Mountain Biking through Olive Groves and Medieval Villages (Half Day)
One of the best ways to see the island is on a bicycle. The green countryside, friendly locals, old villages and stunning sea views will make you forget that you exercise your body at the same time.
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This tour is exceptional in that it will take participants along the most unconventional routes that display the true spirit of Corfu, enabling a really close up view of the countryside and it's inhabitants. You can ride through old villages, along donkey trails through shaded olive groves and over deserted beaches at a pace that is right for you, whilst contributing to sustainable, green tourism.
Away from the main roads there is an extensive network of tracks and paths that have been used for many years that offer plenty of scope for cyclists of all abilities. In a single day it is possible to reach some of the most beautiful parts of the island.
The Pantokrator mountain paths are ideal for those that enjoy a challenge and are experienced in the saddle, whilst the lowlands of the Ropa Valley and Central Corfu are less strenuous but are still full of culture and social history that compete with the beauty of the vistas and views that are around every corner. The pace of this tour allows you the luxury to stop whenever you want.
Once you have disembarked from your ship and have met the Corfutrips.com representative, we will transfer you to our mountain bike club where you will be introduced to your instructor/guide. He will help you choose a suitable bicycle for your body type. You will be instructed on safety for the duration of your tour. You will be provided with walkie-talkie radio and bottle of water.
This is a quite strenuous tour starting with a 450m climb around numerous hair pin bends to the medieval village of Sokraki. In the picturesque village square there will be a stop for coffee to experience the atmosphere of traditional village life. The next stage is over a rough, off-road track, along flower filled fields that afford outstanding views of the North of Corfu. The morning's ride will end with a long, pleasant downhill cycle to Dassia where there is the added option of a swim at the beach before heading back to your ship.
Total covered distance: 26 km. Moderate cycling tour.