one day excursion
Duration
16km
Distance
Intermediate
Difficulty
Up 683m / Down 614m
Elevation
Road, Trekking
Bicycle type

Meteora bike tour

Scheduled tour dates

Tour upon request

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Visit to a monastery

Particularities

  • One-day excursion

Highlights

  • Unique rocks of Meteora
  • Monasteries
  • 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

Departure: From the bicycle shop Action Bike Club – Delphi 158 in Thessaloniki
Nearest airport: “Makedonia” International Airport (SKG, Thessaloniki)

Return: At the bicycle shop Action Bike Club – Delphi 158 in Thessaloniki

Day program

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:erica-weel-level-3
Intermediate
*
Rider’s ability level (technical):Not applicable (only for MTB)*
Physical fitness:erica-weel-level-3
Intermediate*
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

INCLUDEDTransfer 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)
Water flask
Bicycle and bicycle helmet (to be returned)
Taxes
Free photos
NOT INCLUDEDMeals
Trip insurance
Anything that is not mentioned in the included items

greece meteora bike tour
greece meteora bike tour

Tour Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Leave a Review

Rating