A Greek summer is all about being outside and enjoying the beautiful weather, scenery and ambience and nowhere is this truer than Samos. Some people want to come and just relax, there is not a better place to do this but in recent times Samos has become more and more popular with cyclists and especially mountain bikers. The roads are rarely congested or busy so a bicycle is the perfect way to get around. It also lets you see a lot of the island in this most eco-friendly style. Short morning or afternoons trips are a great way to enjoy the fresh air but for those who really enjoy a challenge the tracks that the farmers use to get to their crops and the ancient pathways that cross the mountains have become famous to mountain bikers.
Cycling through the Maquis countryside of Samos fills the senses with the sights and smells that make Samos unique with its abundant herbs such as oregano and thyme, the vivid yellows of the Broom and purple Heather. The Pine forests offer a huge contrast with their shade and woodland smells. The birdlife of Samos is famous so try and listen for the Nightingale in the valley which bears its name and watch for the flying jewels which are the Rollers and Bee-eaters.
The Kerveli Village Hotel can rent you high quality mountain bikes which have been bought new for 2013 which you can use to explore our beautiful island. We realise that you may wish to visit areas away from Kerveli and to facilitate this it is possible to use the hotels jeep to either do a one way transfer; either to an area and you can ride back or you can ride to an area and we can pick you up. You may however be interested in visiting an area away from the hotel and a round trip transfer is also available.
The mountain areas of Ampelos and Kerkis offer a challenge to the fittest cyclists with steep ascents and descents and many mountain paths. The coast offers beaches with easy access and some that are more out of the way and make you glad you have a mountain bike. A visit to a village, just because it has an interesting name or because it was recommended to you is also an option. Maybe you just fancy a leisurely ride through the countryside. All of these things are possible.
Ask at reception for a map with suggested routes on it, or for guided tours, and really get to see the real Samos.