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Three Bike Tours that make Kefalonia the perfect cycling destination

Updated: Apr 25

The various nature, off-road paths, changing climates and unique culture of Kefalonia make the island the ultimate destination for bikes tours.

The Argostoli Highlights Bike Tour is the ideal way to connect with Kefalonia. This beautiful bike tour along the seaside and centre of Argostoli is truly the best way to explore the typical corners of the capital. The Argostoli Highlights Bike tour comprises of cycling through the vibrant Lithostroto, crossing the historic De Bosset bridge, drinking a coffee at the cosy Platia Vallianou and visiting the Saint Theodore Lighthouse. These are just a few landmarks of Kefalonia that will reveal some unforgettable stories.

Another wonderful bike tour of Kefalonia is to cycle the peninsula of Paliki. The western side of Kefalonia is raw in all ways: from its vegetation, villages, tavernas, they remain unspoiled and wild. A spectacular road with fabulous views first leads around the bay. After a nice descent and passing a natural bird reserve, a serious climb starts that will lead to another breath-taking view: Petani Beach. This bike tour of Kefalonia through olive yards and Monasteries, a 15 kilometer downhill will finish the ride to the second largest town, Lixouri. The ferry ride back to Argostoli is the perfect way to end this bike tour.

Our third favorite bike tour of Kefalonia is to cycle the highest peak of all Ionian islands, Mount Ainos. Snake roads starting at sea-level leading through a magnificent valley surrounded by hundred year old vineyards. The landscape slowly changes from tropical, to forest to a snowy barren plain. Since the start of the ascent the summit is visible. That makes this hors-category climb as tempting as it is unpredictable. The final 3 kilometres are of 10 percent gradient. Characterizing it as the most challenging bike tour of Kefalonia would be an understatement.

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