Crete is the perfect destination for all kinds of sports and activities in nature. The island is divided into four prefectures: Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lassithi.
Our bike tour is taking place in Rethymno, the smallest prefecture located between White mountains and Mt Psiloritis, known for its rich biodiversity, alternating landscapes and hospitable people.
This exceptional bike tour will give you the opportunity to discover magnificent gorges, olive groves, vineyards, cultivated plains, unique herbs and wildflowers.
Along this journey we will spot significant monuments from the Minoan, Greek, Roman, Venetian and Ottoman eras. Many old villages, are still inhabited offering the unique culture and traditions of the island.
|TOUR CODE NUMBER||CRE-BIKE-MEL|
|DEPARTURE FROM||Meeting Point: JoyRide.Bike Station in the Royal Blue Resort & Spa, Panormos
How to get there
|DEPARTURE TIME||09.30 am|
|RETURN TIME||12.00 pm|
|TOUR DURATION||2.5 hours|
|TOUR DISTANCE||38 km|
|MAX GROUP SIZE||20 people|
|SERVICES & FACILITIES||
|VEHICLE TYPE||The tour is operated with new, top quality, highly maintained and fine tuned mountain bikes to ensure precise and reliable operation.|
|OPERATION DATES||Apr – Nov: Every Tuesday|
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Melidoni Mountain Bike tour in Rethymno, Crete
Melidoni is famous for the ancient cave located 2 km away from the little village. Impressive giant stalactites and stalagmites form one of the most important caves of Crete.
In mythology it was the cave of Talos. The prehistoric, bronze giant humanoid was a present of Zeus to his daughter Europe and to king Minos. The cave, a Minoan sacred temple of worship, is a natural miracle since prehistoric times.
The route: Panormo – Achlades – Melidoni – Agia – Dafnedes – Perama
We leave Panormos riding on mixed terrain, on and off road, with a direction to Achlades and Melidoni. We pass through herbal areas and olive groves, for an optional climb to the cave.
After Melidoni we head to Dafnedes,riding by Agia, following the river side of Geropotamos. Smooth climbs and rolling, hardpack terrain make this route ideal for beginner mountain bikers.
We return to Panormos through Perama village.