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Is mountain biking your elixir? ‘Trail’ your magic word? Do you love heading off-road, an athletic challenge, and panoramic detours through untouched nature? Do you also enjoy relaxing in quaint harbours towns or mountain villages? Do you long for a dip in the sea after a long day out on the trails?

Then our MTB tours in Greece might just be the perfect holiday for you! Greece is the essence of life, and that’s exactly what this country has in common with mountain biking. Immerse yourself in this mythical land with its countless islands and magnificent coastal regions. Look forward to crystal clear sea and high mountains, many of which have an almost alpine character. Let the proverbial exuberant hospitality of the Greeks make you feel at home in this MTB paradise.

Greece awaits you with a centuries-old network of extremely varied natural trails. Thanks to an exceptionally active local biking scene, many new trails have additionally been created in the last decade. These promise perfect trail days for beginners and experienced bikers alike on both flow and technically demanding trails. The repertoire ranges from urban biking experiences to cross-country and all-mountain tours to enduro adventures. Could there be a more perfect setting for unforgettable biking holidays? Hop on the saddle, get set, go!

 

When is the best time for an MTB holiday in Greece?
Mountain biking in Greece is possible all year round, but during the hot summer months of July and August, the joy of mountain biking is somewhat reduced due to the high temperatures.

However, it is all the more enjoyable in the spring and autumn months. While spring impresses with a rarely seen magnificence of blossoms, autumn has the undisputed advantage of the summer-warmed Mediterranean Sea. In other words, the best times for biking holidays in Greece are the months of March to June and September to November.


Where are the best biking spots in Greece?
On the mainland, you will find wonderfully varied MTB terrain on the Pelion Peninsula and in the Olympus Mountains, as well as in the Velvedos Mountains and around Meteora. The mountain ranges around the metropolises of Athens and Thessaloniki are also great fun to explore on two wheels. The best MTB tours in the Aegean can be found on the islands of Kos, Leros, Tilos, Nisyros, and Karpathos, which have made many a biker extremely happy.

Where can I rent mountain bikes in Greece?
There are many tour operators and bike stations that provide rental MTBs, some also provide E-MTBs, but usually only as part of their own trips/day tours. If you would like to explore Greece by MTB on your own, it is better to bring your own bike from home. Most airlines allow you to bring your bike as sports equipment for a fee. Unfortunately, e-bike batteries are not allowed on planes. You can therefore only take your own E-MTB with you if you are travelling by car over land or by sea.

What kind of terrain should I be prepared for?
The terrain in Greece is as varied as the individual regions. On the Aegean islands, you should expect mostly stony terrain and at times even areas where the trails have some small obstructions. There are also forested islands where you can experience a great mix of flow and more technical terrain. On the Greek mainland, Mount Olympus and other mountains offer almost alpine terrain. Here, riders who enjoy technically demanding terrain will get their money’s worth!

What should I include on my packing list for an MTB tour in Greece?
If you are travelling alone or without an organised tour, it is best to bring your own bike as well as the most frequently needed spare parts. Apart from that, you don’t need much: comfortable bike clothing, a bike backpack, a wind and/or rain jacket, a change of clothes and comfortable shoes for the evening and of course everything you need for your personal well-being. But there is one thing you should never leave at home: Your camera!

Can I climb Mount Olympus on an MTB?
Mount Olympus is not a single mountain, but a whole mountain range with numerous high peaks. There’s plenty of great mountain biking opportunities on Mount Olympus. Many fantastic trails lead from divine heights directly to the sea, across alpine meadows, and through picturesque mountain villages.

If you would like to climb the highest peaks, you will either have to put up with longer push and carry passages or you can be taken to a height of 2.500 m in a 4×4 off-road jeep. If you need a contact for such a transfer, please feel free to contact us! Conquering Mount Olympus by MTB is most fun in a guided group. You will find the best offers for this with us!

Bike & Delight Thessaloniki

From€ 550
4 days/3 nights
Apr, Nov
Moderate
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Persons: 4+
Age: 18+

Epic Trails of Zeus

From€ 1220
7 days/6 nights
Jun, Sep
Moderate
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Persons: 4+
Age: 18+

MTB & Boat Trail Fun In the Aegean

From€ 1390
8 days/7 nights
May, Sep, Oct
Moderate - Challenging
Bodrum
Bodrum
Persons: 8+
Age: 18+

Secret Trails of Pelion, Mt. Olympus & Meteora

From€ 2390
8 days/7 nights
May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Moderate - Challenging
Athens
Athens
Persons: 8+
Age: 14+

Sounion National Park by MTB

From€ 120
5 hrs
All Year Round
Easy
Athens
Athens
Persons: 2+
Age: 13+

Thessaloniki’s Suburban MTB Trails

From€ 40
3 h
All Year Round
Easy - Challenging
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Persons: 1+
Age: 18+

Trans-Crete E-MTB Experience

From€ 1350
8 days/7 nights
Oct
Moderate - Challenging
Heraklion
Heraklion
Persons: 6+
Age: 18+

UNESCO Trails of Meteora

From€ 48
2,5 Hrs
All Year Round
Easy-Challenging
Kalambaka
Kalambaka
Persons: 2+
Age: 12+

Around Athens

Historic treasures
Off the beaten track
Excellent wine

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Mt Olympus

Highest Peak
Home of Gods
Unique views

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Crete

Mountains & Sea
Minoan Culture
Excellent Cuisine

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Pelion & Meteora

Floating Monasteries
Multi-Sports El Dorado
Historic trails

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Dodecanese

Authentic Islands
Crusader Stories
Countless Bays

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Thessaloniki

Culinary Capital
Byzantine History
Hub of Northern Greece

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