Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure near Athens, Greece? Do you want to go beyond climbing the Akropolis? Look no further than Railbiking in Greece. The most unique activity & tour near Athens, Greece. This unique outdoor activity is located in Megara, 30-minutes outside of Athens. It is relatively new (since 2 years in 2023) and a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the beauty of the sea and nature with the excitement of exploration and history. It literally is the most unique and fun thing I ever did in the Athens area! In this blog post, we’ll delve into what Railbiking in Greece is and how you can make the most of this thrilling adventure.
First, check my video about Railbiking in Greece that went extremely viral last spring on both Instagram and Tiktok:
Is this the most unique activity around Athens?! ⬇️ . We went railbiking at Megara, which is 30 minutes ⏰ from Athens and can be reached by train 🚆 or bus. On the old rail track that was supposed to connect Athens with the Peloponnese, you bike 🚲 14 kilometers while enjoying the best (sea)views 😍 and if you go in the evening, the SUNSET 🌅! A guide joins you who tells you all about the history, the connection with WWII (there are many shelters for soldiers to shoot from on the route) and the connection to mythological stories. Such as the mythological story 📚 of a thief who who was later killed by the well known figure of Theseus on the ‘Kakia Skalia’. . Certainly one of the most unique activities to do around Athens! 😱 more info at @Railbiking Greece & put it on your travel bucket list! . #railbiking #railbikes #athens #greece #railbikingingreece #fyp #travel #traveltiktok #athensgreece #athenstips #athensgreece #travelbucketlist♬ Bim Bom by João Gilberto - Sonya
Railbiking is an outdoor activity where participants ride specially designed bikes along an abandoned railway track, that connected Athens with the Peloponnese peninsula. It was abandoned because newer trains could not fit the tracks, hence a new railway was built not too far away from the old one. The bikes are equipped with a set of wheels that fit perfectly onto the rails, allowing for a smooth and stable ride. It is the only Railbiking track in existence in Greece.
Railbiking is a guided group actvivity, meaning there are maximum about 10-20 people that participate at the same time. Every bike fits 2 people and the bikes are not connected to each other, however you all bike the route together while your guide explains about the history of the area and railway, and some wonderful mythical stories that are set here.
The bikes are equipped with a set of wheels that fit perfectly onto the rails, allowing for a smooth and stable ride. Railbiking is a guided group actvivity, meaning there are maximum about 10-20 people that participate at the same time. Every bike fits 2 people and the bikes are not connected to each other. However, everyone bikes the route together in a – figuratively speaking – ‘train’.
As previously stated, the meeting point of the tour with Railbiking in Greece is not inside Athens, but in Megara, a rather industrial area about 40 kilometers away from Athens. Let’s discuss how to best get there.
The easiest way to get to Megara is by car. Depending on where you stay in or near Athens, it will be a 30 to 60-minute drive. The meeting point is on a parking lot where you can park your car for free. If you do not want to leave any valuables in your car, you can leave them somewhere secure (of course I am not going to tell the internet where).
You can easily book your spot for Railbiking online via the website of Railbiking in Greece.
Prices start at € 30 per person for the day / sunset time tours. There are also special tours at night for the real daredevils that are more expensive, € 40 or € 50.
Railbiking in Greece is becoming increasingly popular, so it’s a good idea to book your adventure in advance, especially during the peak tourist season.
Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes suitable for biking. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun (especially if you are doing the tour during the day).
The railbiking route can take a couple of hours to complete, so make sure to bring some snacks and plenty of water to keep you energized and hydrated.
Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments along the way.
Railbiking in Greece, in Megara near Athens, offers a unique and thrilling adventure that allows you to explore the beauty of Greece in a whole new way. Its proximity to Athens makes it a perfect half-day trip for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and do something original. Whether you’re an adventure junkie or simply looking for a fun activity to do with your family, Railbiking in Megara is an experience you won’t want to miss. I can wholeheartedly recommend booking it!
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