An ideal tour for the explorers of the cultural and natural heritage of Mykonos Island.
An excellent introduction to the very distinct characters of Mykonos Island, featuring a fascinating mixture of our religious tradition, easy off-roading, a pristine beach and the rural and wild landscapes of Mykonos. We first cycle at the rural part of the island –also off-roading through a winding single track- in Ano Mera, before visiting a family church, which will give us the opportunity to interpret the local traditions of Mykonos. The village of Ano Mera welcomes us next with its traditional whitewashed cubic houses. The Monastery of Virgin Mary Tourliani will impress you with its richly adorned iconostasis and its small but interesting museum, whereas at the central square of the village we can take a short rest. Then we will cycle down to Fokos beach for a pleasant encounter with the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea or even a short hike along the cove. On our way back, we will get challenged by the hill of Fokos and then follow a different trail to reach our ending point.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For a short part of the trail we ride through busy (during the peak season) roads, so this tour requires some familiarisation with riding on main roads.
Optionally: beach shoes (to feel more comfortable walking on pebbles), goggles
Ideally: reusable bottles for us to fill them with cold water, avoiding the use of plastic single-use and environmentally unfriendly bottles