Black Tours, Difficult
You have chosen a difficult bike tour. This tour is suitable for regular cyclists who are well used to mountainous terrain and have a good level of fitness. Expect altitude gains of 600-800 altimetres. The minibus will follow cyclists throughout the tour, so there is always the chance to hitch a ride if things should be too tough.
This tour is available for groups of 6+ persons only
This exceptional but demanding tour starts at the Gulf of Kissamos and crosses from the North to the West Coast via a steady uphill stretch until we reach the small pass at Lousakies. We bike along the spectacular West Coast which impresses us with almost unreal colors of emerald and turquoise. Cycling high above the coastline we enjoy breathtaking views down to inaccessible beaches and crashing white surf.
At lunchtime, we relax in the little-known bay of Sfinari where we are rewarded with warm Cretan hospitality, healthy local specialties and a dip into the waves.
The afternoon ride challenges our leg muscles once more with uphill passages through remote mountain scenery and flower-filled villages until we gain the second pass of the day. Turning north again we are finally free-wheeling downhill, crossing the narrow gorge of Topolia, we speed down right to the sands of Mithimna Beach on the North Coast. Now we have truly encircled the most northwestern corner of Crete on bike.
- on all half-day tours: coffee or snack break
- on all full-day tours: lunch break & coffee break
- Tour Character: Full day
- Difficulty: Difficult
- Distance: 53 km, incl. 33 km downhill
- Altitude gain: approx. 800 m
- Price: € 90 (only from age +14)