Greece and Cyclades

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!
 


September 23 to October 8, 2015 **
 > Price (taxes included) : $4,375
** Book your vacation as of January 6, 2015
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+

General Conditions


From day to day




Short route: 257 km • Long route: 539 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Athens and transfer to Nafplio (2.5 hrs).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via the Palamidi Fortress (14 km) or the Mycenae ruins  (45 km).
Day 3 - Nafplio, Aria, Gianouleika, Ligourio, Epidaurus archeological site, Palea Epidavros (45 km).
Day 4 - Palea Epidavros, Koliaki, Didyma, Fourni, Kranidi, Ermioni (52 km).
Day 5 - Ermioni, Thermisia, Galatas (42 km). Ferry from Galatas to the island of Poros.
Day 6 - Optional 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 Naoussa, Lefkes, Marathi, Paros (36 to 46 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Marathi, Lefkes, Prodromos, Marmara, Piso Livadi, Drios, Alyki (56 to 62 km).
Day 9 - Free morning or looped route via Antiparos (36 km). Ferry from Paros to the island of Naxos (1 hr) Naxos, Egares, Apolonnas (37 km).
Day 10 - Apolonnas, Koronida, Skado, Apiranthos, Filoti, Halkio, Dimitria, Sangri, Hora (57 km).
Day 11 - Looped route via Agia Anna beach (15 km). Ferry from Naxos to the island of Santorin (2.5 hrs) and biking to Fira (9 km).
Day 12 - Free day or looped route via Oia, Messaria, Kamari, Akrotiri (22 to 57 km).
Day 13 - Free morning and ferry from Santorin to Piraeus (9 hrs). Transfer to Athens.
Day 14 - Free day.
Day 15 - Transfer to Athens airport and flight back to Montreal.

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Transat, as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in two- to five-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 5 evening meals;
  • bus and ferry transfers;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.

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 15 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3,395
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.


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