Contrasts of Olive and Orange
Red Tours, Medium
You have chosen a medium/difficult half-day for MTB bikers with sporting condition and good technical riding skills. Expect firm country roads, some gravel passages and some steeper & faster downhill parts. No minibus support.
On this active tour- with multiple rises- we bike on small asphalt roads and well-maintained agricultural trails through the lush green valley of the river Mavros until we reach the largest orange growing area of Crete around Skines.
On our route, we cross through traditional villages and discover hidden Byzantine chapels. We will find ample opportunity to taste oranges, avocados, or kiwis right off the tree. After some Cretan refreshments (inclusive) in a village kafenion we rise to the top of the Coastal Chain where we start our downhill through ancient olive groves back to Agia Marina. No service van.
Suitable for active bikers and teenagers from 14 years of age, who have already had experience with mountain bikes before and who feel secure enough to manage about 45 km without bus support.
- on all half-day tours: coffee or snack break
- on all full-day tours: lunch break & coffee break
- Tour Character: Half Day
- Difficulty: Medium/Difficult
- Distance: ~45 km
- Elevation Gain: 520 m
- Elevation Lost: 500 m
- Min Elevation: 5 m
- Max Elevation: 160 m
- Extras: incl. Cretan meze
- Price: € 55 (starting from +14 years)