Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Greece Bike Tour

Backroads
5.0 . Excellent
97%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
6 days
From: $ 4,198 $ 700 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Picture-perfect seaside Chania
  • An unforgettable coast-to-coast ride
  • Savor fresh seafood and other local delicacies
  • Soak up sunny skies and diverse natural beauty
  • A fascinating mélange of Greek, Turkish and Venetian cultural influences

Short Description

Beaches, deep mountain gorges and vestiges of great civilizations. Like a gift from the gods, Crete is a cyclist's paradise. Pedal quiet roads on the outskirts of bustling port towns. Bike to the top of every climb. Or savor tranquil moments at seaside cafés. And soak up Crete's legendary hospitality as you explore the island from coast to coast.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Iraklion
End City Chania and Iraklion

Travel Theme

Cultural Cycling & Biking

Destinations

Greece

Cities & Attractions

Acropolis Akrotiri Athens Crete

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Trip Includes

  • All meals except 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Internal Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Accommodation

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Itinerary

Day 1: Stroll seaside Rethymno's historic center

Shaped by Venetian and Ottoman cultures and one of the most charming and best preserved on Crete  An easygoing ride past olive groves and vineyards takes you through forested hills down to the Aegean  Dip your toes in the sea or continue on two wheels, climbing to traditional hamlets.

Day 2: Set off on an unforgettable coast-to-coast ride

Between the island's two impressive mountain ranges  Before entering the Kourtaliotiko Gorge, listen for the sound of kourtala (claps) as wind zips through high caves  A dip in the Mediterranean might be the perfect finale to your ride  Discover the inviting square, spring-fed waterfalls and ancient ruins of Argiroupolis.

Days 3-4: Savor fresh seafood and other local delicacies

While overlooking the colorful Venetian port in Chania, whose history dates back to the Neolithic Age Take the high road above the coast for dazzling views of the Kiliaris Valley and Souda Bay  Sample organic olive oils at a family-owned farm before biking to the shoreline.

Days 5-6: Sunny skies and diverse natural beauty

Are the order of the day Pedal on rolling terrain through groves of citrus and olive trees en route to the village of Meskla  Ready for a challenge? Ascend 2,500 feet for breathtaking views of Chania and the sea below  After this epic climb, enjoy a long wonderful descent to the coast amid a montage of remarkable scenery  Sample local wines at an up-and-coming winery  Ride the rocky Akrotiri Peninsula along the seaside and through a small town whose beach was featured in Zorba the Greek.

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Price Per Day: $ 700 per day
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This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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I've taken over 15 Backroads trips and each one was absolutely incredible. Each trip leader has been fabulous -- and the itineraries are simply amazing. The best way to see the world is via Backroads. Trust me.
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The most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip

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I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Cancellation Policy:

Number of days Prior to trip start Prce details (Per Person)

96+ days: Cancellation Fees is $200        

61-95 days Cancellation Fees is 30%

31-60:  Cancellation Fees is 60%

0-30 days will be 100%

Trip ID#:

GreBikBac

Trip Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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