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Olive Land & the Messenian Mani

Messenia is a classic Mediterranean landscape of rolling hills wrapped in leafy vineyards and perennial olive groves that give way to long, velvet beaches. Thanks to an extended cycling season and an extensive network of traffic-free rural roads, we guarantee that your seven days here will leave you forever enchanted. Based on the maginificent Methoni, on a serene hillside overlooking the Ioanian sea, we will ride the best roads the south Peloponnese has to offer.

Dine inside a traditional olive oil mill in Koroni and ride in the shadow of the formidable walls of the Pylos Castle. Swim at spectacular Voidokilia Beach, part of a larger Natura 2000 protected area, and enjoy the unique architecture of old Kardamyli but do not get too soft. We will be right at the foot of Mt. Taygetus so expect some tough ascents along the way.

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A 7 day tour trip for intermediate cyclists. For more info on routes, GPS files and details please contact us below.

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ACCOMMODATION

Afentiko Pigadi

Afentiko Pigadi – Methoni

Surrounded by rows of silver-green olives trees, Afentiko Pigadi’s four independent villas are located on a serene hillside overlooking the Ionian sea. Made from local stone sourced in near-by areas and with great respect to the unique Peloponnesian landscape, the villas are designed as a natural continuation of their surroundings. The famous perennial olive groves, mix with Afentiko Pigadi’s herb garden. The smell of lavender, thyme and oregano surround the visitor, and the eye travels from the small bunches of orange and lemon trees down to the crystal clear blue of the sea and Methoni’s little islands – Sapienza, Agia Marina, and Schiza.

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Important Read

We believe the best bicycle for our challenging itineraries is your own road-racing bicycle. We love our bicycles and we are sure you do too so there is no need to try and fit another bike. The goal here is to enjoy and at the same time challenge yourself, not experiment. All airlines provide service for carrying “sports equipment” so it’s really easy to do so. Just puck it up and we will pick you up at the airport and take it from there. Don’t forget that if you want to continue your holiday elsewhere we provide storage for free or/and we can ship it back home FOR FREE.
We offer bike storage both in Athens and in our travel destinations, so you are welcome to store your boxed bike either before or after your Pedal Greece holiday. We can also ship you bike back home free of charge. We come from an experienced high-end bike shop (48×17 Cycles) so your bike is in good hands, it will be packed in a professional manner.
Just your bike, riding gear (including helmet, shoes, bibs, jerseys etc.), casual clothes and any other items of personal nature you think you will need on your holiday. No tools, no pump or tubes necessary. We always have full technical support on course and our mechanic is available at all times.
  • Kalamata airport pickup and drop-off
  • Storage of your bicycle travel case
  • High quality hotel accommodations from arrival through departure. Our fees are based on double occupancy (two people per room) with single supplements (private room for one person) usually available at an additional cost.
  • Daily “cyclist’s” breakfast, drinks and lunch, 3-course dinner or BBQ including regional wine selections. Let us know of any special dietary preferences so we can attend to them.
  • English speaking tour guide cycling with you and professional mechanic attending to your bike daily.
Airfare to/from Kalamata airport
Jerseys, bibs, windstoppers, shoes and all other cycling equipment.
Items of personal nature. Telephone bills, hotel minibar charges, etc.

If you have any more questions, check our faq or contact us.

TOUR SCHEDULE

Coming in 2018…