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Breathtaking Motorcycle Tour Greece

This is a breathtaking touring experience around Peloponnisos, “The Island of King Pelops” considered to be the mythical inspirer of the Ancient Olympic games. Travel through paved country roads from shores to mountains, from sea cliffs and sandy beaches to canyons and gorges, through beautiful seaside and mountainous villages; from east to west through the deep Mani to Ancient Messini and Olympia up Mount Menalos and the temple of Epicurius Apollo to the 3000-year-old Ancient Mykines.

Key information

  • Terrain: paved roads
  • Bike: rental bike ( Indian Chieftain)
  • Mileage: 1100 kilometers / 684 miles
  • Daily rides: 160 kilometers / 100 miles
  • Riding gear: included: rain wear; available to rent: helmets and jackets
  • Meals: all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners


  • Starts and ends in Athens
  • Stop at the mythical Ancient Mykines
  • Visit the Nafplio and the amazing water Caves of Dyros
  • Cross the famous Corinth canal Isthmus and have a swim at Plaka’s little fishing port
  • Ride to the cliff hanging Monastery of Saint Eloni and tip of Mani, Cape Teneron
  • Easy riding through the prettiest highway of Peloponnisos
  • Discover the sanctity of Ancient Olympia
  • 8 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 riding days
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Your accommodations will be in four-star hotels (where available).


Legendary Rides has planned the schedule to get the most out of the seven days tour in Peloponnisos. Most, of course, does not refer to the amount of riding kilometers or miles per day but to experiencing the most in a day and always at a relaxed and pleasant pace.

Day 1: Athens

Today is your arrival day and and you will have a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Athens to Nafplio (171 kilometers / 106 miles / 2 hours and 30 minutes)

  • Highlights: Corinth canal, Ancient Theater of Epidavros, Old Town Nafplio

You will pick up your Chieftains from Legendary Rides offices and ride to Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. You will cross the famous Corinth canal Isthmus, separating Peloponnisos from mainland Greece to continue on scenic coastal roads to the unique Ancient Theater of Epidavros.

You will lunch in the picturesque seaport village of Palea Eidavros and in the evening you will visit and dine in the lovely Old town of Nafplio.

Day 3: Nafplio to Monemvasia (206 kilometers / 125 miles / 4 hours)

Starting from Nafplio, you will take the beautiful scenic eastern coastal road to Leonidio where you will lunch and have a swim at Plaka’s little fishing port. Next you will ride through a scenic narrow gorge to the cliff hanging Monastery of Saint Eloni.

Then you will continue your ascent to Kosmas at 1150 meters altitude and enjoy a coffee break under the huge old plane trees of the village square. After, its old downhill to Monemvasia where you will dine in the amazing historical hidden castle city of the “Rock.”

Day 4: Monemvasia to Marmari (167 kilometers / 103 miles / 4 hours)

Fresh morning start and off you ride through a lovely brand new scenic road for lunch in the old port of Gytheio. From there you will start your descent to Mani, the middle peninsula of the Isle of Morea.

You will first ride from the sun rising side (east coast) to Cape Teneron, the tip of Mani and South Eastern mainland Europe. Secluded Marmari will be your destination for the evening, right on the beach - a swim not to be missed!

Day 5: Marmari to Kalamata (137 kilometers / 85 miles / 3 hours)

  • Highlights: Gerolimenas, Dyros caves, Kardamyli

An early morning swim would be inviting, before starting your ascent from the sun setting side of Mani (west coast). A stop for coffee and cake in Gerolimenas bay will give you time to absorb all the wild nature of Mani, before you continue your ride and visit to the amazing water Caves of Dyros (weather permitting).

Your ascent on beautiful coastal Mani goes on to reach the seaside village of Kardamyli for a late lunch. Your final destination will be the beach front of Kalamata.

Day 6: Kalamata to Ancient Olympia (141 kilometers / 88 miles / 4 hours and 10 minutes)

  • Highlights: Ancient Messini, Kyparissia beach, Ancient Olympia

You will start your cultural day with a ride to Ancient Messini. You will be amazed by the size and restoration works, which are still going on, on this unique location, still unknown to the vast public. This is considered by experts a most beautiful Archaeological site not to be missed.

You will have lunch at the seaside village of Kalo Nero at the start of the bay of Kyparissia, the longest beach in Europe. A nice afternoon ride to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games, awaits you.

No introductions or descriptions needed. You will enjoy discovering the sanctity of this world-renowned Unesco World Heritage site!

Day 7: Ancient Olympia to Stemnitsa (203 kilometers / 126 miles / 4 hours and 10 minutes)

  • Highlights: Mountains ride, Temple of Epicurius Apollo

Off you start for your mountainous part of the tour. You will ride through beautiful small mountain villages to reach Stemnitsa. A brief stop for a snack and you will continue your ride and ascent up to the stunning temple of Epikourios Apollo, a UNESCO world heritage monument since 1986.

At an altitude of 1130 meters it is by far the highest situated Ancient temple in Greece, with a breathtaking view of the Arcadian mountains and the bay of Kyparisia. Back to Stemnitsa you will ride for dinner and nice evening rest.

Day 8: Stemnitsa to Athens (230 kilometers / 142 miles / 3 hours and 30 minutes)

  • Highlights: Mount Menalos, Elati, Ancient Mykines, Farewell dinner

Brace yourself for your last day of riding through the mountain of Menalos in central Peloponnissos to continue on an easy riding return through the prettiest highway of Peloponnisos. Your last stop will be mythical Ancient Mykines the birthplace of the beautiful Helen of Troy.

The kingdom of Agamemnon, from the Greek Mythology dates from the Bronze Age. It is the oldest on the Isle of Morea, being over 3000 years old. A nice lunch awaits on the outskirts and back you will ride to your hotel in Glyfada to get ready for the farewell dinner!

Day 9: Athens

Today, you will depart from Athens and head home.


Estimated durations or time of riding or evaluations of touring grading (touring or challenging roads) are made on the basis of personal experience of the crew. These will not be considered as hard documented data that apply to all riders.

Each rider has different levels of experience, skills, physical, and mental endurances. For this reasons each individual rider can experience an actual route or the whole tour in a different way. You are kindly requested to evaluate all information given above to your own perception.

Legendary Rides or its crew cannot be held liable if the given information do not match the rider’s personal experiences or perceptions during the tour.


  • The entire route is on paved tarmac roads
  • Most of them are easy touring roads
  • Narrow twisty single lane country roads will be part of your daily ride
  • Sometimes challenging curvy roads will also be encountered
  • You must feel comfortable handling a large Touring motorcycle

Some of the participants enjoy riding as many kilometers as possible in a day, whereas others prefer to arrive early at the hotel to relax and enjoy the amenities before dinner. Legendary Rides chooses to organize the daily rides at a pleasant pace.

The stated riding times do not include breaks, photo stops, site visits, and time spent for lunch. A riding day usually starts around 9:00 a.m., if necessary a little earlier or sometimes even later.

Bike rental deposit

There is a guarantee / security deposit which is actually a reserve on their credit card. The sum is not charged just blocked on their account and automatically released by their bank. The amount for a deposit / guarantee for a guided tour on an Indian Chieftain is 2000 EUR (for simple independent rental its 3000 EUR).

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate and advanced (and their description below)


  • 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


  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions



Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included in your tour price. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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

What's included

  • Indian Chieftain motorcycle rental for seven days
  • 8 nights accommodation in four-star hotels (where available) with breakfast
  • Your tour leader and guide
  • Escort van for baggage
  • Dinners and lunches
  • Gas and tolls
  • All entry fees for sites
  • Road-book, map, and more

What's not included

  • Everything not mentioned above
  • Transport from and to the airport (can be arranged upon request)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Helmets or jackets (50 EUR for duration of tour / rental period)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Transfer from and to the airport is not included in the price. Legendary Rides can arrange transfer from and to the airport upon request. Please contact Legendary Rides for more information.

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.
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Start: Saturday May 21, 2022
End: Sunday May 29, 2022

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