Mastiha Cycling Tour

Mastiha Cycling Tour

About the Experience

Average Biking Tour
Duration: 4,5 Hours
Distance: 22 km
Elevation Gain: 400 m
Expert bike guides of high specialization, MIAS Leaders

At a Glance

Uncover the hidden treasures of schinos and mastiha while biking through the vast mastiha cultivations, covering a 25-kilometer distance. A circular cycling tour starting from the the medieval village of Pyrgi and passing past local landmarks and sights worth seeing.

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Uncover the hidden treasures of schinos and mastiha while biking through the vast mastiha cultivations, covering a 25-kilometer distance. Have the unforgettable experience of viewing the mythical towers and medieval castles built by the Genoese at the beginning of the 15th Century. A circular cycling tour starting from the the medieval village of Pyrgi and passing past local landmarks and sights worth seeing.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a bike tour in nature, pedaling mainly on dirt roads and paths
  • Pay a visit to the Medieval Tower of Dotia whose construction was by the Genoese at the beginning of 15thcentury
  • Get to know to the glorious time of the Genoese Empire and the magic of the knighthood
  • Take a stroll in the alleys of the Medieval village of Pyrgi and discover the local history and culture
  • Visit Mastiha Museum and find out why “mastiha cultivation” is included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage catalog
  • Swim in the crystal, clear waters of “Mavra Volia” one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece

 

Full Description

Take a ride in nature and discover the Medieval castle-villages of Southern Chios, their history and culture as well as the unique in the world “mastiha cultivation”. Cycle at a low pace starting your tour from Pyrgi and covering a circular route of 25 kilometers. This 5-hour tour takes you to the most beautiful sites of the area passing through local cultivations, olive groves, and pine forests.

Visit the remains of Dotia Tower, a medieval construction of the 15th century which constituted a part of the general defensive system of the island in that era. Cycle to the gorgeous beach of “Mavra Volia”, at Emporios bay, and swim in its crystal-clear waters. Discover what makes it special, classifying it among the most magnificent beaches in Greece.

Find out why “mastiha cultivation” is included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage catalog by visiting the Mastiha Museum. Be sure that this 4-hour tour will enable you to gain enough knowledge to familiarize yourself with the local History and Culture. An unforgettable experience nobody should miss!

 

Included

  • Mountain bike- Cube Analog/Aim suitable for your size and height
  • EC Certified bike helmet
  • Bottle of water
  • A variety of light nutritious snacks
  • Individualized guidance/instructions
  • Possibility of learning mountain biking skills
  • Snapshots with an action camera
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes, VAT

Not Included

  • Admission fee at the Mastiha Museum (4€)

Know before you go

Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Padded cycling underwear or shorts is also recommended. It is advisable that you have spare clothes in case you sweat.

Starting Point

The central square of Pyrgi Village

A/A Price / Person Total Price
1 165 165
2 100 200
3 80 240
4 65 260
5 65 325
6 65 390
7 65 455
8 65 520

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