CYCLING SUMMER

 

Enjoy a week.

Transcrete is a selection of our favorite mountain bike routes at the three most beautiful mountains of Crete that encompasses the best features of this mythic island. Enjoy swimming at the most beautiful beaches, taste the famous Cretan cuisine and explore the unique biodiversity. Every tour and a completely different experience.

Philosophy

We created this bike tours especially for the hot days of the summer. The starting point of the tours is higher than 900meters of altitude. On the mountains the temperatures are much cooler. we ride the 80% of the total climbs high on the mountains, so even the hot days cycling is not exhausting. The total downhill of the tours is much more that the uphill. The wind is cool and you do not have to worry about the heat.

Sea swimming

Four bike tours end at a very beautiful beach. Jump into the cool crystal clear water to get rid of the dust and relax after a long day on the bike.

During this mountain bike adventure you will ride...

6 one way unique tours at the best mountains of Crete

See more than 10 canyons

Taste the authentic Cretan cuisine at our favorite taverns

Visit the 2 biggest forests of Crete

Swim at 6 diferent beaches

Stay at the most piqturesque villages

How it works

• We provide you hi quality bikes and all the essential equipment (gps garmin edge 1000, detailed maps, tools, mini pumps, spare parts, helmet, gloves, spd pedals, power bank, bidons)
• The first day we transfer you with the minivan to the starting point of the 1st stage.
• During the bike tour you carry only the essential items for one day tour.
• Every day we give you all the supplies that you need for the bike tour, granola bars, fresh fruits, bottled water.
• All your luggage are transferred to the next destination.
• Every evening you enjoy a Cretan dinner at a different tavern.
• Every night you sleep at a different traditional village.
• With the shuttle service you move to a non continuous stage at another mountain of Crete.
• We offer you for free laundry service for your clothes.
• Use Beacon application (Strava) so that we can track your point on real time. If there is any damage that you cannot fix, we will come to give you a new bike.
 

East Dikti

Distance: 55km - uphill: 680 m - Downhill: 1600m
 

South Dikti

Tzermiadon→ Katharo plateau→Istro Bay
The endless downhill. From Tzermiadon pass to Katharo plateau at 1200 meters. Take a break at the taverns on the mountains and drink fresh water from the fountain. From 1200 meters starts an amazing downhill through a pine forest until Istro beach where you can pass the rest of your day next to the sea.
Distance: 60km - uphill: 1000m - Downhill: 1900 m
 

North Dikti

From Istro (Kalo Chorio) ascent to the east slopes of Dikti and visit Prina village and then the biggest forest of Crete Selakano. The landscape and the view of Thripti mountains and the most narrow part of Crete where you can see borth north and southern sea is amazing. At the mountain village of Selakano rest and drink a coffe. Finish your bike day at Males.
From June to August we do this bike tour in the afternoon in order to enjoy a Cretan nightwith traditional music and dance
Distance: 40km - uphill: 500 m - Downhill: 1400m
 

Asterousia mountains

A whole day bike tour at the southest and most spetacular mountains of Crete
The tour starts from Paranimfi village at Asterousia mountains. After an uphill of 500 meters we reach the highest point of the tour at the footslopes of Kofinas mountain. From 1070 meters of Altitude starts one of the most spetacular downhills of Crete that passes through Kapetaniania village (maybe the most beautifull village of Crete) an amazing canyon and ends at Tripiti beach. At Tripiti we will spend the rest of the day swimming in the crystal clear water of the Lybean sea liying on the beach, and enjoy a traditional lunch at the tavern next to the beach. In the afternoon when the weather is cooler we start again and after an uphill of 450 meters we arrive to Vasiliki village where we will enjoy a traditional dinner at our favorite tavern of Crete.
Distance: 42km - uphill: 1100 m - Downhill: 1500m
 

Psiloritis mountain

Viannos → Chondros → Anapodaris canyon → Tsoutsouras → Achentrias → Pyrgos
We start early in the morning and we drive to Gergeri village at the south slopes of Psiloritis mountain. Our mountainbike tour starts from an altitude of 1325 meters at Rouvas the biggest Oak forest of Crete. We ride our bikes next to Rouvas forest untill we reach the highest pass from south to north Crete at Skinakas mountain (1600 meters). After a descent of 800 meters on asphalt and dirt roads we visit the Zominthos archaeological site, Agios Iakinthos church (the Cretan saint of the lovers) and we reach the famous traditional mountain village Anogia where we enjoy a coffee and local delicious deserts amde of goats milk. We ride again the bikes and we descent through dirt roads and traditional villages untill we reach Fodele beach at the north shore of Crete. Fodele the birth village of the Cretan painter El Greco is also well known for the orange groves.
Distance: 61km - uphill: 768m - Downhill: 2088m
 

What Included: All accommodation (5 or 6 nights) with breakfast, group transfers, detailed maps and information, Mountain bikes, Helmets, baggage transport, VAT.
50 euro discount in case you bring your own bike

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