Leave behind the cold, dark, damp British climate and fly into sunny Athens, extending you’re riding season and shorten the winter down time. By booking this great trip, you will spend 3 full days riding quiet, twisting roads in glorious sunshine during the day and be able to sit and relax by the warm sandy shores of the Mediterranean at night. This short break ride through ancient Greece is a great way to experience the towns, coasts, mountains and history of this remarkable country.
GREEK SHORT BREAK
We fly into Athens on the first night, where your BMW GS will be waiting for you ready to roll the next day. That night, we have organised a welcome dinner, where you can enjoy traditional Greek hospitality and spend time getting to know your fellow travellers. A morning start and we quickly leave the bustle and chaos of Athens behind, heading south for the Peloponnese Peninsula. This is the land of legends, where Hercules fought the Nemean Lion, the Argonauts set sail in search of the Golden Fleece, and gods walked the earth. Now, it is home to classical temples, Mycenean palaces, Byzantine cities and stunning roads around Mount Parnonas.
We head for Nafpilon which was once the capital of the Kingdom of Greece, positioned overlooking the Argolic Gulf of the Mediterranean, it is a stunning location and even the Greeks recognize that it’s the most beautiful of all mainland towns, with its numerous Venetian and Turkish buildings, twisting labyrinthine streets and a sophisticated atmosphere that’s a million miles from a tourist resort.
Two nights here provide a chance to wander and discover the old medieval town, the narrow cobblestone alleys and the neoclassical mansions with the Bougainvillea trees adorning their yards and balconies with numerous Turkish fountain along the way. At the centre of the old town is the Italianate Syntagma Square with its many important historical buildings. Looking out from the harbour is the Bourtzi, a Venetian fortress on the islet of Agioi Theodoroi.
Alternatively you could just enjoy riding around the peninsula with its amazing history visiting historical sights such the 3rd century Amphitheatre at Apidavros.
Our final day’s ride sees us head back to Athens to drop the bikes before we enjoy dinner in the warmth of the capital.
Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.
|Price option||Solo Shared Single Room||Solo Single Room||*Rider and passenger|
|Including an F750GS Hire Bike||1495||1795||2195|
|Including an R1250GS Hire Bike||1595||1895||2295|
HIRE BIKES: If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day. This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.
Day 1 Fly into Athens and meet up at our starting hotel in the heart of the city
Day 2 Collect the bikes and head out from the hustle of Athens, skirting the Aegean and into the beautiful Peloponnese
Day 3 Today we are out for a great ride in the mountains with the chance to visit the UNESCO listed Sanctuary of Asklepios
Day 4 Another great riding day twisting and turning along the coast as we head back to Athens and our farewell dinner
Day 5 Time to head home with some great memories and the undoubted desire to return to Greece
- The UNESCO Mycenae and Tiryns Ruins
- Two nights on the picturesque Argolic Gulf
- Two nights in Athens with the opportunity to extend?
- The twists and turns of roads around Mount Taygetus
- The UNESCO Sanctuary of Asklepios
- The warmth and welcome of the genuinely friendly people of Greece
- Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin map, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
- Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
- Accommodation in 3 / 4 star hotels
- All breakfasts
- Dinner on all four nights on tour (excludes beverages)
- Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
- BMW hire motorcycle for the duration of the tour
- Commemorative Polo Shirt for all riders and passengers
- Expert advice and support throughout
- The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator
- Travel Insurance
- Anything not listed as included