Meeting point at Heraklion, we are moving ahead to Achendrias village which is also the place we will start our mountain biking tour in Asterousia Mountain range.
Our next stop is the village Ethia traditional village. As we pass through Paranymfoi village, we arrive on our destination Sopata village.
We make a short break on Abbas place, which have majestic 145 meters waterfalls. The view to the sea and the cliffs is awesome.
From now on, an amazing 15 km descent to Koudoumas Monastery among pine and cypress trees with a perfect view of the blue Libyan Sea.
We continue with a break for rest and for visiting the monastery, which was built on a secluded seaside location in a unique place.
Then we follow the path to the beautiful cave of St. Anthony at the coastal village of St. John.
It might be needed to cross the pavement carrying our bikes because of the inaccessibility of the pavement, and so we arrive at our destination in our guesthouse in Kapetaniana.
We are starting a demanding, but a special pathway. We are heading to Trypiti beach.
As we discover Asterousia Mountain we continue with an excellent view on beautiful beaches, ravines, gorgeous and dangerous cliffs which leads to the sea, in Europe there is no place similar to this.
On our arrival to Lentas village will have opportunity to swim and some relaxation.
We continue our tour by passing from the beautiful beach of Dyskos and ascend to the village Antiskari.
Next stop is Agios Antonios (St. Anthony) Monastery Apezanon, the oldest in Crete which is built on a plateau of rocks.
We are finishing our trip with a relaxing downhill about 5,5 km to the village Pompia.
Then we are going back to Heraklion by car.
(*) We are able and always at your disposal, to design together routes that will meet any experience of your dreams. This route can be tailored upon request to fit your needs!
- type: Biking
- activities: Mountain Biking
- tags: Asterousia mountain, Cretan Monasteries, Cretan beaches, South Crete
- duration: 2 days
- on request: Yes
- location: Asterousia mountain on the southern coast of Crete, Heraklio
* 2-4 participants: €330 per person, 5-8 participants: €290 per person, 9-20 participants: lower prices as number of people increases, communicate with us for more details
* This is an all inclusive package. Check included services for details
Moderate to Challenging Tour
Moderate to Challenging tours are designed for the more experienced participant wishing to push themselves and experience new highs of achievement. Routes may longer climbs and more technical skills.
Fitness required: A good level of fitness is required.
Route info - 1st day
Distance: 50,8 km
Min. elevation: 4 m
Max elevation: 1066 m
Elevation ascent: 2064 m
Elevation descent: 2038 m
Route info - 2nd day
Distance: 49 km
Min. elevation: 10 m
Max elevation: 795 m
Elevation ascent: 1327 m
Elevation descent: 1971 m
2 days tour
Upon Request (All year round) - prior communication required
- Accommodation in Thalori traditional village
- Wilier mountain bike & helmet
- Tour guide(s)
- Transfer from / to HERAKLION
- Meals as listed in the itinerary
- Drinking water while riding
- A support vehicle with all equipment follow the team during the tour
(*) Meals included:
- 1st day: Lunch, Dinner
- 2nd day: Breakfast, Lunch
- Personal expenses and drinks
- Entrance fees to Museums and other sites
Your safety is our partner's priority. However, all adventure tourism involving road cycling, mountain biking s inherent risks, dangers and hazards. While we will ensure your trip is as safe as possible, not all risks, dangers and hazards can be anticipated or avoided.
We ask you to carefully read and fully understand the "Terms and Conditions" and "Customer Declaration" section on your tour booking form. Your signed consent to these terms is required to complete your reservation.
Multiday trips only: A deposit of 20% of the tour price is required for us to reserve your place on your tour. On receipt of your deposit, we will email you a confirmation letter to verify your travel arrangements and advise final payment details.
Booking forms - Customer Declaration
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Multiday trips only: The balance for all our partner tours must be paid no later than 20 days prior to tour departure.
Inclusions and Exclusions
All tours have some basic inclusions and exclusions. There can be some changes in order the booking suits your needs better.
Tour cancellation policy
Multiday trips only: All tour cancellations will require notification in writing to our partner reservations by the person participating on the tour in case unforeseen circumstances force you to cancel your tour.
- Cancellations received 60 days or greater prior to tour departure will result no loss of the tour deposit.
- Cancellations received between 60-30 days prior to tour departure will result in full loss of tour deposit per person.
- Cancellations received between 30–20 days prior to tour departure will result in a 50 loss of the full tour price per person.
- Cancellations received less than 10 days prior to tour departure will result in 100 loss of full tour cost per person.
Our partner will in most circumstances allow the transfer of the deposit or tour payment to another tour departure (subject to availability).
Our partner does not give any refunds for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips or services not used.
Our partner reserves the right to modify tour itineraries in situations such as adverse weather, or to better suit client requirements. Our partner shall not be held responsible for any damage, expense or inconvenience caused by late arrival of public transport, schedule changes, strikes, vehicle breakdown, Acts of God, or other conditions beyond our control.
As a traveler you have the responsibility to a trip appropriated to your interests and ability. Our partner guides reserve the right to reject any participant from a tour for reasons of inability or behavior endangering the safety and the welfare of him/herself or others, without this being a reason for refund. By making the deposit payment you are deemed to have accepted our partner Terms and Conditions.