Cycling tours

We have also the possibility to plan with you a route according to the kind of cycling of your preference!

All our bicycles are new, aluminum-made, fully equipped and in great condition. Additionally to the bicycle, you are provided with a helmet and a safety lock.

All our cycling tours is guided tours!

Information / Reservations:

fill the “Request Form” or Tel.+30 28220 22900 / +30 694 7091549 or E-mail: info@balos-travel.com

Rent a bicycle, Kissamos Chania, Crete

Cycling tours

Balos Travel agency organizes cycling tours and bicycle outings creating an alternative tourism trend, aiming at the demonstration of the natural beauty of our area, while at the same time our goal is to raise the visitors’ ecological awareness in conjunction with the promotion of ecotourism and the encouragement of people to show more respect to the environment.

The trip starts from the centre of Kissamos and lasts about 4-5 hours. We head northeast out of the town, coastally at the Kissamos Bay for about 7 km.

We carry on alongshore to the thorp of Nopigia for about 3 km. There we can enjoy the panoramic view of the bay and take the dirt road which leads us to the stone theatre, the church and the beach until the end of the road (Spatha peninsula).

The route is enriched with flowers, herbs and trees, «wild» goats as well as birds of prey.

Price 25 euro – Minimum of persons 4

PROGRAM

–         Morning start (08:00)

–         Duration 4 hours

–         Return around 12:00

 

INCLUDED

–         Guide

–         Bicycle

–         Helmet

–         Personal insurance

–         Traditional Snack

–         Vat & all taxes

 

Details:

TOTAL DISTANCE:  20 km

 

ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Very Low

 

COURSE HOURS:  2-3 hours

 

TOUR HOURS:  4 hours

The trip starts from the centre of Kissamos and lasts about 4 hours. We head east for 10 km on a dirt road among olive trees and rivers. We arrive in the village in which of Potamida do a little bike ride in traditional cafes and homes and the village square.

Then we visit the unique geophysical phenomenon “komolithoi” and take way back from ring road with gardens and olive trees.

Price 25 euro – Minimum of persons 4

PROGRAM

 

–         Morning start (08:00)

–         Duration 4 hours

–         Return around 12:00

 

INCLUDED

–         Guide

–         Bicycle

–         Helmet

–         Personal insurance

–         Traditional Snack

–         Vat & all taxes

Details:

 

TOTAL DISTANCE:  18 km

 

ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Low

 

COURSE HOURS:  2-3 hours

 

TOUR HOURS:  4 hours

We start from our office in the center of Kissamos to the south slightly uphill the village Kounoupitsa. On the hill of Kissamos will admire the bay and the two capes.

We continue our cycling in the village until the tallest place to start a unique downhill  with ending our starting point.

Price 25 euro – Minimum of persons 4

PROGRAM

–         Morning start (08:00)

–         Duration 4 hours

–         Return around 12:00

INCLUDED

–         Guide

–         Bicycle

–         Helmet

–         Personal insurance

–         Traditional Snack

–         Vat & all taxes

 

Details:

 

TOTAL DISTANCE:  12 km

ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Hard

COURSE HOURS:  2 hours

TOUR HOURS:  3 hours

With southeastern direction starts from our office in the center of Kisamou this tour to discover the unique natural landscape of the hinterland.

We pass through many small picturesque villages with olive trees, plane trees, cypress trees, almond trees and colorful gardens while along the way we meet some small chapels.

Price 25 euro – Minimum of persons 4

PROGRAM

 

–         Morning start (08:00)

–         Duration 4 hours

–         Return around 12:00

 

INCLUDED

–         Guide

–         Bicycle

–         Helmet

–         Personal insurance

–         Traditional Snack

–         Vat & all taxes

 

Details:

 

TOTAL DISTANCE:  12 km

ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Hard

COURSE HOURS:  3 -4 hours

TOUR HOURS:  5 hours

The trip starts from the centre of Kissamos and lasts 6 hours. We head southwest from the village Kaliviani among rural roads with olive trees and various crops of the region, rare endemic plants ofCrete, as well as, plants with great aromatic, bee related and cosmetic properties.

After cycling about an hour we reach a high point at the beginning of Cape Korykos (Gramvousa) with panoramic views of the Gulf of Kissamos to our east and Falasarna to our west and theCretan Sea. We continue to a unique 4 km descent until the ancient Falasarna, where a mini tour takes place. We continue to the plain for 5 km and take a swim at one of the unique beaches of the area.

The crystal blue waters, the thick, white sand all along the beach and the beautiful scenery will be unforgettable.

Price 30 euro – Minimum of persons 4

PROGRAM

–         Morning start 08:00

–         Duration 6 hours

–         Return around 14:00

 

INCLUDED

–         Guide

–         Bicycle

–         Helmet

–         Personal insurance

–         Traditional Snack

–         Vat & all taxes

 

Details:

 

TOTAL DISTANCE:  25 km

ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Hard

COURSE HOURS:  3-4 hours

TOUR HOURS:  6 hours

The trip starts from the centre of Kissamos and lasts 6 hours. We head south between Cretan villages in a picturesque natural landscape, to arrive after an uphill path in the historic village Polirinia with panoramic view at 420 meters.

We tour the newest village Polirinia and then in ancient Polirinia which dates from the eleventh century BC. Today it is considered as one of the most important archaeological sites of the area.

Price 30 euro – Minimum of persons 4

PROGRAM

–         Morning start 08:00

–         Duration 6 hours

–         Return around 14:00

 

INCLUDED

–         Guide

–         Bicycle

–         Helmet

–         Personal insurance

–         Traditional Snack

–         Vat & all taxes

 

Details:

 

TOTAL DISTANCE:  25 km

ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Hard

COURSE HOURS:  4-5 hours

TOUR HOURS:  6 hours

We head northwest, out of the town, coastally, and we reach the village of Kalyviani. We carry on for about 11 km admiring the bay of Kissamos, until the end of the road. Then we walk until we reach the stony stairs that will take us to the lagoon of Balos after about half an hour. There will be stops during which can rest and admire the lagoon scenery lying at our feet.

The blue-green waters, the wild beauty and the amazing scenery there is nothing to envy from other exotic destinations. The beauty of Balos is combined with its great diversity of rare plants and small animals which are unique in this part of the world.

Price 30 euro – Minimum of persons 4

PROGRAM

–         Morning start 08:00

–         Duration 6-7 hours

–         Return around 15:00

 

INCLUDED

–         Guide

–         Bicycle

–         Helmet

–         Personal insurance

–         Traditional Snack

–         Vat & all taxes

 

Details:

 

TOTAL DISTANCE:  28 km

ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Hard

COURSE HOURS:  4-5 hours

TOUR HOURS:  6-7 hours

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