People Cycling Rides

CRETE: Aegean Adventure!.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Bruce Rayvid
Tour Dates
Start Location
Heraklion, Greece (HER)
End Location
Heraklion, Greece
Cost (est.)
$2950 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$800 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Greek Cycling Holidays
Avg. Distance
35 mi / 56 km
Avg. Elevation
2617 ft / 798 m
Ride Description

Embark on an immersive cycling adventure traversing the rugged, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture and ancient wonders of Crete, Greece's largest and most diverse island. From the north coast you’ll cross into the wild beauty of Crete's interior, pedaling through olive groves, vineyards and verdant valleys before ascending into the majestic White Mountains. Cycling over towering mountain passes, we’ll descend into traditional mountain villages unchanged for centuries. Once on the southern coast the landscape transforms, revealing glorious pristine beaches, steep rugged gorges and grand Minoan ruins perched on rocky cliffs. Ride epic cycling routes, savor legendary hospitality, indulge in Greece’s top culinary destination, soak up the Mediterranean sun and experience the rich tapestry of folk culture that is CRETE 

Day 1 – Wednesday, Oct 22    Agios Nikolaos, cycling 22mi/1394’  
Airport (or hotel) pickup and transfer to Agios Nikolaos where we’ll set up and fit the bikes. A short boat ride takes us to Spinalonga, a world heritage island steeped in history and intrigue. Once a leper colony, its haunting ruins and fortified walls bear witness to centuries of human resilience a… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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