Olympus Biking Day Tour
If you are tired of seeing Greece’s beauties from the bus and want to experience the country through a more alternative way than we have the right solution for you: a biking and hiking day tour at Mt. Olympus! Grab your friends and family and join the adventure of exploring the wonders of Mt. Olympus on bikes.
Mount Olympus is the tallest mountain in Greece and is locals’ favourite location for biking and hiking activities. The nature and the environment itself, is very well preserved and taken care of. Mt. Olympus is world-renowned to be the home of ancient Greek Gods because the surrounding landscape looks like it was taken right out of a fairy tale. We believe there is no better way to spend a nice sunny day than biking at Olympus. The fresh water springs and glorious views from the mountain will definitely revitalize your senses.
Make your stay in Greece more exciting by exploring the country’s wonders while biking with your friends. Even if you did not plan on visiting Mt. Olympus because you are staying in Thessaloniki, don’t worry – the transportation will be arranged to pick you up from Thessaloniki’s city center. This biking day tour activity allows you to book small and intimate groups of you and your friends, with a limit of up to 5 people. If are travelling alone, this is a perfect opportunity to make new biking friends! The bike tour is kids friendly so don’t hesitate to bring your little ones. Even though the location of the biking activity is on the mountain, the terrain is not too difficult and only average physical fitness is required. We want you to enjoy biking in Olympus to the fullest in this relaxed and carefree activity. At the end of the tour you will receive the photographs of the journey that you can cherish forever.
Itinerary of the Olympus Biking Day Tour
Departure from Thessaloniki
The departure from Thessaloniki is at 9 a.m. towards Mt Olympus. We start the tour with a visit to the Old Monastery of St. Dionysios which is located on the slopes of Olympus, next to the Enipeas river. There we are going to be guided in the sites of the Monastery with the magnificent Christian art, and after that we are going to descend into the trail that is part of the E4 European path. This is the starting point of our hike to “Prionia” trailhead. The hike is around 2 hours walking next to natural pools and falls, after which you will have some free time to rest and eat.
Biking to Litochoro
Our little adventure continues as we cycle our way to Litochoro village overlooking the Enipeas gorge. The road on which you will cycle varies from dirt road (1km) to paved road (16,5km). The terrain, besides being surrounded with mesmerizing landscape, is mostly downhill. At the view point “Zilnia” there will be nice opportunity for pictures.
Arrival to Thessaloniki
We will end the biking tour at the foot of Mt. Olympus, on a coffee shop next to the river Enipeas. There, you will be given free time to rest and recap your experience while the organizing team arranges the equipment in the car. Afterwards, you will be returned to your starting location in Thessaloniki arriving back in the city at 7 p.m.
- Transportation to and from Thessaloniki
- Support vehicle (with first-aid kit, bicycle repair kit, water and snacks)
- Certified guides
- Water bottle
- Bicycles and helmets
- Children’s bicycle
- Children’s seat
- Complimentary photos
- Length of the tour is 2.5 km on foot and 17.5 km by bicycle
- Total elevation: Up 750m / Down 1,340m
- Hiking and cycling clothing suitable for the season
- Towel and swimwear (whoever wants to swim in the natural pools)
- It’s advisable to carry with you a small backpack for a few belongings that you consider necessary during the routes, like windproof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, mobile phone etc.
- The 5th person travels in seat of limited comfort (back seats have less space for legs)
- This tour requires a minimum of 3 people to operate