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Cycling In East Crete

Cycling in East Crete

If you are a mountain bike lover or healthy living is part of your life, then here’s your place to be. Explore the beautiful prefecture of Lasithi, Crete on our fascinating mountain bike tours in order to learn more about the landscape, culture and the people who inhabit this fantastic Island.

Rent a bike and and discover the beauties of the Cretan mountains and enjoy breathtaking views to special places and history.
Aside from lying on a beach in East Crete, cycling around villages and valleys is one of the best things to do while in Crete. It is cheap, healthy-wise, and enjoyable too! If you want to go for a bicycle trip, try these cycling routes:

– Quiet Roads
– Stunning scenery
– Great road surfaces
– Courteous drivers. The ‘main roads’ in Crete are only that because they join up bigger towns and are a bit wider. Whilst you’ll encounter more traffic they are still pleasurable to ride on and the drivers give you loads of room
– Weather. April temperatures were about 20-25C. Generally speaking April, May, June and October are great for cycling.
– Great food especially fresh fish. From the simple tavernas up in the mountains to the harbour restaurants. The owners are genuinely happy to advise and show off their fresh produce before you buy.
– Friendly people

Palekastro - Karidi - Adravasti - Palekastro
Additional Info
Route Type: Dirt Road 20km & Aspshalt 23km
Starting Point: Palekastro Village
Altitude: 70 – 600 m
Difficulty: Moderate (43km)
Best time: March-May & October-November
Kato Zakros - Deads Gorge
Additional Info
Route Type: Dirt Road 4 km & Asphalt 6 km
Starting Point: Kato Zakros
Altitude: 0 – 200 m
Difficulty: Easy (11km)
Best time: March-May & October-November

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