While vacationing in Kalavasos, why not rent a bike to see more of the area? You can choose from mountain bikes or road bikes, and your rental is for a full day. Once you have your bike, there are a variety of trails to choose from, which vary based on lengths, difficulty, and the ground they cover. Your trek will have a guide leading the way, so you can focus on enjoying your ride and not trying to figure out where you are.
Distance: 18 miles (27 kilometers)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Climb: 1,476 feet (450 meters)
Climb over billowing farm fields up to a hill overlooking some of the nearby villages. Then head along the sea coast to the village Zygi where you will find many fish restaurants. The way back to Kalavasos is made up of small, paved roads.
Distance: 7 miles (12 kilometers)
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Climb: 1,050 feet (320 meters)
Take a tour around the 2 neighboring villages. The trip is rather short but there are some hills to climb. In a valley on your way down to Kalavasos, you will pass by a hidden chapel and can stop off to visit it.
Distance: 12 miles (20 kilometers)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Climb: 1,936 feet (590 meters)
Travel up among the many hills around Kalavasos with a beautiful view over the dam. Then head down to the old mine by a single track winding at the verge of a hill, which offers a spectacular view over the hilly landscape. The way back is on an old railroad and through a riverbed bordered with high reeds.
Distance: 22 miles (36 kilometers)
Duration: 4 hours
Climb: 3,182 feet (970 meters)
After a short uphill climb, you will find yourself easily rolling along a riverbed lined with dense bushes and cliff walls and an amazing view up at the surrounding hills. After the last uphill it’s all along and down to the sea on a hill covered with fragrant thyme. When passing the crest of a short hill, the sparkling sea welcomes you and the shore line is bordered with white cliffs gleaming in the warm sun.
Distance: 19 miles (30 kilometers)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Climb: 2,362 feet (720 meters)
On this ride you will climb for some time up and through some old and abandoned villages before rolling down to a café for a break. From here it is also possible to make a detour to see how the famous halloumi cheese is made. On the way back, you might see some newborn piglets.
Asgata by the Dam
Distance: 10 miles (16 kilometers)
Duration: 2 hours
Climb: 1,739 feet (530 meters)
Travel along a winding road to the village of Asgata where you can stop for a coffee. Later, take a series of small gravel roads back, and enjoy the view as they look out on the Kalavasos Dam.
Sea Tour with Bath (seasonal)
Distance: 17 miles (28 kilometers)
Duration: 3 hours
Climb: 1,706 feet (520 meters)
Take a series of small and gravel roads down to the seafront for a dip in the sea. You may also choose to stop for a snack or lunch in one of the many taverns at the Governors’ Beach.
Description of levels:
Some basic skill in mountain bike riding and a certain level of stamina and fitness are necessary to best enjoy this level. Some tours are the same as for level 2 and 3 but a bit shorter and/or some different routing. Distances are from 16-16 miles (20-25 kilometers) to 19-22 miles (30-35 kilometers) and the speed is slow so that all participants will have no problems following the group.
Riders will be exposed to tough terrain with steep hills both up and down, as well as sheer drops and rocky tracks, but at a low speed and with caution.
For experienced mountain bike riders who have no problems with high speed and a tough terrain, steep hills both up and down, and sheer drops, boulders, and rocky tracks.