Bike & Delight Thessaloniki | Guided Gastro & MTB Tour
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Trail fun and culinary delights in Thessaloniki

The tastiest mountain bike tour in Greece

Thessaloniki is Greece’s hip port metropolis in the north. Surrounded by soaring mountains and considered the culinary capital of the country, Thessaloniki offers everything a biker’s heart could possibly desire for a short break away from everyday life.

On this three-day tour, you get to experience the very best of two completely different worlds: Thessaloniki’s mountainous world with its extensive forested areas offers a fantastic variety of trails sure to make bikers of every and any ability happy. From easy flow trails to technical downhills, you can find it all here!

After so much exertion on the bike tours, you certainly deserve a culinary reward! Thessaloniki is way ahead of the game when it comes to its tasty treats and delicious delights. Nowhere else will you find such a gastronomic variety! The perfect city for the ultimate culinary experience.


Highlights

  • From 1,000 m / 3,280 ft. above sea level down to the shore: Experience Thessaloniki’s wealth of trails
  • An incredible past: Explore the old town with its historical sights!
  • Spectacular views: From Thessaloniki it is possible to see as far as Mount Olympus
  • A total taste explosion: Thessaloniki is the culinary capital of Greece


4 days/3 nights
Apr, Nov
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
People: 4-6
Age: 18+

Included Activities

  • Three guided MTB tours at three different bike spots with a certified guide.
  • Guided bike tour through the historic centre of Thessaloniki.
  • Daily lunch and dinner to discover the variety of local cuisine.

Dates

  • 25-28 Nov 21
  • 28 Apr – 1 May 22
  • 3-6 Nov 22

Individual travel dates are also available on request for groups of 4-6 people.


DAY 1
Arrival in Thessaloniki  | Individual journey to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG), where our guide meets you and brings you to the hotel. Afterwards we have a first meeting for a bike fitting followed by a short briefing about the tour days ahead.

In the evening, we enjoy dinner all together in a traditional restaurant, where you can experience the incredible cuisine for the first time.

DAY 2
Up to the highest summit in Thessaloniki (approx. 25 – 30 km / 15.5 – 18.5 mi. by bike) | We begin our day with a rich breakfast, the perfect start to our first day of biking! We take a transfer to the highest summit in Thessaloniki, at an altitude of 1,000 m / 3,280 ft. above sea level.

Challenging terrain and extra-long trails await us on our bike tour today. On our bike back to the city centre, we stop at some hidden culinary hotspots to taste various local delicacies.

Once back at the hotel, there is time to relax before the guide brings us to a restaurant particularly popular with the locals, and afterwards for those who would like, to a wonderful bar. But remember, there are still two days of biking ahead!

DAY 3
Flow Trails of Thessaloniki  | Today we also start with a transfer (45 minutes) to get to Oreokastro. The outskirts of Thessaloniki have an extensive network of trails, most of them super flowy.

There have been so many trails built here in the last few years that you could safely say it’s Greece’s first trail centre. Even if you prefer a more technical ride, you’ll get your money’s worth: enjoy the small jumps, curves, and drop-offs!

After the bike tour, we stop at a mini-brewery to enjoy the locally brewed beer together with delicious meze, Greek tapas. Afterwards, rest and relax at the hotel before enjoying the vibrant nightlife of Thessaloniki with a visit to a restaurant and a trip to some hip bars.

DAY 4
Thessaloniki’s Urban Trails | Unfortunately, it’s already the last day of our biking adventure. To ensure that you really experience all the various facets that Thessaloniki has to offer, today we bike along the urban trails of the metropolis.

The tour leads us first through the historic city centre to the suburban forest area of Seih Sou. From here, there are various routes to get to the top, from where we can enjoy breath-taking views of the Aegean Sea and if the weather is good, all the way to Mount Olympus. We finish off our diverse bike days along great trails that eventually lead us to the harbour.

Let’s celebrate the experience with a beer and exceptional tapas. Afterwards, we’ll take care of our bikes. We bring you to Thessaloniki Airport, according to your flight time. Please note that your return flight should depart from Thessaloniki at 5 pm at the earliest. Of course, you can also extend your urban break by one or more nights.

MTB

On our mountain bike tours, we only use high-quality, hardtail or fully, Scott Genius 950 MTBs. The standard equipment includes front shocks, disc brakes, and enough gears to cope with steeper climbs.

Charming family-run city hotels

The hotels we book for this MTB adventure are predominantly small, family-run city hotels. They offer comfortable accommodation in a double room with a private bathroom with shower/WC.

The hotels are characterised by excellent hospitality, allowing you to totally relax and feel completely at home. Of course, if you bring your own bike, there is a safe place to store it.

What are the age requirements for this tour?
Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome on this tour. As long as the individual riding ability and fitness level are suitable for the requirements of the tour, the age of the participants does not matter.

What language is the tour conducted in?
The tour is conducted exclusively in English.

Are changes to the tour itinerary possible?
In the event of extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to change the tour itinerary. If we cancel the tour altogether, you can either reschedule for another date free of charge or receive a full refund.

How big are the groups?
We usually keep groups small to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience. Usually, a group consists of 4 to 6 people. The minimum number of participants required for this tour is 4.

How difficult is this tour?
We have rated this tour as moderate in terms of technical difficulty. A very good basic fitness is required. You should also have at least one year of regular mountain biking experience and be able to cope with varying terrain and weather conditions. It is also important to be able to cope with longer climbs without any problems.

Smart heads stay safe - Helmets are compulsory on our cycling tours!
Helmets are compulsory on our bike tours. If possible, please bring your own well-fitting helmet. If you do not have your own helmet with you, we will be happy to provide you with a rental helmet free of charge.

Can I bring my own bike?
Of course, you are welcome to bring your own bike on this bike adventure. Our transfer vehicles are designed to transport bikes and bike cases.

We guarantee that your bike will be transported properly and safely in the shuttles during the tour. If all this is too complicated for you, you are more than welcome to hire a high-quality rental bike from our fleet.

What meals are included?
In order to give you an excellent insight into the culinary diversity of Thessaloniki, daily breakfast in the hotel, as well as 3 lunches and 3 dinners, are included in the tour price.

Catering begins with dinner on the day of arrival and ends with lunch on the day of departure. If you have vegan, gluten-free, or other special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance so that we can cater to them.

All the restaurants we visit have menu suggestions to suit any dietary preference. All drinks except coffee or tea with breakfast are not included.

Suggested packing list for this tour
We recommend that you bring the following on this tour:

– Sporty clothes for biking
– Helmet, arm and leg protectors, and gloves
– Trainers/sport shoes – Depending on the weather, windbreaker or rain jacket
– Sunglasses
– Sun cream
– Casual clothing and a change of shoes for the evenings

BASIC TOUR PRICE

550 € per person in a double room

Single rooms can be booked for an extra charge of 105 €/tour

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • 3 nights in a double room with breakfast in Thessaloniki
  • Transfers between Thessaloniki Airport and city centre
  • Shuttles as per itinerary
  • 3 x lunch and 3 x dinner
  • 3 guided bike tours at three different bike spots
  • Local English speaking, MTB certified tour guide

NOT INCLUDED

  • Journey to/from Thessaloniki
  • All drinks
  • Entrance fees to sights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for tour guide and driver

ADDITIONAL BOOKABLE SERVICES

  • Rental MTB (Fully): 120 €/tour
  • Single room surcharge: 105 €/tour
  • Additional nights in Thessaloniki: price on request

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