Epirus & Meteora bike tour
Epirus and Meteora leisure & bike tour
Epirus Region is a traditional geographic and administrative region in northwestern Greece.
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Activity Level 3-Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
Epirus Region is a traditional geographic and administrative region in northwestern Greece and one of the last well hidden treasures of the country.The region as a whole is rugged and mountainous. It is largely made up of mountainous ridges, part of the Dinaric Alps. Most of Epirus lies on the windward side of the Pindus. The region’s morphology offers imposing landscapes of dazzling beauty as well as a wide range of fauna and flora. It is a dream place for those who love to explore and nature lovers.
- Bicycles & accessories
- Meals (Halfboard)
- Water during the tour
- Energy bar
- Tour leader
- Supporting vehicle
- Personal expenses
- Single supplement
Travelling to Ioannina
Pick up from your hotel in Athens and beginning the driving to reach the capital of the region, Ioannina. Our first stop will be at the Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. About an hour later we make a second stop to the famous Rio – Antirio Bridge, considered to be the longest cable-stayed ”suspended” deck, bridge in the world. The Bridge connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the Greek mainland. We continue driving until we reach Ioannina. A lake side beautiful city with a lot of history. We pick our rooms and after a small rest we take our first glance of the city. Dinner in our favorite restaurant.
Ioannina lake Bike Tour
The second day is full of cycling around the lake and sightseeing in the city. We start for our grand tour around the lake. During the tour we visit the Monastery of Ntourachani, an old monastery of the 15th. After the monastery we head for Perama, which is famous for its cave, known as the “Cave of Perama”. The cave, extending five kilometers below the ground and having been explored only up to one kilometer, has a remarkable arrangement of stalagmites and stalactites. After the visit we enter the city of Ioannina where we have the change to visit the old city and museums such as the Archeological museum and the Byzantine Museum. Later we take the boat and we visit the small island located in the lake. We end the day tasting local dishes and local wine in our favorite restaurant.
Zagoria and Vikos gorge Bike Tour
During this day we cycle where Epirus is known for, the famous Vikos gorge and Pindus National park. By car first, we travel for about 30 km and then we grab our gear for cycling. Soon enough we visit the first village of the day, Aspraggeli. Then through another magnificent village, Vitsa, we visit Monodendri. From there we reach St. Paraskevi Monastery. The view towards Vikos gorge is breathless! We return to Monodendri ending the first half of our tour tasting a traditional local pie. After the small break we ride the same route back for a few kilometers and then we turn to start our decent in order to meet Voidomatis River with its unique old bridges. The next village will be Kipi where some free time will be available for personal moments. Return to our hotel in Ioannina. Dinner at your own.
Ioannina to Metsovo. Lake Aoos bike tour
After breakfast, check-out and we are heading for our next cycling destination in Epirus region. That will be Metsovo, only ½ hour drive away from Ioannina through “Egnatia Odos”. We reach our hotel and we check in and then meet transfer to our starting point for today’s cycling route. That will be a beautiful route around the artificial lake of Aoos river springs. We will cycle for about 40 km in a place that you will remember for a lifetime. Return to Metsovo to meet and to taste its local products. Greek cheese and Greek wine at their best. The rest of the day is free for personal memories. A special dinner, all with Greek specialties will be the last thing will do later today.
Breakfast and walking sightseeing around the city. We begin with the Folklore Museum in order to understand better the history and the culture of the area. The gallery of E. Averof is our next stop. Its permanent exhibition comprises representative works by the major Greek painters, printmakers and sculptors of the 19th and 20th century. The museum’s collection is regarded as one of the most complete and important of this period. Last we meet Saint Paraskevi, an old church located in the middle of Metsovo. Before celebrating our final dinner together at the hotel’s restaurant we visit a very special local winery for tasting varieties of local wines.
Metsovo - Meteora - Athens
After a delightful breakfast we say goodbye to Metsovo and we headed for Athens, approximately 6 hours drive. On the way back we visit Meteora, the world famous monasteries built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and considered to be one of the most important monuments in Greece. Arrival at Athens at late afternoon.
Epirus & Meteora bike tour
Dovitel Boutique Hotel
Dovitel Boutique Hotel consists of 31 spacious rooms, including 4 suites, equipped with all the modern means for a comfortable and unforgettable stay.
Special care has been attributed to the practicality of the accommodations where the high standards materials and the subtle décor compose a good taste and relaxing environment, creating the guest the sense of feeling like home despite being far away from it.
Built of stone and wood, Hotel Mpagia is located in Kipi, Central Zagori’s main village. It consists of 3 buildings and offers elegant rooms with imposing views of Vikaki Gorge and the village. Wellness facilities offered include a hot tub and sauna. A traditional breakfast with local products is served daily at the dining area. Guests can enjoy a drink or hot beverage next to the fireplace, or on the outdoor terrace with views. Traditional local flavours can also be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Kassaros Hotel – Metsovo
The hotel is located just 50m. from the central square of Metsovo. It was built in 1980 and was fully renovated in March 2010. The combination of tradition and luxury brings out a harmonious and warm environment.
Dovitel boutique hotel
- 24h Reception
- Express check-in and check-out
- TV Room
- Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi Free of charge)
- Multilingual Entertainment Service
- Restaurant – Buffet service
- Restaurant – A la carte service
- Massage service (on request)
- 24h Room service
- Internal and External bar
- Mountain and Lake view
- Snack bar
- Foreign exchange service
- Comfort clothes
- A second t-shirt
- A sunscream
- Your camera to keep memories alive
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There is always a supporting vehicle around to pick you up. No one is left alone!
Yes it is, we will provide you one with your bicycle.
The prices have been calculated for min seven (7) persons.
All tours though are possible to be materialized with less persons but different price range. Contact us for tour options and detailed pricing