General

3 Wineries, 9 Wines and 28 km Cycling in Attica Vineyard

with Fitness/Hybrid Bikes, Road Bikes, E-bikes

Open from 1st of June 2017

For groups of 6 to 8 persons: 190 euro per person

For groups of 3 to 5 persons: 195 euro per person

For groups of 2 persons: 240 euro per person

For 1 person: 395 euro

There is always the option to join all tours even if you are not in the mood to bike.

Our riding will start at the Gikas Winery, located in the heart of Attica vineyard. Instead of energy drinks we will powered up with some of Gikas wines leading by the breath- taking Retsina from Assyrtiko grape, a wine that redefines this traditional (and hugely misconceived) type of wine, offering world-class quality.

The first “stage” of our wine tour is 18 km long and passes through a wonderful land planted with vines, fig trees and almond trees. After a small break to admire the ancient Temple of Artemis in Vravrona (6th century B.C), we will visit the bioclimatic Papagiannakos Winery in Markopoulo. Vasilis Papagiannakos is one of the greatest spokesmen of Savatiano grape and gives us a great Old Vines example of the variety’s potencial.

Not far from the winery is the beautiful small church of Panagia Varamba (12th century A.D) and in the front of it one of the oldest Savatiano Vineyards in Greece. After this short detour and  a 10 km ride, we will end up at the well-known Vassiliou Winery and finish our trip by tasting  –among others- his excellent Nemea, a red wine made of Agiorgitiko grape.

Simos Georgopoulos, the winery bike tour leader

Simos Georgopoulos is a freelance wine writer as well as wine and food critic since 1999. He has worked for the major consumer magazines and newspapers in the country and currently he is member of the editorial board of Oinohoos Wine Magazine and FNL- Guide.com. At the same time he is running his own blog simosgeorgopoulosblog.wordpress.com.

He is food and wine consulting in Michelin Awarded restaurants and wineries and for more than 15 years he is organizing wine tastings and courses like the “Krasarismata” events.

He is an instructor at the Genius in Gastronomy school of sommelier and he is giving lectures in the post graduate degrees at Agricultural University of Athens, Technological Educational Institute of Oenology and the University of Economics.

He is the writer of the bilingual wine guides, “Only the Best’ (Axon, 2000) and “A Wine Glass Full of Greece” (Papasotiriou 2009).

Being an athlete for the whole of his life, he shares his restricted sport time among running, spear fishing and cycling. He has participated is numerous Brevets and bike marathons, with preference to 600km and 24h events. In that way he is trying to stay fit in a world full of food and wine!

We take you from your hotel with a mini bus. We drive east of Athens to reach our bike station. It is time to ride the bicycles. Our bike guided tour begins. We ride at an easy and flat 20km route in the nature. After 1h30min we stop to visit one of the best wine estates in the region.

During this tour you will be accompanied by a wine guide/driver. You will be picked up at your hotel, and brought back.

What’s included

• Bike Rental (Specialized brand) & Helmet. Riding with small group
• Pro Bike leader on road (English & Greek language)
• Support van during the bike ride
• Transfer from/to Athens
• Entrance tickets at the wineries & Wine Tasting of 9 Wines
• Brief talking about the Attica Vineyard history

Booking Info

Easy to send a request for booking

Availability Status, Booking Confirmation:

After your request, we try our best to reply within 24 hours to your e-mail

If you receive an open availability status, you have the green light for book on the requested date. Then you’re welcome to proceed in to the payment. You are strongly suggested to complete your payment at least 96 hours (4 days) or more days prior to the tour day. After your payment, you will receive at your personal e-mail, a booking confirmation message

Payment Options:

Payment via electronic bank transfer, deposit 100% at KASSIMATIS CYCLING bank account

BANK NAME: EUROBANK EFG. BANK ACCOUNT: 0026 0109 17 02000 15680

ΙΒΑΝ: GR77 0260 1090 0001 7020 0015 680.   BIC: ERBKGRAA

OWNER NAME: N.G. KASSIMATIS SOLE SHAREHOLDER LTD. (NIKOLAOS KASSIMATIS)

Easy Cancelation

Cancel up to 96 hours/4 days in advance to the tour start time, for a full refund

If the tour is canceled less than 96 hours before the time it begins, we don't offer any refund

Bad Weather Refund

Our tours take place in normal weather, not in rain or extreme hot

In case of bad weather, all participants will take 80% refund

Refunds take place max 4 weeks after the cancellation date and 3% commission is kept for credit card refunds if you cancel the tour

If the tour is cancelled by us, no commission is kept and you are entitled to a full refund

Available departures

Available from 1st of January 2017, all year round
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