Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour
Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour

Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour

8 days

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Spend 8 days exploring Rhodes’ magnificent coastline by bike

This 8-day self-guided tour explores the beautiful Rhodes, part of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands. Take your time exploring and cycling at your own pace on this pre-planned route so that you don’t miss any of the unique historical sites or charming villages.

This trip has you cycling the entire northern part of the island. This includes focused rides that visit areas in-depth, like medieval ruins and local tavernas, so you can absorb the local culture. You’ll also take longer rides where you can simply enjoy the stellar coastline as you journey between towns. Your luggage will be transferred for you between hotels, so all you need to worry about is packing your picnic lunch and seeing where the roads take you. The Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour promises to be an unforgettable journey!

Highlights of the Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour

Discover the gorgeous coastline and beaches, rolling mountains, and ancient buildings on the island of Rhodes.
Bike to Lindos to explore its historic white houses and its acropolis.
Immerse yourself in Greek island culture by staying at locally-run hotels and visiting authentic tavernas.
Take a refreshing swim at the quiet beaches off the main tourist track.

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From $525USD
8 days
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Self-Guided
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Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kalavarda and Bike Prep

When you arrive at the Rhodes airport, you’ll meet the shuttle that will transfer you to your hotel in Kalavarda. Take some time to make sure your bicycle is set up and ready to go, and then feel free to explore the area by bike or on foot. Make sure you leave some time for a visit to the beach.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kalavarda
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Kalavarda Exploration Ride

Start your bike ride on the remote northwest coastline and enjoy warming up your legs on the pleasant seaside roads. You’ll ride through the remains of Kamiros, which you can explore on your return trip. Take a quick break in Mandriko for a coffee at an authentic kafenion.

Continue cycling to Skala Kamiros, a charming fishing port, and then the medieval fortress of Kritinia. Spend some time exploring and taking in the views from its stone walls. From here, you’ll turn around for the return trip to Kalavarda. On your way back, take your pick out of four beachside taverns, which are great places to stop for a meal or a drink to end your day.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kalavarda
Distance: 4 hours, 37km, 440m of ascent, 440m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Cycle Through the Valley of Butterflies

Today, you’ll ride through the valley of Petaloudes to Rhodes town. This lush valley is filled with thousands of butterflies during the summer months!

As your ride out of the valley, you’ll cycle through Maritsa and Pastida, which both offer great taverns to stop and eat at. The gate at the old center of Rhodes will welcome you to the medieval city, where you’ll find your hotel for the next two nights.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Rhodes
Distance: 4.5 hours, 43km, 385m of ascent, 385m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Discover Rhodes or Day Trip to Symi

Today offers two choices on how to spend your day. You can take a lovely 6-kilometre self-guided walking tour that explores all the sites and secrets of Rhodes town. Alternatively, you can take the ferry to the island of Symi and take a 23-kilometre bike ride to explore the coastline, capital, and monastery of this beautiful island.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Rhodes
Distance: 2.5 hours, 6km walk or 23km bike (500m of ascent)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Coastal Ride to Archangellos

Your trip today has you cycling along the tranquil beaches of the stunning east coast. You’ll ride to Kalithea, the home of ancient Turkish baths that have been restored for modern use. Next, you’ll visit Afandou and the Monastery of Tsambika—an impressive sight perched on the edge of the cliffs. Finally, you’ll ride into the village of Archangellos, which will be your new home base.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Archangellos
Distance: 4 hours, 39km, 375m of ascent, 200m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Relax at the Beach or Explore Ancient Forts

If you are in the mood for a relaxing day, hop on your bike for the 3-kilometre trip to Stegna Beach.

If you feel like exploring more, you can ride to Lindos. This village is known for its white square houses and the Acropolis that overlooks them. Appreciate this enchanting village and the remains of the temples and fortress before riding back to Archangellos.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Archangellos
Distance: 5.5 hours, 52km, 470m of ascent, 470m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Bike to the Western Coast

The first stop on your bike ride today is Epta Piges, a unique oasis in the forest that features seven springs, a tavern, and peacocks. You’ll cycle from here up a green valley to the Monastery of Agios Nektariosm and Eleousa.

Next, you’ll take a road up the mountainside to the Byzantine Chapel Fountoukli. The rest of your route is downhill as you descend through Dimilia and then follow the coastline back to Kalavarda.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kalavarda
Distance: 4 hours, 40km, 500m of ascent, 650m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Return to the Airport

Today, you’ll check out and take your included transfer to the airport. If you have a later departure, you are welcome to continue using your rental bike in the area until you have to depart.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided biking tour of Rhodes is always run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel, and the room type you prefer.

Prices below are per person:

Departures from April 14th to May 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $825 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $695 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $550 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $525 USD

Departures from June 1st to 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $875 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $725 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $575 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $525 USD

Departures from July 1th to August 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $950 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $825 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $595 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $550 USD

Departures from September 1st to 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $950 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $825 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $595 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $550 USD

Departures from October 1st to 23rd:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): $825 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travellers): $695 USD
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (min 2 travellers): $550 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travellers): $525 USD
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Accommodation on the Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotels and B&Bs. The accommodations are all in small family-run hotels that are simple but clean and have air-conditioning.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
If you are a solo traveller or you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Vouras in Kalavarda ★★★

This hotel is basic, but you'll receive a warm welcome from the family that runs it. It's in a quiet village within easy walking distance to the beach.

Hotel Saint Michel in Rhodes ★★★★

This boutique hotel in the old town is in a 700-year-old medieval building. It maintains its historic charm while offering modern amenities.

Hotel Rosmari in Archangellos ★★★

This family-run hotel offers simple and traditionally decorated rooms. It's only 3 kilometres from the beach and is close to local tavernas.

Hotel Vouras in Kalavarda ★★★

This hotel is basic, but you'll receive a warm welcome from the family that runs it. It's in a quiet village within easy walking distance to the beach.

What’s Included in the Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Rhodes are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage to and from the airport is included. Your luggage will be transferred between hotels as per the itinerary.

Also Included

  • Digital route notes
  • Digital destination manual

Not included

  • Tourist tax payable at hotels (normally not more than 3 EUR per night)
  • Ferry to Symi
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Bike rental
  • Admission and entrance fees
  • Visas if required
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for servers or drivers if desired
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Activities and excursions
  • Single room supplements
  • Additional nights at any of the accommodations along the route
  • Bike rentals:
    • Hybrid bike (Omega brand): $50 USD per person
    • E-Bike (Omega brand): $95 USD per person
  • ‘Bring your own bike’ supplement: $25 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about Explore Rhodes by Bike Tour

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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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. We recommend this trip for cyclists with some experience in cycling mountains and hills. The route is predominantly on paved roads but includes some sections that are on unpaved roads.

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Athens, Greece

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