Discover the land of Greek Gods and ancient civilization. Explore Greece on an unforgettable BMW motorcycle adventure. Mountains, seas, Ancient Oracles and impressive ancient cities – welcome to Greece, the cradle of civilization.
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Motorbike Holiday Greece
Mountains, seas, Ancient Oracles and impressive ancient cities - welcome to Greece, the cradle of civilization. The itinerary starts in Northern Greece in the vibrant city of Thessaloniki and continues south trough traditional Greek villages, Meteoras, islands and remote areas. Greece is a constant surprise with its amazing landscapes and ingenious innovations.
The city of Athens, capital city of Greece will surely impress with its Acropolis, temples and fine architecture. An evening on the beach at a bonfire dancing Zorba and drinking the traditional ouzo will unleash the Greek in you.
Motorbike Holiday Greece
- Ride on Mount Olympus Ride –highest mountain in Greece, home for mythological Greek Gods
- Visit Meteora – complex of Greek Monasteries, UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Enjoy Delphi – home of ancient Oracle of Apollo, UNESCO World Heritage site
- Walk the streets of Athens – birth place of democracy, cradle of civilization
- Cross Rio-Antirrio Bridge – ride on the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges, an engineering masterpiece
- Tzoumerca National Park – bends for a lifetime
Day 1, Thessaloniki, Greece
Our English speaking guide will welcome you at Thessaloniki Airport. Transfer to the Hotel.
Pick up your motorbike for the next Greek motorcycle adventure and attend the briefing.
Day 2, Thessaloniki – Karitsa – Mount Olympus – Platamonas
Ride to Karitsa. Visit Dion Archeological Park at the foot at Mount Olympus.
Enjoy a motorbike ride to Greece’s Highest Mountain – Olympus. Accommodation on Olympian Bay.
Day 3, Paralia Platamonas – Palaios Panteleimonas – Kastraki – Lamia
Continue your journey to the Meteora.
Ride to the the famous Complex of Greek Monasteries at Meteora – UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Evening in Lamia.
Day 4, Lamia – Delphi – Livadeia – Athens
Ride to the foot of Mount Parnassos to Delphi.
Visit the ancient Theatre and the Sanctuary of Apollo and ride to Athens.
Evening in Athens.
Day 5, Athens
Enjoy a rest day in Athens – the city of Gods. Accommodation in Athens.
Day 6, Athens – Corinth – Patras
Leave Athens and head to the North of Peloponnese Peninsula.
Watch the ships making way through the narrow Corinth Canal. Evening in Patras.
Day 7, Patras – Lefkada
Ride across the famous Rio-Antirrio Bridge – the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges.
Continue your Journey to Cape Lefkada. Accommodation on the Island of Lefkada.
Day 8, Lefkada – Arta – Ioanina
Morning ride to the city of Arta – known for its 13 century byzantine castle and the Stone Bridge.
Accommodation in Ioannina.
Day 9, Ioannina
You can enjoy a rest day and find out if the saying Living like the Pasha in Ioannina still applies.
Or, you can live like a motorbike rider and take on the bended roads that cut through Tzoumerca National Park.
Day 10, Ioanina – Kastoria – Edessa – Thessaloniki
Ride to Edessa trough Pindus National Park.
Edessa is home to the biggest waterfall in Greece. Accommodation in Thessaloniki.
Day 11, Thessaloniki
With a lot of memories and Greek souvenirs say goodbye to this motorbike holiday in Greece.
Catch your flight back home.
The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation because the region offers charming hotels and cozy country inns.
This is an overview of the tour.
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Guaranteed Departure Dates:
- 2023, April 18
- 2024, April 16
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*Price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price is based on 8 riders traveling together. Should the number of riders change, price may alter.
Special Offer for Early Booking available for bookings made until December 23 – 2022.
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa via fax and phone.
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Motorbike Holiday Greece
Motorbike Holiday Greece
Special notes and Info
Duration of the tour: 11 days
Riding days: 9 days
Total distance: Approximately 2200 km/ 1368 miles
Shortest ride: – 4h15min
Longest ride: – 6h40 min
Skill level: intermediate
Lodging type: Very good quality Hotels (3* and 4*)
Rides: On paved roads as well as small sections of gravel roads
Starting point: from Thessaloniki Airport, Greece
Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour
click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the centre of the city or in nature with amazing views.
Advice for Americans traveling abroad
According with U.S. government the following advice are to be followed:
Before you go
- Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
- Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
- Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
- See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
- Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
- Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
- If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your US driver’s license.
- Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport
Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.
Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.
Travel Advice for Americans visiting Romania
Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.
Drink spiking is an issue, especially in Bucharest’s Old Town. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.
Dating and marriage scams occur.
Only use ATM’s in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.
Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.
By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.
It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.
It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.
Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.
You can get full consular help from the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.
Please see your detailed itinerary below:
Our English speaking guide will welcome you at Thessaloniki Airport. Transfer to the Hotel for your complimentary night. In the evening meat the Team, pick up your motorbike for the next Greek motorcycle adventure and attend the briefing.
Thessaloniki – Karitsa – Mount Olympus – Platamonas, about 184 km – 4h20min riding
Start your adventure riding to Karitsa. Visit Dion Archeological Park at the foot at Mount Olympus. Alexander the Great used to bring offerings to the Gods here, prior to military expeditions. Continue your journey to the Home of the mythological Greek Gods – enjoy a motorbike ride to Greece’s Highest Mountain - Olympus. If the motorbikes would have existed back in the times, the Greek hero Hercules would have ridden one, for sure. Accommodation on Olympian Bay.
Paralia Platamonas – Palaios Panteleimonas - Kastraki – Lamia, about 310 km – 5h35 min riding
Continue your journey to the Meteora. Ride to the to the middle of the sky to the famous Complex of Greek Monasteries at Meteora – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evening in Lamia in this wonderful motorcycle tour in Greece.
Lamia – Delphi – Livadeia - Athens
Ride to the foot of Mount Parnassos to Delphi – the center of unity of the ancient Greek World, where the Oracle of Apollo once spoke. Visit the ancient Theatre and the Sanctuary of Apollo and ride Athens. Accommodation in the capital city Athens, home of the Famous Parthenon. Evening in Athens.
Enjoy a rest day in Athens – the city of Gods. You can visit the Acropolis, climb Mount Lycabettus to enjoy a view of the Acropolis at sunset, watch the evzoni change the guard at Syntagma Square, buy souvenirs in Monastiraki and enjoy a relaxing walk in Athens most beautiful area – Plaka. Accommodation in Athens.
Athens – Corinth – Patras, about 226 km – 5h30min riding
Leave Athens and head to the North of Peloponnese Peninsula. Watch the ships making way through the narrow Corinth Canal. With 6.3 km in length, the artificial canal links Corinth Gulf in Ionian Sea to Saronic Gulf in Aegean Sea, separating Peloponnese from the rest of Greece. Visit the Archaeological Park of Ancient Corinth and continue riding along the Gulf of Corinth. Evening in Patras.
Patras – Lefkada, about 245 km – 5h10min riding
Ride across the famous Rio-Antirrio Bridge - the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges, recognized world-wide as an engineering masterpiece. Continue your Journey to Cape Lefkada, where allegedly, the Greek poet Sappho has hurled herself into the sea from a 30m high cliff. Accommodation on the Island of Lefkada.
Lefkada – Arta – Ioanina, about 225 km – 4h15min riding
Arta & Ioannina are still synonym with all the wealth of the World. Morning ride to the city of Arta – known for its 13 century byzantine castle and the Stone Bridge of Arta with its unique architecture. Stroll the streets of Arta and continue your ride to Ioannina. The city of Ioannina is home to the oldest byzantine fortress in Greece and famous for its silver and gold jewelry, traditional or modern design. Accommodation in Ioannina.
Ioannina, about 106 km – 3hrs riding
You can enjoy a rest day and find out if the saying Living like the Pasha in Ioannina still applies or you can live like a motorbike rider in this motorcycle tour of Greece and take on the bended roads that cut through Tzoumerca National Park. Tzoumerca National Park, Peristeri & the Arachthos Canyon is a mountain region close to Ioannina, offering rides through traditional Greek villages, stone bridges, caves and 13 century monasteries built in the mountain rock. Accommodation in Ioannina.
Ioanina – Kastoria – Edessa – Thessaloniki, about 366 km – 6h40min riding
Ride to Edessa trough Pindus National Park. Edessa is home to Karanos Waterfall – with 70 m in height, Karanos is the biggest waterfall in Greece. Walk behind the water curtain to enjoy great views of the falling water and the Macedonian fields. Accommodation in Thessaloniki.
Your Greece Motorcycle Tour ends here. Certainly the Oracle in Delphi has already shared with you visions of your next motorbike adventures. With a lot of memories and Greek souvenirs say goodbye to this motorcycle tours Greece and catch your flight back home.
- Services of a ride leader on a motorbike
- support car driver
- Support vehicle to carry luggage, spares, etc.
- First aid kit
- Daily briefing and map package
- Accommodation: Very good 3* and 4* hotels
- Meals : 10 breakfasts and 2 dinners
- Transportation: Motorcycle hire with top box for daily personal use and motorcycle third party liability insurance
- Return airport transfers
Please note that support car is available only if the minimum of 5 riders is met.
- Most of the meals
- Road taxes and tolls
- Parking fees
- Traffic fines
- Repair and/or recovery costs to the motorcycle for loss or damage caused by negligence or failing to heed ride leaders directive
- Medical costs – it is a pre-requisite that all clients have comprehensive medical insurance that covers for riding a motorcycle over 650cc in foreign countries
- Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
- Flights Personal spending money
- The tourist attractions are mentioned as recommendations only and are not included in the price.
- Please note that for a support vehicle to be provided a minimum of 5 travellers will be required.
- OPTIONAL: Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost.
Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 866 376 6183 (US). You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!
We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).
The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://motorcycle-tours-europe.us/terms-conditions/
The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours a cancellation charge as stipulated below: 89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee; 88–61 days, loss of deposit. 60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price; 30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.
Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides. German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available, on request.
We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.
Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person. For Greece Motorcycle Tour a minimum of 3 participants is required.
The tour has audience targets motorcycle riders interested in riding the best motorcycle roads in the area visited. Group size can be between 4-14 people. Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-60.
We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.
A minimum age of 16 years is required for passengers on non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour page. A client under 18 years of age and travelling alone during the tour period shall provide Adventure Motorcycle Tours with written consent of his/her guardian. Clients under 16 years of age can travel in the support car if one is provided but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.
If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate. We accept RON and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.
Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us
Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us
Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.
Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!
In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.
Please follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page). Our guide will expect you with a Transylvania Live sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 726253 356.
Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.
If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveler, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.
Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.
Greece tourist visa is not required for citizens of U.S. for a stay up to 90 days. Greece is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need.
All countries have their own visa requirements, which may change at short notice. However, please check with your local embassy or consulate for the very latest information for your nationality. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all necessary visas for your travels. Try to obtain your visas before departing from your home country as it’s much easier than abroad.
Greece currency is EURO (written symbol EUR). All the places in Greece trade EURO. You can bring some euro or US dollars and you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.
ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations. MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support/find-nearest-atm.html Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country https://www.visa.com/atmlocator/#(page:home)
In Greece electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.
Autumn is considered the most beautiful season in the most regions of Greece even more pleasant than spring. The average temperature in autumn is greater by two to four degrees Celsius of the temperature in spring. The first rains make their appearance in mid September to early October and are rather rapid and shortly. Please bring cool cottons as well as warmer clothes.
Greece is in the Eastern European Time Zone, GMT +3, 7 hours ahead of New York. Check right now what time is in Athens, the capital city of Greece: https://time.is/Greece
2 x trousers/long skirts such as Colombia or Kathmandu 1 x shorts 1 x set of bathers 5 x t-shirts 1 x thermal set 1 x polar fleece/jumper/windcheater 5 x socks and underwear 1 good broad rimmed hat 1 x set of thongs/sandals/flip flops 1 x light walking boots complete motorcycle gear rain gear
Yes, every motorcycle has a safety and mechanical inspection prior to every rental. We have trained technicians on premises. All motorcycles are maintained to manufacturers' specifications and our technicians are very well acquainted with all rented bikes. Your safety is our #1 priority.
You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.
All models have power outlets built into the fairing that allow you to plug in your Global Positioning Unit.
Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.
Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers safe and secure storage of your excess luggage and personal items during your tour.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live can provide you with a side-car motorcycle on request. Please contact us for more details.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has a good selection of helmets, gloves or rain suites for rent. Please note that the rental of these accessories depends upon availability. However we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort. Prices: 2-3 days – EURO 10 /day 4-6 days – EURO 8/ day 7-14 days – EURO 6/day Over 14 days – EURO 5/day
Yes, for your own safety, and per Romanian law, both you and your passenger are required to wear a certified helmet at all times when you ride our motorcycle.