Summit meeting

Setting your sights on Crete and its 35 million olive trees means opting for the quieter side of Greece. It means choosing the Mediterranean lifestyle, where one takes time to enjoy life, eat well and drink ouzo. It means sleeping near the sea by night and enthusiastically tackling mountain passes by day via small villages and quiet roads in the western and central part of the island. These passes cross through two mountains, the highest of which – Mount Ida, at 2,500 m – is believed to be the birthplace of Zeus, supreme god of Olympus and Greek mythology! In this sensual panorama where the mountains and sun create a stunning interplay of light and shadow, your daily route will average sixty kilometers and a slope of 800 meters. An athletic, epicurean adventure that is definitely no myth!

October 3 to 18, 2019*
> Price (taxes included) : starting from $4,675
October 10 to 25, 2019*
> Price (taxes included) : starting from $4,675
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+
* Contact us to find out what is available.

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route: 555 km • Long route: 759 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Athens. Flight to Heraklion and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Malades, Hani, Agios Sylas, Vasilios, Archanon, Knosos. Looped route via Choudetsi, Peza (42 to 58 km).
Day 3 - Heraklion, Marathos, Damasta, Perama, Loutrá,  Ádele, Rethymnon (83 km).
Day 4 - Rethymnon, Prines, Episkopi, Kournás, Georgioúpoli, Vámos, Kalyvès, Souda, Chania. Looped route via Agios Konstantinos, Argiroupoli (75 to 80 km).
Day 5 - Chania, Zourva, Fournes, Alikianos, Kolymbari, Drapanias, Kissamos (80 km).
Day 6 - Free day.
Day 7 - Kissamos, Topolia, Stroules, Kandanos, Paleóchora (43 to 91 km).
Day 8 - Paleóchora, Maza, Rodovani, Kampanos, Omalos (58 km).
Day 9 - Omalos, Lákkoi, Fournes, Agia, Perivolia, Nerokouros, Maláxa, Kalyves. Looped route via Meskla, Zourva, Somatas  (69 to 71 km).
Day 10 - Almyrida, Gavalohori, Vryses, Amoudari, Impros, Chóra Sfakíon (54 km).
Day 11 - Free day or roundtrip to Agios Ioannis via Anopoli (41 km).
Day 12 - Chóra Sfakíon, Vouvas, Skaloti, Rodakino, Sellia, Plakias. Looped route via Kanevos, Koxare, Asomatos, Mariou (48 to 72 km).
Day 13 - Plakias, Lefkogia, Koxare, Spili, Akoumia, Agia Galini. Looped route via Patsos, Apostoloi, Fourfouras, Kouroutes, Apodoulou (45 to 71 km).
Day 14 - Transfer from Agia Galini to Heraklion airport (1.5 hr). Flight from Heraklion to Athens and transfer to the hotel.
Day 15 - Transfer to Athens airport and flight back to Montréal.
Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in two- to four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • round-trip domestic flights from Athens to Heraklion with Aegean Airlines;
  • bus transfers on day 14;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge from January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Athens > Athens /Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): 3685$
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.