Excursion

Mount Hymettus Mountain Biking

New for 2019 Allow experienced mountain cyclists to lead you on a ride along the beautiful and sometimes steep trails of Mount Hymettus, with a chance to admire views of Athens below.

  • Code
    ATH-J
  • Level
    Extreme
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
  • Duration
    Approximately 3 hours
Depart the pier by minivan, taking the 40-minute journey to Koutalas and the starting point of your biking experience.

Once equipped with your mountain bike and helmet, hit the trails of Mount Hymettus, ideal for vigorous exercise and inspiring views. Your mountain bike helps you negotiate the rough terrain and steep gradients of the limestone peak, which rises to an elevation of 3,366 feet and once hosted a sanctuary to Zeus. Rocky and mostly treeless, the grassy flanks of the Mount Hymettus treat you to amazing vistas of the surrounding landscape, including the metropolis of Athens. Bottled water and an energy bar keep you fueled for your adventure.

After a bike ride of approximately 1½ hours, return to base and then to your Crystal ship.

Important Notes:

Guests must be a minimum of 12 years of age in order to participate. As this is an active excursion, it is only suitable for our more agile guests who are physically fit. Guests should be experienced bike riders and have recently ridden or be confident on a bicycle. Participants must also be comfortable with hand brakes and riding downhill. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear sunglasses, sunscreen and flat, comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. Helmets are mandatory. The operation of this excursion is dependent on weather conditions. All guests must sign an insurance waiver. This Crystal Adventures excursion MUST be pre-reserved