Upon arrival at the airport of Rhodes, the representative of Cycletours on Rhodes welcomes you. The transfer takes place by car, taxi or bus and takes about 15 minutes.
If you have booked the flight, we kindly ask you to ensure that our representative has received all the information about your flight (flight number, departure time, plus the airline that issued your ticket). The tour guide will inform you about the return transfer and your return flight. Always compare this information with the information on your flight ticket and in case of ambiguities please contact the tour guide. In general you are required to check out of your hotel room in the morning, also in case of an evening flight. Although in the event of an evening flight, you are still allowed to use the facilities of the hotel to take a shower / freshen up before departure. When you extended your holiday in Rhodes on your own, you must ensure the reaffirmation and transfer to the airport yourself.
Your travel guidance
Your travel guidance during this tour consists of a tour guide, he or she will accompany you by bike. A bike repairman is stationed at Kalavarda, the village on Rhodes where the tour starts. You will find their phone numbers on the hotel list sent to you as separate document.
All breakfasts are included. Breakfast will be served between 8 and 10.30 a.m. Lunches are not included. The tour guide can suggest a nice restaurant where you can have lunch. Dinner is included on five days. The tour guide will inform you the exact days.
The first 2 nights you stay at this small hotel. The owners are Irini and Yiannis. It is a small hotel (12 rooms) and all rooms have a bathroom with toilet. The rooms have a balcony or a patio.
In which hotel you will stay is not known until shortly before the start of the tour.
The hotel is located right across the main beach in the centre of Kos Town. All rooms are elegantly decorated and are air-conditioned.
This hotel is situated in Platanos, the main town of Leros Island. It offers a large, seasonal outdoor pool and a roof garden with exquisite view of the Castle of Pandeli. It is located within walking distance of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Elefteria offers basic rooms, all with air-conditioning and a private bathroom.
This hotel is situated next to the sea, overlooking the harbour. It is 600 meters away from the port of Skala. You can enjoy spectacular view to the cave of the Apocalypse and to the Monastery of Saint John. The rooms have air-conditioning and a private bathroom.
Kalavarda is the village where the tour starts and ends. It is possible to book extra nights in Kalavarda before or after the tour. Kalvarda is located 15 km from the airport and 35 km from the capital Rhodes Town. It is located on the relatively cold north coast near sand beaches in a tranquil part of the island. A small store is located here to purchase groceries and at the gas station you also can buy a few supplies. There also is a butcher’s shop. In Fanes (3.5 km on the way to Rhodes) you will find a supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, ATM and greengrocer. In Sorini (5 km) you will find an ATM, postal agency and more stores such as toyshops, a store to buy stationery, a store to buy (sports) wear. A cheap supermarket is also located here. A post office you find in Paradisi (14 km). The nearest banks are located in Kremasti (17 km). Kalavarda contains multiple dining facilities including seafood restaurants by the sea and fun Mezedopolia (a type of Greek tapas restaurant) located on the village square. This square contains a variety of little cafes where you can drink an ouzo or coffee together with the old men from the village.
A frequent and direct bus transfer to Rhodes Town is available ((€ 3.00 one way). All of the buses stop in front of the hotel. The current timetable can be found in the hotel on the notice board. If you wish to rent a car, please contact the Cycletours representative.. As a rule, rental cars are delivered to and picked up at the hotel, or the rental company will pick you up.
Greece is one of the countries where the euro is considered the legal currency. Besides the ATM’s mentioned above in Kalavarda’s surroundings, you will come across an ATM in Rhodes Town, Kos Town, Leros and Skala (Patmos).
In case of the use of medicines, you are allowed to take only the amount you need during the flight in your carry-on baggage. Also, bring along a statement from your doctor about your medication. Furthermore please check out the new EU security requirements. A pharmacy is located in Kalavarda. You will also come across many pharmacies on the way. Many medicines are available without a prescription. In Greece pharmacies also offer a limited first-aid service.
If you have reserved a rental bike, the specified size and type will be ready for you at the workshop (behind Hotel Vouras in Kalavarda). A repair kit, pump and spare inner tube are included. All bikes are equipped with a cyclocomputer, a bike bag and a bottle holder. You need to bring a water bottle yourself (small bottles of spring water usually fit into the holder as well and are for sale everywhere in Greece). If desired you may bring your own card reading standard and mount it on your rental bike. This also applies to your own saddle or pedals. We ensure that you will receive your bike cleaned. We therefore ask you to hand it in clean (frame and wheel dusting; wiping towels are present in our workshop).
This is a trip with luggage transport. We kindly but urgently ask you to take into account the following:
For air travel luggage, commonly a weight limit of 20 kilograms per person applies. This limit also applies to the carriage of luggage. In addition, the weight per suitcase / bag should not exceed the weight of 15 kilograms. Our preference goes out to a weight of approximately 10 kilograms each in regards to the health of our employees. At every stage of the trip your tour guide will inform you about when and where the bag drop off will take place, and about your suitcases disposal in the next hotel.
Clothing and Luggage
Wearing a good helmet can prevent serious injury in the event of a crash. During cycling it is advisable to wear a well fitting cycling-shirt that quickly absorbs and dissipates perspiration. Bike shorts with padding are recommended depending on your bike. Furthermore: a bag for the road, head protection (helmet), sunglasses and a camera.