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Cycling in the Peloponnese

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $2599per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2023  
  • Departures
    Saturdays from 15 Apr '23 to 14 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Cycle Transfer Day 7
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Tandems
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, coastal routes

Greece

Cycling in the Peloponnese

  • Cycle from mountains to coast; traditional settlements, ancient cities, fishing villages and seaside towns
  • Important historical and archaeological sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Mantinea and Tegea
  • Ride varied landscapes stopping at cafes and tavernas for homemade local specialities and fresh seafood

The Peloponnese is the Greece of myth and legend. Hera bathed in the Carathus spring near Epidaurus, the attack against Troy was led from Mycenae and it was in Lerna that Hercules killed the Hydra, a mythical beast with many heads. Aside from being the cradle of Greek civilisation, it is also astoundingly beautiful. The mountainous region of Arcadia has thick pine forests and meadows alive to the scent of wild mint and the gently sloping lowlands towards the coast are a tangle of vineyards and citrus and olive groves, bright with oleander bushes.

The tour starts in Vytina, a small traditional village in the Mainaloat mountain range, that played an important role during the Greek War of Independence in 1821. Cycle through the mountains passing through picturesque villages to reach Tripoli, the ancient capital of Arcadia in the heart of the Peloponnese peninsula. Visit the ancient settlements of Mantinea, Tegea and Eva before reaching the coast at the small fishing village of Paralio Astros. Follow the coast to Nafplio, the first capital of Greece, from where you visit Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical King Agamemnon and Epidaurus, the most important healing centre of antiquity.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Vytina

Arrive at your hotel in the central square of Vytina.
You stay at the Hotel Art Mainalon

Day 2: Vytina to Tripoli 38km/24mi

Your day starts with an uphill ride into the mountains to Alonistaina, a traditional settlement and one of the highest villages in the Peloponnese. Continue along fir-lined country roads to the village of Piana, important during the Greek War of Independence. Enjoy a rest in a kafeneio beside the church of Saint Georgios, built on a rock before starting the descent to Tripoli, capital of Arcadia region.
You stay at the Palatino Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 3: At Tripoli 47km/29.5mi

A circular route today starts with a cycle through vineyards and apple orchards to reach Mantineia, one of the most important ancient Greek cities where you can explore the preserved archaeological site. Opposite the site is the church of Agia Foteini, built in 1972 but which combines several architectural elements (Classical, Byzantine, and Minoan). Continue through fruit crops to Kapsia cave, a natural wonder of multi-coloured stalactites and stalagmites before returning on quiet country roads to Tripoli.
You stay at the Palatino Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 4: Tripoli to Paralio Astros 55km/34.5mi

Today you descend to the coast. First stop is the settlement of Tegea, where you can see history in layers with a 10th Century Byzantine church constructed over the ruins of an ancient theatre. Continue through olive groves and small villages to the ancient city of Eva. Arrive in Paralio Astros, a beautiful small fishing village. Wander along the harbour, visit the castle on top of the hill or have a dip in the sea before choosing where to eat from one of the tavernas offering fresh fish and local specialties.
You stay at the Ariadne Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 5: Paralio Astros to Nafplio 45km/28.5mi

Follow an amazing coastal route along the Argolic Gulf coastline to reach Mili, a small seaside resort and a good place to take a refreshement break. Visit the archaeological site of Ancient Lerna and Lernea Hydra where Hercules killed the beast of many heads before heading to his hometown and one of the oldest cicties in Greece, Argos. Visit the ancient theatre before continuing on to the seaside resort of Nafplio. Spend your final three nights here allowing plenty of time to explore its narrow old streets, marbled square and bustling harbour.
You stay at the Hotel Ippoliti (breakfast included)

Day 6: At Nafplio - Mycenae 51km/32mi

Cycle through beautiful countryside of orange and lemon groves via the huge castle remains at Tiryns, considered to be one of the most important centres in the Eastern Mediterranean, to reach Bronze Age Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical King Agamemnon. Marvel at the Lions Gate at the main entrance of the Acropolis before exploring the rest of this extensive site. Return to Nafplio.
You stay at the Hotel Ippoliti (breakfast included)

Day 7: At Nafplio - Epidaurus 42km/26.5mi

The day starts with a transfer to the ancient healing centre of Epidaurus. The ancient theatre here is well-preserved and still used in the summer to host plays. Along with the theatre you'll also discover temples, porticoes, houses, shops and spas of this city that is considered to be the birthplace of medicine. Cycle mostly downhill through mountainous landscape and through the vast pistachio growing region back to the coast.
You stay at the Hotel Ippoliti (breakfast included)

Day 8: Leave Nafplio


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Art Mainalon, Vytina

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The 4-star Art Mainalon Hotel is located in the central square of Vitina village. The elegant rooms enjoy views of the village and Mainalo Mountain, the hotel features an outdoor pool, bar and restaurant.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Palatino Hotel, Tripolis

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Hotel Palatino is located on a quiet street in the centre of Tripolis. Rooms are tastefully decorated accommodation and have a balcony.


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Ariadne Hotel, Paralio Astros

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Ariadne Hotel is located in the seaside village of Paralio Astros, about 350 metres from the village centre and 80 metres from the beach. Rooms are beautifully decorated and there is a small pool and spa.


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Ippoliti Hotel, Nafplio

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Hotel Ippoliti is in the centre of Napflio, in a 19th Century neo-classical mansion with rooms decorated in this style. Hotel has a small pool and a bar.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

Travel

Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Athens airport, Athens centre or Kalamata airport.

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All continental breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

Headwater navigation app

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels

Cycle Transfer Day 7


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
No minimum group size, however transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.

Children
This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Saturdays from 15th Apr 2023 to 14th Oct 2023, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All continental breakfasts

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £182 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

Tour only

Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Athens airport, Athens centre or Kalamata airport.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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