All Cycling in Neos Marmaras


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.



  • 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 through Porto Carras Vineyards

    Distance: 26 km Road surface: 11% asphalt, 89% trail Difficulty level: moderately difficult Route type: Takes you through vineyards, swimming coves, and did I say vineyards? Overview: Starting at the Porto Carras resort in Neos Marmaras, you head up into the vineyards of this massive estate. The whole route from read more