Tour 1: Messinia Coastal Bike Tour
Transfer from Kalamata Airport (Athens on request) to 4 - star hotel. Bike testing and adjustment as well as a little warm-up tour through the beautiful City of Kalamata.
Kalamata is in the heart of the Messinian Bay, has a long beach just in front of the coastal road, a big local market, a unique nightlife, many water front beach bars and a Frankish castle in the center of the city and its old town.
After a breakfast buffet at the hotel, we are on our way along the coastal road and its many beaches to the little fishing village of Ag. Andreas. We can take a lunch break anywhere, at the many tavernas, beaches, or in the wonderful quiet olive groves and orange plantations.
We are biking from Ag. Andreas on the coastal road to Koroni. Koroni is a beautiful settlement with plenty of cafes and taverns in front of the fishing harbour. You will enjoy the breathtaking view of the medieval castle built by Franks and Venetians from the 13th to the 17th century. We will continue our bike tour through the brilliant hills on our way to Finikounda - a quaint fishing village with a long sandy beach, an ideal paradise for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts. This lovely village hosts some wonderful shopping for the ladies.
Day 4: Methoni - Pylos - Gialova - Voidokilia beach - Pylos 30 km
Leaving Methoni we bike towards Pylos on the coastal road or as an alternative road, through the hills (for our more adventurous cyclists). Pylos is the third most important historical town and has a medival castle like Koroni and Methoni. We will have a great view over the Navarino Bay, where Russian, French and English battle ships destroyed the Ottoman and Egyptian ships and set Greece free from occupation. We cycle from Pylos through Gialova where we have our lunch break to the Voidokilia-Beach, one of the most pictured and beautiful beaches of all of Greece.
Day 5: Pylos-Filiatra 38 km
This day is an easy bike trip along the coastal road through nearly endless kilometers of olive groves. A nice cruise and relaxing day of pure cycle enjoyment!
Day 6: Filiatra - Kyparissia - Kalo Nero 40 km
We continue to bike to Kalo Nero, a small seaside village, which is surrounded by 25 km long beaches, which are the nesting grounds for the Carretta - Carretta, the endangered sea turtle of the Mediterranean Sea. They lay around 80 - 100 eggs in early summer and they hatch in later autumn usually around the full moon. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to witness this rare and beautiful occurance while on tour.
Day 7: Departure
After having breakfast in Kalo Nero it's time to hit the road to the Airport.
Or: Stay in Greece for a little while longer, enjoy a few days in Athens and check out the world famous Acropolis, the Plaka or the Parthenon.
Or: Talk to us about all our other great Tours!
Tour 2: The Hidden Hills Tour
5, 7 or 10 days
On this tour, you will be cycling away from the blue mesmerizing Greek coastline and up into the unspoiled verdant hills and fertile valleys that are filled with olive, citrus, grapes and fig trees. Where the only thing you will hear is your own heart beat or the odd chicken, donkey or goat saying hello as you pass them by. These rich hidden hills and valleys are Messinia´s best kept secret for cyclists.
Each day you will set out, refreshed and after a hearty Greek breakfast to travel on new paved and well-maintained very "empty roads". Well except for the local farmer tending his lush fields or herding his sheep and goats to new pasture. It is like you are stepping back into rural Greek time and being a part of it. Friendly waves and "Yassas" "Hello" in Greek are always exchanged while crossing paths with the locals. If you happen to be idle for a break or stopped to take another photo of the spectacular landscape, the ever so hospitable Greek people will usually offer you a handful of succulent sweet figs or fresh oranges that are hanging on their trees, sending you on your way with plenty of smiles and warm hearts.
The cycling routes we have chosen, have you riding long spans of tranquil open winding roads, moderate cycling varying in distances from 35-65 km daily. There are certain plateau´s like, the 5 km climb up to the archaeology site of Ancient Messene or the short incline heading over the winding hillside roads to the trendy town of Gialova or the famous Voidikilla Beach from the other side.
All in all, there is a good variety of cycling for all kinds of cyclists.
You are given a fully equipped trekking, mountain or e-bike supplied with, water, lunch package, tools, first aid kit, maps, GPS co-ordinates as well as places of interests or suggestions for grabbing a well-deserved ice cream, coffee or meal along the way. Returning each afternoon to our designated hotel or Bed and Breakfast, that is situated close to the sea and the local tavernas and village life.
No changing of hotels each night, giving you with the ease and comfort of staying put. This tour is offered on a year round basis.
Our Hidden Hills Tour can be enjoyed either for a 5, 7 or 10 day period. Please drop us a short or long message on our contact us form, adding some details like your cycling preferences and time frame. We will do the rest and organise your cycling adventure exploring this gem of the inland in the heart of Messinia, in the Peloponnese.
Prices on request.
Tour 3: Magnificent Mani
8 days/7 nights roundtrip
Byzantine chapels, villages with ancient watch towers, and stories of lawless chieftains, this is the Mani, at the most southern tip of Greece. Here we will cycle always within view of the Taygetos Mountains, that form the spine of the Mani. Cycling along rolling hills speckled with Mediterranean vegetation such as Olive, Citrus and Cypress trees to pristine sandy beaches along sun drenched coastlines. The isolated aspect of this beautiful area, combined with the independent nature of its inhabitants, mean that some of the traditions are developed separately from the rest of the Peloponnese and Greece. To this day, the architecture and history of the Mani is famous for its tower houses and fortified family dwellings from the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece. Today the Mani remains a peaceful retreat from modern day life. Most of the villages remain slow paced and sun-beat. A truly magical experience on bike.
Day Tours: Ancient Peloponnese
Home of the Greek Gods
All day tours start at our base in Kalamata and then from there, we travel into the ancient areas of the Peloponnese. These day tours are for our guests that would like to take part in more advanced tours or historical experiences.
Services: 5, 7, 10 and 14 day tours
In addition to the regular program scheduled departures, we are more than happy to organize custom tours to match the specific needs and preferences of our guests.
Guests: Minimum 2 people
Tour Price from: 7 days: 1190.00 Euro (per person/double occupancy)
single supplement is an extra 250,00 Euro on all tour packages
10 days: 1450.00 Euro (per person/double occupancy)
14 days: 1775.00 Euro (per person/double occupancy)
(Prices may vary according to season)