e-Mountain Biking and Hiking// A plethora of Naxian nature and culture

We begin our adventure through the rural area of Paratrehos and soon enough we ride uphill Koskinas mountain. We follow the dirt trail over the green valley of Potamia that leads to agios Mamas (Theoskepasti). A Byzantine church dating from mid 10th century and considered to be the oldest church on Naxos.

After a short pause we head straight deep into the lush valley of Potamia villages. We’ll bike through their picturesque alleys and the unique ”tropical”  scenery next to the creek that leads to Koko’s tower. A fantastic venetian structure of the 17th century, with a spooky story behind it, that’s been built within verdant surroundings.

We continue on the cobblestone streets of Ano (upper) Potamia and head to the uphill dirt trail that leads to Apano Kastro (upper castle). A challenging, rocky trail for approx. 1km. Continue on foot and we begin an easy scrambling to the top of the hill in order to explore the castle. The ruins remind us the reasons why this castle was considered to be the strongest castle of Naxos in the middle ages when the pirates used to raid the island! Snack and hydration break while enjoying an impressive 360° on the altitude of 420m. From the castle, one can literally see half of Naxos .

Pick up our bikes again and  take the way back through the villages of Melanes and Agios Thaleleos while having the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of Naxos town.

Distance: 32km/19.88miles   Difficulty: moderate/challenging  Duration: 4-5h

Max alt.: 420m/1378ft

**Suitable from the age of 14 (minimum height 1.50 m/4.9ft, maximum weight 120kg/265lbs)Children 14-17  allowed to ride their own bike, if accompanied by an adult.

We provide

  • Certified guide
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • e-MTB
  • Helmet
  • Backpack
  • Snack
  • First aid kit

You should wear/bring

  • Cycling shorts/pants
  • Quick dry t-shirt
  • Sports shoes
  • Hat/buffer
  • Jacket
  • Water bottle (we encourage our guests to bring reusable and not single-use plastic water bottles! If you don’t have one, we can provide you with one from our own merchandise. 750ml/25oz)

    max. group size is 5 people (Exceptions for bigger groups after further arrangement)

    From 115€ p.p, 2 people minimum