SPETSES ISLAND BIKE Day Tour

Cycling Spetses Island

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the charming Spetses town and the picturesque old port
  • Go around the whole island on a mountain bike (25 kms ride)
  • Enjoy great scenic views of the Saronic Sea amidst pine forests
  • Visit the Bekiris Sea Cave
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Vrelos, Zogeria and Ag. Paraskevi beaches
  • End your visit eating local specialties and sipping a glass of ouzo

TOUR DESCRIPTION

We will meet at Gate D at Piraeus Port at 7.30 am sharp. Our tour leader will greet you and provide basic info on the program of the day, before embarking on a high-speed ferry that will depart at 8.30 am. The trip lasts approximately 2 hours. As soon as we get to the quaint capital town of Spetses, we will enjoy a short walk also passing by historic Posidonio Hotel, one of the main attractions of the isle, and eventually enjoy a coffee in one of the nice cafes at the port.

Then we will pick up our mountain bikes and get started for our tour around the island. We will follow the coastal road, along the rugged and green shores of the northern side. After a short ascent, you will stop at the scenic Zogeria bay (km. 6) , where you will have the chance to swim in case of warm weather, we will continue to the Southern side. Some more uphill cycling ending to great panoramic views over the sea and the Peloponnese, before our main stop, which will be at the beach of Ayioi Anargiroi (km. 13, the middle of the route). A nice beach and cafe will be ideal for some rest. At one end of the beach we will explore the famous Bekiris Sea Cave, where islanders fled during an invasion of the Albanians, and where some scenes from great Greek movies were shot.

Leaving Ayioi Anargiroi we will head East and uphill following the road into the forest. After 8 kilometers we will be entering Spetses town from Ag. Marina. The old port will be the next point of interest that we will visit. As sunset time will be approaching, there will be a great light and moments to capture its sheer beauty with your photo cameras. With the bike tour coming to its end, we will return the bikes and still have some time to spend on the island. You can use this time to wonder around the alleys of Spetses town, shop some souvenir or local specialties, and sit in a seafood tavern to sample typical mezes and Greek ouzo.

The ferry leaves Spetses island at 7.30 pm, arriving at Piraeus port by 10 pm.

NOTES

Ferry hours can change even with short notice, in that case the agency will propmtly inform its guests. Program and price are subject to change depending on number of participants and special arrangements. Stops for swims can change according to weather and wind conditions and the group’s preferences. Our tour leaders speak many different languages. Sports/ biking or trekking shoes, a sports outfit, suncream, sun sport glasses and a light jacket recommended. In summertime, swimwear and beach towel. Participants must be aged 18-65. The bike route is of average/modest difficulty, all on asphalt, no off-road. The highest point is 97 mts. above sea level and total ascent of the route is 800 mts. In case that you experience some health or personal issue, you are asked to duly inform us by filling in a personal medical statement form. Participants that feel they may struggle with the ascents may ask for an electronically-assisted bike (extra 10 €). Extra health and accident personal insurance is available upon request ( at a  € 20 extra cost).

We may need to postpone or cancel the tour due to extremely poor weather conditions, in this latter case we will refund the whole amount. In case of unexpected and extremely bad weather during the day and once the tour has started we will suggest a tour/activity to replace the bike tour. If you do not agree we will refund you a 30% of the paid amount.

Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well. If by the date of the tour minimum participation requirement is not met, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel with full refund of the paid amount applying. If more people sign in for this tour on the specific date, partial refund may apply if the corresponding rate for shared group tour is lower than the paid amount at the time of booking.

INCLUDED:

  • A tour leader
  • A mountain bike (Trek or similar) with helmet
  • Snacks, water and juice
  • General liability insurance
  • VAT and applicable taxes
  • Electrically-assisted bikes available upon request (extra 10 € charge).

NOT INCLUDED: ferry tickets A/R (€ 70 pp.), meal, sunbed sets at the beach, souvenirs, tips.

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