GoXplore – Quad Safari tour
Explore the unknown parts of Crete with our ATV quad safari tour for real off-road adventures!! the first and best rated quad safari tour in Crete.
Quad safari tour in Crete
An adventure you won’t want to miss. Our tour leader is a true professional – he knows the area like the back of his hand, and with a quiet mature confidence will guide you through the olive groves and tiny hillside villages that make up the real Crete behind Hersonnisos. You will drive a well-maintained quad, and crash helmet, and we will start from our office opposite the Silva Beach Hotel, driving along a private track that avoided the main road traffic.
We will pass through several small villages and later on we stop for a break, and maybe some photos of the amazing landscapes. You will be taken through villages occasionally, so narrow the quads just fit between the walls, to have a coffee stop where birds nest inside the cafe with a total village population of 9 people. At the whole safari tour, you will see majestic views of the hills and valleys, and enjoy a lunch at a family owned restaurant in a traditional small village.
We know Crete better than anyone else and we will take you to places no one else can. We are off-road experience in Crete for 36 years. Enjoy exciting, unforgettable, safe off-road driving without problems.
The Nature tour (Half day adventure) will cover a total of 65km and take approximately 5 hours. 80% will be ‘off road’ in all different terrains.
We start at 09:30am from our main office in Hersonissos. After the instructions from the very professional guide Andreas on how to operate and use the Quads, we will go straight to the mountain. Using the very small road (no traffic) so you can try steering the Quad, accelerating, and braking. Our journey towards the beautiful traditional villages of Koutouloufari, Piscopiano and old Hersonissos. Then continue onto the nearby mountains toward Lasithi plateau.
Just before Potamies village, we will drive through small riverbeds (and if we are lucky – also through water) and pass by small local gardens of orange, lemon, apples, pears, almond, and walnuts trees, plus grapes and olive groves, smelling the beautiful aroma of the many different herbs of the famous Cretan mountains. You’ll be able to listen to the sound of the millions of little tsitsikia (insects) which they will fly next to us all the way (they are not biting and not dangerous at all). We will drive up to 400m. height driving through a hunting area, visit few small churches and have the opportunity to see stables of sheep and goats on the way to traditional Karouzanos village, inhabited by on 15 people. Here you can have a Greek café, drink, or ice cream, rest and of course make some photos in this fantastically unique place.
Want more safari adventure on unexplored wild Cretan terrain?
Then we will drive up to 600 m. height towards Askous village. There we will have the opportunity to see the beautiful view of Lyttos and Kasteli area from the top. Halfway, we will start the entertaining downhill route from the beautiful little church to Askous village. We will stop to taste the authentic Cretan tsikoudia (raki) and share some tasty and pure snacks that traditionally accompany this drink in this part of Crete. Then we continue downhill to the Aposelemis dam and view Sfentili village (now underwater). This is the faster and extremely part of the tour at a place looks like you are in a jungle until we reach the Panagias monastery. Then we will drive back, about 14:30
Should take: Driving license, sunglasses, sun protection, a small bottle of water and you can buy the GoXplore bandana for the dusty moments, or the special offer with the GoPro film.!!!!!
Quad choices: 300-450cc – 2 persons (driver and passenger can switch during the tour)
In case you want to explore more adventures check our extreme tours collection.
REVIEWS FOR OUR QUAD SAFARI TOUR
Dale Rodgers reviewed GoXplore Tours — 5 star – May 27 2017
This was the third time (my wife’s fourth!) I’ve done the Quad Safari with Andy. The tracks are fun and challenging but the quad bikes are easy to use and soak them up. Andy is professional but very relaxed. The lunch in the mountain taverna is an excellent break in the day and somewhere you would never discover on your own. Thank you!
Roger Mandy Barnes reviewed GoXplore Tours — 5 star – May 12 at 3:32pm
We have just had the most amazing time on a quad safari, I would absolutely recommend this highly. Not only for the wow factor of the quad safari but also for the wonderful local people we met on our stops. A fantastic local family runs business with an amazing guide, being the proprietor, with all local knowledge. Don’t just read it, BOOK IT!
Mario Laplante reviewed GoXplore Tours — 5 star – October 20, 2016
One of the best safari tour ever. Andreas made our safari fun, enjoyable and memorable. Thanks, Andreas from the 3 Quebec, Canada team.
Parwini Mangre reviewed GoXplore Tours — 5 star – March 2, 2015
The quad safari was without a doubt the best thing of my whole vacation!! Not only did I see the most beautiful things on Crete but the people from the GoXplore team were the nicest people I met on the Island! It was definitely an experience to never forget! Lots of love Parwini
- Small launch & drinks
- Equipment such as helmets and complete instructions for beginners
- Transfer from and to your hotel