A mesmerizing guided tour with electric bikes through Navarino Bay’s and Natural Wonders.

E-Bike Tour Navarino Trail

The place

Navarino Bay, cradling the Gialova lagoon, the pristine Voidokilia beach, the Kalamaris waterfall, and the tranquil harbor with the isle of Sphacteria, presents an idyllic blend of nature’s splendor. It holds significance as one of the southernmost wetlands in all of Europe, not just Greece. Housing a plethora of bird species, the habitat of Gialova Lagoon is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Located near Pylos and the fabled Nestor Palace, Navarino Bay boasts the famous omega-shaped Voidokilia beach. Its unchanging beauty and rich ecosystem draw nature enthusiasts from around the world. Enjoy a leisurely journey through this wetland ecosystem and its lesser-known treasures with our guided E-Bike Tour Navarino Trail. Thanks to the e-bike, you can immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of this Greek utopia with minimal effort.

The activity

Meet your guides at the Divari beach near the town of Gialova. Start with a quick introduction to the use of electric mountain bikes and a safety briefing.You’ll then set off on a smooth gravel path, passing through sprawling ancient olive groves as you make your way to the shoreline, finally reaching the Gialova Lagoon, a habitat for 270 species of birds. Your first stop will be at a high point with sweeping views of the entire lagoon, where you’ll listen to your guide recount the rich history. If lucky, you might spot flocks of flamingos reveling in the lagoon’s shallow waters through your binoculars. You’ll continue your journey, cycling down a slim gravel path towards the renowned Voidokilia Beach, a true testament to nature’s beauty.

Your next stop will be at Kalamaris waterfall, located within a verdant hill surrounded by a forest abundant with oak, plane, and pine trees. This lush wetland serves as the perfect spot to relish a picnic filled with local delicacies. Here, you’ll also have the option to go for a swim beneath the cascading waterfall. After a possible invigorating swim, you’ll begin your downhill ride back to the starting point. Here, we’ll part ways, leaving each other with unforgettable memories of our journey.

Meeting time: 8:30

Meeting point: Gialova Lagoon

Duration: 4 hours including breaks

Difficulty: Easy, mostly flat

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

Know before you book E-Bike Tour Navarino Trail

Terrain: Mixed mainly on flat terrain with a few short climbs
Distance: 15 – 25 km
Total Elevation: 50m – 100m
Duration: 4 hours
Skill level: Intermediate
Route distance and total elevation details are adjusted on group’s skills and abilities.

Booking Conditions:
There is a minimum number of 4 participants required for this activity to take place.
Once the minimum is met, bookings from individuals can be accepted.
Are you an individual, a couple, or a group of 3 people?
Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to reserve a place for you and will assist in coordinating your participation should more participants register their interest.

Activity requirements:

– A minimum number of 4 participants for this activity to take place.
– Some Previous experience.
– Knowing how to ride a bike efficiently in gravel and smooth dirt roads is 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.

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

– Water (please bring your own full bottle of water)
– Transfer to meeting point
– Tip or gratuity

Upgrades and discounts:
Private trips available.
Discounts available for families and kids.
Hotel pick up / drop off upon request.

See our terms and conditions

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 (Open shoes, sandals or flipflops are not suitable)
– Comfortable clothes according to weather conditions
– Hat or beanie, sunglasses, sunblock
– Small backpack (optional)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need previous experience?

Yes, the ability to ride a bicycle is required. Even if you do not have previous experience with an e-bike it is necessary to be confident riding a bike. It is suggested to have ridden a bike recently, and not just know the skills since your childhood. The E-Bike Tour Navarino Trail is easy to perform since you have basic cycling skills. All of our trips are about journeying. We cycle at a relaxed pace; we learn on the move and enjoy the natural environment. If you are a group of experienced riders wanting to complete a demanding journey then a private trip would be the best option.

Is this e-biking tour suitable for families with kids?

Absolutely Yes! A cycling trip is a wonderful way for your child to explore the outdoors. There are so many reasons to love a cycling trip with kids. Watching them gain confidence when outdoors, gives them the chance to see places from a different perspective, teaching them about the natural environment.

What is the minimum age for a kid to join this e-biking tour?

Kids from 10 may join a standard group trip or a private trip. We always walk with kids at a relaxed pace allowing them to learn and have fun.

What kind of fitness level do I need to take part?

Relatively good physical condition is required. Keep in mind that the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the journey. We’ll take plenty of breaks and walk at an achievable pace.

What is the size of a group?

From 2 participants up to 12 people on our standard group trips. Most of our groups consist of couples, families and individuals. We can also cater to smaller groups on private trips.

What is the trip best suited for me, how do I choose?

All of our trips are designed to be suitable for everybody. Each one has its own unique characteristics. The best way to choose a trip among others is to check which one departs closer to the place you are staying.

Do you offer private trips?

Yes, we can organize a private tour, standard or tailor-made, just for you, your family or your friends.

Should I book a standard trip or a private trip?

If you are happy to hike with a mixed group or don’t want to spend as much money then booking a standard group trip is the best way to go. Private trips really work best with groups of experienced hikers or groups of friends who want to do something a bit different, would like to do a more advanced journey or just want to have privacy and enjoy the trip just themselves.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, simple, nutritious, and flavorsome, the food is one of the pleasures during our trips. Halfway we make a relaxing stop at a nice place to taste a picnic with freshly baked bread, organic garden-grown fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese.

What route will we take?

We usually perform our tours within a certain route aiming to visit the most beautiful spots each trip has to offer however; your guide is likely to choose an alternative route that suits the conditions on the day and the experience and needs of the group. This is the safest and best way to operate hiking trips.

Where do I park my car?

You can park your vehicle safely and for free near our meeting point. Feel free to ask us about parking conditions for a specific trip.

What happens if the weather is unsuitable?

A hiking trip is either canceled and we return your money or arranged for another day.

How can I book for a trip?

You can fill up the online booking form for E-Bike Tour Navarino Trail or the trip you want to participate.

At Explore Messinia, we are committed to promoting sustainable tourism and preserving the natural beauty of the landscape for future generations. Our e-bike tours embody this green character in several meaningful ways. By using electric bikes, we reduce reliance on fossil fuels, ensuring minimal emissions and a quieter, more eco-friendly way to explore the region.

Firstly, we provide eco-friendly and sustainable equipment. Our e-bikes are designed using high-quality, durable materials intended to have a minimal environmental impact

We strongly encourage all participants to bring a reusable water bottle to minimize the use of plastic throwaways. Hydration is crucial, but it doesn’t have to come at the expense of our planet’s health. Refillable bottles can be topped up before departure to ensure you have ample water for the journey.

Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond equipment and personal habits. We integrate environmental stewardship into our activities. During our tours, guides will provide space and bags for small clean-ups, encouraging participants to help maintain and even improve the condition of the places we visit. We ask everyone to collect any plastic or other debris encountered along the way, ensuring that we leave the locations better than we found them.

By following these sustainable practices, together we can ensure that the stunning landscapes we explore remain undisturbed and that our e-bike tours continue to be eco-friendly and enriching for all.

You can read more about our Sustainability Policy and Code of Conduct here.