CRETANIZATION

Self-Guided tour of Crete



You choose your journey.

We prepare your self-guiding trip through the best places in Crete.

A fascinating bike trip to admire the Cretan culture, nature and the minoan Archaeology. It combines the magnificent landscape of Dikti and Asterousia mountains, the Mesara plain, the picturescue coastal and mountain villages and the marvelous beaches lying along the Cretan and Libyan seas. You will visit the most important archaeological sites in Crete such as the Palaces of the Minoan civilization Knossos and Malia.

See also Spinalonga the famous lepra island and Elounda the Cretan riviera. You will visit some of the most famous Cretan villages: Kritsa, Kalamafka Males, Viannos, Tsoutsouras, Myrtos, Archanes and more... Visit the most famous destinations like Hersonissos, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos as also the quiet south coast.
Join us and explore the best of Crete with a bike tour that includes everything you must see

 


Cube reaction Hybrid e-bike.

Bosch performance cx motor

 


Examples of Cycling trips


Tour Example 1

Day 1 : Hersonissos- Elounda - Agios Nikolaos  64km
Day 2 : Agios Nikolaos - Myrtos -63km
Day 3 : Myrtos - Tsoutsouras - 55 km
Day 4 : Tsoutsouras - Matala - 70km
Day 5 : Matala - Heraklion - 80km
Day 6 : Heraklion -Knossos -Hersonissos - 55km
cretanization 1c-min

Tour Example 2

Day 1 : Hersonissos Agios Nikolaos  75km
Day 2 : Ag. Nikolaos -Sitia -55km
Day 3 : Sitia - Vai (round  trip) -60km
Day 4 : Sitia - Ierapetra- 65 km
Day 5 : Ierapetra - Agios Nikolaos - 70km
Day 6 : Agios Nikolaos - Lasithi - Hersonisos - 80km
Cretanization example 3-min

Tour Example 3

Day 1 : Hersonissos Agios Nikolaos  75km
Day 2 : Agios Nikolaos - Myrtos -60km
Day 3 : Myrtos - Tsoutsouras - 65 km
Day 4 : Tsoutsouras - Matala - 70km
Day 5 : Matala - Rethymno - 84km
Day 6 : Rethymno - Heraklion - 74km
Cretanization example 2-min

Tour Example 4

Day 1 : Hersonissos Agios Nikolaos  75km
Day 2 : Ag. Nikolaos -Sitia -55km
Day 3 : Sitia - Vai (round  trip) -60km
Day 4 : Sitia - Ierapetra- 65 km
Day 5 : Ierapetra - Agios Nikolaos - 70km
Day 6 : Agios Nikolaos - Lasithi - Hersonisos - 80km
Cretanization example 4

A note about weather:

From March, the day temperature is cool for comfortable cycling and in April you can expect temperate evenings. From May, the average sea temperature is 19 celcius and pleasant for longer baths. In summer months the temperatures are higher but with the option of an ebike the rides are comfortable even for the hardest climbs . From September comfortable temperatures are dominant again. Also, October and November are still good travel months, with small chance of rain and average sea temperature 21-22 Celcius.

Surface and terrain

The tour is designed as an easy/intermediate self-guided riding experience, covering approximately 400km , taking advantage of a fantastic network of quiet tarmac roads and the most important places of interest of Central and East Crete. We avoid the high ways. At each stage there are short and long slopes to master. It can be adapted to suit your individual needs.

 

Pure Cycling, Pure Crete

 

Price from 350€/person


Included:

• 6 self guided bike tours with gps and preloaded routes of your choise
• Cube e-bike
• Detailed documents (maps,  places of interest)
• Emergency hotline during the entire tour
• CyclingCreta bike service and support


Bikes and equipment:

• CUBE Reaction Hybrid E-mtb bikes hardtail with hydr. Brakes, lock out air suspension.
• Garmin explorer gps for navigation (1 per 4 bikes)
• Helmet
• Shimano spd or flat pedals
• Repair kit and inner tube (per bike)
• Bicycle lock (per 2 bikes)
• Pump and mini tool (per 2 bikes)
• Front rechargeable safety light
• Rear rechargeable red safety light
• Rear bike rack
• 40 liter high-quality ortlieb water proof rear bag 
• Mobile phone holder (optional free of charge)


Not Included:

• Transport to and from Crete
• Accommodation
• Booking of the Hotels
• All meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinners)
• Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Transfer from and to Heraklion airport
• Entrance fees in Museums / Winneries ...
• All items not expressly mentioned under inclusions


Extras:

• Finish at another place of Crete and return to our bike center by Car (Cyclists and bikes). From 50euro/per person  

Please Note the Following

The bike tours are self-guided, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with detailed bicycle maps, high quality gps for navigation and directions. We reserve the right to make changes to the program if necessary due to weather or other circumstances.

For more details and to discuss options contact us at info@cyclingcreta.gr

 

Customize your cycling tour of Crete.

 

Choose the trips you want to ride and request a tailor-made multi day bike tour of Crete created especially for you and your friends