Crete has long been a popular haunt of cyclists. The hilly mountainous tarmac roads seem to be a great favourite. Cycle touring may not be the mass recreation that it is in a lot of European areas - increasing traffic volume and speed have seen to that, but the regions of Crete are a perfect base for mountain biking and cycling. Whether you are a weekend rider, cross-country biker or an adrenalin addict. A guided bike trek is the perfect thing for you and your family. 


Most of the minor road network is free of any but light local traffic, and even that can be left behind with a mountain bike. Coastal, hill and mountain tracks, old drovers roads, and for the more ambitious forest roads all collaborate to make a awesome mountain biking network, and it is possible to do several days of different routes, from a good home base depending on your ability. Half day and full day tours are available if you can leave your sunbed on the beach or around the pool. You can discover the unspoilt wonders of the island.


Be it mountain villages, rugged coastlines or olive groves and orange orchards, gorges or subtropical Jungle Trails Crete has it all. Don't worry if you think you're not fit enough most tour companies make sure you are transported uphill and you can just enjoy a breezy downhill journey.


For those of you that are serious mountain bikers, Crete will surprise you with a maze of trails - fulfilling any challenge.




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