Cycling in Athens

3 superb cycling routes in Europe’s most ancient city

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every

Friday and Monday

550€

per person

double occupancy

650€

per person

single occupancy

Includes:

3 x nights Accommodation

3 x days Premium Carbon Bike hire

3 x fully guided & supported rides

3 x breakfast meals

full airport shuttle service

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Upon Arrival

On your flight’s arrival in Athens, we Transfer you to your hotel

Day 1

every Friday & Monday

64 km / 1100 m

Extendable to 90 km / 1600 m

Overview

Two technical, power, climbs with the last one being steeper than the first. During the initial part on the ride, the rider traverses through an old olive tree farm until his / her descent to the other side on the Attica’s coastline. The second, steep climb drives the rider away from the sea into a dense pine forest. After the descent, the rider finishes the ride at the Vouliagmeni Lagoon, a spectacularly beautiful natural landscape.

Schedule Day 1

08.00 – Hotel Pick -up and Transfer to Pachi
09.00 – Arrival in Pachi
09.00 – 09.30 – Coffee and adjustments
09.30 – 14.00 – Cycling Pachi to Vouliagmeni – 60km – 1100m
14.30 – 16.30 – Lunch
17.00 – Departure to Athens
18.30 – Drop – off at the Hotel

Free time

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Day 2

every Saturday & Tuesday

124 km / 2400 m

Extendable to 130km

Overview

Two massive HC climbs. The last one is steeper, but shorter than the first. The first climb will get the rider to Athens highest point, the summit Mt. Parnitha. Next stop is the artificial water reservoir in Marathon area. From there the rider keeps on descending down to sea level. From there the second HC climb will get the rider close to the Mt. Penteli’s top. It is a hard and highly demanding ride, but greatly rewarding!

Schedule Day 2

08.00 – Hotel Pick and transfer to the starting point
08.30 – 09.00 – Adjustments and briefing
09.30 – Cycling – 124km – 2400m
16.00 – Possible time when cycling ends
17.00 – Drop-off at the hotel
            Free time

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Day 3

every Sunday & Wednesday

48 km / 350 m

extendable to 90 km / 700 m

Overview

A superb and scenic ride along them coastal route of Athens. The route ends at the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon, an exquisite landmark. The route is mostly flat, with a few hilly parts which make the rider gaining no more than 60m / 190 ft on each one of them. A great, joyful route!

Schedule Day 3

08.00 – Hotel Pick and transfer to the starting point
08.45 – 09.00 – Adjustments and briefing
09.00 – Cycling to Sounio 48km – 360m
13.00 – End of Cycling / visiting the Temple for the ones who wish to do that / shower / Transfer to the airport
14.30 – Drop-off at the airport
            Note: in case of a late flight out we can arrange lunch in a nearby restaurant. The cost of the meal is not included (10€ -17€ per person)

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Top-end Road bikes included

Our premium bike fleet will back you up throughout your cycling days at NO additional cost. Feel free to send over your recent measurements, for us to have your bike ready upon your arrival.

 also Included

  • Accommodation – GrCycling approved accommodation
  • Breakfast Meals
  • All airport transfers
  • All transfers related to the cycling session
  • Snacks and Beverages during the rides
  • Light Meal at the end of each ride.
  • Fully Guided Rides
  • Vehicle Support

 Not Included

  • Entrance Fees to Acropolis or Poseidon’s temple
  • Rest of the meals

Route’s Adjustment

Looking to increase the mileage or the elevation? Feeling your legs sour and you want to take that easy. We can easily adjust the above routes accordingly for you to make the best out of your riding during your time in Greece.

Cost

The overall cost for this 3-days event is

550€ / person shared room
650€ / person single occupancy
Special Deals for Cycling Clubs (group bookings)
*airfares are not  included

Bringing your own bike?

No problem! We will treat your bike like one of ours. We can also store it for FREE, along with the rest of your gear – helmet, shoes – in a segregated section of our warehouse, for you to use them on your next rides with us.

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Stating your desired bike, dates and any other information and we will contact you in the next couple of hours.

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Call us @ +30 2108675623

And we will figure out everything together!

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Fill in the form below and we will contact you the soonest

Your Name

Your Email

Date of Arrival & Departure


Kindly let us know your itinerary. Need any extras days in Athens? No problem. Just tell us what you have in mind and our agents will assist you with your booking

Accommodation


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Why Athens?

Superb weather

The climate of Athens is the ideal for cyclists to enjoy their ride throughout all year. In detail, the climate consists of relatively mild winters, warm and dry summers and, generally, wide extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year. During winter, the average temperature during sunlight is 10-12oC, whereas, during the hottest early mornings of summer, the average temperature is ranged between 25 oC and 30 oC.

Elevation in abundance

Athens is located in a plain surrounded by three major mountain masses. Thanks to the terrain’s rich morphology, cycling in Athens has countless climbing options. At the end of every challenge you admire stunning panoramic views of the city and the blue waters of the sea. This is a unique terrain, where all cyclists can enjoy thousands of meters of elevation, even on short rides.

Close Proximity

An exquisite coastal route? Maybe some HC climbing? Why not Both? Getting to those scenic and quiet cycling spots does not require time or effort. In just 30 to 50 minutes of driving, the traffic disappears and the buzz of the city is left way behind. Every cyclist can truly enjoy riding on an authentic Greek landscape, without leaving the convenience of the city aside.

Majestic coastal roads

Hundreds of kilometers of coastal routes can be found here. Here, the so-called “The Athenian Riviera” is also found. This 60km long, by the sea, route, is one of the world’s most scenic rides a cyclist can have. The crystal blue waters of the Aegean, combined with the quiet, pleasantly hilly, roads, create an extraordinary feeling of excitement.

Unique Landmarks

During your cycling days in Athens, you cannot miss the captivating Ancient Temple of Poseidon, the God of the Sea, located at the Athens’s southest point. This landmark takes the cycling experience on the whole new level. Climbing Mt. Penteli, from where the world’s finest marble is quarried, should be also in your bucket list. Also, riding through the Marathon area and visiting the historical place where the classic Marathon running race begins, cannot be left aside. There are more…  We will be happy to share them all with you!

Off the Bike fun

Before of after your riding, you can explore the versatile vibe of Athens, Europe’s historical capital. Athens, a city born in the dawn of history, emerged from an era where myths meet the legends. The great philosopher Plato, mentions priests from ancient Egypt who already knew of a city named ‘Athens’ as early as the 9th millennia BC. Archaeological findings prove that human establishments existed around the rock of Acropolis between 3500 and 3200 BC. All these, make Athens one of the oldest cities in the world. The consecutive human habitation in this region, dated from the prehistoric to modern times, has left numerous cultural footprints, scattered around the city. This wide heritage, dotted everywhere, welcomes every visitor to explore it.

The Greek Gastronomy

Enjoying a meal of Greek Mediterranean Cuisine is always one the ride’s highlight. Greek cousin is based on a wide range of traditional Greek ingredients that flourish in the country’s perfect Mediterranean climate. First and foremost, of course, are Greek olives and Greek extra virgin olive oil. Greens, fruits and a wide variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables and beans are the mainstay of traditional Greek cooking, some with distinctly regional associations. Greece is also blessed with a wealth of “natural gourmet” products, which come from the land or sea and that have been part of Greek food history and Greek culture forever.