Explore the history, the culture and let your passion lead you to the breathtaking landscapes of Athens and Cyclades coastlines.
North Cyclades Challenge
North Cyclades Challenge
Oct 23 – Oct 27
Departure: Monday, 23rd of October – 8.30 – Athens Center
Arrival: Friday, 27th of October – Afternoon to evening hours
Duration: 5 Days Riding Style: Passion Lodging: 4-5 star Hotel
Price per person: € 1399
– minimum group of 4 riders
– Included Full Carbon Bikes
Specialized Roubaix 2017 Expert Disc Brake
Specialized Tarmac 2017 UDi2
Specialized Tarmac Comp 2015
– 10% off for groups of 8 persons
- What happens if I get tired?
Anytime, you feel fatigue during your ride, you may stop and jump in our support vehicle. In case of any kind of discomfort or disease, you will still be able to enjoy Greece’s beautiful landspace. Our staff will guide you, provide you with suggestions on what to see, and transport you to your selected destinations. You can also join the non-riders’ group (if applicable in this tour).
- Bring my own bike?
Riding on Greece’s terrain with your own bike, perfectly fitted on you, can be an astonishing and unique experience. Therefore, we always encourage our riders to bring their own bikes, in order to enjoy the comfort of their own wheels. In order to assist you to enjoy your time in Greece, we offer FREE transport and FREE storage for as long as you need, ensuring a trouble-free vacation time.
- Can I hire a bike?
We constantly invest in our fleet with new models of premium quality bikes for you to use without additional cost. For 2017 we have selected Specialized Roubaix Expert 2017 Disc and Specialized Tarmac 2017 UDi2. If for some reason our bikes do not meet your expectations you may come with your rental and we will treat that like ours.
- Are the photos found here representative of the route?
All the photos we have taken during our trips are just a small fraction of what you are going to see. Our passion for photography imposes all photos to realistically portray the natural landscape. However, small slices of art, always find a way to embellish our material.
- I follow a vegetarian / vegan diet, is that a problem?
Not at all! Greek gastronomy and mediterranean diet offer a great variety of options, which satisfy all requirements for both vegetarian and vegan diets. In all the restaurants we have selected for this tour, you will be able to either taste some of the meals found in the menu or request a particular meal according to your tastes. Do not forget to mention your diet preferences to our agents at least 30 days prior the beginning of the selected tour.
- Can I bring my pet along?
Unfortunately, we do not allow pets on this tour. As pet owners ourselves, we think that keeping our little friends away from any danger that might occur in an isolated part of the route (extreme heat, allergies, etc.) is better and safer.
- How the weather is going to be?
The mild temperatures and the low humidity throughout the year, makes Greece’s climate ideal for cycling. Depending on the period of your selected dates, our agents will provide you with weather updates so you can pack suitable clothing and gear.
- Where can I find information about the places I am visiting?
For every ride included in this tour, you can find information related to the history, the culture and stories each destination has, simply by exploring our web site.
- Wi-fi during the tour.
Our guides have always a wifi spot available free of charge during your tour.
- Meals and alcohol.
All snacks,meals and beverages that are referred in our packages are included in the price of the tour, alcohol though is not, even though we like making a few exceptions. Nonetheless,we promptly can provide you with anything you need, on request.
- Can I extend my vacation?
Your holiday time is our top priority. Feel free to add a few days prior or after your tour and do not hesitate to contact us. Our agents will help you find all the information you want and offer you competitive quotes for everything you want.
Tour Specific FAQ
- How do I get from the Airport to the centre of Athens?
You can select from the purchase option above, the GrCycling’s full Airport to Athens shuttle service (both ways) for you, your bike and your friends / family. Alternatively, you have the following options:
- Metro: Line number 3 “Agia Marina – Athens International Airport” – stop “Syntagma” 10€ per person one-way
- Bus: X95 – stop “Syntagma” 6€ per person one-way timetables
- What type of hotels are available?
For this tour we have selected 5 and 4 star hotel facilities and villas.
- What are the hotel options?
Typically, the selected for this tour lodging,is offered by a restricted number of small boutique hotels and villas, mainly due to the islands’ morphology. The total number of the riders (plus the non-riders) will determine the selection of the suitable facility. However, you can see the list with the lodgings we associate with, here.
- Non-riders, what will they do while I am riding?
They are going to have a blast! For all of your friends and family we have created a series of vigorous outdoor activities that combines obtaining familiarity with Greece’s Cycladic landscape, as well as, an introduction to its unique cultural elements. Gorges, beaches, archaeological sites, historical buildings, good food; all are included! On each day’s schedule, under the non-riders section, you can find information on what we have arranged for them.
- Can I bring my kids along?
Of course! However, the schedule for both riders and non-riders is quite demanding therefore, we do not recommend bringing along children of less than than 13 years old. In such case, please contact us and we will do our outmost to have a special arrangement.