The Wild Ride, 47Km, 4hours
Our most popular morning tour takes you to the edge of the Amari Valley and offers you magnificent views over the lake Potami from high above. On this trip we do not stop at one specific site for a visit, instead, we allow for many shorter photo stops. We will drive our quads amidst the wild nature of Rethymno and if we are lucky we should spot some griffon vultures that can often be sighted in the area we are passing through. With a wingspan of 2.6m and a body length of up to 1m, these birds are the largest to be found on Crete. From the high edge of the Prasses Gorge, we drop down in altitude towards the Potami dam for a full circuit around the lake. Right next to the lake we will stop at a small kaffinio where you can get a refreshment and visit the toilet. Afterwards we head up to high above the lake again, to reach our trip’s highest altitude of 620m. Crossing the peak, we will then follow the other side of the mountain back to our departure point.
Includes water and a sandwich. Price: 65e for driver, 35e for passenger. Includes pickup and return in the Rethymno area.
2017 > Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Ancient Crete, 49Km, 4hours
Our second safari tour takes you to two of the most famous locations in the Rethymnon area, Arkadi monastery and Ancient Elefterna. You will follow our leader over a wide selection of small roads, rural roads and dirt tracks. Our first stop will be at Elefterna, where you can enjoy a refreshment and walk around the oldest excavation site of Greece. Afterwards we drive on small dirt paths through the mountains to the foot of Mount Ida. A short stretch of comfortable asphalt brings us to the Arkadi monastery for our second stop. Leaving Arkadi we will leisurely make our way back towards our quad departure point, stopping often for taking pictures.
Includes water and a sandwich. Price: 65e for driver, 35e for passenge. Includes pickup and return in the Rethymnon area.
2017 > On special request for larger groups