Cycling tour – Around old Corfu town
Ride through tradition, culture and flavours!
Difficulty level: Easy
Our cycling tour at the historical centre and the suburbs is probably the nicest and easiest way to get to know some of the most traditional neighborhoods of the town and admire lots of the hidden gems on this fantastic out of the beaten path, route.
We will start by cycling in the open fruit and fish market, see the vendors trying to sell their freshly cut products and even try some of them. We will then continue cycling around the ”labyrinth” of the narrow alleys of the old town, formed between the multi storey XVI century Venetian buildings, with photo stops at the most historical highlights at a time that the city is still quiet and the temperature still pleasant.
Depending on the mood and physical condition of our group, we can ride to Kanoni in order to admire the view and take photos of the XVII century Vlacherna monastery located at the beginning of the airport lagoon, as well as of the planes landing while flying at the same level with us.
A few km further, we will cycle in the exotic gardens of the famous Mon Repos, the summer resort of the ex royal Greek family, where prince Philip of Great Britain was born.
After visiting the oldest church in Corfu, built in 1005, we will cycle through Garitsa bay admiring plenty of mega yachts as docked haughty and shiny under the morning sun.
As the town is getting busy and the temperature is rising, a last stop at one of the most beautiful, and most photographed, cafes of the old town for a refreshment is the best way to end our tour.
Note: Equipment & abilities required: Basic to average physical condition, shoes/sneakers suitable for sports, sun block cream, sunglasses. Itineraries may be subject to minor changes depending on weather conditions.
Duration: 3,5 hrs (08:00-11:30)
- Price per person: 85 euros
Running every: Monday and Friday
The price includes:
Experienced guide-escort, bicycles suitable to your size, helmets, one organic cereal bar and a 500ml bottle of water per person, fresh fruit at the open market, transfer service (if requested).