1 . What should I bring with me?
As far as equipment is concerned, pack your bike, helmet and basic gear, i.e., shoes, rider kit, socks, and gloves. Apart from these basic items, feel free to bring along whatever else you consider essential for your training.
2 . What is the entry level required for my participation to Cretan Peaks?
A good physical condition is mandatory for. Making the most of your experience. Any rider that cycles at least twice weekly for a minimum of 80 km per route, will surely be able to enjoy our selection of routes.
3 . Will I be able to keep up? What happens if I am left behind?
At Cretan Peaks, safety is a priority. A support vehicle will be following us on every ride, available for on-road assistance. That safety net aside, our routes are strategically designed, including necessary intervals that allow the group to refuel and recompose.
4 . Are there any age restrictions I should take into consideration?
Age is not an issue, as long as you are in good shape and have a basic, group- riding experience, that allows you to enjoy our rides responsibly and safely.
5 . Can a non-rider (partner, friend, relative) enjoy with me the Cretan Peaks experience?
Absolutely. All guests can bring along their companions, for whom we make special packs that cover their accommodation, nutrition and special requirements. In order to assist you as good as possible, please submit your inquiry in advance.
6 . Are the camps suitable for both women and men?
Yes, indeed. Our Peak Pack camps are designed for mixed-gender groups. If you and your friends or co-riders wish for a gender-exclusive experience, send us an inquiry; our Exclusive Pack camps are flexibly designed for custom requests.
7 . What is the spoken language in Cretan Peaks?
In order to facilitate communication among our international guests, the official CP language is English. All our partners are English literate and ready to assist you.
8 . How many riders are in each group?
The exact number depends on the performative characteristics of each athlete. Each group ranges from 5 to 12 participants, bundling individuals who can co-ride pleasurably.
9 . How can I book my spot?
The procedure is easy and seamless. Click on the BOOK NOW button and fill in the form. We will get in touch with you shortly, to give you real-time availability, finalise some details and save your spot. That’s it! You are almost here, riding with us.
10 . What is the payment policy?
Upon the finalisation of your booking placement, you will need to make a €300 deposit via either a safe weblink or a direct bank transfer. The remaining amount, can be paid up to 15 days before the beginning of your CP experience.
11 . What happens if I cancel my booking?
You hold the right to cancel your reservation up to 15 days before the beginning of your CP experience; you can choose either a refund, excluding the original deposit, or a rebooking, choosing alternative dates in future available camps.
12 . What happens if I cancel my booking due to Covid-19?
In this case, your reservation becomes open and you hold the right to choose alternative dates in future available camps. In order to claim the Covid-19 cancelation policy, you must submit your cancelation request up to 15 days before the beginning of your CP experience and forward us a copy of a positive PCR or NAAT test.
13 . When is the latest I can make my booking?
As long as there is availability, you can place your booking up to 1 week before the beginning of the camp of your choice. At the case of a late booking, the payment is made in 1 instalment in advance.
14 . What is the minimum number of riders for a camp?
That would be 5 riders.
15 . Is there a group discount?
Of course. The final discount depends on the number of riders per booking request: the more you are, the higher the discount.
16 . What is the entry age requirement?
All guests must be above 18. Exceptions are made for minors that are accompanied by their guardians.
17 . How many km do we cycle per day?
That depends on the characteristics of each ride; the daily total ranges from 85 to 100 km.
18 . Is there any preparation I should consider in advance?
We advise strongly our riders to prepare physically before they join us; a good physical condition is an entry requirement. In case you are interested to go the extra mile and max your performance, we offer custom, pre-camp coaching at an extra fee. Contact us for more information.
19 . Is the cycling kit included in the camps?
Sure! It is yours to keep as a token of appreciation and a reminder of your time spent in Crete.
20 . Can I buy more kits?
Yes, you can. You can order them online anytime or buy them during the camp.
21 . What is expected of me?
To join us with your favourite equipment and best spirit; that is the only necessity for you to make the most of the Cretan Peaks experience.
22 . How many massages are included in the Peak Pack?
During your stay, you will enjoy 3 massages. If you are in the mood for more, our masseur can provide you with more sessions at an additional cost.
23 . Where is the Cretan Peaks villa located?
The villa is located in the north coast of Heraklion, only a 30’ drive from the airport. Check out the exact location here.
24 . Is there an airport lift included in the Pack?
Absolutely. We will be there to pick you up and drop you off when necessary.
25 . What is the check-in time?
That would be at noon of your arrival day. We encourage you to extend your visit by including an additional, welcome day before the beginning of the training; this will give us the chance to get to know each other better and kick it off to a great start.
26 . Can I enjoy a room to myself?
Sure. Our Peak Pack offers accommodation in double rooms, but if you need more privacy we can make single room arrangements at an extra charge.
27 . I am following a special diet. Can you respect my eating habits?
Absolutely. Let us know in advance what are your limitations, we will gladly consider them in your nutritional plans.
28 . Are tourists’ taxes included in my pack?
Yes, they are.
29 . Can I do my laundry in the villa?
You can do your laundry in the comfort of your space; each room is equipped with a high-quality washing machine.
30 . Are there planned activities for my non-riding companions?
Absolutely. Upon request, we will forward you a list with cultural and entertainment options available during the dates of your selected camp. Contact us for more information.
31 . Can I bring my children with me?
Yes, you can. If you need professional caregiving for your minors during your riding sessions, we can offer you a list of top local professionals with a special hour rate. Alternatively, we can make accommodation arrangements for a live-in babysitter available to support you for the whole of your stay.
32 . Are my inbound and outbound flights included in my Cretan Peaks camp pack?
For the time being, no.
33 . What is the average cost of a round airplane ticket to Crete?
That depends on your departure location and seasonal demand. If you are based in the EU, you can find super affordable deals, starting from €100.
34 . Do I need to hold any special insurance?
It is not necessary, but we advise our guests to invest in a comprehensive travel insurance.
35 . Are there energy bars and gels provided during my training?
We ‘ve got you covered on this one. We have partnered with Maurten, a top provider of energy products for athletes. During your training, we will offer you the right amount of fluids and solids for your custom needs.
36 . What kind of weather should I expect?
Crete is an island located in the south Mediterranean; it is sunbathed on more than 300 days annually. Especially during our selected months of operation, the climate is mild and pleasant, creating ideal training conditions.
37. What happens if it rains during our scheduled rides?
Heavy rains are not that common during the Cretan Peaks camps’ season. Nonetheless, in the unfortunate occasion of heavy rainfall, we will adjust our daily schedule accordingly and postpone our ride for the optimum time window.
38 . What happens if I am too tired to ride?
It is fine by us. If your needs change while you are with us, and you feel like having a break, just let us know. You can take the day to yourself, enjoy some time at the pool, or wander around solo.
39. What happens in case my bike arrives compromised or does not arrive at all?
We can facilitate a potential repair by connecting you with trusted professionals, or provide you with rental options of ready-to-use bikes.
40. What happens in case my bike needs spare parts?
In that case, we can arrange for the sourcing of the needed materials. In case of no immediate availability, we can provide you with rental options of ready-to-use bikes.