Stage 3 of The Odyssey
In Stage 3 we will be exploring mainland Greece for the first 10 days, but don't worry, we will board a boat again as we finish with the irresistible Ionian Islands - famous for their cycling pedigree, history and beauty! Although one of our favourite cities for its amazing history, we are glad to mount our bikes and depart Athens heading north into Sterea Eliada, with magnificent archaeology at Delphi and the pass of Thermopylae. Skirting the beautiful Pelion Peninsula, our target in the Pierian Mountains is the home of the ancient gods, Mount Olympus, and what better mountain to conquer on our modern day Odyssey! We descend from the clouds to weave between the hugely impressive huge rock pillars of Meteora, which are surmounted by monasteries. To the Ionian Islands we ride - first Kefalonia, which has its very own Mont Ventoux called Mount Einos! This island is hard to beat for cycling, even considering where we have come from. After circumnavigating our penultimate isle we then head to Odysseus' 3000 year old home Ithaca where we celebrate completing our modern day Odyssey.
Ride one or more sections - see the full tour schedule.
€ 6625 Guided
May 25, October 12 2023
May 24, 2024
70 EUR per night
14 nights accommodation All breakfasts, snacks all day (riding, post ride). Picnic lunches 5 days a week. Exceptional dinners 5 days a week. Van support (with our coffee machine on our remote tours). 1 Vehicle per 12 guests. 1 expert guide per 6 riders. Exceptional documentation - overviews, itineraries, accommodation lists and daily maps with information on locations visited and historical context. Your own soigneur - At least 2 massages per week on tour to keep the legs and mind fresh on all our tours where we have 18 guests or more. A history specialist to excite the mind. Wine tastings and on many of our tours a sommelier traveling with the group. Latest technology in navigation and tracking - each rider will have a user-friendly GPS device. All drinks at dinner (approx 1/2 bottle wine per person and/or soft drinks & sparkling water). Bike bag transfers.
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