evening eating traditional food and drinking local wine! Night in the hotel ***
DAY 6. Lafkos - Milina: 20 km - 2 hours of riding This day's cycling is the easiest of the route. We start from Lafkos and we finish our trip to Milina after cycling in the hills around (alt. 0 m) on the coast of the Pagasitikos Gulf. Milina is a beautiful seaside village and popular resort. We will be able to enjoy the nightlife, rest, have fun, and swim in the sea. One of the nicest places to relax watching one of the best sunsets in Greece. Night in the hotel ***
DAY 7.Milina - Alogoporos (Trikeri): 32 km - 3 hours of riding The route is from Milina to Alogoporos is along a quiet and safe minor asphalt road following the coastline. In Alogoporos the bike tour ends, but not our trip. We leave the bikes and travel by boat across to the island of Trikeri - a small island in the Pagasitikos Gulf where there are no cars. The stay will be in an old monastery at the top of the island. There is no luxury, but there is the magic of being in a historical area that has played a prominent role in local history for many years. We will walk the trails of this unique island where the words noise and pollution are unknown. In seaside tavern's we will eat fresh fish and swim in the beautiful deserted beaches.
DAY 8. Alogoporos (Trikeri) - Kala Nera This day includes hike around the island trails and visit some nice beaches. At 16:00 we board a tour cruise boat to cross the Pagasitikos Gulf with crystal-clear waters and deserted islands, stopping off to dive in and enjoy a dip in the sea. The journey ends at the port of Kala Nera, where we can have dinner and enjoy the night life. Stay overnight Kala Nera.
Breakfast and enjoy the see and the area around Kala Nera. END OF TOUR – Transfer to the airport.
Along Pelion ( 2019)