Cycling in the West of Crete

Deliana Gorge

Cycling in Western CreteThe tour starts from the village Deliana. The Gorge of Deliana – Mesavlia is a very pleasant green route. Its length is 5.5 km. The entire route is via a rural road that runs parallel to a stream flanked by trees. Often, the road crosses the stream and goes one to the left and one to its right side. In springtime the plants are blooming and the gorge is full of yellow flowers and the plants adorn the area with green in all shades. Just to be prepared, we bring along another pair of shoes and socks (mostly until June), in case any of these get wet. At the end of the canyon we continue cycling to the nearby picturesque villages.

PROGRAM - Morning start (07:30) - Duration 5-6 hours - Return around 13:30

INCLUDED - Guide - Bicycle - Helmet - Personal insurance - Traditional Snack - Vat & all taxes

Details: ROUTE LENGTH: 15km, LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: high, APPROXIMATE WALKING DISTANCE: 2 hours, EXCURSION HOURS: 5-6 hours

Amazing Falasarna

Cycling in Western CreteThe tour begins at the Village Azogyras of Kissamos and lasts 5 hours. We head southwest from the village along rural roads with olive trees and various crops of the region, rare Cretan endemic plants  as well as plants with great aromatic, bee related and cosmetic properties. After cycling for about an hour we reach a high point at the beginning of Cape Korykos (Gramvousa) with panoramic views of the Gulf of Kissamos to the east and Falasarna to the west and the Cretan Sea. We continue on a unique 4 km descent until we arrive at   Ancient Falasarna, where a mini tour takes place. We continue to the plain for 5 km and take a swim at one of the unique beaches of the area. The crystal blue waters, the thick, white sand all along the beach and the beautiful scenery will be unforgettable.

PROGRAM - Morning start (07:30) - Duration 5-6 hours - Return around 13:30

INCLUDED - Guide - Bicycle - Helmet - Personal insurance - Traditional Snack - Vat & all taxes

Details: TOTAL DISTANCE: 15 km, ROUTE DIFFICULTY: medium, COURSE HOURS: 2-3 hours. TOUR HOURS: 5-6 hours

 

Nopigia - Wild beauty

Cycling in West CreteThe trip starts from the centre of Kissamos and lasts about 4-5 hours. We head northeast out of the town, along the coast line at Kissamos Bay for about 7 km and we reach the village of Drapania where we can visit the Venetian manor named "Villa Trevizan". From there we carry on along the shore to the small village of Nopigia for about 3 km. There we can enjoy the panoramic view of the bay and take the dirt road which leads us to the stone theatre, the church and the beach until the end of the road (Spatha peninsula). The route is enriched with flowers, herbs and trees, «wild» goats as well as birds of prey.

PROGRAM - Morning start (07:30) - Duration 4 hours - Return around 12:00

INCLUDED - Guide - Bicycle - Helmet - Personal insurance - Traditional Snack - Vat & all taxes

Details: TOTAL DISTANCE: 20 km, ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Low, COURSE HOURS: 2 hours, TOUR HOURS: 4 hours

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