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August A.7 months ago
This was a great trip. We had a group of 6 people, all recently retired (to give you an age perspective). We did the van assisted, electric bike version of the trip. Probably could have done any one day on a non-e-bike, but could not have done the week since we are not hard core cyclists. with the e-bikes and the assistance of our guide the trip was great, and stress free. We got to see the majority of the middle of the island, starting in a different direction everyday, with varied landscapes and things to see.We did do the upgraded hotels, which was not a big added expense, and the hotels were nice, but can't tell you if the normal accommodations would have been an issue. The two towns that we stayed in were different, one a small beach town, the other a bigger city. This also added to the experience. Breakfasts at the hotels were huge, and meals on our own along the way were more of the wonderful Greek food, and not expensive. Would highly recommend this trip.
Lowell Snow3 years ago
We just finished this tour of Crete, and for context I should say we are both in our 70's and ride quite a bit. So, Crete: The scenery, mountains and beaches are beautiful, the people are friendly, warm and accepting, the food is out of this world, and the biking was great for us. Some thoughts about the bike tour itself:We were provided with new Ideal eBikes that were exceptional.The routes were varied and generally perfect for us.Routes were described adequately, but GPS directions were great.Total elevation gains were substantial, but ok with eBikes.We were driven to each daily tour starting point, generally at high elevation.Our driver driver was excellent and extremely helpful.The price of the tour was very reasonable.We should have upgraded the hotels - some were minimally adequate.Overall we give the tour a thumbs-up and are very glad we went. The operator is very competent and provided a wonderful experience.