A tour designed as a continuation of the journey in Puglia, or as a unique journey in a fascinating land. It is a quiet trip, whose main ingredients are relaxation, the enchanting sea, and above all its scents and colors. Travelers will keep forever the memory of the infinite variety of shades of blue and green colors that the sea will offer. You will cycle through winding coastal roads, inebriated by the intense scent of Mediterranean scrub, rosemary, saltiness, and brooms. It will be like leaving a trace, with the wheels of the bikes, on the color palette of an impressionist painter. Local restaurants, with blue tables and chairs, will offer native foods during our breaks. Frozen beers, Greek salads rich of genuine ingredients, “Feta” sheep cheese, fresh fish. Fantastic diving from dream beaches, dinners by the sea, and talks in front of a glass of “Ouzo,” typical liqueur made with Anise, on the notes of a Sirtaky. You will cycle along the historic roads, meeting places that have undergone various dominations over the centuries; Roman, Byzantine, Venetian. What about the mythical island of Ithaca of Odysseus, whose history, sung by the poet Homer, is among the best known in the world. A journey that will offer beautiful rides, overwhelming emotions, and especially the longing to come back again to these places.
Contact us for the travel day plan
The journey begins in the city of Igoumenitsa, port of arrival of the ferry. You will travel along the old coastal road, nowadays with not much traffic. We are in Ionian Greece. Along the coast, overlooking the sea, the villages of Plataria, Sivota Porto Murto, the beautiful Parga. The small town of Ammoudia, the city of Preveza. Once we reach the land we will be headed to the Ionian Islands of Lefkada, Ithaca and Cephalonia, with their beautiful locations such as Port Katsiki, Vassiliki, Nidri, Poros, Santa Maura (Lefkada), Argostoli, Assos, Fiskardo, Sami, (Kefalonia), Frikes, Kioni, Vathi (Ithaca).
430 km (in 7 stages of pedaling), of asphalt pedaling. There will be several transfers, with support vans and means of transport and 4 ferries to reach the islands.
Difference in altitude: + 8100
20°C - 30°C (68°F - 86°F).
Mariano Lorefice and another local leader/driver.
We recommend a hybrid bike, mountain bike with road tires or gravel. The bike can be rented in Brindisi for € 190
minimum of 5 persons. With less than 5 persons the cost would increase.
- Accommodations: always in good standard hotels (3 stars)
- 7 nights with breakfast, 6 dinners.
- 6 lunches like sandwiches, fruit, and water or meals in local restaurants (first course or salad and mineral water).
- Transfers as per program
- a dinner, extra drinks, entry to archaeological sites, unplanned visits and possible guide service in archaeological sites.