I had a day cycling with Stelios while my girlfriend relaxed in the Spa at the hotel (I got a discount voucher with my cycling tour). We did one of the more challenging routes of around 40km, stopping for a light lunch/coffee (included) and to see many interesting places along the way (and also eat wild grapes, pomegranate and a strange cactus fruit )
It really was a great way to see Crete outside of the coastal resorts and the scenery and terrain is just beautiful. Stelios is a very knowledgeable guide and knows every detail of the local history and area.
The 40km route was brilliant and very manageable (even with the heat) to people who ride mountain bikes at home, but there are many other shorter trips which would be equally good fun if you don’t fancy something quite as challenging. The hire bikes are good quality and Stelios really know his stuff to help you if you are new to riding.