We begin this tour at the village of Kalo Chorio located on the North East coast of the island. From Malia the trip takes a bit over 30 minutes. We start pedaling at sea level and ride up through the forest of Istron reaching the district of the ancient Minoan town of Oleros. We have a short coffee break at the tiny village of Meseleri (360m) and continue our ascent. With fantastic views of the South Libyan coast we press on up a section of the renowned E4 walking route which leads us to the hidden monastery of Vriomeni, a monastery literally built within the mountain. A short but steep climb to the final peak (700 m), before we enjoy the long effortless way back down to Istro bay. The white sandy beaches of Istro will provide an ideal recovery swim after the tour.
You are welcome to join with your own bike ( A deduction of 20 euros from each tour will be made ). Vehicle support/transfer can be arranged for you and your bike when needed as well as storage and service / maintenance at our base.
We highly recommend you have pre-arranged travel insurance covering for outdoor activities as you are required to undertake full responsibility concerning any unexpected accidents.
We categorize our tours based on the level of difficulty and expertise required in order to avoid such situations. However, anyone can have off-day and not be able to keep up. In this case, a vehicle pick up from the nearest available spot will be made. View difficulty information
Anything appropriate for outdoor sports such as gloves, sunglasses, sun-protection cream, a camera, go-pro, a swimming suit.