Bird watching: mountain bike does no noise and takes you closer to the birds. The estuary of Aposelemis river 2 km from Cyclingcreta bike center and the new artificial lake of Aposelemi (15 km distance) are significant wetlands and host several water birds. In the canyon of Aposelemis you have the opportunity to observe the vultures nesting in the steep rocks.
With more than 2000 plant species of which 200 are endemic, Crete is the ideal place to combine this Hobby with mountain biking.
attention do not chase butterflies while cycling
Even in the cities and villages mountain bike predominates. Explore a city, search for old monuments, buildings, bridges, museums, parks. Get lost through the narrow streets of the villages and discover the traditional way of life.
just be careful and keep your camera in your backpack while riding the bike to avoid losing the photo camera or damage it.
Snorkeling and fishing:
no heavy equipment required. Find a beautiful beach and explore the depths or relax while fishing.
collect rocks and mineral specimens from their natural environment. Do not overdo it, the extra weight makes cycling difficult.
Crete has a huge variety of herbs. The herbs are picked for personal use and not to sell them. Do not collect more than 100 grams per species. Do not uproot and do not destroy plants, cut a few branches from each plant.
Find free food in the country side:
Learn what to look for, how to find mushrooms, fruits and wild plants that are good to eat. Do not cut plants and fruits from gardens and cultivated fields.
It includes a walk along a beach looking for anything interesting left to the beach. You can find seashells, stones, or interesting shape of floating timber.
bit difficult to carry all our equipment on the bike. A little bit easier if we share the vacation with someone else.