The ultimate island cycling destination
Kefalonia's diverse terrain, off-road paths, shifting climates, and unique culture make it an ideal cycling destination. If you're looking to explore the island, try the Argostoli Highlight Tour. This guided journey along the seaside and center of Argostoli is the best way to experience the capital's typical corners by bike. Ride through the vibrant Lithostroto, cross the historic De Bosset bridge, drink coffee at the cosy Platia Vallianou, and visit the Saint Theodore Lighthouse. These landmarks will introduce you to some unforgettable stories.
Alternatively, you can take on the Paliki peninsula. The western side of the island remains unspoiled and wild, from its vegetation to its villages and tavernas. Start with a spectacular road that offers fabulous views leading around the bay. After a pleasant descent and passing through a natural bird reserve, you'll encounter a challenging climb that leads to another breathtaking view: Petani Beach. Ride through olive yards and pass the Monastery of Kipoureon to reach the second-largest city, Lixouri. The 15-kilometre downhill ride will complete the adventure to Lixouri, where you can board a ferry back to Argostoli to enjoy a well deserved drink or a refreshing ice cream.
Take on the ultimate challenge by road biking to the summit of Mount Ainos, the highest peak in the Ionian Islands. The journey begins with winding roads at sea level, passing through a stunning valley surrounded by century-old vineyards. As you ascend, the landscape slowly transforms from tropical to forested to a snowy and barren plain. The summit is visible from the start, adding to the allure and unpredictability of this climb. The final three kilometres are a gruelling 10 percent gradient, making it more than just a challenging feat.