This new tour takes you from the easternmost part of Crete to the base of the island's highest mountain. Discover welcoming, beautifully built traditional villages, rugged mountains and some very special places during this challenging tour!
East Crete – Mountain Bike Paradise
The beautiful beach of Kouremenos Bay, located at Palekastro, East Crete, is a small corner of paradise in Europe…
Mountain biking in an unspoiled area between olive trees and aromatic herbs, between rough mountains and deep valleys, between sheep and goats, to distant mountain villages and deserted beaches, to archeological sites and other tourist attractions. Every trail offers the possibility of a fresh dive in the sea from a remote beach and of a bite to eat or a cool drink in a hidden village where time has really come to a standstill. You will invariably be welcomed there with a heartfelt “jasou” or “jasas” because hospitality is not an idle word. The area is genuinely Greek, the weather is always fantastic, no mass tourism or crowds here, no big holiday resorts.
Crete has to be felt and experienced, here you can combine off-road mountain biking with a real holiday.
Where you stay
The excursion includes 2 nights in Palekastro and 1 night in Mochlos, Makrigialos, Myrtos, Tsoutsouros, Kapetaniana (total 7 nights). Pricing refers to a double room.
Our home base is Castri Village Hotel in Palekastro, where the mountain bikers are staying and where all trips begin. It is a small-scale, pleasant and quietly located hotel on Kouremenos Hill, at about 300m from one of the most beautiful beaches in eastern Crete. The (studio) flats lie scattered on the hill in small Cretan houses. They all have a terrace with a spectacular view on Kouremenos Bay and Castri Hill. Breakfast is served next to the pool. In the evenings you can sit and talk over your “heroic exploits” of the day at the bar, also offering a great view of the bay. There are worse places to stay … Close to Paradise!