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11 Day Best of Greece Guided BMW Motorcycle Tour

Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Central Macedonia, Greece

Exciting Motorcycle Tour in Greece

Enjoy your Greek odyssey to the place that has been the birthplace of democracy and a cradle of civilization. Experience this great motorcycle riding on some of the best motorbike roads in Greece, all topped with traditional food and drinks, history, culture, nature, beaches, as well as relaxation. During the whole journey, you will be accompanied by a ride leader, mechanic, and support vehicle so you don't need to worry about your trip.

Key information

  • Terrain: mix of paved roads and small sections of gravel roads
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW models)
  • Mileage: 2200 kilometers / 1368 miles
  • Daily rides: 106 - 366 kilometers / 66 - 228 miles
  • Shortest ride: 4 hours and 15 minutes
  • Longest ride: 6 hours and 40 minutes
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts and 2 dinners

Meet the guides

Alin
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Thessaloniki
  • Ride to the foot of Mount Parnassos to Delphi
  • Head to Athens, home of the Famous Parthenon
  • Option to take on the bent roads that cut through Tzoumerca National Park
  • Ride to the to the famous complex of Greek monasteries at Meteora
  • Visit Dion Archeological Park at the foot at Mount Olympus
  • Ride across the famous Rio-Antirrio Bridge
  • 10 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


8 riding days
Airport transfer included: Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia"
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Accommodation

During the tour, you will be accommodated for 10 nights at very good three and four-star hotels. One of the hotels is Olympian Bay.

Program

Day 1: Thessaloniki

Your English-speaking guide staff will welcome you at Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" (SKG) and transfer you to your hotel for your complimentary night. In the evening, meet the team, pick up your motorbike for the next Greek adventure, and attend the briefing.

Day 2: Thessaloniki - Karitsa - Mount Olympus - Platamonas, 184 kilometers / 115 miles

Start your adventure riding to Karitsa. Visit Dion Archeological Park at the foot of Mount Olympus. Alexander the Great used to bring offerings to the Gods here, prior to military expeditions. Continue your journey to the home of the mythological Greek Gods. Enjoy a motorbike ride to Greece's highest mountain, Olympus. If the motorbikes would have existed back in the times, the Greek hero Hercules would have ridden one, for sure. Your accommodation is Olympian Bay.

  • About 4 hours and 20 minutes of riding

Day 3: Paralia Platamonas - Palaios Panteleimonas - Kastraki - Lamia , 310 kilometers / 193 miles

Enjoy a morning ride on the winding road of Kato Olympus to Palaios Panteleimonas, a traditional Greek village dating back to 14th century. Continue your journey to the Meteora. Ride to the to the "middle of the sky" to the famous complex of Greek monasteries at Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your evening in Lamia.

  • About 5 hours and 35 minutes of riding

Day 4: Lamia - Delphi - Livadeia - Athens, 275 kilometers / 171 miles

Ride to the foot of Mount Parnassus to Delphi, the center of unity of the ancient Greek world where the Oracle of Apollo once spoke. Visit the ancient theater and the sanctuary of Apollo and ride to Livadeia. Situated between Mount Parnassus and Elikonas, Livadeia awaits you with an ancient river, stone bridges, waterfalls, and a decor suitable for the nymphs. Your accommodation is in the capital city of Athens, home of the famous Parthenon. Spend your evening in Athens.

  • About 4 hours and 20 minutes of riding

Day 5: Athens

Enjoy a rest day in Athens, the city of Gods. You can visit the Acropolis, climb Mount Lycabettus to enjoy a view of the Acropolis at sunset, watch the evzone guard change at Syntagma Square, buy souvenirs in Monastiraki, and enjoy a relaxing walk in Athens' most beautiful area, Plaka. Your accommodation is in Athens.

Day 6: Athens - Corinth - Patras, 226 kilometers / 141 miles

Leave Athens and head to the north of Peloponnese Peninsula. Watch the ships making way through the narrow Corinth Canal. With 6.3 kilometers in length, the artificial canal links Corinth Gulf in the Ionian Sea to Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, separating Peloponnese from the rest of Greece. Visit the archaeological park of Ancient Corinth and continue riding along the Gulf of Corinth. Spend your evening in Patras.

  • About 5 hours and 30 minutes of riding

Day 7: Patras - Lefkada, 245 kilometers / 152 miles

Ride across the famous Rio-Antirrio Bridge, the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge recognized worldwide as an engineering masterpiece. Continue your Journey to Cape Lefkada, where allegedly, the Greek poet Sappho has hurled herself into the sea from a 30-meter high cliff. Your accommodation is on the island of Lefkada.

  • About 5 hours and 10 minutes of riding

Day 8: Lefkada - Arta - Ioannina, 225 kilometers / 140 miles

Arta and Ioannina are still synonyms with all the wealth of the world. Enjoy a morning ride to the city of Arta, known for its 13th-century Byzantine castle and the stone Bridge of Arta with its unique architecture. Stroll the streets of Arta and continue your ride to Ioannina. The city of Ioannina is home to the oldest Byzantine fortress in Greece and famous for its silver and gold jewelry, traditional or modern design. Your accommodation is in Ioannina.

  • About 4 hours and 15 minutes of riding

Day 9: Ioannina, 106 kilometers / 66 miles

You can enjoy a rest day and find out if the saying "Living like the Pasha in Ioannina" still applies or you can live like a motorbike rider and take on the bent roads that cut through Tzoumerca National Park. Tzoumerca National Park, Peristeri, and the Arachthos Canyon are in a mountain region close to Ioannina, offering rides through traditional Greek villages, stone bridges, caves, and 13th-century monasteries built in the mountain rock. Your accommodation is in Ioannina.

  • About 3 hours of riding

Day 10: Ioannina - Kastoria - Edessa - Thessaloniki, 366 kilometers / 228 miles

Ride to Edessa trough Pindus National Park. Edessa is home to Karanos Waterfall, with 70 meters in height. Karanos is the biggest waterfall in Greece. Walk behind the water curtain to enjoy great views of the falling water and the Macedonian fields. Your accommodation is in Thessaloniki.

  • About 6 hours and 40 minutes of riding

Day 11: Thessaloniki

Your Greek odyssey ends here. Certainly, the oracle in Delphi has already shared you visions of your next motorbike adventures. With a lot of memories and Greek souvenirs, say goodbye to Greece and catch your flight back home.

Intermediate

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Guides

Alin Todea

Location

The motorbike tour starts and ends in Thessaloniki, Greece. During your journey, you will ride to Karitsa, Mount Olympus, Platamonas, Palaios Panteleimonas, Kastraki, Lamia, Delphi, Livadeia, Athens, Corinth, Patras, Lefkada, Arta, Ioannina, Kastoria, and Edessa. However, the highlights of the tour include:

  • Mount Olympus ride - the highest mountain in Greece and home for mythological Greek Gods
  • Meteora - complex of Greek monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Delphi - home of ancient Oracle of Apollo, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Athens - birthplace of democracy and cradle of civilization
  • Rio-Antirrio Bridge - the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge recognized worldwide as an engineering masterpiece
  • Tzoumerca National Park - bends for a lifetime

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Buy souvenirs in Monastiraki
  • Climb Mount Lycabettus to enjoy a view of the Acropolis at sunset
  • Enjoy a relaxing walk in Athens most beautiful area, Plaka
  • Explore Ioannina
  • Visit the Acropolis
  • Watch the evzone guard change at Syntagma Square

What's included

  • Motorcycle tour with services of a ride leader on a motorbike
  • Services of a mechanic
  • Daily briefing and map package
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Services of a support vehicle to carry luggage, spares, etc. (minimum of 5 travelers)
  • First-aid kit
  • Top box for daily personal use
  • Motorcycle third-party liability insurance

What's not included

  • Most of the meals
  • Gasoline
  • Beverages
  • Road taxes and tolls
  • Parking fees
  • Visas
  • Traffic fines
  • Repair and / or recovery costs to the motorcycle for loss or damage caused by negligence or failing to heed ride leader's directive
  • Medical costs
  • Other activities
  • Flights
  • Personal spending money
  • Tourist attractions (recommendations only)
  • Jacket, pants, helmets, boots, gloves (available for rent)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" (SKG). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Adventure Motorcycle Tours and Rentals will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" Airport transfer included: Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
11 days / 10 nights
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Availability

Start: Tuesday September 14, 2021
End: Friday September 24, 2021

Pricing information
  • Single supplement surcharge - 579 EUR
  • Pillion - 2,229 EUR
  • The prices are based on eight riders traveling together. Should the number of riders change, the prices may alter.

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