Motorbike Tour in Crete
The Motorbike tour in Crete gives the opportunity to participants to explore the central and east part of the island in 7 days. The program below is recommended for both experienced and amateur driver.
Starting&Ending point: Iraklio
Total Klm (apprx): 800 klm (150 offroad)
Motorbike tour in Crete program
First day of this motorbike tour we will head to the centre of Iraklio prefecture and the village Kastamonitsa, where we will have our first short break and a morning coffee. From there a dirty track will lead us to the plateau of Lassithi and then the smaller plateau Limnakaro, where we will admire the sloppy hills of Lassithi mountains. After a short break, we will head to plateau of Katharo where a magnificent road will lead in the village of Kritsa where we will have our lunch. Then we will wonder in the forest of Kroustas, before we go down the hill and reach the main road to the city of Agios Nikolaos where we will spend the night.
Today we will leave behind the north sea to climb to mountain Thripti. Our first stop will be the village of Kato Chorio from where a road will lead us to the village of Thripti. Mountain Thripti is just above the village and the road to the top is a unique experience for on-off bikers. At the top of the mountain (1450m.) we will have the chance to see to all the directions of the horizon with a simple 180 degrees turn of our body. We will continue to the village Oreino and the villages Stavrochori, Agios Stefanos before we reach the Libyan sea and Makrygialos where we will spend the night.
First stop in the morning for this motorbike tour will be the city of Ierapetra and then the village of Myrtos, where an off-road track will lead us to the village Arvi. From there we will head north to Kato Symi where the adventure will begin. First we will pass the plateau of Lappathos and then the plateau of Omalos where the silence is amazing. After we exit the plateau we will reach Embaros village and we will go south to our final destination; Tsoutsouras.
Our motorbike tour will take an off-road route and reach the monastery of Saint Nikitas. Now he have entered the Asterousia mountains, the place with the best off-road tracks in Crete. After the monastery we will head to Moni Koudouma Beach, Kapetaniana, Agios Ioannis beach and finally Tripiti beach. Our final destination where we will spend the night is Lentas.
Today we will have a relaxed day as we will start from Lentas to Kaloi Limenes and then to the famous Matala and Komos beach. Aftert that we will head up south to reach Faneromeni lake and Zaros village.
From Zaros we will start a small adventure again and we will pass through the south foothills of Psiloritis mountain where an amazing off-road ride will lead us to Skinakas mountain (1700m) and the plateau of Nida. After our lunch in Anogia village we will head north to Marathos from where another beautiful track to take us to Fodele village from where we will return back to Iraklio to end this motorbike tour, after we make a small stop at the picturesque village Ahlada.
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