Biking in East Crete

MTB or e-MTB

Guided or Self-guided [GPS]

tours for everybody

You can choose between various mountain bike trails that range from easy-going to technically and physically demanding, from short to long-distance, from cross-country to all-mountain.

You can choose a carefully mapped and GPS-guided route on your own or you can take part in well-organized group day trips under professional guidance. There is something for everyone at Freak Mountain Bike Centre.

e-MTB tours

Next to the ‘normal’ mountain bike tours, you are warmly invited to try the advantages of an electrical assisted mountain bike.

Enjoy the extra push in the back to help you conquer the Cretan mountains with ease. An e-MTB levels the physical differences between different people in a group, which means it’s more fun for everybody!

Even when you have a good physical condition, the extra power of the e-MTB opens never imagined possibilities of more distance or more elevation covered per day. And in the evening, you’ll still have some energy left to enjoy a glass of raki at the local tavern.

More-day Tours on Crete

Trans Crete

Trans Crete

This six-day tour takes you from the easternmost part of Crete to the base of the island’s highest mountain. Discover welcoming, beautifully built traditional villages, rugged mountains, remote beaches with cristal clear water and some very special places during this challenging tour!

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Trans East Crete

Trans East Crete

One week of mountain biking with an interesting four-day tour starting from Palekastro. You’ll discover the easternmost part of the Isle of Crete, filled with rugged landscapes and beautiful coast lines. You’ll enjoy the hospitality of the Cretan people in isolated traditional villages.

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Palekastro week

Palekastro week

One week of mountain biking in the easternmost part of Crete with five guided MTB tours. Based in Palekastro you will discover the quiet, more remote side of the island! Rugged landscapes and beautiful beaches are equally spread in this cycling paradise far away from the mass tourism!

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One-day Tours 

One-day tours

One-day tours

You don’t feel like biking every day? No problem, you can rent a bike for a guided or self-guided one-day tour in the Palekastro area. While biking on a MTB, an e-MTB or on one of our new e-fat bikes, you will enjoy the quiet, more remote side of the island!

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Group packages

Are you interested in a Group package? Then Jan will eagerly organize the active holiday of your dreams, that delivers the right level of physical challenge and includes multiple day itineraries if you wish.

A few examples?

To give you an idea of what Freak Travel can organize for you, we have some tour examples ready for you!


general information

Freak Mountainbike Centre - group photoOur Freak Mountain Bike Trips are open to recreational, sporty and trained mountain bikers. You can choose to explore quiet parts of east Crete at your leisure or opt for more extreme trails in the rugged mountains.

Are you interested in a Group package? Then Jan will very eagerly organize a very special trip for you that delivers the right level of difficulty and includes two-or-more day tracks if you wish.

Will you be bringing your family? No problem! Non-cyclists will be able to enjoy the sea, the sun, the beach and the peaceful pool at our Castri Village Hotel. They can visit the many nearby attractions (archeological sites, Kato Zakros, Vai, deserted beaches…) or walk the many gorges of the area.

Castri Village Hotel

Freak Mountainbike Centre - Hotel Castri VillageOur home base is Castri Village Hotel in Palekastro, where the mountain bikers are staying and where all trips begin. It is a small-scale, pleasant and quietly located hotel on Kouremenos Hill, at about 300m from one of the most beautiful beaches in eastern Crete. The (studio) flats lie scattered on the hill in small Cretan houses. They all have a terrace with a spectacular view on Kouremenos Bay and Castri Hill. Breakfast is served next to the pool. In the evenings you can sit and talk over your “heroic exploits” of the day at the bar, also offering a great view of the bay. There are worse places to stay … Close to Paradise!

Other hotels or self-catering accommodations on request! More information

  • Rental bikes come with flat pedals or spd. You may want to bring your own pedals and saddle to fit to one of our bikes.
  • Bike backpack with hydration is recommended.
  • Helmets are compulsory, we strongly recommend you bring your own helmet although we have several available if needed.

Freak Mountainbike Centre - view on MochlosYou will need travel and medical insurance that covers mountain biking, as well as your European Health Insurance Card.

We ask to see, and make a copy of these before you ride with us.

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