Olympi’s Cave Cycling Tour

Olympi’s Cave Cycling Tour

About the Experience

Average Biking Tour
Duration: 4,5 Hours
Distance: 29 km
Elevation Gain: 510 m
Expert bike guides of high specialization, MIAS Leaders

At a Glance

Discover Olympi and Mesta, two of the most astonishing medieval villages in Southern Chios by taking a 28-kilometer circular biking tour among the mastiha trees, olive groves and the unique nature the Southern part of the island offers.

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Discover Olympi and Mesta, two of the most astonishing medieval villages in Southern Chios by taking a 28-kilometer circular biking tour among the mastiha trees, olive groves and the unique nature the Southern part of the island offers.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a ride in Southern Chios by pedaling on dirt roads and trails
  • Experience Olympi Cave one of the most remarkable caves in Greece.
  • Admire the awesome stalagmites and stalactites forming gorgeous interior adornment
  • Visit the Ancient Temple of Apollon, built in the 6th Century and become familiar with the glorious archaic period
  • Walk around the medieval villages of Olympi and Pyrgi and discover their history, the Culture of mastiha cultivation as well as their unique architecture

Full Description

Discover the medieval castle-villages of Southern Chios, get to know to their culture, history and nature using an environmentally friendly mean of transport. Pedal at a low pace, following a circular route which starts from Olympi village. On this four-hour tour, you will cycle on dirt roads, through cultivations, pine forest, olive groves and you will pass by some of the most remarkable “landmarks” of the local area.

Visit Olympi Cave and the area of Fana, a place of worship on the island during the archaic period. Head out to the stunning Fana beach and see the temple of Apollon (6th century BC). Learn the reason why a small church was built in exactly the same site.

During the tour you will listen to the informative commentary about the local culture and the inhabitants’ daily life. We ensure that on this 4-hour trip you will gain a rounded view of the area, the history, the culture and the life on the island throughout the years. A unique physical experience you should not 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 of the experience
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes, VAT

Not Included

  • Admission fee at the cave (5€)

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 Olympoi 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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