Bike Tour Reviews  Sparta And The Mediterranean Coast


Sparta and the Mediterranean Coast

COUNTRY: Greece

7 nights
4.6/5 (8)
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

4.6/5 (8)
7 nights

Self guided from EUR € 840

Self-guided:
Saturdays: Apr 6 - Oct 26, 2024.

Description:
Explore the beautiful southeast part of Peloponnese, Laconia, with a bike trip that combines the golden Greek beaches with Greek history and culture. Beginning from the famous military city-state of the ancient world, Sparta, you will head south and pass…

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  • Sparta & the Mediterranean Coast
    (5/5) Wendy Walton 1 month ago

    The Quiet Side of Greece

    After the hustle and bustle of Athens so enjoyed our cycling experience in much smaller Greek towns with more of a local atmosphere. The bike company did an outstanding job of route planning, a harder day followed by an easier one with the option to include a rest/ exploring day instead. The local accommodations were varied and all excellent and no issues checking in, sometimes earlier if we finished quicker. The luggage transfer was flawless. The hills and wind made it challenging but still so enjoyable.

    What was the date of your tour?
    April 2024
    How many tours have you completed?
    5
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat harder
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    •  (photo by Wendy Walton)
    •  (photo by Wendy Walton)
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 4/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • (5/5) Sigthrudur Jonsdottir 8 months ago

    Cycling adventure in Greece!

    The trip was great! It is always such a unique experience to cycle and explore new places on bike. The people and the food in Greece is 10 out of 10!!
    Some days were a bit demanding (especially the first day) as we had non electric racers.
    The highligts were Gythio, Monemvasia and the island Elanfonosis, though every village is charming and worth visiting. The cycling paths were non traffical with few exceptions and we find the drivers very polite and gave us enough space. Self guided was not a problem as the app was great and easy to follow.
    As we had the trip in low season it was some times a bit hard to find a place opened for lunch but always managed in the end!
    Hopefully this was only the beginning of cycling in Greece.

    What was the date of your tour?
    Oct 2023
    How many tours have you completed?
    2
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • To Monemvasia (photo by Sigthrudur Jonsdottir)
    • Elanfonosis (photo by Sigthrudur Jonsdottir)
    • Gythio (photo by Sigthrudur Jonsdottir)
    • BikeTours.com staff reply from bozena_kusovac October 23, 2023

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed cycling in Greece and had a memorable trip. Your feedback on the destinations and cycling paths is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back for more Greek adventures in the future! 🚴🇬🇷😊

    • 4/5 Value
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 4/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • (4/5) Dean Ross 9 months ago

    A big slice of Greece

    A great way to explore some of the smaller towns in Greece. There was a little more riding on roads with narrow or no shoulders than we had expected but drivers were generally courteous. We were not advised of a hotel change on the first day the ride which caused some unnecessary confusion.

  • (4/5) Dean Ross 9 months ago

    A big slice of Greece

    A great way to explore some of the smaller towns in Greece. There was a little more riding on roads with narrow or no shoulders than we had expected but drivers were generally courteous. We were not advised of a hotel change on the first day the ride which caused some unnecessary confusion.

  • (5/5) Lisa McInerney 9 months ago

    Loved this trip!

    The perfect way to experience this part of Greece. The staff at BikeTours.com were awesome to work with and everything went as planned when we arrived in Greece. We were very happy with our rental bikes, accommodations, and transfers.

    What was the date of your tour?
    September, 2023
    How many tours have you completed?
    5
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • (5/5) Christine Cardinal May 24, 2023

    Best cycling ever

    The climbs were hard but you are rewarded with breathtaking scenery at the top. Lovely beaches to cool down on the way.

    What was the date of your tour?
    May 13-20
    How many tours have you completed?
    3
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • Ascending the road out of Neapoli on our way to Monemvasia (photo by Christine Cardinal)
    • A well deserved break at the top. (photo by Christine Cardinal)
    • 5/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 3/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • (5/5) Marvin Babcock November 4, 2022

    Beautiful route and perfect overnights.

    Loved this trip. the route was well planned out and we loved the accommodations. Very hilly. One of the four of us had an Ebike, and we all wished we had one. Highly recommend this trip. This was our third Biketours.com trip, and we are looking forward to number four.

    What was the date of your tour?
    May 2022
    How many tours have you completed?
    3
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat harder
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 5/5 Value
    • 3/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 4/5 Ease of navigation
    • 4/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • (4/5) Gary61 October 18, 2019

    Great trip with lots of positive experiences

    This was a great way to see part of Greece. Because of the marathon from Athens to Sparta we had to stay in Misttriss which I thought was more romantic and authentic. Sparta had great Restuarants and the old ruins Sparta are a must to see.

    What was the date of your tour?
    September
    How many tours have you completed?
    10 or more
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 4/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 4/5 Hotels or boat
    • 4/5 Scenery
    • 2/5 Ease of navigation
    • 4/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 4/5 Route selection