VEGERA

The afternoon cool and easy mountain bike tour for active people and families with kids .



Fitness


Technique
Distance
19 km
Altitude
280m ↑ / 280m ↓
Start at
17:00
Duration
4-5h (riding time 2-3h)

Highlights


  • The cool temperature of the afternoon
  • The amazing view of Aposelemis Lake and Dikti mountains
  • The downhill section
  • Sfentili sinking village
  • The small cafe at Avdou village
  • the "piazza" of Mochos, the biggest village of a square on Crete
  • the Cretan night at a traditional tavern
 

Landscape

This is a tour for those that do some sports and cycling casually. The route is the same as Aposelemis Lake but with different starting point.

The tour starts from Mochos village with a short uphill to the highest point of the route. From 460meters of altitude starts a spectacular descent with breathtaking view. You will enjoy the sunset, the Dikti Mountains, Ampelos and Rozas canyons and the hills where in the past ruled the Ancient Minoan City Lyttos.

The downhill ends at Cretas new Atlantis, Sfendili sinking village at Aposelemis artificial lake. After 4 kilometers of relaxed ride next to the lake we reach Avdou village. At the square of the village we drink a soft drink or coffee and ascend up to Mochos Plateau through the olive forest of Avdou. At the biggest piatsa on Crete, at Mochos village, you will taste lots of local homemade meze.

During the tour we do stops to rest, to take photos and the local guide will explain everything about the plants, the history and traditions of Crete.

Terrain

The mountain bike tour is performed by very good rural dirt roads and no traffic at all. We ride all the downhill section with daylight. The ride with the lights is only for the uphill section and is not dangerous. The uphill sections have mild slope and are easy to ride. There is only one uphill section of 150 meters which is a little bit steeper. Some will try to test their power and some will push the bikes for 50 meters. The downhill part is safe to ride without dangerous sections.

Adults

55€

/ Person

Discount up to 15% for groups!

Included in the price


  • mountain bike & lights
  • helmet & gloves
  • platform or shimano spd pedals

  • water bottle
  • local guide
  • dinner at traditional tavern

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Maps

  • Included pick up and drop-off from Hotels at Hersonissos, Analipsi, Gouves.
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • All passenger hotel MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Recommended for sportive people only
  • It is recommend that you wear sport clothes, sport shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • The tour distance is 19Km and total uphill is 280 meters.
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
  • Youth under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

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