This is an outstanding trip starting just 14km outside of Heraklion city. A great trip to explore the country side of the Heraklion region which is full of olive trees and vineyards.
A large part of the trip takes place in dirt and paved roads with minimal to zero traffic with magnificent views all the way to the eastern side of mount Ida (the highest on Crete, 2456 meters).
The trip goes up to 1050 meters altitude starting from 167 meters. The total distance is between 40-50km. We aim to start early in the morning (depending the season from 8 to 10 am) and be back early evening. There will be a big stop for lunch (allow about 10-15€ for it) & another one for coffee in small villages. This is a superb route to join.
You need to have good cycling skills (balance) as on many parts of the route the terrain is very steep. No jumps but the terrain is loose and thus previous experience with mountain bikes required. If you don't have any there is a possibility to alter the route to avoid the difficult parts. Contact us if you are not sure about your cycling level.
An overview of the route
From October to May the trip starts 10 am and we finish around 3-4 pm.
July, August & September due to high temperatures it is recommended to start the earliest possible.
It is also possible to start early evening if is preferred by the group.
Hotel Pickup & Dropoff
It is possible upon request. Extra 5€ per person applied. The tour starts from our base, Click on this Google map link and will show you the driving instructions.
In case you got a rental car just use the link above.
Taxi rate to bring you in our premises is around 15-20€ one way. The driving distance from Heraklion city is around 15-20 minutes.
The trip is guided by local guides with the highest possible standards and of course with an excellent knowledge of the area. Our aim is to offer you a unique experience while enjoying cycling with some of the best e-mountain bikes.
Coffee & lunch stops are carefully selected and the chances not to like them are near to zero!
We got the latest (2020) Full Suspension e-bikes from Cube among with a few Hardtails.
All ebikes are equipped with Rockshox suspensions and the awesome Bosch motor.
Hardtail bikes also got a suspension seat post offering extra comfort.
We will gladly accept online payment in the methods below, as well as cash or cheque in person.