Evia Cycling Tour

Greece
Road Bike
Self-Guided
Evia Cycling Tour

Evia Cycling Tour

Prices

From $395USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotel, Guesthouse

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Highlights

Discover the culture, history, and natural beauty of Evia Island by bike

Ferry across the Gulf of Evia to Oropos and cycle to Amphiarion.

Eat at authentic taverns offering homemade food made from local produce.

Stay at a wonderful elegantly restored farmhouse with an ecological swimming pond.

Discover mountainous Evia with lush rivers and fascinating landscapes.

Evia Island is just a short hop away from Athens and is full of surprises. It is easily accessible by public bus via the bridge that connects the mainland to the island of Evia at Chalkida. This trip starts in the seaside town of Eretria, known for its ancient theatre and temple. You will ride along peaceful backroads to quiet villages and cycle past vineyards and rivers. A coastal ride past tranquil fishing villages and modern shipyards ends at a restored farmhouse run by warmhearted hosts. An island-crossing transfer takes you south to the tiny village of Giannitsa. From there you peddle to Karystos along the river and across a fertile plain with vineyards. The lively town of Karystos is your home for the last days of this trip, where after a day of cycling the warm, azure waters of the Aegean Sea await you for a refreshing swim.

Evia Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Athens and Eretria

Arrival at Athens Airport and travel by public transport from the airport to Eretria. If you arrive early, you can pick up your bike and take a short ride around Eretria and along the coast.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Eretria
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Round Trip Bike of Eretria

Depending on your mood and ambition, you can choose from two options for today’s ride. You can take the ferry across the Gulf of Evia from Eretria to Oropos, a crossing of 30 minutes. From Oropos you cycle inland. A short, steep ascent leads you to the ancient Amphiarion, dedicated to the god and hero Amphiaraos, one of the Argonauts in the quest for the Golden Fleece. Zigzagging downhill among vineyards, you reach the coast where you pedal back along the seashore to Oropos. You can extend the ride by cycling up to Kalamos and then down to Agioi Apostoloi to return to Oropos along the coast.

For an easier route, you can cycle uphill from Eretria via backroads to the village of Gymno and return, partly via the same route. It’s a pleasant ride past olive groves and open farmland, with views of the sea.

Additionally, you can choose to visit the ancient site of Eretria and the Acropolis of Eretria before starting your ride.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Eretria
Distance
2-5 hrs, 18-36.5km, up to 175m of ascent, 350m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Ferry to Oropos and Ride Oropos – Fylla

Take a morning ferry with your bike from Eretria to Oropos. From Oropos you ride along the coast around the South Evian Gulf. Seaside fishing villages alternate with rural countryside. Closer to Chalkida you will come upon the impressive industrial mining buildings that once flourished in this area but have plummeted due to the economic crisis.

Via the old Evripou Bridge, you come to Chalkida, the capital of Evia. The route follows the coastline to the large River Lilas. Here you cycle inland to reach your next stop, the village of Fylla.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Fylla
Distance
5 hrs, 58km, 270m of ascent, 240m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Roundtrip Fylla Ride

A long gradual ascent along the wide River Lilas takes you up to the inland village of Pissonas. Though demanding, the great scenery and tremendous views are rewarding! Further east, you come along the village of Pournos, then head south to Theologos. Next, you will take a 6km descent on a good dirt track and past the tiny village of Kamari. The Castle of Fylla, a landmark of this region, comes into view. Soon you reach the Mad Cat Farm and can plunge into the lovely pond.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Fylla
Distance
4 hrs, 38km, 400m of ascent, 400m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Transfer to Giannitsi and ride to Karystos

You and your bike will be taken south to Giannitsi, a nice opportunity to see a large part of the island from a different perspective! From Giannitsi you cycle to Karystos. To reach the village of Chania, you cycle more than 10km along the River Megalo Remma, meaning “big stream” in Greek. The area is very remote and peaceful, with the delightful exception of a famous tavern in Pothi, where you can stop for a coffee.

From Chania, you ascend to Paradeisi with its huge plane trees and psistaries, where Greeks from far and wide come to eat the local grilled lamb. Leaving Paradeisi, you descend toward Karystos with the last 4km on a wide busy road. Your stay is near one of Karystos’ beaches, where you can swim in the warm Aegean waters.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Karystos
Distance
3 hrs, 26km, 255m of ascent, 540m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Roundtrip Karystos

On the last day of this trip, you choose between two options. You can cycle eastward, then ascend to the village of Metochi and further inland before zigzagging downhill to the coast. There is an optional loop to the beach of Bouros (with sunbeds, umbrellas and a bar). Here, the tarmac road ends at a massive hotel, abandoned in the nineties.

Another more challenging option is to discover the villages above Karystos, such as Kalivia, Mekounida and Myli. There are over 30 springs in these villages that were still in use daily until recent years. In Myli there is an excellent tavern where you can enjoy a farewell lunch before pedaling downhill back to Karystos.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Karystos
Distance
3 hrs, 25km, 400m of ascent/descent or 2.5 hrs, 22km, 440m of ascent/descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Departure

After breakfast, your arrangement comes to an end. If you depart on the late afternoon ferry, you can do one of the rides listed under Day 6. You leave your bike at the hotel and take a taxi to the port of Marmari, where you get the ferry to Rafina (ferry ticket not included). Optionally you can book a transfer to the airport or take a local bus from Rafina to the airport.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Evia Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour in Evia is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the types of rooms that you choose and your preferred departure days.

Prices below are per person.

Departure between April 1st and May 29th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €895EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €750EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €395EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €375EUR

Departure between May 30th and June 4th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,025EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €875EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €525EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €395EUR

Departure between June 5th and June 8th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,150EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,025EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €595EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €495EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €425EUR

Departure between June 9th and June 25th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,025EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €875EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €525EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €395EUR

Departure between June 26th and July 24th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,095EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €950EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €425EUR

Departure between July 25th and August 24th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,250EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €525EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €450EUR

Departure between August 25th and September 5th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,150EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,025EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €595EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €495EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €425EUR

Departure between September 6th and 29th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,025EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €875EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €525EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €395EUR

Departure between September 30th and October 26th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €895EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €750EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €395EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €375EUR
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Accommodation on the Evia Cycling Tour

The Evia Cycling Tour is based in hotels and guesthouses. Hotels on this trip are 2 and 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotel Avantis

It’s easy to relax at Hotel Avantis, which offers a swimming pool and a view of the beach. The vibe is relaxed and the rooms are well-equipped.

Night 3-4

Mad Cat Farm

Mad Cat Farm is a cozy bed and breakfast alongside the river. The hosts are welcoming and friendly and you’ll feel like you’re right at home the moment you arrive.

Anastasia Hotel

The Anastasia Hotel is a blissful escape from the bustle of Athens, with a tranquil setting near the sea. The rooms are clean and minimal and the staff are very kind and helpful.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Evia Cycling Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights on a B & B basis are included.

Transportation during the Tour

The transfers on this tour are not included, except for a transfer between Fylla and Giannitsa. Luggage transfers are included, but you will be moving to your next overnight destination by bike. Some optional transfers are available for booking during the booking process.

Also Included

  • Bicycle collection from the final location
  • Detailed roadbook and basic maps
  • GPS tracks

Not included

  • Bike rental
  • Flights
  • Tourist tax (locally payable, between EUR 0,50 and EUR 4,00 per room per night)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 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

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: €150EUR
    • E-bike: €275EUR
  • Additional night/s at any of the accommodations along the way or any other destination in Greece
  • Transfer Karystos-port of Marmari OR Nea Styra
  • Transfer port of Rafina OR Agia Marina-Airport

Frequenty Asked Questions about Evia Cycling Tour

How hard is the Evia Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You’ll be biking in hilly areas for the fit and frequent cyclist. The daily distance varies between 35 and 65km but you will encounter some steep or extended climbs up to 500m. You will need a bicycle with at least 21 gears.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Evia Cycling Tour?

6 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Athens to start this tour?

Fly into Athens International Airport (ATH). From there you can opt to take a train or taxi.

Where does the Evia Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Karystos, from where you will get a ferry, bus, or taxi to Rafina to the Airport.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes are Felt VR30 road bikes or electric pedal-assist bikes.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a hybrid bike suitable for the demands of the tour

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

S-Cape Travel Greece is a Greek outdoor company, established in 1994 and member of the S-Cape Group of companies since 2010.

At S-Cape Greece you find a varied portfolio of active and adventure trips that offer you a hands-on experience of Greece, having time to slowing down and appreciate the details: view the sites and landscapes, savor the specialties, meet and mingle with the locals and learn about the culture.

All our trips and itineraries are developed by our team of professional walkers and cyclists who have a keen eye for great trails, exciting itineraries, breath-taking scenery and good quality accommodation that share our vision on sustainable travel.

If you travel on one of our self-guided trips, you receive a Destination Manual with information on the country and a state-of-the-art Road Book with detailed route description, turn by turn diagrams of each crossing and explanatory text. On top, you can navigate the route in your own smartphone via our excellent S-Cape Travel App.

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Prices

From $395USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotel, Guesthouse

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You’ll be biking in hilly areas for the fit and frequent cyclist. The daily distance varies between 35 and 65km but you will encounter some steep or extended climbs up to 500m. You will need a bicycle with at least 21 gears.


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

Local guide

Maria

Athens, Greece

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