All Cycling


Cycling and mountain biking is a growing sport in Halkidiki. Each year we see an increase of cycling tour groups enjoying the Sithonia cycling circuit that offers you about 100 kilometers of stunning views as you ride around the whole peninsula. To meet the demand for cyclists who come to Sithonia, some bicycle rental businesses are starting to appear.

The Sithonia cycling tour is of intermediate difficulty since you cycle on the paved road. Many spots are flat but you do have some climbing to do. The most difficult climbs are between Kalamitsi and Porto Koufo and south of Neos Marmaras. If you are fit and cycle regularly, these hills should not cause you too much difficulty.

Through out the peninsula are paths that mountain bikers also enjoy, such as the ridge outside of Vourvourou that will gives amazing views from above over Diaporos island. A book about cycling tours in Halkidiki was published in 2006 and there you can find all the cycling trails for mountain bikes and the details with maps which we have also included below.



  • Nikiti Cycling Tour

    Distance: 55 km Road surface: 66% asphalt,  34% trail Difficulty level: easy – difficult Route type: The first part is easy, following the coastline with swimming opportunities, the second part is for more fit cyclists but gives fantastic views. Overview: You start at the monestary of Vatopediou, follow the asphalt read more

  • Cycle around Agios Pavlos springs

    Distance: 19 km Road surface: 11% asphalt   89% trail Difficulty level: difficult Route type: This tour is a short one around the Agios Pavlos springs. The ascents are steep and require some cycling experience. Overview:The tour begins along the coast of the Sithonia peninsula, giving you beautiful views of the read more

  • Biking up Mount Itamos

    Distance: 37 km Road surface: 41% asphalt  59% trail Difficulty level:  difficult Route type: A demanding route recommended for experienced cyclists. You get to the highest point on Sithonia at 811 meters – Mount Itamos. Overview: Starting in Neos Marmaras, you ride uphill on an asphalt road to the village read more

  • Coastal Bike Tour from Neos Marmaras

    Distance: 41 km Road surface: 73% asphalt, 27% trail Difficulty level: moderate Route type: cycling the coast along sandy coves and clear waters. Overview: You ascend from Neos Marmaras in behind the Porto Carras resort and enjoy cycling through the beautiful vineyards with wonderful views to the west, with the read more

  • Bike tour around Porto Koufo and Sykia

    Distance: 25 km Road surface: 40% asphalt  60% trail Difficulty level: difficult – moderately difficult Route type: Short demanding tour taking you to viewpoints. Overview:  From Porto Koufo you travel on the coastal road and then start to ascend on a sandy gravel road towards the interior. You continue for read more

  • Cycle Vourvourou ridges

    Distance: 32 km Road surface: 41% asphalt,  59% trail Difficulty level: moderately difficult Route type: A route through rocky landscape with views over Vourvourou. Overview: For the first third, you cycle from Vourvourou along the coast. From there you ascend up onto the ridge. The reason to come here is read more