Guided Bike Tour

Actively explore Calabria

Discover Calabria on the move – with an extended biking excursion, there are no limits to your enthusiasm for sports, even on vacation. Conquer the most beautiful corners in and around Tropea by mountain bike or in the comfort of an e-bike. You not only enjoy wonderful views, but also spend your vacation very actively. On all of the tours we offer, the participants can enjoy the typical beauties of the Calabrian landscape between unpaved paths and lush, lush green vegetation. At the end of each tour we come back to our starting point in Tropea or Capo Vaticano. Sometimes a small picnic is also integrated into the excursion: We stop in typical regional restaurants and enjoy the Calabrian specialties. It is not uncommon for welcome changes to be made to the program …


Route 1 – THE LIGHTHOUSE (Tuesdays / € 55 per person)

Relaxing drive along the coast to the famous lighthouse of Capo Vaticano. The route covers 24 km with easy descents and climbs. We drive past old farms, onion fields and orange plantations. Honey and jam tasting included

  • Difficulty: I.
  • Length: 25km
  • Elevation gain: 230m
  • Duration approx. 2.5 – 3 hours


Route 2 – THE VINEYARDS (Fridays / € 55 per person)

Moderately difficult tour with many wonderful views of the sea and the hilly landscape. We drive through the vineyards up to 400m above sea level. Including wine tasting and Calabrian snack!

  • Difficulty: II
  • Length: 26km
  • Elevation gain: 600m
  • Duration approx. 3 – 3.5 hours


Route 3 – THE VALLEY (Saturdays / € 55 per person)

More demanding off-road tour through the “Ruffa Valley” with some challenges in terms of fitness and bike control.

  • Difficulty: III
  • Length: 30km
  • Elevation gain: 800m
  • Duration approx. 3 – 3.5 hours


Route 4 – MONTE PORO (min. 2 people / Wednesdays / € 80 per person)

This tour takes us to the top of Monte Poro at 711m above sea level with a 10% gradient. Beautiful, breathtaking view! For lunch we stop in a typical restaurant. For trained cyclists!

  • Difficulty: IV
  • Length: 70km
  • Altitude difference: 1680m
  • Full day tour (without food)


Route 5 – HEAVEN (min. 2 people / Thursdays / € 80 per person)

Drive on small back roads into the “Original Calabria”, past small, sleepy villages to Zungri, the city of grottos and cave dwellings. After lunch in a typical local restaurant, it goes about 12 km downhill and we drive at the speed of light to a typical “gelateria” at Capo Vaticano, where a refreshing ice cream is waiting for us. For cyclists in good physical condition!

  • Difficulty: IV
  • Length: 75km
  • Altitude difference: 1350m
  • Full day tour (without food)


Route 6 – MADONNA DELLA FONTANA (Mondays / 55 € per person)

Challenging 2.5 h tour with up to 18% inclines to Spilinga to the “Madonna della Fontana”, the rock chapel of the spring water. For cyclists in good physical condition!

  • Difficulty: IV
  • Length: 35km
  • Elevation gain: 830m
  • Duration: 2.5 hours

Mountainbiketours depart from Tropea and Capo Vaticano

Meeting point Tropea: CST Tropea Agency, Largo San Michele 8-9, Tropea

Meeting point Capo Vaticano: Villaggio Baia del Sole, Contrada Torre Ruffa, Ricadi

Mountainbikes features:

  • Scott Bikes - Shimano Deore components - Hard tails
  • The mountainbikes are equipped with Rock Shox forks.
  • The bike centre has a workshop for repairs and spare parts.


Book in a few clicks your Mountainbike route

  • Click on BUY TICKET and choose from the available dates in the calendar
  • Pay a deposit of € 11 or € 16 (depending on the chosen itinerary) per person by credit card or in cash. You will pay the remaining amount directly to the guide.
  • You will receive an immediate booking confirmation and online tickets in pdf format, which you can show on your smartphone at the meeting point.


Conditions and terms of cancellations

  • Tours depend on weather conditions and must be reconfirmed approximately 1-2 days in advance. If tours are cancelled due to weather, there are no cancellation fees and you can choose an alternative date or get a refund of the amount. 
  • In rare cases, weather may cause the route and time of the tour to change. In this case, no refund, neither full nor partial, is possible.
  • The customer can cancel the booking free of charge up to 48 hours before departure. In case of late cancellation the deposit will not be refunded.


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