People Cycling Rides

Heart of Greece.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Bruce Rayvid
Tour Dates
Start Location
Thessaloniki, Greece
End Location
Thessaloniki, Greece
Cost (est.)
$2350 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$950 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Greek Cycling Holidays
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
3123 ft / 952 m
Ride Description

Join us on an immersive journey of discovery in a land shaped by the Gods. Our cycling adventure travels through breathtaking landscapes in authentic northern Greece, a hidden gem rich in natural and historical wonders. You’ll enjoy second to none local “filoxenia” (‘friend to a stranger’) hospitality and fine cuisine in traditional ‘tavernas’. Our rides follow varied, rural terrain with breathtaking views in epic geography. You’ll cycle down from Mount Olympus, swim in waterfalls, enjoy wine tastings, mushroom foraging, visit with bears, tour surreal ancient monasteries and experience a vibrant Macedonian town celebrating its colorful Greek Orthodox Easter.  

Day 1 – Sunday April 28th   Thessaloniki - Edessa  cycling: 10miles,  activity: explore the waterfalls of Edessa
Pickup in Thessaloniki and transfer to the starting point in Edessa. There you’ll have the opportunity to explore the ancient town's iconic’ Waterfall Park with four accessible falls dropping over 220’. Following our pre–tour briefing, we’ll set up and check our bikes, then head out for a shake out ride before our welcome dinner (D)

Day 2 –  April 29th  Edessa - Nymfai&n… (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.

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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.

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