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Skopelos Cycling: a biking holiday

By Sofia, Dec 1 2019 08:14AM

Cycling on Skopelos is a relatively new sport, rapidly gaining popularity. The landscape and terrain of the island offer beautiful variations of choice for a cycling holiday, from smooth tarmac roads to quiet gravel tracks through the wooded areas - but never far from a sea view.


Cycling is an inexpensive way to get around the island experiencing its beauty from close up and physically enjoy the green forests and olive groves, the coastal views and the mirages of the distant islands. Of course, there is always a beach nearby!


Skopelos Cycling, is a unique bicycle rental shop in the Old Olive Mill. Not only does it rent bicycles (plus helmets etc) for transport (no need to hire a car!), it also organizes cycle tours led by owner Panos and his staff for groups or individuals on the island. Evening rides on cross-country trails have become popular in the summer months, while the ideal times for island exploring by bike are early spring and autumn when the weather is cooler and the traffic light.


Panos outside Skopelos Cycling
Panos outside Skopelos Cycling
Cross-country cycling
Cross-country cycling
Evening cycling
Evening cycling
Inside the bike workshop
Inside the bike workshop
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I'm Sofia, 39 Steps' owner and host. This is an occasional blog to keep in touch with my regular guests, give a taste of Skopeliti life and share my experiences of foraging through the summer season

 

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