Ancient Mountain Bike Tour

Discover the Ancient Villages of Mount Pantokrator

Discover the stunning villages and explore the ancient olive groves that straddle Mount Pantokrator.

The Ancient Mountain Bike Tour is a perfect beginner’s adventure through some of Corfu’s most beautiful and unspoiled natural landscape. Essentially, it’s the same as the above “Grand Mountain Bike Tour” but consists of 80% asphalt tracks, making it a much less difficult ride but still containing some great mountain riding. Starting from the top of Pantokratoras (Corfu’s Highest Mountain) the tour crisscrosses through mountain villages such as Strinilas, Episkepsi and Nymfes – all while witness the diverse landscape of Corfu’s higher elevations.

The tours also cuts through olive groves, natural springs in the village of Nymfes, a traditional olive press and the historical monastery of Nymfes. While not as intense and off-road as “The Grand Mountain Tour” the Ancient Mountain Bike Tour offers a great mix of riding and local culture that is not to be missed. We also stop in for a drink in Nymfes or Episkepsi (not included in the price.)

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Dates & Pricing

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Reserve Your Spot

The Ancient Mountain Bike Tour and all our tours are built on demand and “go live” once we have a minimum of four people. Spots fill up quickly, so we recommend contacting us ahead of time so we can reserve a position for you.

Make It Private

Why make the tour private? We believe that all our tours are once in a lifetime experiences and sometimes, you want something more private. Maybe you have your own timetable to work within or are celebrating a special occasion – we completely understand. Simply let us know you’d like to make it private – we’ll take care of the rest.

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Skill Level:

Easy / Beginner

Price:

55€ Per Person

Start Location:

Acharavi, Corfu / 9:00am

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Group Size:

4-12 People

Duration:

4-6 hours / Starting at 9am

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What To Expect Before You Book & Arrive

Features
  • Stunning views and vistas of Corfu
  • Speedy & Adventurous Downhill Switch-Backs
  • Olive groves, Ancient Ruins, Heritage Site
  • Traditional Greek Villages, Olive Press, Monastery
  • A chance to have a locally sourced lunch
  • Donation towards the regeneration of the local tracks and trails
  • Highly qualified and experienced guides
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What's Included & What To Bring

We Like To Think We Take Care Of Everything But Please Consider the Following

What's Included
  • High End Bike
  • Bike Helmet
  • Bike Lock
  • Expert Local Guide
  • Water Bottles
  • Stunning Natural Beauty
What's Not Included

Round Trip Transportation

While we don’t include round trip transport of our guests to and from their hotel, we do offer it as an add-on service. When filling out our tour form, specify that you would like this service.

Food & Snacks

While we don’t include food or snacks, we can build it into our tours. Payment for taverna or restaurant stops are covered by the guest.

Swimming & Beach Stops

As you already know, mountains don’t usually have beaches but if your heart is set on swimming after the tour, it is something we can build in. Just ask.

Things We Recommend

Sunscreen

Corfu can get hot….very hot! We recommend everyone wears sunscreen, even if it’s overcast as the sun’s rays pass through cloud cover. It’s easy – just do it.

Athletic Clothing & Proper Shoes

Safety is our number one priority and while we do everything on our end to ensure each tour goes perfectly well, we also ask that all our guests wear proper cycling attire. Corfu in the summer can get very hot, so wearing protective clothing made from natural fibers and athletic closed-toe shoes is the simplest way to stay healthy.

Working Mobile Phone & Info

Having a working mobile phone can come in handy, for emergencies and to keep in touch with us prior to meeting up for the tour. Make sure your phone works on Corfu, you have any important numbers you might need and also…..our number: 0030-26630-64115.

Special Needs

If you or a group member have special needs (medical, physical or otherwise) please let us know so we can plan and help in any way possible.

And One More Thing...

Arrive with a positive attitude and a desire to have fun!!!

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Tour Itinerary

Meet-Up

Step One: All tour guests should plan on meeting at our Acharavi stop location at 9:00am unless they’ve made different transport plans with us. For our cruise ship guests, we will meet you at the main Corfu port terminal at 8:00am if you’ve added transport to your booking.

Our Shop

Step Two: Once all guests have arrived, there is a chance for everyone to meet and ask questions concerning the tour. After a brief overview discussing rules and safety tips, we will match each rider with their bike. Any guests with special needs, should let us know during this period.

Bike Customization

Step Three: With S-Bikes and Cycle Corfu, it’s personal. We take great pride in our ability to dial in each guest to their bike – this provides the safety and comfort you deserve. We provide helmets, tool kits, water bottles and offer GoPro cameras for use during the tour (extra).

Mountain Top

Step Four: Let’s head out! With the bikes loaded on our trailer and everyone comfortable in our tour bus, we start our way up Mount Pantokrator. As we climb the 1000m to the summit, we pass ancient villages and unbelievable views of Northern corfu.

The Descent

Step Five: Let’s Go! With everyone ready, we spend the next couple hours making our way through stunning stone villages, ancient olive groves, cliffside vistas and spectacular 360 degree views of Corfu, including Albania’s towering southern mountain range.

The Big Finish

Step Six: We made it! We end all our bike tours back at our shop location, unless alternative plans have been made for swimming stops or taverna luncheons. All our guests will have a chance to take pictures, talk about the tour and even enjoy a coffee, beer or cold drink at our cafe.

Experience It

On our May cruise trip from Venice thru the Greek Islands, we decided to take a break from the standard tour vans to the historical sites and try something completely different. A great ride down the mountain through the olive groves, a visit to an old olive oil press and some beautiful small towns. This is a great time of year to do this tour as the spring flowers are out, the temperatures are perfect and we did not see a single tourist all day! By the way, Stamatis’ family owns the pub immediately next to the bike shop and served us some of the terrific local Corfu beer after our ride, a great combination, mountain biking and then an icy cold beer (best done in that order!).

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A Break from Standard Cruise Ship Excursions

I booked a tour for 4 people 1-2 months in advance. Everything went quick and easy via e-mail. Their shop is well equipped, everyone got a bike customized to his/her size. We all agreed that it was a superb experience and adventure, we saw such hidden places in Korfu we wouldn’t have visited otherwise. I recommend S-Bikes to everyone who would like to discover a little bit more than the usual frequently visited places.

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Professionally Organized Adventure

Not a big fan of bike riding, but I was met with great encouragement and the loveliest (if not, the best people in Corfu). Shout out to George, George #2, the Captain, and Stamatis. Not one fault, our guide was patient, informative and encouraging. We did the easy tour, which wasn’t supposed to be on the day we did. But Stamatis made a lovely exception! Brilliant sights as well! George is also a babe!

Would recommend – hands down!

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Lovely People – Made it all Worthwhile!

We booked the easy/medium MTB mountain trip the week before by email with Stamatis from the UK without any problems. On the day two riders dropped out due to illness just leaving us two but Stamatis honoured the booking and we had a great ride with George as our guide. He made sure our technique was fine and that we had confidence in the bikes before starting properly (my first bike was changed at the shop due to a slipping chain). The route is excellent taking in high mountains/olive plantations/villages and beach. One of the best rides we have ever done. Exciting but not too challenging down hill tracks.

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Fantastic Day Out!

We were a family of 4 with 2 teenagers and we took the easy cycling tour down Pantokrator mountain with our guide George. We were first driven up to the peak to see the view of Albania, then started at 800m and road downhill ending in Archavi. Very pleasant tour through olive groves and cycling through small villages on the way down. A highly recommended activity to do with teenagers who enjoy cycling.Staff at the shop (another George) was friendly and very helpful. Stamatis answered my emails and accomodated us on the day we preferred.

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Great Cycling Tour

We are coming to corfu since many years. This year we spent a wonderful afternoon with Stamatis on our mountain bikes. He made sure that everybody feels comfortable and showed us some new paths. After the tour we enjoyed a cool Corfu Beer ;-). It was an amazing tour and days like this are the reason why we come back to corfu every year! We would highly recommend S- Bikes, Stamatis and his team will make your holiday unforgettable.

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Amazing!

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There’s No Better Way To Experience Corfu.

Forget the hawaiian tropic suntan lotion and poolside lounge chairs, you want adventure. Book your bike tour with S-Bikes early and guarantee the bike of your holiday dreams.

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Our Bikes

Our unmatched selection of high end road, mountain, city and trekking bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. Each bike comes with all the gear you’ll need to have an amazing adventure because we know you deserve the very best while vacationing on Corfu and we are here to provide it.

Our Guides

We don’t just have the best local guides, we have guides that are trained to make your visit to corfu magical. They aren’t just experts on cycling and bicycles, they provide unparalleled service and a knowledgable about Corfu that is unmatched.

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Whether your desire is bike rental or one of our excellent guided bike tours, each and everyone of our services is built around flexibility. You pick the experience you wanna have while visiting Corfu and let us help you achieve your cycling dream.