Meteora bike tour
Scheduled tour dates
Tour upon request
- Visit to a monastery
- One-day excursion
- Unique rocks of Meteora
- Kastraki village
A trip back in time and in the imposing landscape of the “Holy rocks” of Meteora
According to a theory, the giant rocks of Meteora were created millions of years ago, when the area was still covered by sea.
What strikes us, though, is that, no matter how much we look into Greek mythology, we cannot find a single reference about this unique place.
Nowadays, a few monks live in 7 of the 30 monasteries that originally were there, carrying on the tradition of worshipping God in this area.
On this short day tour, we are going to approach Meteora by our bikes for a brief trip back in time…
What to bring with you on this tour
In order to know what necessary things to bring with you on this tour, please check the information at the “What to bring” section of our General Information. Especially, though, for this tour you are going to need:
- Cycling clothing suitable for the season
- A change of clothes for after the cycling trip
Departure and return
Return: At the bicycle shop Action Bike Club – Delphi 158 in Thessaloniki
Distance on bicycle: 16 km
Elevation on bicycle: Up 683m / Down 614m
We meet on “Action bike club” premises at 08.00.
After getting to know each other briefly and settling administrative matters, we are going to depart for the city of Kalabaka at the foot of Meteora, following the highway under the shadow of Mount Olympus. If the mountain isn’t covered as usual by clouds, we will be able to admire “Zeus’ throne” and “Mytikas”, its two highest and distinctive peaks. When we arrive in Kalabaka, after about a three‑hour trip, we are going to drink coffee accompanied by a local snack overlooking the rocks. There, we are going to prepare our bicycles and equipment in order to start the cycling trip.
Our route will pass by, in the following order, the Monastery of St. Stephen, the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, the Monastery of Varlaam, the Monastery of Great Meteor, the Monastery of Rousanou and finally the Monastery of St. Nicholas.
We will have the chance to visit the interior of one of the Monasteries, based on their availability.
Upon completion of our visit, we are going to gather in the square of Kastraki village, where we are going to leave our bicycles and dine in a traditional tavern of the area.
We are going to return via Grevena city following the modern road of Egnatia motorway.
Our arrival in Thessaloniki is estimated between 20.00 and 21.00 hours.
Have a good time!
Route specifications table
|General route difficulty level:|
|Rider’s ability level (technical):||Not applicable (only for MTB)*|
|Bicycle type:||Trekking or road bicycle|
|Distance of route:||16 km|
|Elevation:||UP 683 m|
DOWN 614 m
* For a detailed description of our rating scale please refer to the corresponding Levels of Difficulty Tables on our website.
Price and what it includes
The participation fee for “Meteora day tour” is €138/person for this Guided tour
For discounts for big groups, please contact us.
Minimum number of participants in order for the tour to take place is 3 people.
Full payment of the participation amount should be settled two days in advance of the scheduled start of the event.
What is included and what is not in the Guided tour
|INCLUDED||Transfer from and to Thessaloniki|
2 attendants (van support driver and bilingual certificated bicycle guide with First-Aid certification)
Support vehicle (with first-aid kit, bicycle repair kit, water and snacks)
Bicycle and bicycle helmet (to be returned)
Anything that is not mentioned in the included items