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JoyRide.bike provides Mountain biking and Road cycling services in Crete. E-bike, Mountain Biking tours, Bicycle rentals, Adventure Cycling holidays and Training Ride Camps. With vast local knowledge of trails and 20+ years of experience we deliver authentic and exciting cycling experiences in Crete.
Panormos, Rethymnon Prefecture, Greece

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PSL3000
Herent, Belgium38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I hired an eMTB from Joyride during my 10-day stay in Crete. Manos has a whole collection of modern and very well maintained mountainbikes, e-mountainbikes and gravelbikes in several sizes. The bike was delivered in perfect condition, and with all required tools to make repairs during the rides (in case of flat tire, chain broken etc). Moreover, Manos sent me the GPX tracks of a few recommended rides in my neighborhood. What more service can you expect?
I also joined a guided bike ride to Psiloritis in the high mountains. Really very nice scenery there in the middle of nowhere, I can recommend this trip. During the ride, there is a stop for a drink and to have lunch after the ride.
A personal: go for an electric bike! It can be very hot and you'll have to climb more than 1000 height meters on a 50 Km ride!
Written August 22, 2021
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Bignoss
Grantham, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Did the 3 canyons e-bike ride with a small group today, the route was interesting on rough, challenging terrain. The bikes were good quality and well maintained. The pace was reasonable, 2 bikes got punctures which Manos was able to fix so we were able to continue. There were also helpful hints and tips of how to get the best from an e-bike. I wanted a different ride to what I do at home and this fitted the bill perfectly.
Written October 5, 2023
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Samandali
Doha, Qatar8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Great day out - family ride up to Margarites.
Manos was great - took time to properly fit the bikes to use and explained how to use the boost power.
Then did a tailored trip via farm tracks and gorges, stopped for refuel in Margarites.

Manos provided support and encouragement for our 9 yr old who didn’t have much gravel experience, thanks a lot!
Written August 2, 2021
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Patryk
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I did with Manos Eleftherna Trip and I had lots of fun. As I’m bit more experienced rider this trip wasn’t my first choice. Initially, I wanted to make three canoyns but other people didn’t want to join and Manos also get some back pain. Becouse he promissed me my Creta MTB adventure, and he didn’t want to disappoint me, he offered to me less technical Eleftherna, although he was doing this just for me (no other people joined), so I really appreciate that. I really enjoied Eleftherna because of nice views and there was also some tasty short section of rock garden. Also, we had some exploration time of finding off road path to have alternative of going back on asphalt road, which was great adventure :)

Bikes are quite new and in perfect condition.

Thanks, a lot Manos for making my MTB day at Creta and I hope I will make with you again some day.
Written October 27, 2022
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Mike186299
Southampton, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I hired a gravel bike from Manos and it couldn’t have gone better.
Firstly, booking from the UK Manos provided all the information I needed including some routes to choose from in advance of my visit. He also confirmed that I would have a helmet, puncture repair kit etc.. (thankfully none of this was needed).
Manos and I could communicate via WhatsApp and he agreed to drop off the bike the night before.
The bike was a BH gravel X. I was not familiar with it but it was completely fine.
The route I took was mainly on tarmac roads but being a gravel bike helped as road surfaces are not alway great over here (much like at home in the UK).
If and when I come back I would certainly use Joyride again!
Written April 10, 2024
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Sergiu B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Rented a very comfortable and smooth rolling gravel bike. Manos provided me some gpx routes and I had a blast for 6 days, so many amazing things to see in Crete! No issues whatsoever. I could choose my pedal system, got tools and helmet. Picking up and returning the bike was very easy, no stress whatsoever. Great service and good people at JoyRide!
Written June 9, 2021
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Gabriel F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We did a bike tour with my wife and 4-year-old daughter from Panormos to Margarites. The ride was great as Manos took care that everything regarding the bikes, as well as the chosen trail, was appropriate for our family. He is a great guide and a wonderful person.
Written July 27, 2021
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Alexandra S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
During our trip to Crete we decided to go on a MTB tour and chatted to JoyRide.Bike FB page. Manos replied very quickly and found a tour that we could join.

We had a wonderful time, we had an ebike MTB tour and it was great. We enjoyed the amazing views from the tops and Manos was very patient to explain to the beginners of us the basics of MTB techniques.

If you are into MTB, then it’s a must do when going to Crete.
Written September 20, 2021
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majellaskans
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Manos provides a fantastic day out for the entire family. Our children (10, 13 and 15) were all catered for - even with more experienced riders in the group.

The itinerary provided took us through beautiful gorges, a lovely mountain top village and olive grove farms.

Coffee and snacks at the little village were just lovely.

The equipment was top quality and very well maintained and Manos provided safety and instructions along the way.
Written August 19, 2019
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fastskier
Glasgow, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
Manos and Matt were brilliant
Did an intermediate ride. Was just amazing. After a few tips from Manos I realised what the bike could do !
Saw some superb parts of Crete I wouldn’t have seen
Got some superb snacks from a local taverna too

Give it a go and put your trust in Manos and Matt
Cheers guys
Henry
Written September 10, 2018
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