Long cycling tour
The quiet, unspoiled west Mani mountainous villages are waiting to be discovered on this half day guided cycling tour. Pedal away from the busy tourist hotspots and find traditional, stone-built villages perched on hills where warm and friendly local people make a living tending their fields, serving hearty homemade food in small tavernas and coffee shops and picking the fresh produce grown there – tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, figs, eggs and homemade, traditional cheese.
While west Mani beaches fill with tourists during the summer, cycling will take you to quiet places and to its unspoiled heart, where nature thrives and life remains largely unchanged. The mountainous area is really quiet, and an ideal location for cycling. Pedal along deserted roads and quiet tracks where you’re more likely to meet a goat or maybe a wild boar, than another tourist.
This is an exceptional opportunity to cycle through the West Mani’s culture, history and nature. From the mountain villages down to the coast line, this ride is the best way to explore and experience the area, seeing all the beautiful details yhat you’d never see from a car seat!
Regarding the itinerary and the starting point, this cycling tour can be tailored to meet your family or small group’s preferences with distances, fitness levels, type of bikes and time spent on the saddle, all designed to give you an experience that is unique as well as genuinely rewarding.
Is it right for me?
Of course, it helps to be fit and active and to have some experience of road cycling. But, it’s OK if this is your first cycle tour. Our van is always available and you can jump on in case you need to rest.
This tour is suitable for solo travelers or couples and even groups of friends and families with older teens. It’s a great trip to discover a beautiful and fascinating little part of the world, mountainous west Mani, while living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Can I Go Anytime?
This tour is available throughout the whole year. You can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.
If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know what we can arrange for you. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.
We also provide e-bikes for this ride. In that Case Max number of participants is: 5
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Most of our tours are available during all seasons.
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Reviews from our customers all over the world
“This was one of our best days ever in Greece, and we have been coming here for over 20 years.
Our tour with Yanni, called the “Hidden Villages Tour”, because the villages cannot be seen from the sea, began at Yannis’ shop in Kardamili, just a few metres above sea level, and climbed for two hours and 20 kms to a hight of just over 750 metres. Fortunately, we were on shiny new ebikes from Haibike, improved versions of our own which we have had for four years. At that high point, we paused for lunch in the lovely village of Kastania, then began the exhilarating rush down to Ayios Nicholaos on the sea, and then a lovely flat ride on the very nice paved bike and pedestrian path to Stoupa. The ride back to Kardamili was on the highway, but that road is very wide and quite safe for cycling. The whole ride was around 3:45, a constant delight all the way.
Yanni is a great guide and a charming companion. If you are fit and love to ride, you will have a great day!”
I rented a Haibike Sduro 6.0 eBike For 10 days from these folks. We pedaled from Kardamyli to Gerolimenas then to the sunny side of Moni and North to Githeion, Mystras and over Lagada Pass to Kalamata. The bike performed wonderfullyeven on those steep climbs and heavily laden with panniers and me (at close to 100 kilos!). Can’t recommend this shop highly enough.
We had a great tour with the very careful, experienced and knowing Ioannis in and through the mountains of the Mani with unforgettable moments, wonderful views, a very tasty typical Greek breakfast, abandoned villages and great e-bikes. This agency is highly recommended!
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More cycling regions ?
Long cycling tour isn’t the only cycling tour we provide. Find out more about cycling services we provide in our cycle section
we offer a wide range of cycling services around the region of the famous Taygetus Mountain, reaching 2.407 m high, thus we have selected to name our site.
The Taygetus Massif is about 100 km (62 mi) long, extending from the center of the Peloponnese to Cape Matapan, its southernmost extremity. It contains the tallest mountain in the Peloponnese, the Profitis Ilias summit, reaching 2,407m. this is probably the classical Mount Taléton mentioned by Pausanias, an Ancient Greek philosopher.
The summit is an ultra-prominent peak. It is prominent above the Isthmus of Corinth, which separating the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, rises only to approximately 60 m (200 ft). Numerous creeks wash down from the mountains and the Eurotas has some of its headwaters in the northern part of the range. The western side of the massif houses the headwaters of the Vyros Gorge, which carries winter snowmelt down the mountain, emptying into the Messenian Gulf in the town of Kardamyli.
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Why long cycling tour in Greece?
One of the most interesting ways to get to know a place is through adventure and Greece has a wide variety of cycling trails in fascinating landscapes to explore.
From the mountains of mainland Greece to the Greek islands, there are hundreds of trails that pass through lush forests, olive groves and gorges, next to waterfalls, rivers and historical monuments, to reach beautiful beaches with blue waters and traditional villages, offering unique experiences for hiking enthusiasts.
Cycling guided tours with an ebike
Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling and, in some cases, a throttle. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over tough terrain without gassing yourself. We provide high quality e-bikes in our ebiking guided tours