Day trip from Athens to Peloponnese with bicycle tour at Lake Doxa

Discover the beautiful landscape of the Peloponnese peninsula on a day trip from Athens, which leads you by bike from Trikala Corinthias to idyllically situated Lake Doxa and then to the fascinating Corinth Canal. For your physical well-being a tradional meal in a local tavern is included in the price.

  • Tour / activity duration: full day
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: meeting point or hotel pick up in Athens
97 out of 100 based on 6 Reviews
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Explore the Doxa Reservoir by bike on a day trip from Athens

Start in Athens on a day trip to the Peloponnese peninsula and discover the wonderful landscape, criss-crossed by vineyards and the impressive Corinth Canal.

Price overview

  • Day trip from Athens to Peloponnese with Lake Doxa - per person (from 13 yrs.)195.-€
Bungee jumping at the Corinth Canal possible

Booking option: Cycling at the Doxa Reservoir on a day trip from Athens

The day trip from Athens to the Peloponnese peninsula takes you to a wonderful mountain region. You explore the Doxa reservoir by bike, discover a historical monastery and eat in a charming tavern. An experienced guide accompanies the tour and shows you the real Greece. Bungee jumping on the Corinth Canal is possible on request (not included in the price).

Overview

  • Duration of the trip: full day
  • Time: usually the tour starts in the morning
  • Duration of the transfer Athen-Trikala Corinthias: approx. 2 hrs.
  • Months: April - October
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Languages: English
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Athens
  • Starting points: Athens

Included

  • Professional guide, introduction
  • Transfer from Athens to Trikala Korinthias and back, trekking bike with accessories, support vehicle, bottle of water, energy bar, meal in a tavern
Important information
  • Small groups with a maximum of 7 participants
  • The bike tour takes place in English, other languages on request.

Preconditions

  • Minimum age 13 years

Detailed description

Day trip from Athens to Peloponnese to discover the Doxa Reservoir and the Corinth Canal

The full day excursion from Athens starts in the morning hours and you will be taken in a vehicle to Trikala Corinthias, about 2 hours away. Already the drive through the Mediterranean landscape of Greece is a highlight. To reach the Peloponnese peninsula during the day trip from Athens, you have to cross the artificial Corinth Canal, which connects the Saronic Gulf and the Gulf of Corinth. The narrow and more than 6 km long canal, built at the end of the 19th century at the isthmus of Corinth to shorten the sea route, saves many ships the circumnavigation of the Peloponnese. It separates the peninsula from the Greek mainland and a total of seven bridges allow it to be crossed.

Part of the day trip from Athens is a bike tour to the Doxa reservoir. This starts in Trikala Korinthias at an altitude of about 1000 m. From there you cycle through the idyllic Peloponnese to the small but fine Lake Doxa, which is 900 m above sea level. The artificial reservoir lies in the middle of the mountains and is surrounded by beautiful green vegetation. From here you have a unique view of the mountains, the pine forests and the lake sparkling in the sun. Above the water lies the charming monastery of Agios Georgios (St. Georg). In the historical walls monks offer traditional sweets made of rose petals. Below the monastery are the chapel of Aghios Fanourios and the ruins of the original monastery on a small peninsula in the heart of the lake. After exploring the area around Lake Doxa by bike and enjoying a snack, continue to a typical tavern where traditional dishes are served in a warm atmosphere. Sit comfortably together with the locals and the other tour participants and enjoy the Greek flair.

After dinner you will start your return journey. You pass through an area where vineyards dominate the landscape until you reach the Corinth Canal again. During the day trip from Athens, all the brave have the opportunity to take a bungee jump (not included in the price) - an unforgettable experience! Afterwards, the excursion takes you back to the capital in Athens' surroundings. Discover Peloponnese sights and authentic Greece with this activity - one of the Athens excursion tips not to be missed!

Conditions

Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Explore the Doxa Reservoir by bike on a day trip from Athens

VoWuMu wrote on Sep 1, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Human encounters from the bike

Not only the landscape is impressive. I found the encounters with people remarkable. For example the monks in Agios Georgios.

Menschliche Begegnungen vom Rad aus

Nicht nur die Landschaft ist beeindruckend. Ich fand die Begegnungen mit den Menschen bemerkenswert. Beispielsweise die Mönche im Agios Georgios.
Christiane aus Riol wrote on Aug 22, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Mountains and lake

A wonderful bike trip through the Athens area. The bikes were in good condition. The care friendly. The tour recommended.

Gebirge und See

Eine wunderbare Fahrradreise durch das Athener Umland. Die Räder waren im guten Zustand. Die Betreuung freundlich. Die Tour empfehlenswert.
Konstanze, Beeskow wrote on Aug 14, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

The Corinthian Canal: WOW

This old waterway is really worth seeing. But the other stops on the tour were also an experience. 5 stars from me.

Der korinthische Kanal: WOW

Wirklich sehenswert ist diese alte Wasserstraße. Aber auch die anderen Stationen der Tour waren ein Erlebnis. 5 Sterne von mir.
Konrad B. / Hitzacker Seerau wrote on Aug 6, 2020
Overall rating
80 von 100

A tricky start for a bike excursion

Because at almost 1000 meters it is mainly downhill. That makes driving very pleasant. The sights are definitely worth the effort.

Trickreicher Start für eine Ausflug auf dem Drahtesel

Denn auf fast 1000 Höhenmeter geht es hauptsächlich bergab. Das macht das Fahren sehr angenehm. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten sind die Mühen auf jeden Fall wert.
Quirin aus Bedburg Hau wrote on Aug 2, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Bike tour in a fantastic landscape

It's great, what a wonderful tour you can do at the gates of the capital. Highly recommended.

Fahrradtour in fantastischer Landschaft

Toll, was für eine herrliche Tour man vor den Toren der Hauptstadt machen kann. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Pepito V. aus Dillenburg wrote on Jun 4, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Yes, people don't just laze around on vacation

Do something for your lame ass! I would like to recommend this tour because I really liked it. And in the evening you can go back to the tavern with a clear conscience ...

Ja, Leute nicht nur faulenzen im Urlaub

Tut was für Eure lahmen Popos! Ich möchte dazu diese Tour empfehlen, weil sie mir gut gefiel. Und abends kann es dann guten Gewissens wieder in die Taverne gehen…

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