CRETE ISLAND, GREECE
THE NEW CYCLING PARADISE
Be the first exploring this new cycling paradise and its fantastic beaches
8/10 DAYS - 7/9 NIGHTS
A new cycling paradise is emerging on the island of Crete, offering truly unique cycling scenery.
Only here can you view snow-covered mountains ‘Lefka Ori’ and at the same time enjoy Mediterranean coastal views of both the Cretan and Libyan Sea.
You will enjoy good and lightly trafficked roads in Mediterranean weather conditions.
On top of this, you’ll delight in excellent local Cretan food, great hospitality and high quality accommodation.
Not to mention, you will have the chance to experience Orthodox Easter customs and traditions during your visit!
Crete truly is the yet undiscovered cycling paradise!
Daily Distance: Approx 70km
Daily Ascent: Approx 1000m
Main Route 500-650km
Total Ascent: Approx 8'000m
Duration: 8 days/7 nights or 10 days/9 nights
Recommended Arrival-Departure Airport: Chania
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 3-5 hours. This is not a race or high intensity riding, but rather a true cycling adventure across one of the most picturesque region in the world.
We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the short climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride. On top of each major climb we will regroup to celebrate and refill our bottles, and then enjoy the descent together.
As a team, we’ll support each other during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy!
All cyclists interested in exploring a new region, learning about local culture while admiring magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea
All hotel accommodations in beautiful hotels, generally 4 stars, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch and all dinners except one
2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
Van support throughout the tour
All in-tour transfers
Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels, and energy bars during rides by OTE Sport
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
1 top quality cycling kit made by DAMA (jersey, bibs, socks)
Detailed printed tour information booklet
Extra activities besides cycling
Small group of max 12 riders.
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
We have selected some of the best routes offering a mix of all terrains, but the terrain will be mainly hilly with some 8-10 km climbs, but also a lot of flat-undulating sections.
The start from Chania is perfect as it mostly flat, then route become hilly with some climbing towards the end of the tour approaching mountains.
The climbs are never hard as the gradient is always around 6-8% and when steeper, generally for short distances.
The roads are well-paved and safe, with drivers showing incredible respect for cyclists!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
High-end rental bike
Massage at hotel
Personal airport transfer