This relaxing but captivating gentle cycling holiday is a sophisticated spin on the Greek seaside escape. Explore the vibrant culture and breathtaking coastal landscape of Greece's Peloponnese region with stays in luxury boutique hotels overlooking the azure sea.

From the delightful Old Town of Kalamata enjoy a string of picturesque coastal villages with their winding streets from Kardamili to Elea, relishing the authentic charm and a rich heritage with the laid-back vibe of the Peloponnese. Cool off on a gentle boat ride through the caves at Diros, savour local cuisine and captivating history and love the characterful boutique hotels that are yours along the way with pools and invariably beaches too. What a spin!

Holiday details



from £2,445 per person

Based on two people sharing a room

What’s included?

Transfers to and from Athens and E bikes.  See what’s included as standard


7 nights

Start & Finish

Starts and ends in Athens. Available April, May and September to December



Three 4 star, two 5 star hotels and a traditional guesthouse. Most hotels have a pool and are on the coast. Hotels may be different from those listed in November and December.

Holiday type


This tour is priced without a guide and you are free to explore on your own.  If you would like a guide for part or all of your trip, we are happy to provide a knowledgeable, local guide

Activity level

Gentle cycling (2) More info...

Electric bikes

E bikes are provided as standard on this tour


5 days of cycling 9-23 miles (14-35 km) and 1 day of optional cycling 13 miles (21 km)


Some hills


10% with very low traffic on the rest


  • A support driver on cycling days if needed

Itinerary day-by-day


  1. 1. Day one

    Arrive KALAMATA

    Welcome to Kalamata, a charming coastal city nestled in the heart of Greece's beautiful Peloponnese region! After your transfer from Athens, spend a day exploring this captivating destination, and you'll discover a perfect blend of history, natural beauty, and delectable cuisine. Stroll through the vibrant streets of the Old Town, with its traditional architecture, quaint shops and impressive Castle offering panoramic views of the city and the sparkling Aegean Sea. As the birthplace of the renowned Kalamata olives, enjoy a culinary journey of authentic Greek flavors at local tavernas, where you can savour mouth-watering dishes paired with regional wines.

  2. 2. Day two


    Embark on your cycling adventure through the stunning natural beauty of the Peloponnese heading for the fishing harbour of Kardamili along picturesque coastal roads with breathtaking sea views. The pedal is easy and traffic is light. Once in Kardamili, visit the historic Castle, a medieval fortress perched on a hilltop and wander through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, with its traditional stone houses adorned with colourful flowers. Don't miss the Church of Agios Spyridon, an iconic landmark with its distinctive bell tower and indulge in local delicacies - the fresh seafood being a particular highlight. Your hideaway stay overlooks the azure sea with spectacular sunsets.

    21 miles (34kms)

  3. 3. Day three


    On your way to Areopoli today, you delve into the rich history of the Peloponnese. Pedalling through olive groves and along rugged cliffs, you'll be tracing the footsteps of a significant chapter in Greek history. Areopoli holds a special place in the annals of the Greek revolution against the Ottomans, as it was here that the sparks of rebellion were first ignited. The town's Tower of Mavromichalis stands among its winding streets as a testament to the courage and determination of the revolutionaries. You stay here for the next 2 nights with time to chill in the library and pool.

    23 miles (37 km)

  4. 4. Day four


    Today’s circular bike and boat adventure takes you to the captivating Diros Caves. Begin your excursion with a scenic bike ride through the picturesque countryside, pedalling along winding roads that offer glimpses of the rugged beauty of the Peloponnese. Hop aboard a boat and glide along the calm waters, immersing yourself in a subterranean realm adorned with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites. Return to your hotel for a 2nd night.

    Optional 13 miles (21 km)

  5. 5. Day five


    Pedalling away from Areopoli, you'll be captivated by the rugged beauty of the coastline, with sparkling turquoise waters stretching out before you. With almost no traffic you reach Skoutari, a hidden gem nestled along the coast. Explore the charming village and relax on your hotel's pristine beach with its crystal-clear waters or in the freshwater pool. For nature enthusiasts, the nearby Skoutari Lake offers a tranquil retreat, perfect for birdwatching and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

    20 miles (30km)

  6. 6. Day six


    A short hop today to Gytheio, allows you time to relax in this picturesque coastal town. Visit the iconic Gytheio Lighthouse and wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town, discovering traditional stone houses and charming squares. Make your way to the vibrant central square, surrounded by neoclassical buildings and filled with a lively atmosphere. Explore the archaeological site of ancient Gythion, where remnants of ancient civilizations whisper stories of the town's rich history. Soak up the sun on the inviting beaches and around your hotel pool.

    9 miles (15 km)

  7. 7. Day seven


    Your final day sees you riding along a marvellous cycling route to Elea, where the famous Spartan river Eyvrotas meets the sea, creating a fertile delta with exceptional olive groves. The journey culminates in the picturesque village of Elea, offering an authentic and charming atmosphere. Explore the village's traditional stone houses, enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding hills, and savour the region's culinary delights. Your last stay overlooks the bay with the option of swimming in your hotel’s pool or the sea. What a relaxing holiday!

    22 miles (33 km)

  8. 8. Day eight


    Bid farewell to the Peloponnese as we return you to Athens for your onward journey. We might even throw in a nice stop along the way, as it's a few hours journey back to the capital.