Our Cycling Greece itinerary has been designed to incorporate the very best cycling routes of the Ionian Islands. We’ve created this tour in…
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Our Cycling Greece itinerary has been designed to incorporate the very best cycling routes of the Ionian Islands. We’ve created this tour in such a way so that you will discover the beauty of the Ionian Islands day by day in every place we visit.
Even if you don’t feel like cycling, you are welcome to just enjoy the sights and sounds of the passing scenery and breathe the clean, healthy breeze of the sea.
We embark from the port of Lefkas, in high spirits to begin our cycling adventure. You will cycle on the amazing roads of Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Meganisi and Preveza.
Sailing between these islands will even give you a chance to try your sailing skills if you wish, or just sunbathe if you prefer.
Group size: 5-10 participants.
Accommodation: In double cabins on the sailing yacht (30% extra cost for a single room)
Activity level: Our trips are designed for active people with good physical condition. All hikes and bicycle routes are of a moderate level with maximum 1-2 hours walking and cycling.
Equipment to bring: walking shoes, sun hat, water bottle, etc.
Note on itineraries: Please bear in mind that the itinerary may be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather).
LefkadaWe arrive at the port of Lefkas where you will have time to settle in your berth and feel comfortable on board. As soon as you feel at home, we will complete the necessary safety induction. You can already start imaging, mountain biking routes, panoramic views of the islands and roads with almost no traffic, where you and your bikes will dominate the landscape. Later, we gather for a welcome dinner to meet the skipper and the rest of the participants. It’s bonding time!
Lefkada to Kefalonia (30nm)After our first breakfast on board, we start sailing for Kefalonia, the largest island in the Ionian Sea. It is famously known as the location of the successful movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”, a love story set in during the world war II. It’s time to get on your bikes and start exploring the immense diversity of the terrain. The first cycling tour, starts from Fiskardo, the picturesque harbour in the north partof the island and passes through various landscapes, cypress forests, strawberry tree forests and agricultural fields. It also passes by, different historical sites, like the ancient tomb of Throni and the old village of Psilithrias. What better way to combine your favourite activity with a taste of history? The cycle route continuous towards Fiskardo and brings the riders back to the harbour. In the evening, we will have a superb meal at Tasia’s restaurant, which is well known for its delicious dishes!
Kefalonia to Ithaca (18nm)In the morning we sail for Ithaca. After 2 hours of sailing and gazing at the clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea,we arrive in Ithaca island. We will cycle in the homeland of the mythical king Odysseus, a hilly island with a beautiful, breathtaking landscape and a long history. Today’s cycle route is a round trip from Kioni, a stunning seaside village, with a very nice descent on a paved trail. We can enjoy the unique characteristics of the Ionian islands, away from the tourist beaten track. Our ride will bring us close to gnarled olive trees, crystal clear waters and friendly islanders. Time appears to stand still on Ithaca and we feel blessed, we have the chance to unite with it. Overnight at Kioni Ithaca.
Ithaca to Meganisi (10nm)Today we are sailing to the island of Meganisi, a tiny island with lots of charm, which we will explore by bicycle. We will pass by, bays and coves with spectacular beauty, green landscapes and idyllic sceneries. Our cycle route will take us through the three traditional villages of the island, Katomeri, Spartochori and Vathy with the traditional architecture of the characteristic labyrinths of paved pathways, among the whitewashed stone houses. An ideal setting for cycling. Everything around here conspires, in order to create a cozy atmosphere and very soon you will feel like you belong here. Overnight in Meganisi.
Meganisi to Nydri (17nm)After breakfast on board we reach the bustling port of Nydri in Lefkas island. It’s time to pick up our bicycles for the next cycle ride, to the breathtaking Nydri waterfalls. The route to the waterfalls, goes through a wonderful landscape of unspoiled scenery and you won’t stop admiring the magnificence of nature. Bring a towel and a swimsuit along and consider a change of clothes. A dip in the natural pool under the waterfall, is an absolute must, as it is a refreshing and unforgettable experience. Overnight at cosmopolitan Nydri which is famous for its cocktail bars and nightlife!
Meganisi to Preveza (15nm)Preveza with its island atmosphere and centuries of history welcomes us after the morning sail. The cycle route today passes through ancient Nikopolis(the victory city) that was founded by Octavian Augustus to commemorate his triumph against Antony and Cleopatra and a forest of eucalyptus and pine trees near the sea. A stop at the museum is highly recommended. The town of Preveza is a real heaven for seafood lovers. Grilled sardines, grey and red mullets, and shrimps are typical delicious dishes but it is the preserved roe of the grey mullet that the locals take pride of. It is called the caviar of the Ambracian Gulf, as the roe is salted, dried and coated with beeswax. It is usually thinly sliced and served with crusty bread and ouzo. Truly divine! Overnight in Preveza.
Preveza to LefkadaThis is a full sailing day with swimming and snorkeling. After breakfast we depart for Lefkas island and we discover the most stunning, sandy beaches on the west side of the island. Swimming and snorkeling in these turquoise waters, will make you think you are in heaven. Yes, paradise do exist and you are lucky enough to explore it. Reaching the port in the afternoon, we enjoy a last evening meal on board, together in the company of friends, guides and crew. It’s time to share stories with the team and reflect on the wonderful experiences of the week.
LefkadaAll good things come to an end, so it is time to say goodbye and highlight the feelings we shared on board, keeping in your heart all the memories and friends you made along the way. The bond we created through our experiences will keep us close. You are now a part of the Ionian Sea, a part of nature, a part of Greece! Check Out: 9:00 Total sailing distance of the trip:123 NM.
- 7 Nights accommodation in cabin on sailing yacht
- Pillow, Linen & Towel PP
- Experienced skipper
- Activities as mentioned in the program
- All land transports needed for the activities
- Services of the activity- guide
- Personal accident insurance
- Fuel, port & tourist tax
- End cleaning of yacht
1 x breakfast + 1 x meal + 1 x snack per day
1 x included group meal in local taverna
Insurance: Persons registered to participate in the activities as listed by the Ionian Activities are covered by personal insurance through AIG Europe Limited. In case a participant is already covered by their insurance for the chosen activities and is unwilling to be covered by AIG Europe Limited, they must notify the Ionian Activities in writing, one day before the beginning of the activities (excluding weekends or holidays). Ionian Activities is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour
- Transport from and to Preveza Airport
- Any other travel transfers to Preveza
- Personal expenses
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks,
- Entrance fees in Museums and other sites of interest
- Anything not mentioned above
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