Where to go Riding
Looking for an easy cycle route? You can take a gentle ride into Lixouri from our Paliki Beach Club. In Lixouri you can explore the town or alternatively you can take your bike onto the passenger ferry to Argostoli and explore the town.
For an intermediate ride, you can head for Petani Beach located on the west coast of Kefalonia. From both beach clubs, head north. There is a level start before a 200m climb midway through the route. This is a steady climb followed by a shorter, windy descent down to the beautiful Petani Beach. You can enjoy a drink or meal and maybe even a cool off in the sea, before gearing for the climb back up from the beach.
(Total distance one way: From Paliki Beach Club: 14.5km. From Lixouri Bay Beach Club : 10.5km)
For the advanced cyclists, you can take a circular cycle around the Gulf of Argostoli. From either beach club head north along the Epar. Od. Argostoli. This takes you around the north of the Gulf offering stunning views after a steep climb up from the seashore. There is then a long downhill descent to Argostoli. Here you can drop off your bikes back at the hire shop and then catch the ferry back to Lixouri. If you are staying at Lixouri Bay Beach Club, you might want to take your bike on the ferry and cycle back to the resort. This route is a round trip so you can do the reverse as an alternative option.
(Total distance: From Paliki Beach Club: 34km, from Lixouri Bay Beach Club: 27.7 (ferry to beach club: 5km))
a Classic mountain climb and descent
For the mountain-stage fanatics amongst you, grab your bike and head up the incredible Ionian mountain – Mt Ainos. Set in the middle of a national park, the route to 1,680 metres is a classic climb with stunning views of the island and across the Ionian sea to neighbouring Islands. Catch the ferry to Argostoli (bike collection from the ferry dock can be prearranged). Head east along the road. The roads are good quality all the way to the top.
Total Distance: ~28km one way to the top of Mt. Ainos from Argostoli ferry dock.
Booking Your Bike rental
Rent-a-bike Kefalonia operates out of Argostoli which is on the opposite side of the inlet to both our Lixouri Bay Beach Club and Paliki Beach Club. For those looking to explore the east side of Kefalonia, we recommend heading to Lixouri. From there, catch the ferry over to Argostoli and the hire shop will meet you at the ferry dock at your preferred time with your bike.
The hire shop is happy to arrange for your bikes to be delivered and collected to/from your beach club for a one-off fee of €40 Euros. This is the most convenient option if you are looking to set out from your beach club.
BOOK YOUR BIKE HERE