Kefalonia Cycling Holiday

  • 4.9
    (3 reviews)
  • Category

    Cycle Touring
    Self Guided
  • Grade

    Leisurely to Moderate
  • Duration/s

    7 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Avithos/Moussata / Argostoli
  • Distance

    171 miles/275 kms
  • Themes

  • Accommodation

    Comfort to Superior
  • Tour code

Price From £422


Come and explore the beautiful and peaceful island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea by bicycle. Cycle along quiet country lanes to glorious beaches and quaint villages whilst enjoying amazing sea views. On this tour you will stay at three different locations during your 7 night holiday – in a remote and tranquil area, on the coast and in the bustling capital.

Depending on your accommodation preference, the first three nights of your holiday will be spent in either Moussata (comfort category) or the seaside hamlet of Avithos Beach (superior category).

Over the following two days you’ll enjoy scenic rides to Argostoli, the island’s capital where, with a bit of luck, you should see the resident loggerhead turtles. You’ll also visit he tiny fishing village of Katelios on the south coast, and Skala with its impressive Roman Villa.

Some scenes from the route – shot in June 2019.

On day four you’ll cycle across the island to the gorgeous little fishing village of Agia Efemia, which will be your home for the next 3 nights. On the way there you can stop and enjoy the view of the exquisite Myrtos Beach far below – do you descend or not, we’ll leave that decision to you!

Daily rides from Agia Efimia reveal some mysterious caves as well as the idyllic Antisamos bay which you may recognise from the movie, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin as some scenes were shot here. You’ll also visit Fiskardo, without doubt the island’s most beautiful village, colourful houses clustered around a tiny harbour contained in an amphitheater of Cypress trees.

Your final night is spent in Argostoli, the island’s bustling capital – the perfect place to celebrate your achievement in one of the many inviting tavernas.

You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy this cycling holiday as you’ll encounter some climbs on each of the daily rides.

Itinerary & Map

You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy this cycling holiday as you’ll encounter some climbs on each of the daily rides.

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Day 1: Arrive Moussata/Avithos

You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation. Depending on which accommodation option you have chosen, this will either be in the small inland village of Moussata (comfort category) or the hamlet of Avithos Beach on the south coast (superior category). After the bike fitting, you are free to relax by the pool or go for an exploratory ride on your bikes.

Day 2: Argostoli round trip, 27 miles/43 kms



Your first day’s ride leads you along rural lanes, through the tiny, traditional villages of Keramies and Metaxata to the island capital, Argostoli. Take a wander around this bustling little place, perhaps stopping for frappe at one of harbour cafes. If you get there early then you are very likely to spot the loggerhead turtles that live in the harbour. Afterwards you leave the town and ascend to a ridge to enjoy wonderful views across to the island of Zakynthos before descending to the Agiou Andrea Monastery in the valley. From here you return to your accommodation via a well-maintained dirt road.

Day 3: Skala round trip, 27 or 42 miles/42 to 66 kms

Katelios Taverna - enroute to Skala

Katelios Taverna – enroute to Skala

Today’s route leads you to the east coast of the island along a very scenic road that is undulating but without any major climbs (comfort category 42 km, superior category 58 km). On your way eastwards you’ll enjoy incredible views across the Ionian Sea to neighbouring Zakynthos. At the village of Pastra you start to descend towards the coast and you have a choice whether to take on the additional loop to Skala (8 km), where you can relax on a sandy beach and perhaps visit the Roman Villa, or head directly to fishing village of Katelios where you can visit the Sea Turtle Information Centre and also relax on the beach. You return to your accommodations via a different route that includes a stretch on a well-maintained dirt road.

Day 4: Moussata/Avithos – Myrtos Beach – Agia Efimia, 31 miles/49 kms


Myrtos Beach

Today you bid Moussata or Avithos Beach farewell and follow a scenic route north along the Bay of Argostoli. At the northern coast of the island you reach the look-out point above Myrtos Beach. It’s up to you if you want to descend the road for some quality time on this stunning beach as the climb back up is pretty steep. From here you follow a quiet road across to the east coast of the island, all the time enjoying fabulous views across the valley. Your home for the next 3 nights is the picturesque fishing village of Agia Efimia.

Day 5: Sami round trip, 22 miles/35 kms


Today is a nice, easy day. Cycle south along the coast to the neighbouring towns of Karavomilos and Sami. You may wish to visit the rather unique Melissani Lake and Caves, before ascending to the traditional villages of Poulata and Chaliotata in the hills behind the town. Returning to the coast you cycle along the quayside in Sami and then over a hill and down to the beautiful beach of Antisamos, where many of the scenes from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin were shot. Afterwards you follow the coastline back to your hotel in Agia Efimia.

Day 6: Fiskardo round trip, 26 to 38 miles/41 to 61 kms



Today is a real treat as you cycle to the northernmost tip of the island to the beautiful village of Fiskardo. The route first takes you past the Assos peninsular, another beauty spot that is also worthy of a short detour to explore further. The coastal road north serves up a conveyor belt of visual treats topped off with a lovely descent through the cypress forest to Fiskardo. Colourful buildings line the quayside with yachts and brightly painted fishing boats jostling at their moorings in the tiny harbour. You return to Agia Efimia via a different but no-less scenic route which includes an exhilarating descent over the last kilometer. If you don’t fancy the extra climbs and kilometers to Fiskardo, the ride can be shortened by 20 km.

Day 7: Agia Efimia – Argostoli, 27 miles/43 kms

Agia Effemia

Your last day’s cycling on Kefalonia is the most demanding but the scenery again is first class and you’ve had 5 days of training so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem! Bid farewell to Agia Efimia and head along the coast to Karavomilos where the route turns inland. After a demanding climb you reach the ridge where you can catch your breath and take in the view before enjoying a descent into a valley thick with olive groves and vineyards. Robolla wine is produced here and you are welcome to stop at a local vineyard to learn more about this quality product. From here you have an enjoyable ride across undulating terrain to Argostoli, the island’s bustling capital where you will spend the last night of your holiday.

Day 8: End of trip

After breakfast it’s time to check-out and head for home or your next adventure. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport.

Dates & Prices

2021 Arrival Dates
Arrivals daily from 16 May to 30 September

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2021 Prices
Per person
16 May
27 May
28 May
10 Jun
11 Jun
12 Jun
13 Jun
08 Jul
09 Jul
14 Jul
15 Jul
26 Jul
27 Jul
31 Aug
01 Sep
23 Sep
24 Sep
30 Sep
Comfort category
Double/twin £548 £548 £548 £608 £608 £673 £748 £593 £527    
Single £844 £844 £844 £969 £969 £1100 £1215 £934 £814    
Triple £422 £422 £422 £482 £482 £527 £578 £467 £427    
Solo cyclist £1009 £1009 £1009 £1135 £1135 £1265 £1381 £1100 £979    
Superior category
Double/twin £608 £723 £748 £748 £879 £879 £924 £723 £663    
Single £919 £1125 £1170 £1170 £1391 £1391 £1476 £1125 £999    
Triple £507 £603 £633 £633 £753 £753 £783 £603 £558    
Solo cyclist £1085 £1290 £1135 £1135 £1556 £1556 £1652 £1290 £1165    

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Deposit per person £200

Price Includes

7 nights accommodation. See practical information
4 x Breakfast (excluding nights 4, 5, & 6)
Transfer from/to Kefalonia airport
Luggage transfer (1 x 20kg piece pp)
Maps & route information
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Bike hire (see supplements)
Tourist tax (approximately €2pppn, payable locally)


Regular bike with pannier & lock. See practical information (£103)
Electric bike with pannier & lock (£250)

Practical Information


Treking bike - 047

An example of the type of bike used on this tour.

Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 24 speeds. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.

Electric bikes are also available.

We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons. Alternatively, helmets are provided on arrival. 


Below you will find examples of the accommodation typically used on this tour. Please note that the hotels we book for you may differ slightly from those described but they will certainly be of a similar standard.

Comfort category: Comfortable hotels and guesthouses.

Mousata: Felix Residence
Agia Efimia: Hotel Olive Bay
Argostoli: Hotel Mouikis

Superior category: Good quality hotels and guesthouses.

Avithos Beach area: Leivatho Hotel
Agia Efimia: Olive Bay Hotel
Argostoli: Kefalonia Grand Hotel

Getting There

Fly to Kefalonia airport. Transfers from and to the airport at either end of your holiday are included in the package.

Research flights from the UK here.


Current rating for this cycling holiday based on 3 reviews 4.9
  • Date - 24/09/2019
  • Name - Kajsa Carton
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  • Service comment - Excellent customer service, offered great advice and organised the trip to perfection. No issues in contacting to ask further questions / clarifications - very pleasant to deal with
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  • Product comment - Excellent Holiday, Picked up from airport on time, hotels perfect, bikes delivered and questions expertly answered. Route maps easy to follow. The advice to hire e-bikes was justified - ensured we enjoyed the scenery and the cycling.
    Kefalonia itself was beautiful, and cycling enabled us to see the whole Island at a relaxed pace. Hardly any cars, friendly people and great places to stop to eat and drink along the way.
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : We have a great team and it's great to hear you were pleased with the service Kajsa - many thanks for the feedback
    Product : Many thanks for the lovely review Kajsa and we are so pleased you enjoyed Kefalonia so much.
  • Date - 19/09/2019
  • Name - Anonymous
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  • Service comment - Ally, in the office, was really helpful. Sadly we didn't receive the documents until a week before, after I had chased it.
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  • Product comment - Good accommodation, great luggage transfers and great airport transfers. This trip really needs better cycle routes though. We got helpful advice from a local cyclist and used the ride GPS app to plan our own routes.
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : Glad you had a great trip. Your holiday documentation was sent out 6 weeks prior to your trip but unfortunately there seems to have been an issue with the first email address you gave us. We're glad the documents arrived immediately as soon as we tried the second email address you subsequently gave us.
    Product : Many thanks for the review and we're glad our routes on the Ride-with-GPS app helped with the navigation.
  • Date - 01/07/2019
  • Name - Carol Newbery
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  • Service comment - Flexitreks managed to squeeze us in as a late booking, ally did all she could to accommodate us .
    The only thing that could have been better was to receive the ful info pack before we arriveed. It would have been great to have been able to do a bit more planninf
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  • Product comment - This was a really fabulous holiday, kefalonia is a beautiful island, May was a beautiful month to go, not too hot . There are lots of hills but it is all doable . The bikes were pretty reasonable, once you figured out there quirky behaviour. I would defiantly do this again.
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : Thanks Carol. We prefer to provide the road-books and maps in resort at the first hotel as this ensures nothing gets lost in the post and allows us to add info on any diversions/changes right up to the last minute prior to arrival.
    Product : So glad you enjoyed it Carole and thanks for the lovely review.