Day 1: Arrival in Kalamata.
Transfer from Kalamata Airport - Bus station (Athens on request) to 4 * star hotel. Bike testing, pratice ride to beach.
Day 2: Kalamata - Petalidi - Ag. Andreas 49 km
After breakfast, we cycle our way along the only coastal road passing through may small villages in the heart of agriculture country. Many fields of produce are visable which the farmers take advantage of by small roadside shacks selling their daily handpicked vegetables/olives or local wine they´ve produced themselves. Our 1st coffee break is the bustling fishing village of Petalidi. It hosts a weekly farmers market on Fridays as well as a daily fish market. The locals are visible in the many street lined cafeterias discussing Greek life with sipping their frappes. Continuing along with the ever blue coast line we make our way to Ag. Andreas. A welcome glass of fresh squeezed OJ while you stare at the harbor and the rest of the day to do as you please. Sunbathing or swim, hike through the foothills, or visit their 800 year old church. The evening comes alive with all the locals walking the promenade or eating out in the many tavernas.
Day 3: Ag. Andreas - Koroni - Finikounda - Methoni 42 km
We are biking from Ag. Andreas on the coastal road to Koroni. Koroni is a beautiful settlement with plenty of cafes and tavernas 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, last 10km we finish in Methoni,.
Day 4: Methoni - Pylos - Marahopoli 42 km
After breakfast, you can visit the Byzantine casle located around the corner. Here you can explore the perimeter and inside of this amazing Venetian castle. Continuing on we cycle 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 medieval castle like Koroni and Methoni. We have a fantastic view over the Navarino Bay, where Russian, French and English battle ships destroyed the Ottoman and Egyptian ships and set Greece free from occupation. A coffee break in the own square overlooking the harbor and we´re off to Voidikilia. Some say it is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece. An Unesco bird sanctuary is situated right beside the lagoon for those wishing to explore. We finish off the last 10 km of cycling along the coastline surrounded by olive trees and melon fields to Marathopoli.
Day 5 - Marothopoli - Filiatra - Kyparissia- Kalo Nero 34 km
You´ll feel like a king and queen this morning after a quiet and more than comfortable sleep. The day starts with a full delicious breakfast at this family run hotel and then cycling through the many olive groves this area boosts. Carrying on to Filitra for a picnic under the "Eiffel Tower" a smaller version that stands out on the main street. It was built by a local man as a tribute to his love for Paris. We head off the main road and cycle the more scenic route towards Kyparrisia, where a quick coffee break in this hustling little village is welcomed. the last 10 km and we find ourselves in Kalo Nero. A small seaside village with a 25 km long sandy beach, home to the endangered sea turtle Careta-Careta. Perhaps you will see laying of the eggs or hatching. Ending this day with a sea front hotel watching the sun set into the sea.
Day 6: Kalo Nero - Meligalas - Valira - Kalamata 68 km
The last day of cycling turns us away from blue seas and historic ports to roll comfortably and effortlessly along old railway tracks, through varied agricultural landscapes and small Greek inland villages. However the thousand year old olive culture dominates, but is combined with citrus fruits and other useful shrubs. Passing through Meligalas, Valira and Messini, we reach our final hotel destination in Kalamata.
Day 7: Departure
Sadly, the cycle tour has come to an end and we must say goodbye. Self transfer back to Athens or perhaps you will want to stay longer and explore this area further?,We can help you with suggestions.
7 days guided start at
7 days self-guided start at
Ebike Rental 250€ week
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 1: Arrival in Kalamata Airport (seasonal) Athens Airport.
Transfer from Kalamata Airport (Athens on request) to your hotel. Bike adjusting and testing and a little warm-up tour through the city of Kalamata and area. Kalamata is in the heart of Messinia Bay, has a long sandy beach in front of the coastal road, a bi-weekly local farmers market, unique nightlife, great shopping as well as many beachside tavernas and restaurants to quench your palate. A Frankish castle sits in the center of the old town which can be visited anytime and where the views of the bay and city are spectacular.
Day 2: Kalamata - Kardimili - Stoupa 32 km
Kardimili and Stoupa are some of the best kept secrets in the southern Peloponnese. Kardimili is a quaint coastal town, in the center of the region known as the Mani, which displays a lively and artsy lined main street filled with wonderful little eating establishments, cafeterias and boutiques. Beginning of May each year, Kardimili hosts an international Jazz festival with musicians flocking from all over the world. It is a 7 day event packed full of jazz music and dancing. After a coffee break we continue cycling another 10 km to our final destination of the day, Stoupa. Once settled into your hotel, you have the rest of the day to swim, sunbath at 2 of it´s sandy beaches or take a hike in the lush surroundings foothills surrounding Stoupa. Evening dinner is enjoyed at the many seaside tavernas watching the orange sun dissappear into the sunset.
Day 3: Stoupa - Aeropoli 45 km
Aeropoli is 225 m above sea level and is nestled between the gulf of Messinia and the Taygetos mountain range. For a few centuries, the Mavromichalis Family lived here and Petro Mavromichalis is still celebrated today as a known freedom fighter in the war against the Ottoman Empire. Cycling up to Areopli on a very picturesque windy road, you´ll pass through many small inhabited villages where you´ll notice it´s tower houses constructed with field stones, which are distinct from the traditional blue and white buildings that characterize many Greek villages. Our hotel that evening is one of these stone stuctures situated right in the heat of the town square. Colorful and full of character, a great place to grab your camera, get lost and explore these unique surroundings.
Day 4: Aeropoli - Kotronas - Gythio 30 km
Kotronas is off the beat and track and hosts only 2 tavernas, but the panoramic views for us cyclists is out of this world. Skoutari also has one of the most sandy prestine beaches in all of the Mani. In May, June and September October, you will not find another soul there. Pure paradise!
Day 5: Gythio - Skala - Monemvasia 60 km
Monemvasia is a town in Lakonia and is a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length and is the site of a powerful medieval fortress.
Day 6: Monemvasia - Sparta - 70 km
After arriving in Sparta, you are free to visit the ruins or the olive oil museum. Overnight stay in Sparta
Day 7:Departure Day
Self transfer from Sparta with bus back to Kalamata or Athens.
7 days guided start. at
7 days self-guided
start at 1240€
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.
5 days st. at 550€ , please contact us directly for further information.
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.
Dates: March-October This tour is not available in August
Guests: Minimum 2 people