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Balta di Stringa

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This is one of our most beautiful cycling tours, especially during the summer. The total distance is 28km. We depart from Kapesovo, one of the most picturesque villages in the area. We will cross the villages of Tsepelovo and Skamneli and have a short stop to taste traditional beverages and sweets of the Zagori inhabitants. After passing through Skamneli, the route changes completely and the traditional settlements are replaced by firs and pines. Our destination is "Gyftokambos" area and the Sarakatsani plain. In this wonderful open-air museum we will have our first stop to see small sheep farms, sheds, looms and other dwellings of nomadic Greek populations and enjoy our picnic with traditional pies, seasonal fruits, tsipouro and much more. After resting for a while, we will ride our e-bikes for the last 7 km to our final destination, the remote village of Iliochori and the beautiful "Balta di Striga" waterfalls. Once in the village, we leave...

Balta di Stringa
Balta di Stringa
Balta di Stringa
  • Booking price:
    with an electric bike: 60 €
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Distance: 27 Km.
  • Minimum attendance: 4 persons

This is one of our most beautiful cycling tours, especially during the summer. The total distance is 28km. We depart from Kapesovo, one of the most picturesque villages in the area. We will cross the villages of Tsepelovo and Skamneli and have a short stop to taste traditional beverages and sweets of the Zagori inhabitants. After passing through Skamneli, the route changes completely and the traditional settlements are replaced by firs and pines. Our destination is "Gyftokambos" area and the Sarakatsani plain. In this wonderful open-air museum we will have our first stop to see small sheep farms, sheds, looms and other dwellings of nomadic Greek populations and enjoy our picnic with traditional pies, seasonal fruits, tsipouro and much more. After resting for a while, we will ride our e-bikes for the last 7 km to our final destination, the remote village of Iliochori and the beautiful "Balta di Striga" waterfalls. Once in the village, we leave the bikes and walk downhill for about 1 km to the waterfalls. You definitely won't resist a dive in the turquoise waters of the natural lake that is formed in front of us. A glass of home-made tsipouro and liqueurs along with traditional snacks will turn this tour into an unforgettable experience. After some fine relaxation time in this hidden "paradise" we will get in the car and take the return route. Driving back may be a bit challenging, but we are sure you will finally agree that "it was definitely worth the effort."

* This tour can also start from the villages: Asprangeli, Dilofo, Kipoi, Koukouli, Vitsa and Monodendri.

General Tour Map

What is included in the price?

  • E-bike CUBE Touring Hybrid ONE 500 (Bosch Drive Unit Active Plus - Bosch PowerPack 500Wh)
  • Local guide responsible for the tours.
  • An accompanying van with a host guide during the entire tour.
  • Helmet, water bottle, gloves, sunglasses, windproof, waterproof, bike bag and additional cycling equipment.
  • Home-made local traditional foods and drinks, water, coffee, tea, snacks, nutrition bars etc. during excursions.
  • Traveler's insurance.
  • VAT

 

What is NOT included in the price?

  • Transfer to the departure point.
  • Overnight stays before and after the tour.
  • Extra meals and drinks apart from the meals included in the tour program.
  • Buying traditional beverages and souvenirs in the area.
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Should you wish to visit a place different from those already suggested or bike elsewhere in Greece? Contact us and we will plan your tour based on your specific interests. Looking forward to hearing your proposals!

  • For additional transfers from and / to airports or to the starting point of the tour, please contact us.
  • The program of each tour / day can be tailored to your needs always having your pleasure and fun as our top priority.

1. How many persons can participate at the tour?

4-10 persons can participate at the tours. In case you are less than 4 persons, there will be an extra charge which will be agreed prior to the tour.

2. How many stops are there during the tours?

During each tour there are stops every 10-15km depending on the sites of interest and the route difficulty. Of course more stops can be done, in case this is necessary.

3. What happens in case of rain?

In case of light rain, BIKEWISE provide waterproof jackets and we keep on pedaling. In case of heavy rain, there is always the option of the accompanying van.

4. Can I rent a bike and make the tour without the guide?

Unfortunately not! All our tours have be accompanied by a guide and a van.

5. Can children participate at the tour?

Children over 16 years old can participate at the tour accompanied by an adult.

6. What piece of equipment do I have to bring with me at the tours?

BIKEWISE provides helmets, protection grasses, gloves, waterproofs. Of course, you can bring your own cycling equipment and we will adjust it to our bikes.

7. How can I pay for the tour?

We can pay for your tour either by bank transfer or by Paypal or by Revolut. In any case, you need to deposit the total amount prior to the tour.

8. The price included museums and archaeological sites entrances?

The price does not include any entrances at museums and archaeological sites.

9. Are there any snacks provided during the tour?

During your tour we will be offered water and you can choose among a variety of snacks: fresh fruits, isotonic drinks, energy bars as well as local traditional products.

10. Can I participate at the tour with a conventional bike?

Of course! Nevertheless, we suggest the e-bike so as to enjoy the tour and the unique landscape in the most relaxed way.

11. Can I participate at the tour with my own bike?

You can participate at the tour after necessary arrangements with BIKEWISE.

12. Can a friend of mine be at the accompanying van?

Of course! All you need to do is to complete the corresponding fields at the reservation form.

13. Can my pet be at the accompanying van?

Of course! It will be our pleasure to take care of your pet. All you need to do is to inform us bout it prior to the tour.

Make your reservation for the tour: Balta di Stringa

* Note: After completing the above form, we will contact you for additional details of your booking.

** Note: For one-day tours, you must notify us 5 days before the desired date.