Experience one of the most beloved islands of Greece from an unknown side. Travelling around Rhodes you will discover the remote villages, will taste the local wine and olives and enjoy the Mediterranean climate.
Rhodes - the 4 th biggest Greek island - is famous for their mild climate thanks to the big variety of landscapes with vast pine forests. You’ll be amazed by the contrasts: Sparkling deep blue sea meets flowering meadows, romantic valleys and historical mountain villages. In addition you’ll find miles of beaches, bizarre coves, dense pine forests and impressive mountain ranges.
Tour profile / Level 3Hilly terrain. Also longer slopes have to be climbed. Mostly paved secondary roads.
Day 1: Rhodes - KalavardaIndividual arrival to Rhodes. The transfer from the airport to the first/starting hotel is included.
Day 2: Kalavarda - Petaloudes - Kalavarda, approx. 36 - 52 km
The valley of Petaloudes (Greek for butterflies) is a beautiful gorge - inhabited by thousands of butterflies in summertime. While sitting, these butterflies are unremarkable yellow and black. Once they fly, their colour turns to magnificent red and yellow - an unforgettable experience. Outside summer months this valley is still a popular place with lots of shadow and a refreshing stream running through the gorge. Overnight stay in Kalavarda incl. dinner.
Day 3: Kalavarda - Embonas, approx. 24 - 33 km
From Kalavárda you cycle into a green valley. A first climb of 2 km brings you to the nice village of Sálakos. This village lies at the foot of the Profítis Ilias mountain range, with a nice and shady village square - perfect for a relaxing break. The tour continues going up and down frequently but never long or steep. In Émbonas, today’s stage town, don’t miss to explore the local wine-cooperatives to taste the wines which belong to the best ones of Rhodes and Greece. Today there is also an alternative route through Kámiros Skála (small fishing port) and Kritinía (castle ruin and nice village). This alternative is longer and steeper. Overnight stay in Embonas incl. dinner.
Day 4: Embonas - Apolakkia, approx. 35 - 50 km
First you’ll have Attaviros on your left, the highest mountain of Rhodes. Enjoy the distant view of the open sea with Chalki and other small islands. Siána, the next village, is well known for it’s honey-specialities. After Siána, the trip will mainly go downhill. But in Monólithos you have to manage a small climb to have a breathtaking panoramic view over the castle. Today’s target is the small village of Apolakkiá where - among the locals - you can observe the daily life on the village square from the terrace of your hotel; dinner incl.
Day 5: Apolakkia - Lardos, approx. 52 km
Although this stage is the longest of the whole tour, it is mostly flat and without significant gradients. You cycle in the extreme south of Rhodes through unspoilt villages like Kattavía and Lachaniá. Enjoy the peace for a lunch break in the shade of a plane tree. In Kiotári you will cycle direct on the east-side coast towards Lárdos which is situated at a beautiful bay.
Day 6: Lardos - Archangellos, approx. 37 km
First stop today will be in Líndos, a medieval town with a big castle built on the ruins of an ancient acropolis. Take a walk to the castle and discover the Doric columns of the ancient sanctuary. The white houses of Líndos contrast with the clear blue bays on both sides of the town. Crossing several river basins you’ll reach the region of Másari and Malóna. Enjoy your coffee or lunch in one of the villages with nice views over the orange and lemon tree areas. Through a beautiful green valley you will climb to Archángellos, the second biggest town on the island, dominated by the ruins of a castle.
Day 7: Archangellos - Kalavarda, approx. 43 km
A nice and quiet road goes downhill to Kolimbía, the last village on the eastern coast. When you’re not afraid of a short but steep climb, you can visit the Eptá Píges (Seven Springs) surrounded by peacocks. At Agios Nektários you’re invited into the church of the old monastery. A short climb brings you to the village of Eleoúsa, a former Italian garrison base, and to Foundoúkli, a Byzantine chapel with very old frescoes. Steep downhill the small road leads to Dimiliá and through a green valley you approach the western coast and Kalavárda. Having finished your tour, the beach of Kalavárda invites you for a swim.
Day 8: Kalavarda
Individual departure or extension. The transfer from the hotel to the airport is included.
ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL BY PLANE
Airport: Rhodes (RHO)
Airport - Hotel - Airport included in tourprice.
Please advise your flight details as soon as you know them.
Minimum: 2 Pax.
Solo-traveller upon request against surcharge.
Own bike possible. (Transfer airport-hotel-airport EUR 13.-/bike/way)
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- 7 nights in rooms with private facilities, berakfast
- 3 x dinner (Kalavarda, Apolakkia, Embonas)
- Transfer from/to airport Rhodos
- Luggage transportation
- Maps and information material per room
S1 16.04. - 27.05.20 every TUE/THU/SAT book now S2 28.05. - 27.06.20 every TUE/THU/SAT book now S3 28.06. - 23.07.20 every TUE/THU/SAT book now S2 30.08. - 28.09.20 every TUE/THU/SAT book now S1 29.09. - 22.10.20 every TUE/THU/SAT book now
Discounts 3rd person (in double room with 2 full paying adults) 3. adult in triple room - 30% child reduction upon request Bicycles & equipment 24-speed-bike 44 E-bike 79 24-speed extension day 6 E-Bike extension day 13 Additional nights Kalavarda Dbl/sgl room/season 1 (16.04.-14.06.+16.09.-22.10.) 31/49 Dbl/sgl room/season 2 (15.06.-15.09.) 36/55 Additional nights Rhodos on request
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Bicycle inclusive panniers :
24-speed bikes incl. panniers, mountainbikes or E-bikes
A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.
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