Based out of Kalamata and Sparta this is the premium version of our #SpartanRoads tour is a 6-day mix of mid-level routes around the mountains of Parnonas and Taygetos with a full summit to sea experience of mountains and beaches including transfers, dinners, on-road snacks, mechanics, pacers and support car experience.
This trip is about the mountains of Greece in their full majesty and brings together the summits and climbs with routes down to the beach with 5-6 full days of riding and one rest day. This tour can be adjusted from intermediate to advanced levels, but our preferred routes are around 80-100km days with a good amount of climbing, so we’d recommend intermediate-advanced riders comfortable with climbs.
We love the Peloponnese and there is so much to offer here that we didn’t want to pick a single place to stay. That’s why when you ride with us we’ll be moving through the landscape and our support car will be helping us keep your stuff with you at all the fantastic locations we’re staying, from the mountains to the beach, this is not your normal bike holiday.
We’ll pick up everyone from Athens or Kalamata on the weekend and head straight off to our starting point at Kalamata in the Peloponesse to build our bikes with a sea view, meet, have some drinks and get ready for our riding. On day 1-3 we’ll be riding out of Kalamata on the beach up into the Taygetos massif, hitting some alpine villages and cruising the rolling foothills, olive groves and wine country. On days 4-5 we’ll head over to Sparta and into the mountain of Parnonas where the landscape is more rugged with a mix of peaks and plateaus. We have the option to take in the sights of historic Mystras as we end our time in Sparta and prepare to find the coast. We love the change in scene and landscape and we’re sure it will surprise you if you’re thinking Greece is about white house and blue seas – that’s for another trip to Greece!
We have the option of an epic one sunrise-to-sunset ride down the entire Mani peninsular to cape Tenero where we’ll have an optional short hike to the lighthouse marking the most Southern tip of mainland Greece. After a quick rest and snack on the beach we’ll transfer everyone back up to the hotel, unless you’ve got the energy to keep on riding!
On the final day we’ll bring everyone back over Tagyetos through some spectacular climbs and gorges before we settle on the final night in Kalamata ready for everyone to head on home after an epic adventure.
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