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!

September 15 to 30, 2022
Price (taxes included) : $5,025 / person
September 24 to October 9, 2022
Price (taxes included) : $4,995 / person
October 15 to 30, 2022*
Price (taxes included) : $4,995 / person
* Contact us to find out what is available.
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+

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: 473 km • Long route: 805 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Athens. Flight from Athens to Chania and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route via Nerokouros, Kondopoula, Katochori, Kamboi, Panagia (27 to 46 km). 
Day 3 - Chania, Zourva, Fournes, Alikianos, Kolymbari, Drapanias, Kissamos (56 or 80 km).
Day 4 - Kissamos, Topolia, Stroules, Kandanos, Paleóchora (43 to 91 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Sarakina, Chondros, Voutas, Lagkadas, Gialos (38 or 57 km). 
Day 6 - Paleóchora, Maza, Rodovani, Kampanos, Omalos (58 km).
Day 7 - Omalos, Lákkoi, Fournes, Agia, Perivolia, Nerokouros, Maláxa, Kalyves, Almyrida. Looped route via Meskla, Zourva, Somatas (69 to 71 km).
Day 8 - Free day or looped route via Kokkino Chorio, Kefalas, Georgioúpoli, Alikambos, Vafes, Fres, Kaina, Vamos, Gavalochori (52 or 66 km).
Day 9 - Almyrida, Gavalohori, Vryses, Amoudari, Impros, Chóra Sfakíon (54 km).
Day 10 - Chóra Sfakíon, Vouvas, Skaloti, Rodakino, Sellia, Plakias. Looped route via Kanevos, Koxare, Asomatos, Mariou (48 to 72 km).
Day 11 - Plakias, Agouseliana, Mixorrouma, Spili, Patsos, Voleones, Prasies, Rethymnon (62 km).
Day 12 - Free day or looped route via Somatas, Kastellos, Kaloniktis, Roustika, Zouridi, Episkopi, Kato Valsamonero, Gonia, Atsipópoulo (36 to 65 km).
Day 13 - Rethymnon, Adele, Loutra, Perama, Damastra, Marathos, Héraklion (83 km).
Day 14 - Transfer from Heraklion hotel to Heraklion airport. 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;
  • domestic flights from Athens to Chaniá and Heraklion to Athens with Aegean Airlines;
  • bus transfers;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • GPX data and daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

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

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Single occupancy: supplement of $700

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $3995 (Sept. 15 & 24) /
$3885 (Oct.15)
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.