Greece Motorcycle Tour - Thessaloniki
OverviewEnjoy a motorcycle tour in Greece - the birth place of democracy and a cradle of civilization. Great BMW motorcycle riding on some of the best motorbike roads in Greece, all topped with traditional food and drinks, history, culture, nature, beaches, relaxation.
Mount Olympus Ride – highest mountain in Greece, home for mythological Greek Gods
Meteora – complex of Greek Monasteries, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Delphi – home of ancient Oracle of Apollo, UNESCO World Heritage site
Athens – birth place of democracy, cradle of civilization
Rio-Antirrio Bridge – ride on the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges, an engineering masterpiece
Tzoumerca National Park – bends for a lifetime
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Day 1, Thessaloniki, Greece
Our English speaking guide staff will welcome you at Thessaloniki Airport. Transfer to the Hotel for your complimentary night. In the evening meat the Team, pick up your motorbike for the next Greek adventure and attend the briefing.
Day 2, Thessaloniki – Karitsa – Mount Olympus – Platamonas
184 km – about 4h20min riding
Start your adventure riding to Karitsa. Visit Dion Archeological Park at the foot at 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. Accommodation on Olympian Bay.
Day 3, Paralia Platamonas – Palaios Panteleimonas - Kastraki – Lamia
310 km – about 5h35 min riding
Morning ride on the winding road of Kato Olympus to Palaios Panteleimonas, a traditional Greek village dating back to 14 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 – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evening in Lamia.
Day 4 , Lamia – Delphi – Livadeia - Athens
275km – about 4h20min riding
Ride to the foot of Mount Parnassos to Delphi – the centre of unity of the ancient Greek World, where the Oracle of Apollo once spoke. Visit the ancient Theatre and the Sanctuary of Apollo and ride to Livadeia. Situated between Mount Parnassos and Elikonas, Livadeia awaits for you with an ancient river, stone bridges, waterfalls and a decor suitable for the nymphs. Accommodation in the capital city Athens, home of the Famous Parthenon. Evening in Athens.
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 evzoni change the guard at Syntagma Square, buy souvenirs in Monastiraki and enjoy a relaxing walk in Athens most beautiful area – Plaka.
Accommodation in Athens.
Day 6, Athens – Corinth – Patras
226 km – about 5h30min riding
Leave Athens and head to the North of Peloponnese Peninsula. Watch the ships making way through the narrow Corinth Canal. With 6.3 km in length, the artificial canal links Corinth Gulf in Ionian Sea to Saronic Gulf in Aegean Sea, separating Peloponnese from the rest of Greece. Visit the Archaeological Park of Ancient Corinth and continue riding along the Gulf of Corinth. Evening in Patras.
Day 7, Patras – Lefkada
245 km – about 5h10min riding
Ride across the famous Rio-Antirrio Bridge - the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges, recognized world-wide as an engineering masterpiece. Continue your Journey to Cape Lefkada, where allegedly, the Greek poet Sappho has hurled herself into the sea from a 30m high cliff. Accommodation on the Island of Lefkada.
Day 8, Lefkada – Arta – Ioannina
225 km – about 4h15min riding
Arta & Ioannina is still synonym with all the wealth of the World. Morning ride to the city of Arta – known for its 13 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 jewellery, traditional or modern design. Accommodation in Ioannina.
Day 9, Ioannina
106 km – about 3hrs riding
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 bended roads that cut through Tzoumerca National Park. Tzoumerca National Park, Peristeri & the Arachthos Canyon is a mountain region close to Ioannina, offering rides through traditional Greek villages, stone bridges, caves and 13 century monasteries built in the mountain rock. Accommodation in Ioannina.
Day 10, Ioanina – Kastoria – Edessa – Thessaloniki
366 km – about 6h40min riding
Ride to Edessa trough Pindus National Park. Edessa is home to Karanos Waterfall – with 70 m 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. Accommodation in Thessaloniki.
Day 11, Thessaloniki
Your Greek Odyssey ends here. Certainly the Oracle in Delphi has already shared with 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.
Inclusions for Greece Motorcycle Tour
Services of a ride leader on a motorbike
Services of a mechanic
Services of a support vehicle to carry luggage, spares, etc.
First aid kit
Daily briefing and map package
Very good 3* and 4* hotels
10 breakfasts and 2 dinners
Motorcycle hire, Top box for daily personal use, Motorcycle third party liability insurance
Return airport transfers
Exclusions for Greece Motorcycle Tour
Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost.
Most of the meals
Road taxes and tolls
Repair and/or recovery costs to the motorcycle for loss or damage caused by negligence or failing to heed ride leaders directive
Medical costs – it is a pre-requisite that all clients have comprehensive medical insurance that covers for riding a motorcycle over 650cc in foreign countries
Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
Personal spending money
The tourist attractions are mentioned as recommendations only and are not included in the price.
Please note that for a support vehicle to be provided a minimum of 5 travellers will be required.
- If you cancel between 0 days To 31 days before scheduled tour departure, the cancellation charge will be 100%
- If you cancel between 31 days To 61 days before scheduled tour departure, the cancellation charge will be 50%
- If you cancel between 61 days To 89 days before scheduled tour departure, the cancellation charge will be 10%
- If you cancel between 89 days To 360 days before scheduled tour departure, the cancellation charge will be 5%
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.