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Peloponnese-Wine Tour By Bike

  • Explore the major wine-producing area of Greece by bike!
  • Unique stay at a winery included
  • Endless olive orchards, citrus groves and vineyards
  • Easy access to numerous ancient places by bike
  • Lively and picturesque Nafplion
  • Magnificent views of the coastline and mountains

From: 910 €

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 Duration: 8 day

Start: Athens

Finish: Athens


By bike along wineries in the Peloponnese

This unique cycling trip combines areas of great interest and natural beauty with visits to wineries.

The owners of the wineries love to share their experience of wine creation with you. We have made a fine selection of wineries in the Argolida area, some in superb locations, some well-hidden in urban areas.

You will stay 2 nights at a winery near Nemea and feel the exceptional tranquility and serenity whilst exploring the vineyard and sipping a glass of first-class wine. Your trip starts in Athens, then we take you to the port of Piraeus. You and your bicycle will board the ferry to Methana, a volcanic peninsula. You cycle along the coast to Epidavros while enjoying great views over the Saronic Gulf with its clear blue waters and scattered islands. Your first overnight stay is in Yialasi, where the sea invites you in for a swim.

By way of the ancient theatre of Epidavros, you come to elegant Nafplion with its cozy taverns, where you will stay 2 nights and visit an ouzo factory and wineries during a day trip. Via ancient Mycene, you reach the heart of the Argolida wine region: Nemea, where you will stay at a winery. The last route is mostly downhill through a lush green valley with splendid views of the Gulf of Corinth. Your trip ends in Kiato, where you will travel back to Athens by urban rail.


Day 1: Travel to Methana from Athens

Arrival at Athens airport and transfer with your bicycle to Piraeus. You will travel per ferry in the late afternoon in about 2 hours to Methana or (second option) Poros. In case your flight arrival time does not match with the departure ferry to Methana or Poros, an extra night in Athens must be booked prior to your arrangement.

Challenge: Travel to Methana or Poros

Villages along the way: Piraeus, Aegina

Day 2: Coastal ride: from Methana to Ancient Epidavros

A wide tarmac coastal road with little traffic takes you along the coast of the Saronic Gulf from Methana to Ancient Epidavros. Strenuous short ascents alternate with descents. Allow yourself a short time of relaxation before the hotelier will take you to the last vineyard of this area and give you an introduction about wines in the region. You may dine at the superb Kalogerikon restaurant, where you will find an exclusive selection of wines and a very knowledgeable owner.

Challenge: 34 km

Villages along the way: Kalloni

Day 3: Via Ancient Epidavros to the Gulf of Argolis

Today’s tour starts with a 1,5-hour ascent to the ancient Theatre of Epidavros. After visiting the famous theatre and the Sanctuary of Asklipio, you descend via a rural tarmac road to ancient Assini. A last section on the main road takes you to the Venetian town of Nafplion. No winery today, but a visit to an ouzo distillery with a tasting of ouzo & liquers. Your hotel is located in the center of Nafplion.

Challenge: 51,5 km

Villages along the way: Ligourio, Kandia, Drepano, Assini

Day 4: Around Nafplion & Argos

Cycle past Minoan Tiryns and peddle on nearly flat terrain along the Bay of Nafplion to Argos. From here you ascend gently to the first winery of the day: Skouras. A professional winery that produces top quality wines for the local and international markets. After a guided tour with wine-tasting you cycle downhill back to Argos, where you will visit a well-hidden winery near the ancient Theatre of Argos. Mr. Papantonis will share his passion for wine with you. It is just a half hour ride downhill back to Nafplion.

Challenge: 55 km

Villages along the way: Argos, Nea Kios, Koutsopodi

Day 5: From Nafplion to the wine region of Nemea

Through abundant citrus groves and numerous small villages you will reach the Minoan Palace of Ancient Mycenae.
After a visit you cycle to Dervenakia, either via the main tarmac road or a dirt road in good condition. You pass ancient Nemea on your ascent to the regional town of Nemea. The last section is 7km uphill, but the friendly owner of the winery in Koutsi can pick your bicycles up and transport them by lorry (extra costs are involved).
The views from the winery are breath-taking. You will dine & stay overnight in the guesthouse of the winery.

Challenge: 45 km

Villages along the way: Agia Triada, Mycenae, Dervenakia, Ancient Nemea, Nemea

Day 6: the Nemea region

In the morning you will have a private guided tour of the Semeli winery. Then you start your round trip by bike and cycle to Ancient Nemea where you may visit the site. You will visit the winery Palivos, a small family business at Ancient Nemea that produces excellent wines. You will dine & stay overnight at Semeli guesthouse.

Challenge: depends on the activity chosen, at least 22km

Villages along the way:—

Day 7: Heading to the Gulf of Corinth

Leaving the Nemea region behind, you descend via a green valley to the Gulf of Corinth. Along the coast you peddle to Kiato, where you will catch the suburban railway to Athens airport, where your transport awaits to take you to the small port of Rafina for your last night of the trip. Enjoy your farewell dinner at one of the fish taverns on the seashore.

Challenge: 45 km

Villages along the way: Nemea, Chalkio, Soulinari

Day 8: Departure

You take the public bus to the airport for your flight departure.


Dates & prices


  • 7 night’s accommodation on a B&B basis, 1 in Methana or Poros, 1 in Ancient Epidavros, 2 in Nafplion, 2 at Semeli Winery and 1 in Rafina
  • 2 dinners at Semeli Winery including wines
  • Short excursion in Ancient Epidavros
  • Wine-tasting & visits to ouzo factory and 4 wineries
  • All luggage transfers
  • Ferry ticket Piraeus – Methana or Poros
  • Train ticket Kiato-Athens International Airport
  • Bicycle rent for 8 days
  • Original map of the region, 1:50.000
  • 24-hour telephone assistance, just a phone call away
  • Detailed road book, GPS tracks and maps in English

Not Included:

  • Flights, public transport and other ferry tickets
  • Airport transfers on arrival / departure
  • Travel insurance
  • Admissions and entrance fees of any kind
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, phone calls, extra transfers etc.
  • Any items that have not been specifically mentioned in the program

Optional Services:

Dinner at all locations

Extra Overnight:

Additional night/s at any of the accommodations along the way, in Athens / Piraeus or any other destination in Greece

Extra days bicycle rent:

Additional day bicycle rent: 12,00 Euro per day

Getting there and away:

The best airport for this trip is Athens International Airport (ATH). If your flight arrival time does not allow for a connecting ferry trip to Methana or Poros, you should book an extra night in Athens or Piraeus prior to the start of the trip.

Dates & prices

Trip availability: Starting any day from 1 April to 31 October

From April 01, 2013 to June 30, 2013

  • In triple room: 910 €/person
  • In double room, traveling with 3 persons: 960 €/person
  • In double room: 1085 €/person
  • In single room, traveling with 3 persons: 1150 €/person
  • In single room, traveling alone: 1645 €/person

From July 01, 2013 to September 30, 2013

  • In triple room: 920 €/person
  • In double room, traveling with 3 persons: 980 €/person
  • In double room: 1105 €/person
  • In single room, traveling with 3 persons: 1185 €/person
  • In single room, traveling alone: 1680 €/person

From October 01, 2013 to October 31, 2013

  • In triple room: 910 €/person
  • In double room, traveling with 3 persons: 960 €/person
  • In double room: 1085 €/person
  • In single room, traveling with 3 persons: 1150 €/person
  • In single room, traveling alone: 1645 €/person



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