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Rhodes Cycling

  • Exciting Rhodes Island, a true gem in the Mediterranean Sea!
  • Cycle along golden beaches, lush forests and green hills
  • Discover castles, monasteries and small traditional villages
  • Challenge yourself with some nice mountain climbs
  • Stroll through the alleys of Rhodes Town, a UNESCO world heritage site!

From: 339 €

Comfort

Difficulty

Duration: 8 days

Start: Rhodes airport

Finish: Rhodes airport

Details

Discover Rhodes from Theologos

Welcome to Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese, an island which is ideal not only for those who want to relax but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional and numerous cultural and archaeological sites and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. You will stay at a family-run hotel in Theologos on Bed-and Breakfast basis. The hotel has a swimming pool and a tennis court. You will receive your bikes on the first day at the hotel. Rental bikes are of excellent quality: mountain bikes and hybrid bikes of Trek and Gazelle-all with 24 gears. You will discover the butterfly valley of Petaloudes, the excavations of the antique city of Kamiros, the castle of Kritinia and the wine village of Embonas. Rhodes town can be reached by public bus. Apart from the bike trips mentioned in the day-to-day program, some more trips are available in the travel documentation (ranging from easy to challenging).

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival on Rhodes

Arrival at the Airport of Rhodes. You will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Villages along the way: Rhodes, Theologos

Day 2: Butterfly Valley of Petaloudes

Round trip by bike to the butterfly valley of Petaloudes. The butterfly valley is a piece of forest with small paths and wooden bridges that lead you up the valley. The area is the natural habitat of the Tiger Moth, a butterfly species. You witness a spectacular rare phenomenon: huge numbers of butterflies congregate in this small valley during the final stage of their life cycle. Every year, at the end of the wet season (late May), thousands of butterflies attracted by the scent of the Oriental Sweet gum trees cover the entire landscape. They are actually adult insects that follow the waterways and migrate here to reproduce. In the Valley of the Butterflies, there is a Museum of Natural History housed in a nicely restored Italian house of the 30s.

Cycling distance: 13 km/8 miles

Villages along the way: Kato Korakiana, Paleokastritsa

Day 3: Kamiros

Round trip by bike to excavations and fishing town of Kamiros. You will start cycling along the coastline. Many parts of the coast are rugged, unspoilt and uninterrupted. You visit the port of Kamiros Skala, famous for its fish restaurants. You cycle back to the accommodation. After that you got time to relax on the beach or in the pool.

Cycling distance: 55 km/34 miles

Villages along the way: Theologos, Kamiros, Kamiros Skala

Day 4: Kritinia & Embonas

Round trip by bike to Kritinia and Embonas. This is the famous wine region of Rhodes, on the slopes of Mount Attaviros, the highest mountain of the island. This area is scarcely populated. Kritinia is located near the spectacular West-coast of the island. The Medieval Castle of Kritinia is certainly worth a visit.

Cycling distance of this tour from Theologos: 76 km/47 miles

Villages along the way: Kritinia, Embonas

Day 5: Rhodes Town

Today you visit Rhodes Town, a Unesco World Heritage City, with its many cultural highlights. You travel by public bus. You will be given a walking itinerary for Rhodes Town that will guide you on your Walking Tour.

Alternatively another day trip by bike is available.

Villages along the way: Rhodes Town

Day 6: Profitis Illias Mountain

Round trip by bike to Profitis Ilias. This is a pine-wooded forest named after the Prophet Elias whose monastery is found on the mountain (2.600ft/ 720 m). If you find it too challenging to go to the top then we offer an alternative cycle route that takes you around the mountain.

Cycling distance: 56 km/35 miles

Villages along the way: Profitis Illias

Day 7: Psinthis and Epta Piges

Today is the last cycling day to Psinthis and Epta Piges. Epta Piges (Seven Springs), is situated at the northern edge of the region. It is a green valley with clear flowing springs and covered with enormous plane and pine trees.

Cycling distance: 56 km/35 miles

Villages along the way: Psinthis and Epta Piges

Day 8: Departure

Transfer from your hotel to the airport of Rhodes. Return flight

Accomodation

Dates & prices

Included:

  • Airport transfers on first and last day
  • 8- Days bicycle rental (hybrid or mountain bike/ATB) with 24 gears (3×8) including helmet, puncture repair kit, pump, map holder, bags, lock. Bikes come in many sizes. Brands of hybrid bike: Gazelle (Medeo) and TREK (T200). The ATB is a TREK (4400)-model.
  • Technical road assistance and help in case of problems (a puncture can be repaired during the trip using the puncture repair kit)
  • Stay at hotel Meliton in Theologos on Bed and Breakfast-basis.
  • Detailed maps for 8 bicycle tours and road book in English. Note that this allows you to choose between several bicycle tours, depending on their level, the weather conditions, etc.
  • 24-hour telephone assistance, just a phone call away

Not Included:

  • Flight tickets
  • Lunches and dinners with drinks
  • Public transport tickets or taxi costs for day trip to Rhodes Town
  • It is possible to rent an electric bike instead of a hybrid bike or mountain bike! The surcharge for the electric bike rental is 56,–Euro for the entire stay of 8 days. The hybrid bike will be transformed into an electric bike.
  • Discount in case you bring your own bike. Price available upon request.
  • It is possible to extend your stay on Rhodes.
  • It is possible to book the trip in April and October with stay in hotel Vouras in Kalavarda for low season rates!

 OPTIONAL SERVICES:

Remark:The best time to travel to the Greek islands is between April and June and September to the beginning of November. In the summer months it gets very hot. Active travellers should either go in the spring time (when nature is at its best) or after summer.

Getting there and away:

There are direct flights to Corfu Airport from all major European capitals. Overseas travellers will most likely arrive at Athens Airport and from there get a domestic flight to Corfu Airport. Every day there are many direct flight available from Athens to Corfu. They are operated by: Aegean Airlines, Cyprus Airways and Olympic Air. Trip duration: 1 hour. The above is also applicable for the return flight.

Dates & prices

Trip availability: Starting any day from 18th of May to 19th of October

From May 18, 2013 to June 10, 2013

  • In double room: 339 €/person
  • In single room traveling with 2 or 3 persons: 513 €/person
  • In single room traveling alone: 548 €/person
  • In double room: 390 €/person
  • In single room traveling with 2 or 3 persons: 605 €/person
  • In single room traveling alone: 639 €/person
  • In double room: 421 €/person
  • In single room traveling with 2 or 3 persons: 655 €/person
  • In single room traveling alone: 690 €/person
  • In double room: 390 €/person
  • In single room traveling with 2 or 3 persons: 605 €/person
  • In single room traveling alone: 639 €/person
  • In double room: 339 €/person
  • In single room traveling with 2 or 3 persons: 513 €/person
  • In single room traveling alone: 548 €/person

From June 11, 2013 to July 04, 2013

From July 05, 2013 to August 25, 2013

From August 26, 2013 to September 15, 2013

From September 16, 2013 to October 09, 2013

Other prices

The surcharge for the electric bike rental is 56,–Euro for the entire stay of 8 days.

Discount in case you bring your own bike. Price available upon request.

 


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