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Off-Road Quad Safari and Cave Exploring

About this activity

Explore the untouched landscapes of Agia Paraskevi Cave and Skotino Gorge. Enjoy thrilling quad biking in the mountains, ride through a canyon, and visit mountain churches.

  • Experience off-road adventures through olive groves, rough terrain, and dirt roads.
  • Explore beautiful natural landscapes with ravines, hills, streams, and olive groves.
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Skotino Canyon.
  • Explore the underground world of St. Paraskeva cave.

Full description

In the city of Gouves, our group of adrenaline enthusiasts undergoes a safety briefing and receives quad bikes and helmets.

The trip does not take place on public roads. The entire route is laid out on dirt roads, olive groves, and rough terrain.

On this journey, Tez Tour paid maximum attention to safety! The group moved in a column, with drivers maintaining distance and not overtaking each other.

On the way, we encounter small ravines and hills, rocky hills, and clay streams. We ride through olive groves and groves of wild carob trees. As we advance, we get further and further away from civilization. Along the way, there are thickets of impassable Mediterranean shrubs and grass.

Our path leads deep into the islands, to the cave of St. Paraskeva (Skotino). On the way to the cave, our convoy of quad bikes moves along the upper edge of the Skotino canyon. The landscapes that open up are simply breathtaking.

From a bird’s-eye view, we see the bottom of the gorge, where we will pass through thickets of green shrubs and reeds on the way back.

While moving in a column, guests can enjoy the views and nature, but for full safety, it is not possible to “squeeze out the maximum” potential of the quad bike. Experienced drivers or adrenaline lovers may have a huge desire to try something more.

During the stop near the cave, guests can ride “almost without restrictions” on a wide dirt road. Those who have enough adrenaline can also visit two small mountain churches built right above the entrance to the cave.

When the group is ready, the guide hands out headlamps and helmets, takes a large flashlight, and we begin an exciting exploration of the underground world of the Skotino cave. First, we discuss safety techniques and then descend to the bottom of the cave. The entrance is hidden in dense green vegetation, and there is no one around except us.

The cave is one of the largest in Crete and Greece, about 10 times the size of the famous Zeus cave. The descent is not difficult. Non-professional cavers only need about 1-1,5 hours to explore the cave’s stalactites and stalagmites.

After visiting the cave, the group of quad bikes returns to Gouves.

What's Included

  • Quad
  • Gasoline
  • Equipment
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel entrances or meeting points are within a short walking distance. Confirmation of the exact departure time will be received the evening before the tour.

Available from regions: Malia, Stalida, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Kato Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara (Heraklion).

Important information

  • You need a Category B driver’s license to drive an ATV.
  • 1 ATV for up to 2 people.
  • A second passenger may participate without a driver’s license if they are not driving the quad.
  • What to bring:  Driver’s license, Comfortable shoes, Comfortable clothes, Water, Hiking shoes, Clothes that can get dirty, Sunscreen
  • The tour starts at 9:30 in the morning (the start time of the tour may sometimes vary). Pick up from the hotel is between 8:00 and 9:30, depending on the distance of the hotel from the starting point of the excursion. Returning to hotels is between 13:00 and 14:30, depending on the distance of the hotel from the ending point of the excursion. Confirmation of the exact departure time is received in the evening the day before the excursion.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

Reviews

  1. Febe says:

    Fantastische activiteit! De gids stelt je zeer op je gemak en heeft veel kennis over de grot die je bezoekt. De grot heeft geen aangelegde paden dus je daalt af op rotsen dus zeker goeie schoenen aandoen! Hij heeft heel interesante uitleg over de grot. Daarna krijg je vrije tijd om zelf op pad te gaan met je quad. Zeer mooie uitzichten! Wij raden deze activiteit alvast aan!

  2. Egbert says:

    Amazing experience! Nice quad route, Impressive cave visit, and excellent tour guide. Thnx Victor. We were with our kids of 8 and 10 And it was perfect.

  3. ilyes says:

    Excellente activité

  4. Traveler (France) says:

    Activité tres sympas à faire, les paysages sont très diversifiés et l’experience de la grotte rajoute vraiment un plus a l’expérience. Je conseille tout de meme de prendre des lunettes car beaucoup de poussière sur les chemins.

  5. Lisa says:

    what can I say. what a activity. me and my sister loved it… quad biking was great and got a hour free riding too around the tops and on a little track will hills to go up and down… cave was fantastic definatly take plenty of water. highly recommended

  6. Brandon says:

    Combining this with a wonderful guide who would make sure everyone’s at ease before getting started is a golden duo. The cave was also a real spectacle and it is nice that the guide really knows what he is talking about. In short: I absolutely loved it

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