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Tweed Run Spetses: this is the most classy bike run (photos)

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The much beloved Tweed Run is back for a sixth year in a row! This October, Spetses island will put on its best tweed outfit and welcome again stylish bicycle enthusiasts. This year’s event takes place between 11 and 13 October 2019. So get ready for an amazing weekend of vintage British glam! Tea and scones included.

About The Tweed Run

The charming and stylish Tweed Run returns to Spetses for its 6th year in a row. Once again, the Poseidonion Grand Hotel welcomes cycling fans to the “Island of Perfumes”. This the name the Venetians gave to Spetses, a beautiful, car-free green island, just off Athens.

Tweed Run Spetses 2019
Tweed Run Spetses 2019

The very first Tweed Run took place in London in 2009 and quickly took over the world. From then on, it “traveled” to the most major cities of the world. Today, thousands of vintage cyclists love the event. The Tweed Run is actually a group cycling event. Stylish cyclists cycle while wearing the traditional British tweed cycling outfit. They also often take short breaks for the proverbial tea picnic.

The Tweed Run in Greece

Tweed Run first came to Greece in November 2014, as part of the celebrations for the 100 year anniversary of the emblematic Spetses hotel, the Poseidonion Grand. Since then, the Greek cyclists loved it so much that it is now one of the most important events in Spetses. The retro character of the event underlined further the aristocratic personality of Spetses island, giving it in addition a very stylish British flair. 

Tweed Run Spetses 2019

About Tweed Run Spetses 2019

For one more year, bicycles and visitors, dressed in the traditional English tweed style, will take over the island for three days. At the same time, enthusiastic cyclists will get to enjoy leisurely rides in the charming Spetses countryside.

Once again, the Poseidonion Square will be the main starting point for the event. With the Argosaronic gulf in the background, participants will enjoy a cycling ride through the beautiful Spetses countryside. As they cycle, they will pass by many of the island’s best spots.

Tweed Run Spetses 2019

In addition, other events are planned during the Tweed Run. Such as, a picnic in the countryside and a cycling skills competition and a beauty pageant for the best-dressed entries. There even will be a “Concours d’Elégance“, a competition for the best bikes. All these events will sure offer unforgettable moments to all visitors once again this year.

The atmospheric 3-day event will end with the usual party in the lobby of the Poseidonion Grand Hotel. This year, the band Lindy Hop will take the guests back to the glory days of swing, promising a night full a music and dance.

About the Poseidonion Grand Hotel

The imposing historic hotel first welcomed its guests on Spetses in the summer of 1914. The hotel is the product of its visionary benefactor, Sotirios Anargyros.

Today, more than a century after opening its doors, it continues to be a symbol of hospitality. A hospitality that has remained faithful to its cosmopolitan past. Its architecture is reminiscent of iconic hotels in the French Riviera. The hotel is still a majestic landmark on the island to this day. exuding a sense of elegance, which has made it a contemporary myth.

How you can take part

Are you ready to take part in the most stylish bike ride ever? If so polish your bicycle, choose your more stylish vintage outfit and put on your most elegant hat. Register at the Poseidonion website and get ready to meet the other cyclists at the Poseidonion Square, for a jolly old trip down memory lane.

Link to registration form:

Tweed Run Spetses 2019

The Poseidonion Grand Hotel offers accommodation packages, specially designed for the Tweed Run Participants. You can book directly with the hotel.

For more info, visit the Poseidonion Grand Hotel website or the Tweed Run Greece Facebook page.

Finally, the Tweed Run Greece is supported by the Greek Bicycle Museum.

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Tweed Run Spetses Greece: the most stylish bike run!
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Eleanna is the founder of Miss Travelist. Part Greek and part East European, she speaks five languages and loves discovering new cultures and cuisines. When she is not travelling, you can find her watching Netflix, playing video games and having coffee with her friends.

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