8 Days Self – Guided Cycling Tour in Messinia, Peloponnese.
About this holiday
If you are looking for a biking holiday that includes extraordinary beaches with incomparable blue waters, soft weather, summertime relaxation and all these combined with culture and beautiful landscapes, then you just found it! Your destination is Messinia, in the south-west part of Peloponnese, one of the most beautiful parts of Greece!
You will take an 8-day tour along the coast beginning from Kalamata, the famous seaside capital of Messinia. Riding among the beautiful settlemets, well known for their great medieval Castles like Methoni, Koroni and Pylos, you will end up in Kalo Nero on the west coast. The route is easy enough and you don’t have to be extremely fit to make it. In addition, you will have plenty of opportunities to make a stop and admire the Greek nature, try the local food and drinks or take a deep experience about Greece and the Greek way of living in the blessed Messinian land!
During this trip, you will cycle on your own without the presence of a guide. We will provide to you all necessary equipment, maps(in printed form or gps) and information about the routes and points of interest so you can easily take the tour. In addition, we will take care of the transportation of your luggage so you will find them in the next hotel when you arrive. In this way, you will be totally independent and free to cycle any time you wish (morning or afternoon), make a stop anywhere you want(beaches, archaeological sites, taverns etc) and spend there as much time you prefer. At the same time, we provide 24h hotline in case of emergency. Just give us a call and we will find the best way to help if anything occurs!
Responsible travel holiday
Responsible travel is a new way of travelling for all those who prefer authenticity of experiences, life and culture instead of mass tourism. It’s about respecting and benefiting local people and the environment – but it’s about far more than that. Responsible travel is about bringing you closer to local cultures and environments by involving local people in tourism. It’s about doing this in a fair way that helps ensure that they will give you an even warmer welcome. For example, a local guide from the destination will open your eyes to their cultures and ways of life far better than an expat guide could ever do.
The responsible travelers want to get a little bit more out of their travels, and to give a little bit back to the special places and people that they encounter. They want deeper and more real travel experiences. The responsible traveler values authenticity – experiences integral to local people’s traditions, cultures and rituals – rather than those created for tourism, or those whose existing meanings and uses have become lost as they have been packaged up for tourism.
Choosing our holidays, you choose responsible holidays. One of our biggest concerns is to secure that tourism will not affect negatively our area in ecological and also socio-cultural way, and also that the locals will mostly benefit from your travel. Our company which is the organizer and operator of this package is local-based, all our employees are locals and the overwhelming majority of the hotels that we cooperate with are owned by locals too.
In this trip, you will be given printed material about how to apply maximum responsibility during your holidays. We also, as a company, offer €5 per person for the environment, for offsetting the carbon emissions caused by this trip. This money are going to be used, in cooperation with the local Forestry Office, the Greek Climbing Club of Tripoli and the Tripoli Ecologist Club, for reforestation in our mountains, that have been hit by great fires in the summer of 2007.