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Rhodes-around the island by bike
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E-Bikes Cycling
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Rhodes-around the island by bike

Rhodes-around the island by bike

  • Ancient Kamiros
  • Petaloudes (Valley of the Butterflies, June-September) 
  • Crusader Fortress of Rhodes town
  • Historic white town of Lindos
  • 7 springs Epta Piges  
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Route

Start: Kalavarda    Finish: Kalavarda

Day 1: Arrive on Rhodes
Day 2: Circular route from Kalavarda (37 km)
Day 3: Via Petaloudes to Rhodes town (43 km)
Day 4: Walking tour in Rhodes town or day trip by bike to the island o (6/23 km)
Day 5: Via the east coast to Archangellos (39 km)
Day 6: Cycle trip to Lindos and back (52 km)
Day 7: To the west coast and Kalavarda (40 km)
Day 8: Departure

Day 1:    Arrive on Rhodes

Arrival to Rhodes. The transfer from the airport to the first/starting hotel is included.

Time permitted: afternoon cycle trip in the vicinity of the hotel or to the beach.  

Day 2:    Circular route from Kalavarda (37 km)

Today you make a day tour from Kalavarda along the hardly inhabited northwest coast. You cycle via the coastal road along the sea shore towards the remains of the City state Kamiros, that you may visit on your way or on your way back.

The authentic kafenion of Mandriko offers a nice possibility for a coffee break. Don’t forget to look at the beautiful church next to the café. Crossing a low hill, you descend to the small fishing port of Skala Kamiros. Small ferries depart to the Island of Chalki from this port. From Skala you make a loop to the fortress of Kritinia, dating back to Medieval Times.

From its immense surrounding walls, you enjoy great views over the inhabited Island Chalki and its surrounding uninhabited islands. You cycle back to Skala and from here follow the same route back to Kalavarda. The sun now on your back and usually cycling with a tailwind. Heading closer to Kalavarda there are four taverns on different beaches. 

Challange: 37 km, 440 m ascent, 440 descent

Day 3:    Via Petaloudes to Rhodes town (43 km)

You start cycling northwards parallel to the coast. In the village of Fanes you will see the colourful houses that make this village so unique. Then you head inwards to the valley of Petaloudes (Greek for butterflies). In this beautiful green gorge you will see thousands of butterflies in summer (June-September). Through a forested area you will come to Maritsa and further north to Pastida, where you find excellent tavernas. You enter the old center of Rhodes via a gate and cycle through the medieval city to you hotel that is located within the old city walls. 

Challenge cycling trip: 43 km, 385m ascent, 385m descent

Day 4:    Walking tour in Rhodes town or day trip by bike to the island o (6/23 km)

We described for you a great walking tour in the ancient city center of Rhodes that will not only guide you along the high lights, but will also show you hidden alleys and surprising places in the city. 

Another option for today is a trip to the island of Symi, a very picturesque island. You will arrive at the monastery Panormitis on the south coast. You will cycle across the whole island to the capital town of Symi, a trip of 22 km with height difference of 500m! In the late afternoon you will take the ferry back to Rhodes. 

Challange: 6/23 km

Day 5:    Via the east coast to Archangellos (39 km)

Today’s trip takes you along the east coast. First highlights are the ancient Turkish baths in Kalithea that have been wonderfully restored recently.  In Afandou you will peddle along quiet beaches. At the far end you will see the Monastery of Tsambika built on the summit of a 300 meter high cliff. End of today’s trip is Archangellos, a lively Greece village.

Challenge: 39 km, 375m ascent, 200m descent

Day 6:    Cycle trip to Lindos and back (52 km)

Today you may go by bike (3km) to the beach of Stegna and enjoy a day at the sea, or you can opt for a visit to Lindos. You can go by bike or by public bus.  Lindos is a beautiful little village of white cubist houses at the foot of a vertical rock that is crowned by the ancient Acropolis of Lindos. There are two small ports on either site of the village. Together with the Acropolis on top, it was easy to defend the village in ancient times. After you park your bicycle at the entrance of the village, you can visit the Acropolis with remains of ancient temples within a medieval fortress. 

Challenge: 52 km, 470m ascent, 470m descent

Day 7:    To the west coast and Kalavarda (40 km)

First you cycle to Epta Piges, a place in the forest with seven springs, a tavern and some peacocks. Then you ascend via a green valley to the Monastery of Agios Nektarios with its refreshing spring and a huge plane tree.  Eleousa is a remarkable village, built around 80 years ago by Italians. Many houses are now abandoned and deteriorated. A great road running via the slopes of a mountain lead you to the oldest Byzantine Chapel of Rhodes: Fountoukli. Thereafter you only descend towards the west coast, through the village Dimilia, along the chapel Silas built in a cave and all the way downhill to the coast at  Soroni from where you peddle parallel to the coast to Kalavarda.

Challenge: 40 km, 500m ascent, 600m descent

Day 8:    Departure

You will have a transfer to the airport and depart. In case you leave late, you may still use your rental bike for a trip in the vicinity of Kalavarda.

 

accommodation

The hotels in Kalavarda and Archangellos are small, simple Greek family hotels: you will feel welcomed, the hotels are clean and do have air-conditioning. They are not luxurious though. In Rhodes town your hotel is more luxurious and located within the old city walls in the medieval city of Rhodes. 

In most cases you will stay in the standard accommodation that belongs to this trip. Occasionally an alternative accommodation will be confirmed to you. When an alternative accommodation is necessary,we always try to maintain the same standards and quality. When staying in an alternative accommodation, the cycling routes are never affected. 

Hotel Vouras
Hotel Vouras (Kalavarda)

Hotel Vouras is a very basic hotel run by a local family. The hotel is located in the village Kalavarda, a small village far away from the busy tourist resorts. The hotel is close to the beach (within walking & cycling distance). 

www.rodosisland.gr

Hotel Saint Michel
Hotel Saint Michel (Rhodes)

Hotel Saint Michel is located in the very center of the old town of Rhodes at a calm square. The building is an old medieval building of 700 years old with the modern comfort of our times. All 5 rooms are beautifully decorated in classic style.
The old town offers abundant opportunities for excellent dining. The yacht harbor Mandraki as well as the beautiful beach at the northern tip of the island are just 10 minutes walk away from the hotel. 

www.saintmichel.gr

Hotel Rosmari
Hotel Rosmari (Archangelos)

Hotel Rosmari is a simple hotel with 18 rooms, located in the local town Archangelos. This village is 3 km from Stegna beach and is a typical Greek town. The hotel has its own tavern, but there are many more possibilities in the center of the town.  

Rosmari Hotel

Hotel Ataviros (Emponas)

Hotel Ataviros was named after the highest peak of the island, Ataviros. In the hotel you will have a pleasant stay in a friendly, family environment with excellent service and wonderful views to the imposing peak of Ataviros. 
The hotel has a lovely outdoor pool.

www.ataviroshotel.gr

practical info

You can book this tour daily from 14.04.2019 until and 20.10.2019.  

NOT IN THE PERIOD 22.07 TO 25.08! 

There are plenty of charter flights to Rhodes as well as domestic flights from/to Athens and Thessaloniki.

Traveling on a ferry from Piraeus is possible, but Rhodes is really far from Piraeus and you would definitely spend an overnight on board. 

Transfer from and to the airport are included in this trip.

 

Hybrid bikes, 24-speed, lock, pump, puncture repair kit including spare inner tube, luggage rack rear with paniers, bottle holder (no bottle), Computer meter. No helmet, no map holder included. Clients can bring their own pedals.

  • Bike model: TREK T-200 or Gazelle Medeo
  • Bike Type: Hybrid trekking bike with alu frame and 28" wheels and V-brakes
  • Gears: Adults bikes: 24  gears 
  • Suspension: No (some bikes YES)
  • Frame sizes: (Ladies): 45-50-55 cm (Gents): 50-55-65 cm

                             Male                                                 Female

    

                                                                 TREK

 

                             Male                                                 Female

                                                        GAZELLE MEDEO

NOTE: ask for discount for bringing your own bike.

E-BIKES RENTAL

E-bikes, 24-speed, lock, pump, puncture repair kit including spare inner tube, luggage rack rear with paniers, bottle holder (no bottle), Computer meter. No helmet, no map holder included. Clients can bring their own pedals.

  • Bike model: TREK T-200 E-bike
  • Bike Type: Hybrid trekking bike with alu frame and 28" wheels and V-brakes
  • Gears: Adults bikes: 24  gears 
  • Suspension: No (some bikes YES)
  • Frame sizes: (Ladies): 45-50-55 cm (Gents): 50-55-65 cm

                                         

                                                                   TREK T-200

We can send you GPS tracks of this trip upon request and after booking.

included

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation on B&B basis, 2 in Kalavarda (day 1 and day 7), 2 in Rhodes town, 2 in
  • Archangellos and 1 in Embonas. 
  • Airport transfers vice versa
  • Bicycle for all days including the arrival and departure day (*)
  • All luggage transfers 
  • Technical assistance (does not apply to puncture repair! A puncture repair kit and spare tube is  provided.)

(*) Bicycle is either mountain bike or hybrid according your choice and is delivered with bottle holder (no ottle), light (only on hybrid bikes, NOT on mountain bikes. Cycling at night NOT recommended), and bags at the back. Bicycles are of the make Trek, T-200 or Gazelle, Medeo, 24 gears, lock, puncture repair kit, spare tube, pump, km counter.  

Frame sizes available: 

Gents: 50, 55/57, 60/61 and 65 (reversible to e-bike)

Ladies: 45, 49/50, 55/57 (resersible to e-bike)

Mountainbike sizes: 13, 16, 18, 19½, 21 and 22½ inch.

Not included

  • Flights, public transportation and ferry tickets
  • Helmet, water bottle
  • Travel insurance
  • Admissions and entrance fees of any kind
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, phone calls, extra transfers etc.
  • Any items that have not been specifically mentioned in the program 
  • Ferry to Symi is not included in the price.

Optional services (to be booked in advance)

  • E-bikes
  • Extra day bicycle
  • Additional night/s at any of the accommodations along the way
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