Day trip

Crete: Rethymno Guided Bike Tour & Monastery of Arkadi

Day trip

Crete: Rethymno Guided Bike Tour & Monastery of Arkadi

From US$ 77.47 per person

Discover the Monastery of Arkadi on a guided bike tour in Rethymno from multiple locations in Crete. Ride through olive groves and quiet villages to admire pottery in Margarites and the Melidoni Cave.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Explore all must-see historical gems in a fun and relaxed way
  • Take memorable photos
  • Learn about the Crete History
Full description
First we collect you by bus from your hotel and drive to the monastery of Arkadi. Before we set off on our bikes you will have a chance to visit the historic and very famous monastery. Arkadi played a very important part in Crete's history of resistance against the Turks and you will also be able to see a fascinating collection of icons, weapons and clerical items in the museum. We then get on our bikes and cycle through stunning scenery, olive groves and orange trees, passing through the villages of Amnatos, Kyrianna, Loutra and Asteri. Here you will get a glimpse of how Cretan people still live and work in the traditional way. We then pass through Hamalevri and eventually arrive at Stavromenos and then Scaleta. We will stop for a coffee break at the lovely village of Scaleta, next to the beach, just before we load all the bikes back to the trailer and drive to Margarites pottery village. Just outside the village we get back on the bikes and you will get a chance to explore this beautiful location, which has been famous for its pottery for centuries. Then we'll meet up and have a relaxing snack in the picturesque countryside and under a carob tree. After the snack we cycle down to Perama, before hopping back on the bus to drive to Melidoni and visit the famous cave. The history of this amazing archaeological site goes back thousands of years and it is said to be the mythical home of Talos, the giant bronze protector of Crete. From here we get back on the bus and visit a sandy beach, where you can swim or just laze in the sun, before we take you back to your hotel at the end of a perfect day.
  • Guide & expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Insurance
  • Bike hire & equipment, support vehicle
  • Snack for lunch & unlimited water
  • Iconic places for photoshoot
  • Top quality conventional bicycle
  • Extras to be paid separately: Entrance to Museums/etc. Coffees and drinks from the local shops.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Credit card
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • You will receive your voucher by email one day before the activity takes place with all details.
  • - Departure point from your hotel
  • - Bike and helmet rental included
  • - If at any stage of the day you wish to hop onto the bus for a rest, no problem. We just put the
  • bikes on the trailer and continue.
  • - We recommend you bring swimming costumes, money (or cards) for coffee breaks and the
  • extras and wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • - Included in the price: Guide, insurance, bike hire and equipment, support vehicle, snack for
  • lunch and unlimited water.
  • - Not recommended for pregnant travelers or for above 110kg (242,5 pounds)
  • - RAIN POLICY: The tour goes on rain or shine. In case of heavy rain, we might wait a while to
  • stop and continue later.
  • - After the tour starts, no refund is applicable.
  • - No alcohol consumption prior to your tour.

Product ID: 418617