Hiking & e-biking in Anopolis
We drive to our starting point, the mountain village of Anopolis, on the mountain plain, high above the Libyan sea. The drive there from Chania town takes approx 2hrs.
After picking up our e-bikes from the main village square, we follow the impressive road westwards for approx 8.5km, over the stunning Aradena bridge. From here we have an amazing view down into the narrow gorge from 138m above the gorge floor! The views are outstanding!
We continue to the end of the road and Agios Ioannis hamlet. Here, we leave our bikes for the time being, as we take the well-marked hiking trail that takes us to the ‘balcony’ of Kakos Poros. A gentle hike down for approx. 40mins (oneway), from where we are treated to stunning views of the South Coast!
After a short break, we follow the same path back to Agios Ioannis, where a home cooked meal awaits us. Then, we pick up our e-bikes once again and head (downhill) back to Anopolis, where we visit a local herb producer and his farm. We learn all about the wild, medicinal herbs of Crete and how they have been used over the years in local remedies.
Back to our car in the afternoon and drive back to Chania.
- Local, English-speaking hiking guide from meeting point, for the full duration of the tour (approx 6-7hrs)
- e-bike rental from Anopolis for the whole duration
- Lunch at Agios Ioannis
- Private transfers (to/from Anopolis) – upon request / you drive to Anopolis in your own car
- Personal expenses
Hiking time (approx.): 1.5 hrs + stops
Biking time (approx.): 2 hrs + stops
Altitude at start: 600m
Altitude at end: 800m
Walking on: Path (sometimes uneven terrain, earth and stones), dirt track, paved stone path.
Biking on: Small, asphalt roads.
Suitable for: Anyone in good health who enjoys biking and hiking, children over 14 yrs.
Don´t forget your: Sports shoes (closed shoes), small backpack, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, snack/fruit, camera.
The mountain plain of Anopolis and local herbs
e-biking at the foot of the White Mountains
Spectacular views from an easy hike
Small groups (max.8-10 persons)