Southeast Peloponnese Motorcycle Tour

Tour Summary

Our essential southeast Peloponnese motorcycle tour combines amazing riding routes with a lot of historical interest, all packed in a 6-day riding, self-guided, package.

It is a perfect choice, whether you are looking for your first introductory motorcycle tour in Greece, or if you have a limited time available but still want to maximize your experience from your 2-wheeled visit in our beautiful country.

Peloponnese motorcycle tour map

Start / Finish



6 riding days. You should 1 day for your arrival to Athens, and 1 day for your departure (8 in total).


aprox. 1100 kilometers (~690 miles). Shortest day: 90 kilometers. Longest day: 240 kilometers.

Riding hours

Daily average 5-6 hours on the saddle.


A traditional stone-built mountain resort, a luxurious boutique hotel by the seaside, and a luxury hotel.


Intermediate. Read about our tour grading system .


1oo% paved. Aprox. 55% on touring roads, 25 % challenging roads.

Attractions - What will you see on this tour

  • Ancient Mycenae & ancient Tiryns, UNESCO world heritage sites, “outstanding examples of human creative genius” (quote from UNESCO’s official website). The Cyclopean walls, Atreus Treasury and more!
  • Ancient site of Epidaurus, UNESCO world heritage site, including the temple of Asklepios, the Tholos and the Theater, “considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture” (quote from UNESCO’s official website)
  • Site of Mystras, the “wonder of Morea”, also a UNESCO world heritage site!
  • Byzantine Monemvasia, the “Gibraltar of the east”.
  • Byzantine site of Vathia
  • The castle of Palamidi
  • Diros Caves, where an underground river is flowing. About 5,000 meters of it have been exposed and are accessible by small boats and through narrow passageways

Roads - What riding will you do

There is a minimal highway riding, mostly because it is useful to get out of and back in to Athens, during the first and last days. The entire tour runs on paved roads. For the biggest part of the main course, we will be riding on secondary roads, with very little traffic. A picture is worth a thousand words, so the following image carousel contains photos from the routes of the tour. Slide/swipe left/right to see all images.


Day 1: your arrival to Athens.

We will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel, downtown Athens. On the evening before the start of the tour, we will all meet at the hotel for a welcome briefing and then have diner in a cozy restaurant in Athens, while we discuss the tour!

Depending on where you come from, you may have to arrange your flights so that you leave from home 2 days earlier! Please book accordingly!

Day 2: Athens – Polidroso (also known as Tzitzina).

We take the highway to escape the capital until the outskirts of the city of Corinth where we make a stop to see the impressive canal. We soon find ourselves riding on nice secondary roads through the countryside of the Corinthian province, and we visit the ancient site of Mycenae. The Lions gate, the cyclopean walls the dark chambers of the treasury of Atreus will take you back in time.  We continue briefly riding along the coast, and then we start ascending, enter the province of Lakonia and ride through forests and the never ending twisty roads of mountain Parnonas. Our destination is a tranquil place, and you are guaranteed to have a relaxing evening, with just the sounds and sights of the surrounding environment.

Day 3: Polidroso to Monemvasia and back to Polidroso.

We start the day with a culinary display. The staff of our hotel will make traditional pies and delicacies in front of us and we can also participate actively in the procedure. There will also be a display of local organic & traditional home made desserts.

We leave the hotel and head southeast, riding over the alpine-like landscape of Parnonas mountain. Soon we will be traversing to the east side where the scenery gradually changes. We reach the medieval castle of Monemvasia, which is built at the slopes of a giant rock which from the looks of it has earned the nickname “the Gibraltar of the east”. We spent the afternoon strolling in the medieval city and enjoying a drink.

After the visit to Monemvasia we return to Polidroso, following of course a different route to the one we had earlier.

Day 4: Polidroso to Limeni.

From Polidroso we briefly head west passing through narrow roads. We intersect with the highway only for a few minutes until we reach the outskirts of Sparta. We pay a visit to the castle town of Mystras, a UNESCO heritage site.

We continue by riding one of the most exciting biking routes that Greece has to offer: the Taigetos mountain pass. When we complete the ascend & descent, we will be riding along the coastal front of the Messinian Mani area.  The riding is interesting, the vistas are great and history is calling us once more as we pass through many traditional villages that date from the ages of Byzantium.

We reach our destination where the emerald blue & crystal clear waters of the sea await. Time to relax and enjoy some fresh sea food and local wine.

Day 5: Limeni local ride and rest time.

This day’s schedule has few local kilometers, approximately 100, heading south to explore the Mani peninsula. The ride out is optional, and you can choose to stay at the hotel and enjoy the beach and relax all day long!

If you do come for a ride, we head south, passing through more small villages until we reach the medieval & Byzantine castle town of Vathia. We also have the opportunity to ride and approach the southernmost tip of continental Greece & the Balkans, the cape Tenaro where according to mythology lies an entrance to the underworld, at a Poseidon’s necromancer site. (to actually reach the tip, one must walk a moderate trek for about an hour).

You also have the opportunity to visit the Caves of Diros, a network of subterranean  river that is extremely impressive. The entire length of it has still to be explored and is uncharted! An underground boat tour runs through about 1,5 kilometers in the caves!

Day 6: Limeni to Nafplio.

We depart from Mani and start making our way north. First we have a short stop at Gythio town and have a look at the “Dimitrios” shipwreck on the beach. We ride again through the mountain of Parnonas and rejoice from the continuous corners that lay ahead for the next couple of hours! Once we are done, we will find ourselves riding along the scenic east coastal front of Peloponnese until we reach our destination for the day, the once provisional capital of Greece, the city of Nafplion.

Nafplion offers the opportunity to stroll for hours in the romantic alleys of the historical old part of the city. You will also have the chance to visit the Palamidi castle, a stronghold that overlooks the city from the nearby hill.

Day 7: Nafplio to Athens.

On our last riding day, we leave Nafplio and ride east to visit the ancient and historical important site of Epidaurus, one more UNESCO heritage site. The ancient theatre of Epidaurus is a masterpiece of architecture, its acoustics remain unparalleled to this day!

Later on, we ride one of the most popular biking routes until we finally approach Athens in early evening. You will check in your hotel and we meet again later for a farewell dinner.

We suggest that you do not book your return flights on this day, so that the ride back to Athens is as relaxed as possible.

Departure from Athens/ Flight home.

We take care of your transfer to the Airport. Also, depending on your scheduled time of your flight, if there is plenty of free time during the day, we remain at your disposal for some Athens sightseeing.

2019 Prices

(all prices in euros)Rider, sharing roomPillion passenger
HONDA CB 500x1,9201,280
BMW F 700 GS2,140>>
BMW F 750 GS2,220>>
BMW R 1200GS2,440>>
Single room surcharge460

Booking deposit : 525 euros.

Outstanding payment : no later than 45 days prior to tour start.

Minimum participation of 3 riders is required in order to book this as a “guided” tour. 

(all prices in euros)Rider, sharing roomPillion passenger
HONDA CB 500x1,240800
BMW F 700 GS1,455>>
BMW F 750 GS1,540>>
BMW R 1200GS1,750>>
Single room surcharge460

Booking deposit : 525 euros.

Outstanding payment : no later than 45 days prior to tour start.

Please note: prices of the self guided tour shown here are based on pricing of hotels for groups on fixed dates. Because your tour is not based on fixed/pre-scheduled dates, the actual final price quote you will get may vary. We endeavor to keep this as close to the actual price as possible.

2019 Dates

No scheduled dates. This tour is offered as a self-guided tour. Fully guided can be done only upon request for 3 or more riders.

Best done during: April to early June, and then September to October.

SELF GUIDED tour : What is included in the price & what is not

– 5 nights Accommodation in personally hand-picked hotels
– 5 breakfasts
– Airport transfers to and from Athens on arrival and departure.
– Rental of Motorcycle, with side panniers and top case.
– 3rd party liability insurance
– theft coverage and damage coverage for the motorcycle, with insurance excess.
– GPS with pre-loaded routes for every day.
– Paper map with marked routes and tour booklet with information
– Luggage storage in our premises
– 2 helmets, approved for European standards.
– All taxes.

For the self-guied tour: remove from the above list all diners & meals and the services of a guide.

– Accommodation in Athens (but we can arrange it for you if requested)
– Food & drinks
– Fuel & tolls
– Personal daily expenses, tips
– Fines, tickets, parking fees
– Entrance fees for local museums or tourist sites
– There is no tour guide on motorcycle, nor the supporting services of a car.
– Personal travel insurance.
– Visas (if required)
– Anything else not described as “included”

GUIDED tour : What is included in the price & what is not

– 7 nights accommodation (including the day you arrive to Athens & last night again in Athens)
– 7 breakfasts
– 7 diners, including 1 welcome & 1 farewell diner in Athens.
– Airport transfers to and from Athens on arrival and departure
– Experienced lead guide on a motorcycle, English speaking.
– Rental of  motorcycle, fully equipped
– 3rd party liability insurance & motorcycle theft and damage coverage with insurance excess
– Tour booklet containing maps, information, routes, waypoints, coordinates, contacts etc
– Luggage storage in our premises
– 2 helmets, approved by European standards.
– All taxes.

– the services of a support car
– Fuel & tolls
– Personal daily expenses, tips
– Fines, tickets
– Entrance fees for local museums or tourist sites.
– Cost of any optional side-activities.
– Personal travel insurance.
– Visas (if required)
– Anything else not described as “included”

Or not what you were looking for?

This tour can be adjusted to fit your preferences. Add or remove days, see more destinations, or ask for different dates! Perhaps you feel that you don’t need the services of a support car and wish to do the tour without one to lower the cost? For these parameters or anything else you might want to change, contact us!

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