Greece and Cyclades

Divine Cycling Odyssey 

Gods and goddesses designed this cycling odyssey just for you. With its ancient locales in brilliant blue and white, Greece is a hymn to the divine. Celebrate its glory in the sanctuary of ancient Greek theatres, Epidaurus! The epic begins to assume almost colossal proportions, especially in Mycenae... Between its Cyclopean walls and famous Lion Gate. Thalassa! Thalassa! The circle of the Cyclades is in sight. Cross the realm of Poseidon to reach the island of Paros, whose marble will leave you anything but cold... Next comes Naxos, the reputed childhood home of Zeus, the king of gods. Lastly, “volcanic” Santorini and its myth of Atlantis. So many divine surprises!

Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+

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: 240 km • Long route: 485 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Athens and transfer to Nafplio with an hour visit to Corinth Canal (2.5 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via the Palamidi Fortress (11 km) or the Mycenae ruins (47 km).
Day 3 - Nafplio, Aria, Arkadiko, Ligourio, Epidavros archeological site, Arthea Epidavros (43 to 47 km).
Day 4 - Arthea Epidavros, Koliaki, Fourni, Kranidi, Ermioni (51 km).
Day 5 - Ermioni, Thermisia, Galatas (42 km). Ferry from Galatas to the island of Poros.
Day 6 - Free day or looped route via the monastery of Moni Zoodohou Pigis and the temple of Poseidon (18 to 22 km). Ferry from Poros to Piraeus (2.5 hrs).
Day 7 - Ferry from Piraeus to the island of Paros (4 hrs). Free afternoon or looped route via Antiparos, Parikia (33 to 43 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Naoussa, Lefkes, Prodromos, Tzanes, Drios, Alyki (59 km).
Day 9 - Free morning. Ferry from Paros to the island of Naxos (1 hr).  Galini, Egares, Kambos, Agia, Apollonas (Naxos) (37 km).
Day 10 - Apollonas, Koronida, Skado, Koronos, Aperathos, Filoti, Ano Sagri, Vivlos, Glinado, Naxos. Round-trip to Agiassos (57 à 79 km).
Day 11 - Ferry from Naxos to the island of Santorin (2.5 hrs). Biking to Fira (8 km). Looped route via Exo Gonia, Monolithos, Karterados (20 km).
Day 12 - Free day or looped route via Oia or via Vourvoulos, Pori Tholos, Oia, Fira (25 or 27 km).
Day 13 - Ferry from Santorin to Piraeus (9 hrs). Transfer from Le Pirée to Athens hotel.
Day 14 - Free day.
Day 15 - Transfer to Athens airport and flight back to Montréal.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, baggage 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;
  • bus transfers on day 13;
  • ferry transfers;
  • 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 since January 1st, 2019.

Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Athens > Athens/Montréal-Trudeau
Possibility of flight departure from Toronto. Find out more.

From 12 to 18 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3575
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.