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Guided motorcycle tour in Greece - Marathon Map

11 riding days (+2 rest day) / 14 nights - 2.850km (1.780miles)

The name of this tour, Marathon, comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger in Ancient Greece who ran non-stop from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greeks' victory over the Persians. This distance became known as the Marathon run, the longest running event of the modern Olympic games.

The Marathon tour is a 15-day guided motorcycle tour from the northern-most borders of Greece to the southern-most points of the Peloponnese, along the entire coastline. As an extension of the Achilles tour, the Marathon tour is approximately 3000 km long. It is a pure Greek expedition and the most cultured motorcycle tour of the western civilization.

At the northern-most borders of Greece we will visit the astounding city of Kastoria, the city that flourished during the 19th century due to fur trade, built on the beautiful shores οf lake Orestiáda. We will experience nature at its finest at the lakes of Prespa, a natural park of great significance due to its biodiversity and endemic species.

Like the Achilles tour, the Marathon tour will pass through Mount Olympus - "the home of the gods" - where the immortals like Jupiter, Apollo, Aphrodite and the rest of the 12 gods lived and commanded the mortals on earth, not only in Greece, but throughout the whole Roman Empire, for hundreds of years. Here we will also visit Vergina, where royal tombs lay, like that of Phillip II - father of Alexander the Great. As we descend from the Greece's highest mountain (2912 m), the enormous Platamonas beach with its imposing castle will expand in front of us. We will ride through slopes, meadows and lakes with minimum traffic, arriving at the most famous oracle of antiquity - The Delphi. 

The tour continues its journey through Mount Pindos, the east-southernmost leg of the Alps in the Balkan Peninsula. We will cross through the Tzoumerka, a complex of traditional settlements between forests, carry on through the glamorous capital of Epirus, Ioannina, and see picturesque views of Preveza. Here, we will also pass through Zagorohoria, a network of 46 villages spread over the mountains of Ioannina, we will be astounded by Global award winning beaches, like those on the island of Lefkada with their emerald colored waters, continue through the depths of virgin forests in Karpenissi and, finally, ride up to the most famous Greek ski resort of Arachova.

Our journey takes us over traditional stone bridges, rivers spoken of by Homer and villages that seems to have not been touched by time. Additionally, we will visit the unique Unesco world heritage site of Meteora, where photographs of its beauty have travelled to every corner of the globe. We will also visit places like the “Dragon’s Cave”, the only cave in Greece with fresh-water lakes, and Dispilio, an archaeological site containing some of the oldest remains of a Neolithic lakeshore settlement, dating all the way back to 5600-5000 BC.

Moving further south, we will cross over to the Peloponnese with our destination being the city of Olympia; the birthplace of the Olympic Games (776BC) with its ancient stadium and rare museum. Throughout this tour the routes taken are not ordinary. They are carefully chosen based on low traffic, sightseeing opportunities and of course ensuring riders' safety.

Across the land where Socrates said his eternal maxims, where Achilles grew up and Pericles created the Acropolis; through Hercules's forests and on the soil that gave birth to Alexander the Great, there is magic and awe all around Hellas. The Marathon tour is an unimaginative journey across one of the most beautiful and cultured countries of the world, which we will experience riding "our Pegasus's", our winged divine horses.

2017 Tour Dates

Tour Dates July 22 - Aug 05, 2018 Book Now

Tour Prices Per Person (Own Bike)

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Sharing room € 2.550
Passenger € 2.370
Single room Plus  550


Self-Guided Tour 1.850

A wide range of BMW, HONDA, SUZUKI motorcycles are available for rental from 88,00€/day (over 7 days)

Special discounts for motorcycle clubs
All Prices include relevant taxes

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Marathon Tour Overview

15 days vacations

  • Arrival in Athens, welcome dinner
  • Acropolis - Sounion - Athens
  • Athens - Nafpactus
  • Nafpactus - Kremasta lake
  • Kremasta Lake - Ioannina
  • Ioannina - Kastoria
  • Kastoria, rest day
  • Kastoria - Platamon
  • Platamon - Lake Plastiras
  • Lake Plastiras - Lefkada
  • Lefkada, rest day
  • Lefkada - Olympia
  • Olympia - Gytheio
  • Gytheio - Athens

Included In Tour Price [Marathon]

  • Overnight accommodation in elegant & spacious hotels or traditional high quality guesthouses
  • Daily breakfast
  • Two dinners including a glass of wine (Welcome & Farewell Dinners)
  • Tour Leader on motorcycle (English Speaking)
  • Executive Medical Care & Travel Insurance – Insurance medical assistance and luggage covers both the driver and the passenger for all medical expenses incurred in Greece and support costs for repatriation in case of accident or illness during the tour, as well as the loss or theft of luggage.
  • Briefing package outlining the trip details - i.e. safety tips, notes about attractions and sights, hotel information and route features
  • Travel to and from the Motorcycle rentals (for those who rent a motorcycle)
  • A MotoVoyager memorandum
  • All applicable taxes

    IF USING A BIKE RENTAL ALSO INCLUDING:
  • Motorcycle top case **
  • 3rd party comprehensive liability insurance

* Support Van (available upon request, with extra charge)
** Side panniers (available upon request, with extra charge)

Not Included in Tour Price [Marathon]

  • Motorcycle Rental
  • Petrol
  • Parking
  • Road tolls
  • Entries to the monuments and museums, archaeological sites, natural sites, etc
  • Tour Guides at attractions/Museums
  • Main meals, drinks & snacks (except welcome and farewell dinners)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Transfer to and from airport (available upon request, with extra charge)
  • Any bank transfer fees
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the “included in tour price” section

Minimum number of participants: 4
(including drivers & pillions)

Motorbikes Available for Rental

  • BMW F650 GS
  • BMW F700 GS
  • BMW F800 GS
  • BMW R1200 GS

  • HONDA NC 750X
  • HONDA NC 750X DCT
  • HONDA XLV 700 Transalp
  • HONDA VFR 800X Crossrunner ABS
  • HONDA VFR 1200X Crosstourer ABS
  • HONDA CRF 1000L Africa Twin ABS
  • HONDA VFR 1200 DCT Crosstourer ABS

  • SUZUKI DL650 V-STROM

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