A ride with electric bikes next to the ruins of Ancient Messene and the surrounding hidden gems.

E-Bike Tour Ancient Messene Way

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.

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

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.

Booking Conditions:

There is a minimum number of 4 participants required for this activity to take place.
Once the minimum required 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:
– 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.

– 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

– 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 (avoid open shoes, sandals or flipflops)
– 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 important. 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 have the knowledge and the skills since your childhood. E-Bike Tour Ancient Messene Way 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, giving 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 giving them the opportunity 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 to 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 are consisted of couples, families and individuals. We can also cater 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. Best way to choose a trip among others is to check which one departs closer from 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 condition for a specific trip.

What happens if the weather is unsuitable?

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

How can I book for a trip?

You can fill up the online booking form at E-Bike Tour Ancient Messene Way 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.