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Cycling in Nafplio-Our visitors said in Trip advisor: ‘Best day’ in our vacation-

“Best Day in Nafplio!”
 

Our family (including 3 teenagers ages 17, 15, and 14) had a fabulous time on the sea to summit bike tour with Carola! She is one of those people that is immediately likable and was so patient with the wide range of biking ability in our family (my husband brought his own clip pedals and my 14-year-old was slow and walked her bike up some of the rocky hills!) She took us around the point of the island, offering lots of interesting information on nature, current local facts, and history on the landmarks (ruins, beaches, historic monuments…) as we traveled. We then cycled through quaint old neighborhoods of Nafplio, then off to the country. The countryside was absolutely gorgeous–beautiful views over the cypress, olive, and orange trees, the sea in the distance, farms, and rolling hills (reminded me of Tuscany). We visited a beautiful monastery and the local construction workers that were remodeling the church shared their cofffee and biscuits with us as we chatted in the shade. The bike ride was beautiful and it was much more exercise than I expected (in a good way!) You can’t get to the summit without a little sweat and effort 🙂 But the bikes were very good with suspension forks and disc brakes and excellent gearing. In the middle of the tour, we stopped at a beautiful quiet beach for a lovely swim in the ocean–so refreshing! The last part of the tour was a bit nerve-wracking along a busy road, but we had a lovely finish at a local “workshop” that made traditional broken-wheat pastas. We sampled (then couldn’t help but purchase!) delicious hand-made local gourmet treats here. What a fabulous day! Thank you to Carola–we can’t recommend this activity highly enough. We already look forward to our next visit to Nafplio!

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