For active people in Athens: mountain bike tour through Sounio National Park

Take a mountain bike tour from Athens and drive through the beautiful National Park at Cape Sounio, where the impressive Temple of Poseidon sits enthroned. Drive over stick and stone, explore the beautiful surroundings and learn more about the region from your guide. Transfer from Athens to the starting point of the bike tour and traditional finger food are included!

  • Tour / activity duration: half day
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: no, not included
90 out of 100 based on 2 Reviews
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Guided day trip from Athens with mountain biking at Cape Sounio

The mountain bike tour starting in Athens leads you to the idyllic Sounio National Park at the eponymous cape, where the well-preserved Temple of Poseidon is located.

Price overview

  • Mountain bike tour around the Temple of Poseidon - per person (from 13 yrs.)110.-€
With Temple of Poseidon

Booking option: By mountain bike through the Sounio National Park

The mountain bike tour from Athens includes the transfer to the starting point at Cape Sounion. From there you cycle along narrow paths and forest trails through the magnificent Sounio National Park towards Lavrio on the Aegean coast, past numerous silver mines, a charming chapel and the imposing Chaos sinkhole. After visiting the famous Temple of Poseidon, you enjoy traditional finger food at the end of the tour.


  • Duration: all-day
  • Time: usually the tour starts in the morning
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Athens


  • Professional guide, introduction
  • Transfer from Athens to the starting point of the bicycle tour, mountain bike with accessories, support vehicle, bottle of water, energy bar, finger food with local specialities
Important information
  • Small groups with a maximum of 7 participants
  • The bike tour takes place in English, other languages on request.


  • Minimum age 13 years

Please bring along:

Towel, sunglasses, sports- / hiking shoes, suitable clothing, backpack, camera

Detailed description

Explore Attica's southernmost peak on a mountain bike tour from Athens

In the morning you are collected in Greece's capital and taken to Cape Sounio in southern Attica. There begins the challenging mountain bike tour that leads you from Athens to the wonderful Sounio National Park. Explore the beautiful surroundings on narrow paths. Your guide will tell you all you need to know about the area that was once known for silver mining, which contributed significantly to Athens' wealth and importance in ancient times. On the way to Lavrio you will pass numerous silver mines and a few well-preserved silver processing plants. You pedal far away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, in the midst of an indescribably beautiful scenery with enchanting sounds and fragrant plants. You reach a small chapel and rest there to have a snack and take a breather. Afterwards you continue cycling to the impressive Chaos gorge / sinkhole, which was created by the collapse of a cave. The place offers exciting insights into the different rock layers and an impressive panorama is presented.

The tour started in Athens takes you back to Cape Sounio with the mountain bikes, where the famous Temple of Poseidon sits enthroned, which you will explore now. The ancient charm of the area will captivate you completely when you visit the remains of the historical site. From Cape Sounio you have a fantastic view of the Aegean Sea while the sea air blows around your nose. Before you start the return transfer, you will visit a typical local place where you will sit comfortably together while traditional snacks are served. An excursion, ideal for all those who like to be active and want to discover not only the metropolis, but also its surroundings worth seeing. The mountain bike tour from Athens takes place in small groups and you find yourself in an enchantingly beautiful idyll, which lets you dive into the true and original Greece. During the excursions in Athens surroundings you get to know the countryside with all its attractions and sights. It is one of the top athens day tours, because Attica has a lot to offer! There is no better way to explore the region than mountain biking in Greece with a local guide!


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 Guided day trip from Athens with mountain biking at Cape Sounio

Violetta, 90556 Cadolzburg wrote on Sep 12, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

With the mountain bike in the national park and to the Poseidon temple - highly recommended

An all-round successful offer. Get out of the city and into nature. By kicking you are also doing something good for your health. The bike was also easy to control for me (never sat on a mountain bike before). The wonderful surroundings did the rest. Half the day was the highlight of my active vacation. I definitely recommend it.

Mit dem Montainbike in den Nationalpark und zum Poseidon Tempel – Sehr empfehlenswert

Ein rundherum gelungenes Angebot. Weg aus der Stadt und rein in die Natur. Dabei tut man durch das Strampeln auch noch der Gesundheit etwas Gutes. Das Rad war auch für mich (noch nie vorher auf einem Mountainbike gesessen) leicht beherrschbar. Die herrliche Umgebung tat ihr Übriges. Der halbe Tag war der Höhepunkt meines Aktivurlaub. Ich empfehle es unbedingt weiter.
Klaus A., Berlin wrote on Jul 22, 2020
Overall rating
80 von 100

The bike was well maintained

The tour of the national park was well organized. Recommendable.

Das Bike war gut gepflegt

Die Tour durch den Nationalpark war gut organisiert. Empfehlenswert.

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