Heraklion Bike tours

Our most recommended Heraklion Bike tours

Heraklion: Ecobike Sightseeing Tour with Greek Meze

1. Heraklion: Ecobike Sightseeing Tour with Greek Meze

Head to the meeting point and get kitted out with the necessary bike gear while listening to a safety briefing. When you’re ready, hit the road with your local guide and set off on your sightseeing adventure. Glide alongside the city’s imposing Venetian Walls as you make your way to Koules Fortress. Hop off your bike to take some photos of this impressive landmark and learn about its history. From here, ride into the Old Town district to see monuments of the Second World War as well as some of the city’s more modern sights. Pass by the city’s Orthodox church and mosque next, and learn about the influence of religion in Heraklion. You’ll also get a better insight into the city’s history with the Ottoman Empire. Later, cycle thorough the narrow streets of Iakkos and soak up views of this picturesque neighborhood. Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy some delicious Greek meze and learn about traditional cuisine. Finally, stop at one of the city’s ancient markets before heading back to the meeting point where the tour ends.

Heraklion: Ecobike Tour with Food tasting

2. Heraklion: Ecobike Tour with Food tasting

Enjoy an e-bike tour with Cretan food tasting in Heraklion, Crete with a guide. Discover Heraklion's highlights as well as lesser-known corners as you learn about the characters who have shaped the city that you see today. Visit some locally loved hangouts where regional food and drinks await. Head to the meeting point and get kitted out with the necessary bike gear while listening to a safety briefing. When you’re ready, hit the road with your local guide and set off on your sightseeing adventure. Start the day with a traditional Greek coffee after meeting with a local food guide in the square of Pancretan stadium. Then, ride towards the city of Heraklion, stopping at an ideal spot for photos, followed by a sample of local mezes (small dishes) in a traditional tavern. Tuck into a midday meal at a tavern while enjoying sea views. Try the sweetest Loukoumades (fried dough dessert). Experience both the Mediterranean and Cretan sides of Greek cuisine. Meet locals, from the tavern owners to local farmers. Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, savor some delicious Greek meze and learn about traditional cuisine. Finally, stop at one of the city’s ancient markets before heading back to the meeting point where the tour ends.

Heraklion: E-bike Tour through Villages with Wine and Lunch

3. Heraklion: E-bike Tour through Villages with Wine and Lunch

Join a guided day trip from Heraklion to Dafnes, one of the major wine-growing regions of Crete. After a transfer to Dafnes, discover the history of the area with a biking tour that takes you past vineyards and olive groves. Savor the rich flavors of the local cuisine along with wine. Meet your guide in front of the Pancretan Stadium in Heraklion and jump aboard a car for a drive to Dafnes. Upon arrival, enjoy breakfast on a terrace, followed by a safety briefing for your e-bike. Follow your guide to the center of Crete, riding over hills through vineyards, olive groves, and rural roads with little traffic. On the way, visit the Roman tombs in the village of Agios Thomas. Next, stop at the Saint George Monastery. Then, head to your final destination, the Yannis Tavern in the village of Kyparissi where a wine tasting awaits the thirsty e-bikers. Finally, after working up an appetite, tuck into a delicious lunch accompanied by unlimited wine and shots. Enjoy a convenient pickup by a minibus for the return trip to Heraklion.

Heraklion: Ecobike Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Heraklion: Ecobike Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover Heraklion from the seat of an e-bike on a guided tour. Ride through the city center and see the town's top sights, taste a variety of local mezes, and enjoy different types of Cretan wines. Begin your tour with a quick safety briefing in the Pancretan Stadium Square. Enjoy a cup of traditional Greek coffee with your local food guide before grabbing a helmet and your e-bike. Then, ride towards the city of Heraklion, stopping to take photos of the town and coast. Bike through Heraklion, riding through the Old Town and the Cathedral of St. Minas. Stop at a traditional tavern and sample some local mezes (Cretan appetizers). As you snack, enjoy a tasting of 5 different wines. If you wish, order a full midday meal at your own expense while enjoying panoramic views of the sea. Hop back on your bike and head to one of the city’s ancient markets before returning to the meeting point.

Heraklion: Cretan Countryside Guided E-Bike Tour & Villages

5. Heraklion: Cretan Countryside Guided E-Bike Tour & Villages

The starting point of the tour is Ammoudara, located at the northern coast of Heraklion, and its destination lies in the south. After three kilometres the group leaves the urban fabric behind and passes close to the University of Crete and the University Research Centre. After that follows an uphill route through vineyards and olive groves and after 12 kilometres the village of Stavrakia is reached. Two kilometres after this village is time to enjoy a break in an olive grove. From this point the views in all directions are amazing and the group can admire the mountains Juktas and Psiloritis at the same time. After 3 kilometers of uphill is reached the highest point of the route which is 470 meters altitude in the village of Agios Myron which is 17 kilometers from Heraklion. Here is the skete of Saint Myron with the miraculous holy water, who lived in the 4th century AD and was the first bishop of Crete. After the village of Agios Myron the tour becomes much easier continuing downhill to the north and crossing 3 more villages: Pentamodi, Petrokefalo and Voutes. The return is much easier, because it is almost entirely downhill. The route is 34 km in total and anyone who knows how to ride a bike can participate. The net cycling time is about 2 hours and the altitude difference of the route is 590 meters.

Crete: Heraklion to Komos Beach E-Bike Tour

6. Crete: Heraklion to Komos Beach E-Bike Tour

Meeting time is at 8.00 am in front of the Pankrition Stadium in Heraklion and driving together by car 17 km to the village of Dafnes to Adam's house. The starting point is 4 km away near the village of Kerasia. First destination is the small chapel of Saint Panteleimon with a unique view over the whole region. The route towards the south coast is varied and takes the group through the most fertile area of Crete, the Messara plain. The group crosses then the mountains of Asteroussia and arrives at one of the most beautiful beaches of Crete called Komos very close to Matala with the famous caves where the hippies lived in the seventies. A swim in the crystal-clear water is a delight. In the shade of tamarisk trees there is a small canteen where you can eat very tasty homemade sandwiches. The owners are from the area and offer their own wine and raki. Distance: approx. 48 km, time: approx. 3.5 hours, ascent: approx. 440 hm, descent: approx. 990 hm

Private: All in One Ecobike Tour-Food tasting-Wine Tasting

7. Private: All in One Ecobike Tour-Food tasting-Wine Tasting

Explore the ancient city of Heraklion and learn about its historic architecture on a guided e-bike trip. Come across iconic landmarks, covering more terrain than you would on foot. Immerse yourself in Cretan culture with delicious food and wine tastings, then relax at a local beach. Meet your guide and listen to a quick safety briefing before hopping on your bike. Glide alongside the city’s imposing Venetian Walls, stop to take some photos, and learn about its history. From here, ride into the Old Town district to see WWII monuments, as well as some modern sights. Pass by Heraklion's Orthodox church next and get a better insight into the area's history with the Ottoman Empire. Head into Lakkos to cycle through the narrow streets and admire this picturesque neighborhood. Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy some local wines and Cretan food. Finally, stop at Ammoudara Beach for a refreshing swim and relax before heading back to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Heraklion

Our family spent the most enjoyable afternoon of our time in Crete with Alex. He is personable, flexible, knowledgeable and just fun to hang out with. We biked all over the place (btw, bikes are super fun and easy to use) and felt super safe. We learned a little about the city, about history and we also ate THE MOST DELICIOUS FOOD of our entire vacation and we’ve had some great meals! Pro tip: skip breakfast and lunch and then take the tour. Also, pace yourself. The portions are extremely generous. An early stop was a deconstructed gyro place ( so good!) and we over ate as it was so yummy only to find out there was a 6+ Course authentic Cretan meal ahead! Besides the amazing food, Alex was very nice and accommodated our request for a last minute tour for our family. He was very responsive and easy to communicate with. We enjoyed his company and getting to know him. I cannot recommend this tour enough. Do not miss it!! Thank you Alex for everything!!

We rode eco-bikes (like a scooter) to get to know Heraklion. The bikes were fun to be on and made the day more enjoyable (as we hadn’t ridden an electric scooter/bike before). We went on some bike trails as well as through public shopping places. We learned about the Venetian wall and went in to two churches. We enjoyed a coffee break and a lunch break. We had a great time!

We had a lot of fun on the tour and we learned a lot about wine from Alex, out tour guide. The bikes require no peddling and are therefore very easy to get around with. I would definitely recommend the tour! Especially on the first day of your trip, since you will get a good overview of Heraklion and because Alex knows the city and it high lights well.

A challenging route through an impressive landscape - a great experience for everyone on an e-bike, even in summer temperatures. Adam is a worldly and extremely friendly guide who knows a lot about nature and culture. The charming hostess of the beautiful winery also let us share in the history of the family and the region. Highly Recommended!

Alex was great guide, learned and tasted lots of local food & drink!