An e-Biking ride through Kalamata’s ancient olive grove, and a picnic lunch flavored with extra virgin olive oil.

Kalamata’s surroundings are occupied by a vast olive grove with trees outnumbering the residents of the city. The olive grove is so close and yet so far from the city surrounded by traffic-free cycling routes and beautiful nature. Our guided e-bike tour here is a journey through one of the world’s best olive-producing regions and a sensational adventure exploring a unique lush landscape. Moreover, the electric bikes will allow you to pedal effortlessly so that you can fully enjoy the beauty of the area. Finishing with a richly flavorsome picnic lunch seasoned with some of the finest extra virgin olive oil, this is an e-bike tour that will linger in your memory long after you’ve left the region.

Your ride starts at Explore Messinia’soffice in the city center of Kalamata where you meet your bike guide. Your e-bikes are here ready to adjust them to your size. You get a safety briefing and a short instructions course on the route and you are ready to set off. You enter the heart of the Kalamata olive grove with naturally carved trunks of centennial trees. The route runs along cycle paths, dirt roads, and secondary paved roads. The bike ride returns to the city’s railway park, an outdoor museum of great interest, for the added reason that it is the only one of its kind in Greece. Here you will have the chance to indulge in our delicious picnic lunch. Starting with the basics of extra virgin olive oil tasting you will have the opportunity to learn more about this local produce and definitely love it while pairing it with freshly baked bread, olives, local cheese andfresh vegetables. To complete a super fun day the tour will end with a glass of wine or a soft drink for the younger riders.

 

Meeting time: 8:30 a.m.

Meeting point: Explore Messinia Office

Duration: 4 hours including breaks

Difficulty: Easy with a few moderate parts

Suitability: Family friendly, Group friendly, Couples, Youth, Kids over 12 years old

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Details

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

Distance: 15 – 25 km

Total Elevation: 200m – 400m Duration: 4 hours

Skill level: Intermediate

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

Activity requirements

– A minimum number of 2 participants is required for this activity to take place.
– Some Previous experience is required
– Knowing how to ride a bike efficiently in gravel and smooth dirt road is required for this activity.
– Good physical and mental 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.

Includes:

– 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, homemade olive oil, local cheese and fruits
– A glass of wine or a soft drink
– Initiation to Olive Tasting
– Photographs from the trip
– Liability insurance
– All taxes

Excludes:

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

Upgrades + Discounts

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

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What to bring with you:

– Bottle of water (1,5 litre per person)
– Any specific medication you are on
– Hiking or runner shoes (avoid open shoes, sandals or flip-flops)
– Comfortable clothes according to weather conditions
– Hat or beanie, sunglasses, sun block
– Small backpack