An evening ride will start with our Hybrid Electric Bikes, which are brand new and fully equipped. The ride from Athens to Piraeus will be an unforgettable experience, full not only with images but with feelings. We will cycle along the bike lane to Moschato authentic suburb in the southwestern part of the Athens, and then - using low-traffic roads - we will reach Piraeus famous port. Afterwards, we will pass the Pasalimani Marina, the so-called Bay of Zea, and we will reach the picturesque Piraiki seaside neighbor, by the feeling of having discovered a famous spot! Freshly cooked seafood dinner is waiting for us at a local traditional fish-tavern, next to the astonishing coastline sea view. Finally, on the way back, we will ride through the most state of the art places and monuments of Athens, for a unique night city light experience and not only.
Our ride with the – all brand new and fully equipped - Hybrid Electric Bikes is starting from Athens’ Historic centre, the most state of the art neighbourhood of Plaka. By fitting our bikes to our personal needs, and receiving a well-organised and clear introduction about tour’s highlights, we will start our evening journey, riding on wide pedestrian streets, leaving Acropolis behind us to waiting for our safe return. Our ride will be towards the so picturesque and romantic coastal part of the city the Athens Riviera, for a relaxed and enjoyable tour, enjoying the sunset at the beginning of our trip and the companionable sky stars during our return.
So, it’s time to leave the intense city life of Athens behind us, and ride between the most picturesque and lighted ancient Greek and Roman monuments, like the Roman Ancient Agora, The House of the Winds, etc. We continue our ride in a flat and safe bike path, passing between urban neighbourhoods, being – even for a while – a part of the Athenians’ everyday life, feeling like Greek citizens who are enjoying an evening ride after the fatigue of a buzy day.We will cycle along the hippest neighbourhoods of Athens, like the charming Petralona, Tavros , Kallithea and Moschato, which offer his name to the so-called “Moschato” sweet wine, and we will reach the first destination of the magnificent coastline.
Our initial stop is “Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center” (SNFCC). There we will gain the chance to visit the new National Library Opera House of Athens and admire the modern building and facilities. An interesting piece of information we have to know is that SNFCC was designed - and succeeded to be- a world-class cultural, educational and recreational urban complex, that will remain sustainable, to next generations. During November 2016, the SNFCC achieved the highest and most stringent international standard for sustainable design and construction - the Platinum LEED – for its innovative architecture and green technology.
We continue our Athens Coastal Ride, by crossing the battleship Naval and floating, museum “Averof” & then we will reach at the famous Flisvos Marina. There. we can admire the luxurious and well-protected yachts mooring in this international specification facility, which has been designed to satisfy all yachts’ owners accommodation needs A great variety of food choices, entertainment and shopping is expecting us there, since the luxury area covers not only the needs of the most demanding customers in the world but also at the same time it consists an ideal choice for families having romantic and relaxing moments next to the port.
Ready for our net stop? Cycling on seaside pedestrian streets, we will cross smaller marinas, watching at the same time both different style sailing boats and enjoying the sea breeze, the sun, and the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea. Alimos neighboured of South Athens is waiting for us. A short stop at a close sandy beach will provide us with the view of the sea, the joy of a night swim or we can just have a cold drink at the beach bar.
At that point we’re at half-way tour of the Athens Coastal Ride tour. A peaceful ride back to Athens will give us the time to reflect on our unique moments and experiences before meeting Athens hustle and bustle center. To cover the bitterness of our ride we will stop in one of the most flavouring places in the city’s heart, to enjoy the traditional and delicious Greek sweet “Loukoumades” (Greek doughnuts). This certain recipe is a family secret that comes back from the 1911 and we will have the chance, once more during our ride, to feel like locals, as that place is a non-tourist attraction in a local area. The amazing taste and the sweetness if the pure rhyme honey will be returning us back the lost energy!
That will be the end of our e-ride experience, remind us Gail Simmons quote that “There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts and travel”.
See you soon J