MTB bike & cycling tours and trips on Pelion, Pilio, Greece

Greece Bike Tours on Pelion

Here are a selection of Greece bike tours organised by Bike Or Hike from its base on Pelion. All the bike tours below can be arranged on dates that suit your group. Contact us with your preferred dates so that together we can organise an unforgettable bike tour holiday on Pelion in one of the most beautiful parts of Greece. Note that the multi-day tours can either be guided or self-guided. For a self-guided tour we can provide the GPS details for the route, plus arrange transport, accommodation, meals and anything else you might need along the way.

All the bike tours can now be ridden on CUBE AIM & Analog bicycles, in addition to the KTM bikes we have used up to now. Bike Or Hike also provides E-mountain bikes: CUBE HPA Reaction.

If you are interested in one of our tours contact us.

Pelion, Meteora, Plastira Lake: 7-Day Bike Tour

Highly recommended bike tour

The best cycling tour in central Greece. Pelion, Meteora and Lake Plastira are some of the areas included in this unique travel experience. The tour is the result of BIKE OR HIKE working with TAVROPOS activities, who are based on the Plastira Lake. Together we have created a tour that focuses on authentic Greece, on landscapes of rare beauty, not forgetting the traditional cuisine of these distinctive areas and true Greek hospitality to be found there. Seven days full of activities and experiences in the pristine Greek countryside. Seven days in Greece!

Plastira Lake bike tour
Cycling at Lake Plastira
Meteora bike tour cycling holiday trip

Bike and Sail

"Bike and Sail" is the ultimate trip for those who want to enjoy cycling on Pelion in combination with sailing to the Sporades islands. In seven days the participants will have the opportunity to cycle, to swim and discover Pelion, the most beautiful mountain in Greece, and the famous cosmopolitan islands of the Sporades. Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. Traveling from place to place with modern sailing yachts with a skipper, we will live the magic of the cruise and the adventure of mountain biking, visiting arguably the most beautiful part of Greece. Degree of difficulty ** (moderate).

Sailing and bike tour, Volos, Pelion, Greece
Bike and sailing holiday on the Pagasitic Gulf, Pelion
Pelion cycling and sailing holiday

Pelion Panorama: 7-Day Bike Tour

For mountain bikers we have planned the best bike tour someone can do on Mount Pelion. It is a seven-day cycling holiday from one end of Pilio to the other. Starting at Volos city, passing through many of the villages of western, central and southern Pelion we reach the island of Trikeri at the far southern tip of the peninsula.

This is the ultimate Pelion bike tour that includes many pleasant surprises, such as the Pagasitikos cruise (returning from Trikeri island by boat), participation in local events, wine tastings, and much, much more! Degree of difficulty ** (moderate)

Click on the map graphic below to see a Google map of the tour.

Pelion bike tour map

Active Week: 7-Day Bike and Hike on Pelion

A week of activity for those who want to discover the secrets and the hidden beauties of this most special mountain: Pelion. It includes:

6 nights accommodation in Portaria with breakfast plus lunch-box snacks every day.
3 days mountain biking to the best routes and destinations.
3 days hiking in ancient cobbled paths and secret trails.
Transfer from and to the hotel every day.

Book your active week now. Let BIKE or HIKE guide you, live the experience.

7-day bike and hike tour Pelion
multi day bike tour Pelion

E-Bike Pelion Tour: Northern view full day tour

A wonderful e-bike tour that starts from Portaria village and ends at Chorefto beach. On the way we visit traditional villages, enjoy breath-taking views and bike through wild forest. A unique experience not to be missed.

Book your tour now. Min. 2 participants

E-bike tour Pelion Chorefto

5-Day Bike Tour

This is an amazing cycling tour in central and southern Pelion. We will visit more than 10 traditional villages, ride on authentic trails, taste local wines and enjoy the best sunsets. It is not an easy tour, but ideal for women's groups since during the tour body massage, face treatment and many surprises will be offered!

Milina south Pelion, Pilio
Milina south Pelion, Pilio

One-day and half-day tours



For this tour we provide either regular mountain bikes for those who are experienced, but also e-mountain bikes CUBE HPA Reaction. Starting from Portaria we will ascent towards Chania, we will pass through the forest, we will visit little chapels in the woods, we will reach an altitude of 1100 m. After visiting Makrynitsa we will return to Portaria. Wonderful route in the forest with a unique view! Degree of difficulty ** (moderate) - *** (difficult)

West Pelion bike tour map
West Pelion bike tour
Bike tour view from Pelion

Bike on the Wine Routes

Full-day bike and hike tour. This tour takes place in South Pelion. We start from Argalasti and visit one of the best wineries in the area. We will walk in organic vineyards, taste wines from local varieties, and award-winners will introduce us to the secrets of wine. Then we will descend to Horto, on the Pagasitikos coast, and from there go to the enchanting Milina. There we can swim and taste some of the best local produce. In the afternoon, if the weather is on our side, while returning to Argalasti we will pass through Lafkos to see the most beautiful sunset! Degree of difficulty ** (moderate).

Wine and bike tour on Pilio / Pelion, Greece
Pelion wine tasting
Pelion wine tasting and bike tour

Along The Coast (half-day trip)

The "Along The Coast" trip is a wonderful excursion that starts from Kato Gatzea, passes the beaches of Kala Nera and Koropi along a path near the sea, shaded by ancient olive groves. Then we enter the forest and walk, meeting many hidden beauties and surprises, such as waterfalls and little lakes where the adventurous can swim in the icy waters. Break for a picnic lunch in the forest (included) and back. An ideal getaway also for families, children, and more! Duration: about 3.5 hours. Degree of difficulty * (easy).

Dates: Daily, all year

MTB cycle tours on Pilio / Pelion, Greece
MTB cycle tours on Pilio / Pelion, Greece

Volos City Cultural Tour (half-day trip)

Τhe "Volos City Cultural Tour" is open to all visitors of the area. It is a bike tour of the city of Volos, where participants will have the opportunity to visit the main museums and attractions. Duration 3.5 hours. Degree of difficulty * (easy).

Dates: Daily, all year

MTB cycle tours on Pilio / Pelion, Greece

9 Villages Bike Tour (full-day trip)

Τhe "9 Villages Bike Tour" is the best way to get to know almost all of central Pelion in a single day. Starting from Portaria and passing through 9 villages of Pelion, through a magical journey, we arrive at sea level and terminate at Kala Nera beach. This tour has great cycling and cultural interest because participants will have the opportunity to go round chapels, monasteries, museums, villages with their traditional squares, and more. Duration approximately 6 hours. Degree of difficulty *** (difficult).

Pelion villages one-day bike tour, Greece
Pelion forest cycling holiday

Eastern View to the Caves (full-day trip)

This tour connects the top of Pelion with the north and east side. We start cycling in Chania (1200m) and arrive at Pouri. Here we make a stop in the village square with the large plane tree and continue to the beach of Chorefto. The entire route is uniquely beautiful and is in the woods. If the weather allows, and participants wish, this tour can be combined with a visit by boat to the Poseidon caves further along the coast! Duration 6+ hours. Degree of difficulty ** (moderate).

MTB cycle tours on Pilio / Pelion, Greece

Southern View (full-day trip)

This tour offers the opportunity to enjoy the south side of the Pelion peninsula. Starting near Neochori, we pass from Siki in the direction of Argalasti. The route descends to the coastal resort of Horto before arriving at the magnificent Milina, famous for one of the best sunsets in Greece! Duration 5+ hours. Degree of dfficulty *** (difficult).

MTB cycle tours on Pilio / Pelion, Greece

Bike and Βite (full-day trip)

The "Bike and Bite" trip is a bike tour aimed at those who see mountain biking as real fun. We start from our base in Portaria and climb towards Chania. Then we continue west on a spectacular route with great views. We pass through Makrinitsa and end up in the village of Portaria. After a long ride of about 3.5 hours, all the effort is justified. The partners will have prepared a great lunch with cold drinks and beer! This tour can also be done by E-mountain bikes. Difficulty level ** (moderate).

Pelion food and wine tour

Bike and Sail (full-day trip)

An amazing combination of cycling and sailing. We start early in the morning with the "Along the coast bike tour" and after we finish the cycling in Kala Nera, we board the sailing boat and head to Trikeri. Along the way we will swim in crystal clear waters, there will be an opportunity to do some stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), and when we get to Trikeri we will visit the Monastery before eating in one of the tavernas at the harbor. Finally, a return trip across the Pagasitikos Sea to Kala Nera by boat!

Unique experience not to be missed! Degree of difficulty * (easy).

Bike and sail, Pelion, Greece

Customised Private Tours

Talk to us about your wishes. Tell us about your interests, whether they be historical, cultural, sporting or whatever else, tell us what you have in mind and what is of great importance to you, and we in our turn will arrange a one-day or multi-day trip that suits you.

Pelion offers literally everything for every taste and it will be our pleasure to organize your next holiday together!

Custom MTB cycle tours on Pilio / Pelion, Greece
Biking in the Pelion forest

Good to know

On all tours, we provide participants with small snacks, water, fruit, coffee.

All our tours are small group tours 2p - 8p max.

Bike or Hike collaborates with local travel agents and other certified ecotourism professionals.

Price reductions are available for groups of five or over.

We do all necessary transfers with a private van.

Contact Bike Or Hike for full details of the tour you are interested in.


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