Cycle holidays, for many reasons, is a popular alternative travel trend, an ecological and refined means to discover the captivating island of Crete and immerse yourself into the local culture. Crete boasts an astonishing variety of landscapes - from the legendary mountain ranges of Ida, Dikti and White Mountains to miles of pristine coastline - make exceptional cycling destinations.
There are several cycling routes throughout various zones and territories to choose based on your travel schedule and the level of your physical preparation. Whether you choose an uphill route or the downhill route, the key aspect to take into account are distance, elevation and any travel assistance offered to cycle tourists. Cycling is an authentic travel experience and organized travel agencies and professional guides create thriving cycle tours in particular suggestive localities - the car-free Chania or the beautiful Rethymno's promenade, the mountain plateau of Omalos and the southern coast of Palaiochora- that you can visit on a bike.
It is also worth noting that Crete is the warmest area in Greece. Therefore, the summer heat, especially during July and August, would make the island particularly challenging for cycling, but spring and autumn, with cooler temperatures and coastal breezes, are just perfect to discover your destination's best kept secrets.
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