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Pelion Panorama Bike Tour


 

A unique 8 days bike route through the majestic forests of Pelion combining cycling and walking on extraordinary paths and quiet roads of Pelion! Experience local traditions, revitalise, rest and relax. Sail along the caves of Poseidon where the ancient god of the sea used to live in.

This is a multi-day Panoramic bike tour, magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, Pagasetic bay, through the lush vegetation of Pelion you visit the best known ancient villages. Strating from Volos city known for the legendary expedition of Jason and  the the Argonauts, participants will pass through the nicest parts of central, northern and eastern Pelion, having the opportunity to discover  some of the rare beauty of the mauntain. Visiting an unspoiled countryside, waterfalls the Caves of Poseidon, traditional mountainous villages, thousands of years old  plane trees,  cobble-stoned paths, old mansions, spring water fountains,are just some of the unforgettable places. . Ending up at the western side curling around the Pagasitikos Gulf, green and quiet, mainly consisting of olives and pine trees  with nice beaches  to explore.

Dificulty= Moderate.

 

 

Day1. Arrival and settling in hotel in Volos

Day2. Arrival at Portaria, Triadafilies hotel

Day3. We go from Portatria to Chania where we reach our third hotel

Day4. From Chania to Chorefto resort.  Revitalise, rest and  relax

Day5. Come in contact with the local tradition and sail along the caves of Poseidon.

Day6. From Chorefto to Tsagarada one of the oldest villages in the area, great examples of Pelion architecture, and thousands of years old  plane trees.

Day7. From Tsagarada to Milies, the end station of the historical train from 1892, 4 cars and  its stations. Ride along its lines and discover…

Day8. In Kato Lechonia, the western side of Pelion. to enjoy calm beaches and fresh fish.

Day9. Return to the airport.

 

Accommodation: We have selected a range of comfortable luxury lodges, all of equal quality and service. They are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience in this fascinating country.

 

Extensive description

Day 1

Arrival in Volos. Check in at hotel and information meeting about the city and the next day. In the evening walk on the sea side and initiation into the culinary secrets of the region.

Day 2

After a good breakfast, we start on a quick tour of the city of Volos, visiting list of the relevant points. Museums, churches and market some of what we’ll see. At 13.00 we will board a bus and move to Portaria. In the afternoon we will walk the path of the Centaurs and practice the archery. In the evening on the square we will eat and drink local food and we will discuss the next day.

Day 3

A good breakfast, and we start to walk one of the most beautiful trails of Pelion, from Portaria to Chania. This will take about 4 hours (with stops for picnics in the forest). We arrive at the hotel where we are delighted amenities accommodation (pool-spa) and the nature at 1100 meters altitude is at its best. Relaxation, good food and ready for the next day.

Day 4

After a good breakfast bikes and equipment are waiting for us to take us in Chorefto. The route is unique beauty through beech and chestnut woods. The bicycle tour will take about 4 hours with stops in the woods and ends at the magnificent beach of Chorefto. Relaxation, swim in its purest water, and “tsipouro” with seafood in the evening.

Day 5

Breakfast with local jams and juices and we go for a walk in the surrounding area which will take about four hours. The beauty of the green mountains, combined with the deep blue of Agean breathtaking! Back in Chorefto ‘where the food tasting and relaxation will continue.

Day 6

This day starts early with breakfast to be picked up at 7.30. Then we board on a boat and after half an hour we arrive at the Poseidon’s caves! Beautiful place where you will spend the morning visiting caves and swiming in crystal waters. We return to Chorefto where we get our stuff and are transported by bus to Tsagarada where we will stay the next night. Walk around the square and getting to know one of the biggest and most important villages of Pelion.  At night between wine and local delicacies will talk about the next day.

Day 7

We eat a hearty breakfast and start to walk perhaps the largest and most historic trail that connects Tsagarada to Milies. The changing landscape on a way  will be memorable. Duration about 5 hours with stops in the forest. Arrival at Milies, relaxation and of course walk in the village square.

Day 8

The last day of this trip is relaxed. After breakfast we will visit the sights of the village and we will be happy under the thick shade of the plane tree in the square. At 3 pm we will take the path that leads to the old train station. The train of Pelion one of the oldest in Europe works and drives us through a very beautiful route in Kato Lechonia. The trip takes half one hour and a half and the views are incredible.

This tour is created and organized by Bike or Hike

 

INCLUDED

Included in this offer "Pelion Panorama Bike Tour"

  • 8 days
  • KTM bikes and equipment (helmets, backpacks, gloves).
  • Certified guide and companion
  • Transportation from and to the airport.
  • Accommodation in excellent traditional guesthouses (usually with a swimming pool where present) in Two-Bed room.
  • Breakfast and one meal (excluding drinks).
  • Entry to local museums (where applicable).
  • Support car throughout the route.
  • BIO daily snacks, water, energy drinks.
  • Train tickets.
  • Free videos and photos.
  • Transportation from and to the airport.

 

Highlights:
  • Volos waterfront filled with restaurants and bars or tsipouradika, serving the popular local spirit tsipouro with tapas. An abundance of musea, churces and markets.
  • Portaria. Old mansions, ancient chappels, hundreds of years old plane trees.
  • Chorefto. The old deserted village Migela (Mitzela) and its beach, the old impressive caves at the ancient city of "Ipnon" and the cave of Poseidon.
  • Tsagarada. Pelion architecture, the thousands of years old plane trees, the Taxiarhes settlement, the beautiful stone arched bridge of Tsagarada.
  • Milies with its museum and library, a 17th Century church and the Chirico Bridge with greate acoustic/ engineering designs, a tiny (0.60m width) train line, and its neoclasssican stations.
  • Kato Lechonis. The concrete Vrichonas Bridge, the first concrete bridge in Greece, relish in long walks along the beautiful beaches and taste fresh fish.

 

€1320,00 per person mid-season, and €1420,00 per person for high-season

 

When less than 4 persons participate, there will be a price increase of 20%.
To stay in a single room there is €120,00 extra charge.

 









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