Lassithi plateau is a dreamy destination on the inland of Crete, ideal for bike tours, where the 10.000 white-sailed windmills, which still make a splendid sight against the mountains, used to break the otherwise green landscape.
Located in a peaceful and fertile region, it is surrounded by the wild mountains of Dikti and several smaller plateau. The views of the surrounding mountains of Selena and Afendis Christos are majestic. The altitude ranges from 800 to 850m, making Lassithi one of the few residential areas in the Mediterranean at such a high altitude. The 18 villages of the plateau are built at the foot of the surrounding mountains, leaving the plains free to be cultivated, and they are connected by road. Actually, this beautiful route is ideal for cycling as there are no large hills and, along this, we’ll have the chance to visit all the attractions of the plateau.
The most important attraction of Lassithi is the Cave of Psychro, mainly known as Diktaean. The cave has played an important role in ancient times, due to a myth that put the birth of Zeus here. The unique landscape of Lassithi offers to the visitor the opportunity to take amazing photos, feel close to nature, see a monastery (Vidiani) and taste the Cretan cuisine in a local tavern.
The route of the bike tour is not very difficult, but of course this program is addressed to people with experience in biking. Would be ideal for small groups with same interests, that want to experience something out of the ordinary.
Price per participant 95 euro (minimum participants 8).
It’s also important to inform us about the size of the participants in order to have the right bike for everyone.
The suggested program is a light / easy program, but we can organize upon request more excursions and tours for even more than one days on the island, for people that share the passion for cycling.
Feel free to contact us.
|08:30 a.m.||Departure from hotel / port of Heraklion or AgiosNikolao.s|
|09:30 a.m.||Arrival at Lassithi, Visit at Vidiani Monastery.|
|10:00 a.m.||Visit at DiktaionAdron, Cave of Zeus.|
|11:00 a.m.||Cycling at Lassithi plateau.|
|13:00 p.m.||Lunch in the taverna, local specialties will be served.|
|14:00 p.m.||Departure from Lassithi, end of tour.|
|15:00 p.m.||The clients will be in their accommodation.|
Distance : 29 km
Min. elevation : 812 m
Max elevation : 875 m
Elevation ascent : 265 m
Elevation descent : 379 m
Difficulty : easy tour
Type : Family tour
Our guided tour includes:
The following are NOT included in our price: