Cycling Holidays in Rhodes – Greeceantono
Cycling is a popular sport in Rhodes, under Italian rule the residents of the island acquired a great love for competitive cycling which did not exist anywhere else in Greece. A track was built at the Diagoras Municipal Stadium in 1930. Until 1984, the Rhodes cycling track was the only one available in Greece.
There are many routes for cycling in Rhodes but they are mainly concentrated on the mainland although they do exist in the South of Rhodes. The routes are on asphalt surfaces which are in good condition. International cycling events are regularly organized in Rhodes.
Bicycles are available for hire all over Rhodes at considerably low prices.
Here we propose to you a 7 nights Cycling Trip In Rhodes:
This cycle tour is a 7 night self guided bike tour on the Island of Rhodes.
Welcome to Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese, an island which is ideal not only for those who want to relax but also for those looking for an action packed holiday!
With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional and numerous cultural and archaeological sites and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination.
Its capital city, located at its northern tip, has a Medieval Town in its center. In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a Unesco World Heritage City. This town is the result of different architecture styles belonging to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John.
Day 1 Arrival
Arrival at the Airport of Rhodes. You will be transferred to the Villaof your Choice. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach or the Pool direct in front of the house
Day 2 Butterfly Valley of Petaloudes
Round trip by bike to the butterfly valley of Petaloudes. The butterfly valley is a piece of forest with small paths and wooden bridges that lead you up the valley. The area is the natural habitat of the Tiger Moth, a butterfly species. Visitors can witness a spectacular phenomenon which occurs only rarely in nature. Huge numbers of butterflies congregate in this small valley during the final stage of their life cycle. Every year, at the end of the wet season (late May), thousands of butterflies attracted by the scent of the Oriental Sweet gum trees cover the entire landscape. They are actually adult insects that follow the waterways and migrate here to reproduce. In the Valley of the Butterflies, there is a Museum of Natural History housed in a nicely restored Italian house of the 30s.
Day 3 Kamiros
Round trip by bike to excavations and fishing town of Kamiros. For almost 20 km (12 miles) you will be cycling next to the coast. Many parts of the coast are rugged, unspoilt and uninterrupted. You visit the port of Kamiros Skala, famous for its fish restaurants.
Day 4 Kritinia & Embonas
Round trip by bike to Kritinia and Embonas. This is the famous wine region of Rhodes, on the slopes of Mount Attaviros, the highest mountain of the island. This area is scarcely populated. Kritinia is located near the spectacular West-coast of the island. The Medieval Castle of Kritinia is certainly worth a visit.
Day 5 Rhodes Town
Today you visit Rhodes Town, a Unesco World Heritage City, with its many cultural highlights. You travel by public bus. You will be given a walking itinerary for Rhodes Town that will guide you on your Walking Tour. Alternatively another day trip by bike is available.
Day 6 Profitis Illias Mountain
Round trip by bike to Profitis Ilias. This is a pine-wooded forest named after the Prophet Elias whose monastery is found on the mountain (2.600ft/ 720 m). If you find it too challenging to go to the top then we offer an alternative cycle route that takes you around the mountain.
Day 7 Psinthos and Epta Piges
Today is the last cycling day to Psinthos and Epta Piges. Epta Piges (Seven Springs), is situated at the northern edge of the region. It is a green valley with clear flowing springs and covered with enormous plane and pine trees.
Day 8 Departure
Today you will be transferred to the airport of Rhodes where you catch your outbound flight.