Summer vacation is the time to rest, have fun, and create memories while visiting gorgeous Greek islands. Besides the usual outdoor activities such as swimming and sightseeing, have you ever thought of biking in Mykonos? It’s an amazing opportunity to be out in the sun and fresh air while experiencing the beauty of Greece.
When talking about popular summer destinations, The Island of the Winds is the first to come up, as it’s basically on everyone’s bucket list. Mykonos is known as a place where you can have lots of fun partying in some of the most fabulous beach bars and have a taste of world-renowned gastronomy in some of the best restaurants in the world.
However, not many people know that there are countless fun things to do during the daytime except lounging around the most beautiful beaches in Greece or your luxury Mykonos villa rental. You can enjoy many fun outdoor activities and take advantage of the sunny weather in Greece.
One of them is cycling, and while mountain biking in Mykonos isn’t an option since there are no high mountains, regular and dirt biking Mykonos has to offer are excellent ways to spend your day. Whether you’re an experienced biker or someone looking to try something new, this activity won’t disappoint you.
Most people who visit Mykonos spend their time exploring only the most popular tourist attractions. Although visiting Little Venice or the beautiful Armenistis Lighthouse is time well spent, many people don’t get to experience all the hidden gems.
When it comes to biking, you have several options. If you’re feeling adventurous and you’d like to have the freedom to go wherever and do whatever you want throughout the day, you can always rent a bike on your own merits.
There are several places that offer bike rentals, and they should be pretty easy to find. You can start your search in the Old Town of Chora or simply ask your concierge in Mykonos to arrange it for you, and bikes will be waiting for you at one of the Mykonos villas for rental.
Plan out a route beforehand, as you will be your own guide. Mykonos is not that big, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. Just do a bit of research and choose your favorite path. Also, note that renting out a single bicycle for the day will cost you around 30 euros per day, depending on where you rent them from.
Another option is to find a private, guided day tour. Cycling is a very popular family-friendly activity, and there are countless tours and routes to choose from. You can find tours at different difficulty levels for beginners as well as experienced professionals. If you’re traveling with kids, you may want to start with easier routes, you can even rent an e-bike.
The itinerary for the day usually includes visiting several attractions before ending the day on one of the best beaches, usually at Fokos Beach, where you can cool off by swimming in the Aegean Sea. The routes are usually around 15 km (9 miles) long, but they can be up to 50 km long for more advanced cyclists.
A tour can cost anywhere from 50 to 300 euros, and on average, they last around 4 hours. Each tour includes many breaks and stops for food and drinks, especially if you’re biking with children. Some may even include picnics or wine tastings.
Besides the basic gear that you will receive once you rent a bike or sign up for a guided tour – the bicycle and helmet, there are also a few things you will need to bring. Basically, you will need all the beach essentials from your everyday beach bag.
If you want to spend your summer holiday in this place, you better make travel arrangements in time, as there are over half a million people visiting every year. So, contact us and allow The Ace VIP to set you up with everything needed for a perfect vacation.
Choose one of our Mykonos luxury villas, where a private Mykonos concierge will assist you with anything you may need. Get a Mykonos yacht rental for a day and experience something luxurious and unique. Of course, if you don’t feel like biking through Mykonos, you can always rent a car in order to get around easier.