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THE CORFU MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOP powered by GIANT BICYCLES.  AN INTRODUCTION TO (SOFT) MOUNTAIN BIKING IN CORFU... 

MOUNTAINBIKE itineraries through Corfu will guide you along unconventional routes which unveil the authentic spirit of the island. You can seek out your own old village and shady olive groves to rest; your own deserted beach and discover flower-bordered donkey-trails at your own pace. Leave the traffic of the busy roads behind, get on a top quality GIANT mountainbike and discover the Corfu which remains off the beaten track...

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Mountainbiking is one of the most practical ways to discover the real Corfu. The island's good minor road system and the central location of THE CORFU MOUNTAINBIKE SHOP in Dassia, means that almost all beautiful parts are easy to reach during a single day's cycling trip, so that each day's cycling can be a new experience. Off the main roads in the beautiful green country-side, there is an extensive network of country roads, paths and tracks which leads to a virgin territory full of cycling opportunities. The forest tracks of the Pantokrator mountain range provide very challenging routes for expert cyclists alike, while for less strenuous and sirene trips the lowland areas of Ropa Valley and central Corfu are full of opportunities and interesting themes: offering new travel ideas taking in history, culture and local habits of the island, where the mountainbike is the ideal vehicle for a close-up look at the beautiful surrounding sea- and landscapes at a pace which allows you to stop whenever you feel: the luxury of total freedom!

Tours expedititions

COAST TO COAST

GOING SOUTH CRUISE & CYCLE...

NEVER ON SUNDAY

THE OLIVE TRAIL

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

TALKING TO THE LAND OF GODS

Coast-to-Coast5a

"At the station we cross the village road into the unknown green country-side. After a stop at a waterwell a donkey path brings us along frog-lake to the vineyards of the Ropa Valley. We sample a little of the excellent local wine at the village square and find our off-road way to Ermones: the bay where Odysseus met Nafsika... In the azure blue waters we uncover us of the dust and enjoy our lunch at the waterfront taverna. The way back will lead us along wonderful olive-groves and a peculiar dogs home."

30km, easy   degrees 01  TOP^

 

Going South, cruise & cycle...5b

"Our caique sails along the Venetian city walls of Corfu Town to Mouse Island, where we disembark and cycle into the green hills towards the village of The Ten Saints with its fabulous views, with before a stop at Sissy's favourite kafeneion and waterwell in the medieval village of Gastouri, located near the Achilleion Palace. A marvelous downhill and via off-road tracks through the immense olive groves of southern Corfu, we will reach, with a stop at a Byzantine fortress, the lagoon and km's long sandy beach at Lake Korissia. After our lunch and stroll into the dunes we head, via some off-road paths, to the Messonghi river, where we embark again our caique for a pleasant cruise along the southern coastline back to Dassia."

40km, easy to moderate  degrees 03  TOP^

Never-on-Sunday5c

"From the station we follow immediately the small country roads and off-road tracks to a selection of the picturesque villages located on the hillside of the Pantokrator mountain range. We taste the local bread still baked on olive wood and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a traditional taverna. Finally we reach one of the lovely bays south of Paleokastritsa for a refreshing dive in the blue waters, after which numerous secret tracks through the "Artemis" forest will lead us back to Dassia. We named the tour after our dearest actrice Melina Mercouri, who often visited the same area."

39km, easy to moderate  degrees 07  TOP^

The Olive Trail5d

"In the morning off-road tracks and paths along the hidden lakes and agricultural fields of the Ropa Valley will lead us to one of the traditional villages for lunch. In the afternoon we will follow a spectacular undulating track through a virginal terrain along and high above the western mountain range with a stunning view encompassing the whole length of the coastline. Finally we will pass the vineyards of the Messis villages before returning to Dassia."

49km, moderate to strenuous  degrees 07  TOP^


For your eyes only5e

"A half day very sportive tour (26Km) starting with a 450M high climb with innumerable hairpin turns over a small tarmac road to the medieval village of Sokraki. After your coffee between the locals on the picturesque tiny square, followed by a rough off-road track along fields of orchids and with amazing views of the whole northern Corfu, we end this nice morning cycling with a long pleasant downhill back to Dassia."

26km, moderate to strenuous degrees 09  TOP^


Talking to the lands of the Gods5f

"A spectacular expedition from sea level all the way up, and down, to Corfu's highest peak: Mount Pantokrator (907M). We reach the top via the mountain villages Spartillas (450M - coffee stop at a traditional kafeneion) and Strinilas (603M). Especially the last kilometer to the monastery at the very summit, dating from Byzantine times, will demand your utmost. As a matter of fact the helicopter views over the whole island and the opposite mainland are amazing and very rewarding... After a rest you will need your full technical skills to follow the fantastic one hour off-road downhill to the sea, where - at a secluded beach - we will enjoy our lunch. After a swim in the crystal clear blue sea we will follow the coastal road returning to Dassia."

60km, strenuous  degrees 11  TOP^

 

 

 

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