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  • 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

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.

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

  • Value 5.0
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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip. Biking in Netherlands, May 2014 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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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.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 4,198

Price Per Day:

$ 700 per day
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 810

Pricing for Trips 2016

2 - 3 guests: from $5,698

4 - 5 guests: from $5,098

6 - 7 guests: from $4,798

8 - 9 guests: from $4,598

10 - 11 guests: from $4,198

12 or more guests: from $3,898

16 or more guests: from $3,898

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • All meals except 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Internal Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Accommodation
Trip Excludes
  • International transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
End City
Chania and Iraklion
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%

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