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Meteora Monastery e-bike Tour

Meteora Monastery e-bike Tour

Product Code : 12758

About The Place

Meteora, is a mesmerizing and unique geological wonder that has captivated travelers and spiritual seekers for centuries. The word “Meteora” translates to “suspended in the air,” a fitting name for this otherworldly landscape of towering rock formations that seem to defy gravity. This UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for its monasteries perched precariously atop these colossal sandstone pillars, creating a breathtaking fusion of natural beauty and human ingenuity.

The history of Meteora dates back to the 11th century when hermit monks sought solitude and spiritual elevation in this remote wilderness. The first monasteries were built during the 14th century, and by the 16th century, there were nearly 24 monasteries clinging to the cliffs. These monasteries served as sanctuaries during times of political turmoil and invasions, offering both protection and a peaceful environment for prayer and contemplation.

Access to the monasteries was originally via ropes and baskets, making them almost impregnable. Later, steps and pathways were carved into the rock, making it somewhat more accessible. However, the ascent remains a formidable challenge even today. Visitors can explore several of these monasteries, each with its unique history, religious artifacts, and stunning frescoes.

During the 20th century, Meteora gained international recognition, attracting travelers and photographers from around the world. It also played a role in World War II, serving as a refuge for resistance fighters. Today, the area is a popular destination for tourists, hikers, and spiritual pilgrims alike, offering not only a glimpse into Greece’s rich monastic history but also an opportunity to commune with nature and experience a profound sense of serenity amid the awe-inspiring landscape of Meteora.

Highlights

  • See all monasteries in one tour

  • Learn all about this miracle of nature and religion by a local tour leader

  • Discover breathtaking views for priceless pictures

  • Two differend monastery visit

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your tour leader in a small group

Total Duration

  • 4 Hours

Full description

Start an incredible fun-packed day discovering the beauties of this sensational destination. A 4-hour guided e-bike ride between rock giants and cliff-suspended monasteries. If you are looking for the most fun, close to nature, and eco-friendly  tour, this is the right way to do it. Whether you are a fit cyclist or not in great shape type, don’t worry. The electric assistance bikes will do all the job, letting you enjoy the scenery without getting tired. Your tour leader will tell you stories about tradition, culture, and history and you will have the chance to visit two different monasteries.

We meet in our offices  in the center of Kalampaka. We pick and adjust our bikes and equipment. Your leader will lead you out on a 4-hour sightseeing and monastery visiting tour by e-bike. Hear stories about tradition, history and landmarks you see along the route. Short breaks for pictures and chat. Groups are small, with a maximum of 9 people and your local tour leader.

 * THIS TOUR IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS *
You must be able to ride a bicycle in total control on a mountain road, shared with cars. This is for your own safety and the smooth operation of the tour. 

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)

Includes

  • Electric assistance bike

  • Helmet

  • Certified tour leader

  • Water & Light snack

  • Raincoat (if needed)

Limitations

  • Children must be over 12 years old (contact if younger, as solutions can be found)
  • Riders must be more than 1.45 meters tall and weigh less than 120 kg
  • You must know how to ride a bicycle very well on a road shared with slow passing cars,and you need to pedal throughout the ride (easy pedaling)
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, anyone with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions or for those with back or knee problems
  • Participants must not be afraid of riding on streets without a bicycle lane.
  • Women must wear a skirt in the monasteries. Men must wear long pants or shorts below the knee.
  • Monastery tickets (3 euros each, cash only) excluded

Itinerary

  • Starting Time 09:00
  • Ending Time 13:00

Meeting point

3 Ioanninon street, kalampaka

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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