E-Bike Tour: The Chestnut Forest

E-bike Mountain tour

An E-bike ride inland South of Kissamos, in lush green valleys, with panoramic mountain views through chestnut forests.


An E-Bike ride through quiet mountain chestnut forests.

Ride an E-bike to the chestnut forests on the mountains of Kissamos.
Good for those who want to find the green inland of Crete, on quiet roads in cool woods.

  • Cycling time: 3 hours
  • Distance cycling: 46Km
  • Elevation gain: 1135m
  • Total time: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Road: 90% paved, 10% wide rocky track

From Kissamos we drive 10 minutes to the village of Kaloudiana.
We set off from here on a minor road, going uphill among the olive groves. We are immediately rewarded with views over Kissamos bay.

We pass many small villages, then we take a turn on an even smaller and wilder road towards the village of Malathiros. A gorge opens up next to the road, as we keep climbing.

The air is cooler now, we get into greener territory. We have chestnut trees on our left and right, we ride alongside a river. We pass some mountain villages: Sasalos, Milones, Strovles. We marvel at the lush vegetation in this hidden corner of the island.

We descend into a bigger valley and do a small section of the main road, which we leave again after 5 minutes.
We are now climbing on the other side of the valley, towards Vlatos. We stop at the local folklore museum where we visit an intact classroom from a century ago.

We continue on quiet mountain roads with views on the valley below. We ride a small section off-road, the last climb of the day. We get to the ridge then we start going down.

The landscape turns into lowlands again, olive trees ad infinitum. We ride on this ridge always going down, a relaxing end until we get back to the start.


  • E-bike appropriately sized
  • Helmet
  • Safety instructions
  • Tour guide
  • E-biker's snack

To be able to pedal gently for 3-4 hours.

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E-Bike Tour: The Chestnut Forest
18% Off
From €55 €45
per Adult
From €45 €35
per Child 12-16 Years old

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