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E-Bike Tour Ancient Messene Way

Highlights

  • Introduction and Safety Briefing: Meet your guides, get acquainted with the electric mountain bikes, and receive a safety briefing at the Ancient Messene parking lot.
  • Scenic Viewpoint: Ride down a gravel road to a viewpoint overlooking the ancient city of Messene, with a historical narration from your guide.
  • Exploring Andromonastiro Monastery: Visit the 13th-century fortified monastery, explore its frescoes and Byzantine architecture, and enjoy a picnic under the mulberry trees.
  • Ride to Ancient Messene Walls: Ascend to the ancient city walls, adjusting the electric bike's assistance to enjoy the climb, and explore the formidable fortifications with spectacular views.
  • Final Descent and Farewell: Cycle back to the starting point on a quiet road, reflecting on the journey, and say goodbye to your guides with lasting memories of the adventure.
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Beschreibung

The place

The site of ancient Messene or Messini lies in a fertile valley approximately 30 km away from Kalamata. Picturesquely situated on a hillside the remains of this vast ancient city are one of Greece’s best-preserved archaeological sites and one of the most beautifully situated. E-Bike Tour Ancient Messene Way ,our guided e-bike tour here, is a journey at the surrounding hidden gems of the ancient site inside a unique lush landscape. Your e-bike takes all the effort out of the ride, so you can absorb the awe-inspiring atmosphere of this Greek paradise. Additionally, once here one can enrich the overall experience with a self-guided tour inside the ancient city to get the full picture and the maximum experience of this amazing place.


The activity

Meet your guides at the parking lot of the Ancient Messene site. Start with a quick introduction to the use of electric mountain bikes and a safety briefing. Then ride down a gravel road next to the ancient site and the surrounding green hills. Your first stop is to see the ancient city from a viewpoint overlooking the whole site and to hear your guide as he narrates the history behind what you see. As you further descend through the valley you encounter Centurian olive trees surrounding little villages with quiet roads. Afterwards, the trail takes you to your next stop the fortified monastery of the “Andromonastiro” a magnificent medieval structure dating back to the 13th century featuring fascinating frescoes, atmospheric vaulted ceilings, and beautiful Byzantine charm.

A visit here to explore the fort is an experience to remember. Here, there is a great opportunity to taste a delightful picnic under the mulberry trees of the Monastery. The next stop is at the walls of the ancient Messene through a paved road that ascends gradually. Thanks to the electric bikes we can adjust the effort we put in, and save some energy to enjoy all the beautiful scenery! Park the bikes next to one of the main wall Gates and explore the towers. These colossal walls are astounding thick, formidable fortifications that protected the ancient city from invasion. The view over the ancient city, the surrounding valleys, and Messinian Bay is spectacular. After stretching your legs, you cycle down the last section on a quiet road back to the Ancient Messene parking where we started. Here we say goodbye and depart with memories that will last forever.

Source: Explore Messinia

What's Included

Included

  • HaiBike hard tail e-Bikes
  • High Quality Gear: Helmet, Bike bags
  • Professional Cycling leader, First aid certified
  • Eco friendly, cultural and educational guiding
  • Picnic with freshly baked bread, handpicked vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, local cheese and fruits of the season
  • Photographs from the trip
  • All taxes


Not Included

  • Water (please bring your own full bottle of water)
  • Transfer to meeting point
  • Tip or gratuity
  • Hotel pick up / drop off upon request.
Source: Explore Messinia

Additional Information

Meeting time: 8:30

Meeting point: Ancient Messene Parking

Duration: 4 hours including breaks

Difficulty: Easy with a few moderate parts

Suitability: Family friendly, Group friendly, Couples, Youth, Kids over 10 years old


Know before you book E-Bike Tour Ancient Messene Way

Activity requirements:

– Some Previous experience

– Knowing how to ride a bike efficiently in gravel and smooth dirt roads required for this activity.

– Relatively good physical condition

– Parental accompaniment is required for minors to take part in this activity.

– A written waiver form is compulsory to be filled in before taking part in this activity.


Details:

Terrain: Mixed mainly on flat terrain with a few short climbs

Distance: 15 – 25 km

Total Elevation: 200m – 400m

Duration: 4 hours with breaks

Skill level: Intermediate

Route distance and total elevation details are adjusted on group’s skills and abilities.


Know before you go

What to bring with you:

– Bottle of water (A reusable bottle helps in minimizing plastic waste)

– Any medication you may be on

– Hiking or runner shoes (avoid open shoes, sandals or flipflops)

– Comfortable clothes according to weather conditions

– Hat or beanie, sunglasses, sunblock

– Small backpack (optional)

Source: Explore Messinia

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