Road cycling holidays

Guests at Mark Warner’s Levante Beach Resort, Rhodes, San Lucianu Beach Resort, Corsica and Lemnos Beach Resort, Lemnos can take to the smooth, traffic-light open roads on one of our extensive fleet of Cannondale road and hybrid bikes. Both islands offer a range of great local routes including various climbs where guests can enjoy the fabulous sea-views. Choose from a guided tour with one of our enthusiastic, experienced team with routes ranging from beginner, intermediate to challenging, which will last 1–5 hours and cover 30–90km. Or go it alone and explore what the islands have to offer (maps will be provided).

We are delighted to introduce our new specialist cycling in summer 2016. Rhodes has the perfect ingredients of traffic light roads and challenging hills to host such an exciting new event. Open to all abilities, we will ensure you are grouped appropriately and enjoy a daily programme of tours and a variety of clinics led by our expert cycling guides.

Unique blend

This is a unique moment to combine your passion for cycling with the opportunity to learn or participate in other land and water sports. Our specialist cycling can be enjoyed by solo travellers, friends or families. Everyone has the freedom to enjoy 'their thing' whilst also having quality time together on what is guaranteed to be a truly special holiday.

Adrenaline fuelled days

A typical day kicks off with a sunrise shakedown tour before re-fuelling at breakfast ready for the main tour of the day, packing in as much stunning scenery as possible. At the end of the day share your two wheeled adventures at our social dinners, hosted by your Mark Warner cycling teams.

Younger cyclists

Younger guests (13 to 17 years) are encouraged to join in if they can comfortably fit on one of our adult road or hybrid bikes and into a helmet. All we ask is that they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Bikes and equipment

Our fleet

Entry level road and hybrid bikes are free to use, while the premium fully carbon-frame road bikes can be rented for €30/50 for half/full day.

Equipment

We have a fleet of Cannondale bikes in resort for you to choose from or alternatively for keen cyclists you can simply bring your own bike to resort. Our bike teams service, clean and lube all bikes (including your own) at the end of each day.

Helmets are mandatory and are provided free of charge, and puncture repair kits, pumps, spare inner tubes and tyre levers are available. Toeclip-style pedals are provided as standard but guests are welcome to bring their own shoes and pedals. Our team of guides are always on hand to assit and offer advise. We also provide water bottles, maps and detailed itineraries each day.

Levante Beach Resort

We offer the choice of aluminium Cannondale CAAD 8 Claris bikes and carbon Cannondale SuperSix Evo bikes.

Bring your own bike

For keen cyclists that would like to bring their own bike on our British Airways charter flight, please book early as places are limited to 10 bikes and preference is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Your bikes can be stored in our bike shed during your stay.

What to bring

We recommend you bring your own bib shorts, jerseys and rain cape (if necessary).

Kalithles Intro tour

Sample intro tour - Kalithles Intro tour, Rhodes

Course Kalithies
Course category Moderate
Terrain Tarmac
Experience Intermediate
Distance 20km
Duration 2 hours

This tour is physically intense and begins with a 4km flat warm-up. The route heads north through Afandou, passing the town square and church. Next is a 5km intense tarmac climb. The route will then contour for several kilometres before sweeping through some very quick downhill bends.

After passing through the town of Kalithies, all of the hard work put in on the initial climb is rewarded with a long and fast asphalt descent and pan flat finale along the promenade of Afandou Bay. A hugely enjoyable tour that includes all aspects of a great road ride and allows our guides to assess everyone's abilities and fitness.

Stegna Beach tour

Sample tour - Stegna beach hill climb, Rhodes

Course Stegna Beach 
Course category Intense
Terrain Tarmac
Experience Advanced
Distance 30km
Duration 4 hours

This tour involves two physically demanding climbs. Riders are rewarded for their efforts with a series of spectacular views including the town of Archangelos, the inland mountain range and the beautiful turquoise waters of the Aegean sea. 

On leaving the resort, riders head out through the town of Kolymbia, then immediately uphill towards Cape Vagios. After a tough climb under the shade of a canopy of trees, riders descend down through a series of hairpin bends to the stunning Stegna Beach. Following a lunch stop it’s back up the hill before a very rapid descent back to resort. 

This is both a physical and technical tour designed for more advanced riders.        

 

The Grand Tour

Sample tour - The Grand tour, Rhodes

Course Grand tour
Course category Challenging
Terrain Tarmac
Experience Advanced
Distance 65km
Duration 4 hours

This is an intense and physically demanding ride designed for seasoned cyclists with a high standard of fitness. This beautiful and scenic tour will take approximately four hours to complete.

After leaving the resort, riders will pass through the town of Kolimbia then head west. After passing the Seven Springs, a steady climb awaits through the towns of Archipoli, Elouesa, Dimilia and Salakos. A steep climb following the canopy covered switchback road takes the tour to the summit of Profitis Ilias. From here riders are rewarded for their efforts with an exhilarating fast descent through Elouesa and Archipoli before returning to Levante.

Cycling Club

Mark Warner Cycling Club

Join our Strava Cycling Club, for information on our routes, leaderboards and challenges. Don't miss the opportunity to compare yourself against other Mark Warner guests and our resort cycling guides.

 

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