Watchtowers Cycling Tour II

Watchtowers Cycling Tour II

About the Experience

Easy Biking Tour
Duration: 2,5 Hours
Distance: 100 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m
Professional bike guides of high specialization, MIAS Leaders

At a Glance

The adventure starts from the Medieval village of Mesta and while pedaling on dirt roads at a leisurely pace you go through pine trees and mastiha cultivations.

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Discover one of the best-preserved defensive networks in the Mediterranean. Sea the Tower (vigla) of Priona in the Mesta region from close range and imagine that you live in the time when pirates and aspirant conquerors approached the island. The adventure starts from the Medieval village of Mesta and while pedaling on dirt roads at a leisurely pace you go through pine trees and mastiha cultivations.

Highlights

  • Learn about the glorious Time of Genoese domination
  • See the tower (vigla) Prionas one of the medieval observatories of the region
  • Become the “vigla” Master yourself and see the pirate ships and galleys approaching
  • Walk to the edge of Prionas’ peninsula and feel a sense of freedom in this site
  • Discover the coastal observatory network through which messages were sent until the mid 18th century
  • Enjoy a leisure tour by bike, the most eco – friendly means of transport, in nature
  • Cycle while gazing the immense blue Aegean Sea

Full Description

Cycling is the ideal way to learn about the medieval castle-villages of Southern Chios, their history and local culture while coming into contact with the breathtaking Nature of this region.

You start your leisure ride from Mesta village, one of the most impressive castle – villages in Chios. You cycle mainly on dirt roads and pass by captivating, alternative landscapes. Discover the prominent coastal observatory network whose constructive purpose was to relay messages across and constituted a vital part of the general defensive system, built by Genoese.

Live to see the magic world of the knights and the Lords of the Genoese Empire and become the modern “Vigla Master” responsible for protecting the area from aspirant conquerors. Walk along the Priona’s peninsula coastline and admire its natural beauty. We assure you that within 2 hours you will gain knowledge about history, culture, and life on this amazing island throughout the years. Under no circumstances should you miss this experience.

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 (Chian pasteli)
  • Individualized guidance/instructions
  • Possibility of learning mountain biking skills
  • Snapshots with an action camera
  • Liability insurance
  • All taxes, VAT

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 ofMesta village

A/A Price / Person Total Price
1 150 150
2 85 170
3 66 198
4 55 220
5 55 275
6 55 330
7 55 385
8 55 440

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