Ideal for Italians and those Europeans who would like to use the port of Igoumenitsa. The port of Igoumenitsa serves most routes from Italy.
Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki (Epirus to Makedonia cycling tour). Epirus is located in the northwestern part of Greece, between the mountain range of Pindos and the Ionian Sea. Combines impressive mountain landscapes and charming coastal locations. The whole area has many mountains and rivers with beautiful arched bridges. Macedonia … of Alexander the Great, the endless beaches of Halkidiki and the mythical mountain of Olympus. The area with mountain ranges of rare beauty and high-value ecosystems. Impressive waterfalls and thermal baths. Ηistorical museums and traditional stone-built villages. local gastronomy and excellent quality wines. Macedonia is an area worth exploring and this cycling tour will offer you the opportunity. A difficult cycling tour, for experienced cyclists who like mountains and adventure. There will always be an escort car next to you just in case (first aid, water and snacks). Your safety is a priority for us.
Day 1: Upon your arrival in the port of Igoumenitsa we will take you to a safe place for the preparation of bicycles and luggage. After a good breakfast and the unbeatable coffee, we will start for our first route.
Route: Igoumenitsa–> Ioannina The route includes 2 difficult mountains and several hills. The Stone bridges, rivers, and traditional villages of Epirus will give us unique images of beauty. Our final destination is the lakeside town of Ioannina. Free afternoon to explore the old castle, the museums and the cobbled streets of the city.
Day 2: After breakfast, we will visit the cave of Perama the most impressive with stalactites in Greece. After our tour, our route will start from the village of Perama with the end of Konitsa, the largest village from Zagorochoria.Another cycling tour of Epirus exploring the traditional villages, the impressive stone bridges and the rivers.
Route: Ioannina–> Konitsa After a tiring first day, the duration of the current route is shorter but of similar difficulty in the beautiful nature of Epirus.
Day 3: The traditional delicacies of Epirus will give us the right energy we need for the most difficult day of this cycling tour. Starting from the village of Konitsa we will probably head to one of the most beautiful cities of northern Greece, Kastoria. Kastoria is famous as the city of furs. Built amphitheatrically around the lake of Orestiada. The old district of Dolcho, one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods of the city, will enchant you with the majestic mansions of the 17th and 18th century.
Route: Konitsa–>Kastoria Stage of the king!
Day 4: Finally… Relaxation!!! The intermediate day of rest will include a visit to A prehistoric village in Northwestern Greece and the traditional Dolzo area. Moments of relaxation by the ake and Greek delicacies will complete the puzzle of the day.
Day 5: On this day the liquid element is dominant. Leaving behind Lake Orestiada and the picturesque city of Kastoria we will head to Lake Vegoritida. The environment around the lake creates ideal conditions for dozens of bird, fish and animal species. This unique ecosystem dazzles every visitor, filling them with positive energy and the tranquillity of the area. The final destination will be the city of waterfalls Edessa with the picturesque area of Varosi.
Route: Kastoria–>Edessa with a single substantial uphill in the first kilometres and then a long distance from straight and downhill the current route will run.
Day 6: Reaching the end of our cycling tour, the routes are now easy and with a holiday character. So today we cross the prefecture of Pella where Alexander the Great began his dynasty. Great museums and historically important route. Finish in the town of wine Xinomavro, Goumenissa.
Route: Edessa–>Goumenissa easy route with small hills planted with vines. Here you make the variety of xinomavro wine.
Day 7: Everything has a beginning and an end. It does not matter as long as you have lived beautiful moments with friends. The final route to Thessaloniki. The city of good food, and traditional sweets. The city who never sleeps
Route: Goumenissa–>Thessaloniki Easy route taking Greek villages of Macedonia with inhabitants who deal with the land (farmers). Crossing the coastal road of Thessaloniki we will have an end at the white tower and the statue of Alexander the Great.