Mountain Bike tour in Arkadi-Melidoni (Barbecue Included)
Half Day Mountain Bike Tour. Excursion (Hotel pick up) is Starting From: Adele, Agia Marina, Atsipopoulo, Panormo, Platanias, Rethymno, Sfakaki, Skaleta
Fun Excursion for the whole Family:
Arkadi Monastery - Margarites Pottery Village -Barbecue - Melidoni Cave - Swimming, Snorkeling You will be picked up by minibus from your hotel and drive to the monastery of Arkadi.
Before you set off on the bikes you will have leisure 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. You then get on the bikes and cycle through stunning sceneries, olive groves and orange trees, passing through the villages of Amnatos and Kyrianna. On the way down you will stop for coffee break at the family Taverna Faragi.
Next important halt is the lovely village of Asteri. You get a glimpse of how Cretan people still live and work their traditional way. Pass through Hamalevri and eventually arrive at Stavromenos, where the minibus will be waiting to take you to Margarites. Just outside the village you can get back on the bikes to get a chance to explore this beautiful location, which is famous for its pottery for centuries. Then you'll have a relaxing and joyful barbecue somewhere in the wild! After the Barbecue you will cycle down to Perama, hopping 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, giant bronze protector of Crete. From here you get back on the bus and visit a sandy beach, where you can snorkel, swim or just laze in the sun, before you are taken back to your hotel at the end of a perfect day. If at any stage of the day you wish to hop onto the mini bus for a rest, no problem. The bike can be placed on the trailer and continue. Keep in mind to bring swimming costumes, money (not credit 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, fruit on the way, barbecue lunch and use of snorkeling equipment.
Extras to be paid separately, Entrance to Arkadi: 2.50€, entrance to the Melidoni Cave: 3.50€.
• Visit Arkadi Monastery
• Visit Margarites Pottery Village
• Meal with Barbecue
• Visit Melidoni Cave
• Swimming & Snorkeling
• Pick-up Transfer
• Bike hire and equipment
• Support vehicle
• Sandwich, water and fruit
• BBQ lunch
• Snorkeling equipment
• Entrance to Arkadi:2,50€
• Entrance to the Melidoni Cave: 3,50€