Cycling Holidays in Corfu; the island tour

COR3L CyclingSelf guided Corfu
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12 DAYS
LEVEL 4

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Old town of Corfu
  • Cycling through stunning lonely landscapes
  • The centennial olive-woods and the traditional villages
  • Swimming to peaceful beaches with crystalline waters
  • On spring time, discovering the wild indigenous flora
This is an 8-days self-guided cycling adventure in Corfu, an island near the coast of Epirus on the northwestern edge of Greece. Homeland of the legendary Phaeacians where the adventures of Odysseus were finished and his hosts organized finally his return trip to Ithaca. Corfu was not been affected by the earthquakes that devastated the rest of the Ionian Islands; so it preserves almost intact its traditional villages and its medieval main town. Since the 19th century the island has become the favorite destination of people that love the sun; including kings. The empress Elisabeth of Austria and the German emperor Wilhelm enjoyed Corfu; its picturesque landscapes. Its endless nature and mild weather offer the ideal conditions for long cycling tours.

During this holiday, you have the opportunity to explore the entire island of Corfu at your pace, cycling about 30 to 50 km per day, far from the main roads with traffic; following an itinerary mapped on the GPS by our team! We provide you an accurate map of Corfu and a detailed roadbook.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome in Corfu!

Arrival in Corfu, transfer to your hotel in Kerkyra; the island capital. 1 overnight.

Day 2: Kerkyra city and Achilleion. Cycling towards the south

Early in the morning, you will meet in your hotel our contact person who will provide you your bicycles, all necessary equipment, maps and answer to your questions. Today you visit “Kerkyra”; the island capital. Three thousand years of history! Cycling towards the South, you will discover some of the main highlights of Corfu such as the district of Kanoni on the ancient acropolis hill; with excellent view to “Pontikonisi” and “Mon Repos”; a former king’s villa. After visiting the small monastery of Vlacherna, you travers the dam that separates the lagoon of Chalkiopoulos from the sea and you continue via secondary roads towards Achilleion, the holiday palace of empress Elisabeth of Austria; with panoramic view to the city. You continue cycling towards the south, passing several villages, until you arrive at Boukaris; a peaceful small fishing port. 2 overnights in Boukaris.
- 30 km, 500 m↑↓

Day 3: The hilly landscape and main villages of the South

In today’s cycling tour you will discover the picturesque south of Corfu. In a hilly landscape surrounded by the sea you will pass by traditional villages and small fishing ports, you will visit Lefkimi; a small provincial town that still preserves its character, you will reach the southernmost edge of Corfu; Kavos, prior your return to Boukaris and your hotel on an alternative road.
- 50 km, 640 m ↑↓

Day 4: Cycling along the east coast, between mountain and sea

You leave Boukaris and go cycling along the east coastal road northwards till Mesoggi. You cross the island from east to west and reach Chalikounas; a sandy beach between the sea and the lagoon of Korissia. Now you are on the west coastal road and go northwards till Agios Gordios. Via a panoramic road that passes by Sinarades; a typical lively village, you arrive at Ermones. 2 overnights in Ermones.
40 km, 750 m↑↓
 

Day 5: Picturesque villages, peaceful landscapes and beautiful view on the foothills of Mount Pantokrator

Today you explore the north-east of the island. At first you go cycling through a plain of Ropas and you continue through hilly landscapes covered with olive trees – typical of Corfu. You pass by small villages practically hidden in the olive groves and by beautiful traditional villages on the on the slopes of Mount Koraki and the foothills of Pantokrator. You discover lonely landscapes, enjoying the panoramic view. We recommend you to visit the beach of Ipsos. Finally, on an alternative road, you return to Ermones.
Possibility of shortcut or for more cycling, in order to reach the pick and the Monastery of Pantokrator with the stunning view.*
50 km, 850 m ↑↓ (*± 20km)

Day 6: Picturesque villages and beautiful landscapes in the center of Corfu

Today you go cycling at the center of the island with its beautiful traditional villages and you reach the main road that connect Kerkyra to Paleokastritsa. Your final destination for the day is the sandy beach of Agios Georgios Pagon, at the north-east. During the day’s cycling tour you will visit many picturesque villages, you will enjoy stunning view to different directions; and you will have the opportunity to visit on little back n forth detours fortresses, monasteries and viewpoints such as Saint Simeon chapel, Paleokastritsa Monastery and Angelokastro. 2 overnights in Agios Georgios Pagon or Arillas or  Kavadades.
- 34 km, 600 m ↑↓

Day 7: The north-west with its great villages and the white cliffs of Cup Drastis and ‘’Canal d’Amour’’

Today you go cycling northwards passing by the beach of Arillas and visit the impressive north coast of Corfu where you will have the opportunity to visit the double beach of Porto Timoni (1,5km, 50 m ↑↓ + walking 2,5km, 130 m ↑↓ one way), the white cliffs of Cup Drastis – one of the most impressive landscapes of Corfu and of the ‘’Canal d’Amour’’ near the village of Sidari. You pass by Karousades, one of the larger traditional villages of the island and eventually via Kavvadades you return to Agios Georgios Pagon.
45 km, 750 m ↑↓

Day 8: Goodbye!

Farewell to Corfu and transfer to the airport or holidays extension.

CYCLING

- 10 cycling tours of 30-50 km, moderate difficulty
- Visit of the town of Corfu by bicycle and on foot

SERVICES INCLUDED

- Transfers from/to the airport (d1, d12)
- Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
- Bike rental + equipment from d2 to d11 (10 days)
- 11 nights in hotels/guesthouses 2*-3*
- Breakfast
- Roadbook incl. GPS tracks
- VAT 24%
- Professional liability insurance

NOT INCLUDED

- Flights to/from Greece and Corfu
- Meals other than breakfast
- Personnal travel insurance
- Things NOT described at the list with included services

NOTE

According to the season and the availability, modifications can be made, but without altering the character of the tour.
 
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