Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour

Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour

Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour

Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Pedal around a gorgeous Greek island at your own pace

Relax with a glass (or three) of wine in the exquisite Robola vineyards after your daily rides.

Visit famous filming locations featured in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Cycle along rocky coastlines through olive groves and vineyards, letting your Greek island dreams come true.

Ascend Mt. Aenos for spectacular views of Cephalonia and the Ionian Sea.

Off the western coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea sits Cephalonia, a small island comprised of typical Greek villages and stunning rocky coastlines awaits. Spend the magical 8 days of the Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour pedalling around to idyllic spots on your own time, each one more majestic than the last. You’ll never tire of crystal waters, quaint villages, and coastal roads with the sea breeze on your skin.

Not only will you bike your way around this gorgeous island, but you’ll also have the chance to take a boat ride on a lake, visit a vineyard, see religious edifices, and relax on any beach you choose. With premium accommodation picked out for you, you can focus your energy on the experience and not the details. And, hey, you’re in Greece! Your fuel for your self-guided biking adventure will be world-class Greek fare. Talk about paradise!

Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive on Cephalonia

Make your way to the gorgeous island of Cephalonia and await your transfer at the airport or bus station to be taken to Mousata. Here, you’ll meet with your guide to sort out your bike for the next week.

There’s no set itinerary for today, so feel free to relax or take your bike out for a test run around the hotel. Find yourself some flavourful snacks, which shouldn’t be hard since you’re in Greece now!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mousata
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Ride to Argostoli

Wake up and enjoy bed and breakfast service at your hotel before heading out for a half-day cycling excursion. Hop on your bike and head for the hills as you ascend to Argostoli, Cephalonia’s capital. On the way, you’ll pedal through typical Greek villages like Keramies, Metaxata, and Kourkoumetata. Practice your Greek as you ride through and wave to locals.

Reach Argostoli for a well-earned break on a seaside terrace, then continue along a ridge towards the south coast. You’ll ride along a dirt road, stop for a visit at the Monastery Agiou Andrea if you wish, then return to Mousata for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mousata
Distance
4 hours, 37km, 600m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Skala Circuit

Enjoy a lovely breakfast, then it’s time to head out. You have two options, and both will take you to the eastern part of the island. Whichever route you choose, you’ll be rewarded with sweeping sea views as you ride to Skala, a quaint seaside resort. You can also visit Katelios, a small fishing village with a sea turtle info centre.

Pedal your way back to Mousata as the sun sets and get a good night’s sleep.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mousata
Distance
48 or 56km, 600–700m of ascent, 600–700m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle to Agis Efimia

After breakfast, you will continue exploring the island and end in a new destination, Agis Efimia. Pedal past Myrtos Beach, an epic viewpoint, and keep going across the island through many charming villages, eventually descending to what will seem like a paradise with few houses hugging the rocky shores. Settle into your hotel and go for a dip in the crystal clear water.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Agis Efimia
Distance
46 km, 500m of ascent, 600m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Explore Sami

Today will be full of adventure as you cycle to Sami and back. Start the excursion with a ride to Melissani Lake, where you can hop in a small kaiki (boat) for a quick paddle.

Continue on your bike through olive groves and vineyards—the quintessential Mediterranean landscapes you’ve been dreaming of. Stop in your choice of local villages for a coffee, then keep pedalling to the Drogarati Caves before hitting Sami and turning around. If you feel like it, pause and Andisamos Beach before returning to Agia Efimia.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Agis Efimia
Distance
35km, 450m of ascent, 450m of descent
Meals
None

Day 6 Day Trip to Fiscardo

You have two options for today, and one will certainly be more challenging if you’re up for it. You’ll cycle to the northernmost village of Fiscardo, passing stunning sites along the way. Ride along a coastal road, admiring the magnificent, almost unbelievable views of the Ionian Sea. Make a loop around the island through many villages and return to Agia Efimia.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Agia Efimia
Distance
41 or 61km, 700–1000m of ascent, 700–1000m of descent
Meals
None

Day 7 Ride to Argostoli

On your final full day of this tour, you’re in for a treat! It’s a demanding day, but it will be worth it. First, you’ll ascend to Mt. Aenos, from where you’ll get breathtaking views of villages you’ve visited in days past. Pedal through a crucial area for Robola wine, a white wine originating in this region. Feel free to stop and have a glass!

After your stop at the winery, visit the nearby cathedral and monastery, then descend towards Argostoli for your last night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Argostoli
Distance
43km, 800m of ascent, 800m of descent
Meals
None

Day 8 Farewell

In the morning, you have some time to explore Argostoli, visit the museum, or have a coffee in the main square. You’ll get a ride to the airport to check-in for your flight.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour in Greece is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the kind of room you prefer.

Prices below are per person:

Departure from April 12th to June 12th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €1,050EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €875EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 2 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 3 or more): €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 4 or more): €450EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (groups of 3 or more): €525EUR

Departure from June 13th to July 12th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €1,195EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €1,025EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 2 or more): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 3 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 4 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (groups of 3 or more): €595EUR

Departure from July 13th to 25th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €1,295EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 2 or more): €695EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 3 or more): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 4 or more): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (groups of 3 or more): €650EUR

Departure from August 29th to August 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €1,195EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €1,025EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 2 or more): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 3 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 4 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (groups of 3 or more): €595EUR

Departure from September 1st to 29th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €950EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 2 or more): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 3 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 4 or more): €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (groups of 3 or more): €550EUR

Departure from September 30th to October 26th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €1,050EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €875EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 2 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 3 or more): €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 4 or more): €450EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (groups of 3 or more): €525EUR
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Accommodation on the Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour

The accommodation on this tour includes bed & breakfasts and a 3-star hotel. Accommodations offer breakfast and ensuite bathrooms.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you are a solo traveller or you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Felix Residence Hotel in Mousata

Rest easy in this stunning hotel complex with fragrant gardens and an outdoor pool. Let the friendly staff show you your new favourite spot: a hammock overlooking the Ionian Sea.

Hotel Olive Bay in Agia Efimia

Enjoy the Ionian Sea breeze from your private balcony facing the sea. Walk to the beach in minutes and return to relish in the comforts of this charming hotel.

Hotel Mouikis in Argostoli

Chic and super clean, Hotel Mouikis encourages you to relax in one of the bustling towns on Cephalonia. Be served an excellent breakfast and admire the views from the rooftop terrace.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour?

Meals

4 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included. You can book extra nights to extend your stay at any of the hotels along the route.

Transportation during the Tour

While you ride between villages, transportation for your luggage is included during the tour. You will receive airport or bus station transfers at the beginning and end of the tour as well.

Also Included

  • Detailed itinerary in Englishe

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Guide services
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance or tourism tax
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in any accommodation
  • Breakfast in Hotel Olive Bay: €25EUR per person
  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: €25EUR per day
    • E-Bike: €250EUR per trip

Frequenty Asked Questions about Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour

How hard is the Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be comfortable biking up to 61km and for several days consecutively, potentially with the help of an e-bike. You will have some downtime to recuperate, but the routes can be challenging. You’ll cycle on some dirt roads and good condition asphalt roads.

What bike models are available to rent?

You can choose to rent a hybrid bike or an e-bike for an added supplement for this tour. The hybrid models will be either an Ideal Megisto or KTM Manhattan. For more leisurely riding, choose an e-bike, either Devron or Cube.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour?

4 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Cephalonia to start this tour?

You can reach Cephalonia International Airport (EFL) by plane or come from another island by ferry. You will be picked up from the airport or bus station at the start of the tour.

Is the Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour guided?

No. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour.

Where does the Explore Cephalonia Island by Bike Tour end?

The tour ends in Argostoli with a drop-off at the airport or bus station.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Greece for this tour?

The best time to travel to Greece for biking is during the warmest months of the year (May-September) but be warned that it can get very hot mid-summer (July and August).

S-Cape Travel Greece is a Greek outdoor company, established in 1994 and member of the S-Cape Group of companies since 2010.

At S-Cape Greece you find a varied portfolio of active and adventure trips that offer you a hands-on experience of Greece, having time to slowing down and appreciate the details: view the sites and landscapes, savor the specialties, meet and mingle with the locals and learn about the culture.

All our trips and itineraries are developed by our team of professional walkers and cyclists who have a keen eye for great trails, exciting itineraries, breath-taking scenery and good quality accommodation that share our vision on sustainable travel.

If you travel on one of our self-guided trips, you receive a Destination Manual with information on the country and a state-of-the-art Road Book with detailed route description, turn by turn diagrams of each crossing and explanatory text. On top, you can navigate the route in your own smartphone via our excellent S-Cape Travel App.

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Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be comfortable biking up to 61km and for several days consecutively, potentially with the help of an e-bike. You will have some downtime to recuperate, but the routes can be challenging. You’ll cycle on some dirt roads and good condition asphalt roads.


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

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Athens, Greece

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