What is the Best Part of Lefkada, and How to Explore it?
Are you ready for an amazing e-bike adventure on the plateau of Karya, the best part of Lefkada for an amazing bike tour?
Lefkada is a beautiful lushgreen island in the western Greece,that offers a unique experience for outdoor enthusiasts. One of the best and the safest ways to explore the island's best part, and its hidden gems, is cycling through our e-Fat Bike guided tour. It is an activity carefully designed for all levels of physique.
In this blog post, we will take you on a journey to discover the best part of Lefkada, including the plateau of Karya, Karya Village, Platistoma, Alexandros, Kolyvata, and Agios Ioannis Monastery. They all consist the core's nicest area of Lefkada, which is also the non-touristy one.
What is an e-Fat Bike?
An e-Fat Bike is an electric bicycle equipped with fat tires. The electric motor assists the rider, making it easier to conquer challenging and ascending terrains. With our e-Fat Bikes, you can explore with us, Lefkada's rugged landscapes and reach places that are inaccessible by the tourist masses.
Embarking on an e-Fat Bike Tour through the Plateau of Karya and the surrounding areas in Lefkada, promises an unforgettable experience filled with natural beauty, traditional charm, and cultural exploration. Here's our coolest itinerary for your biking adventure:
Exploring the Plateau of Karya
We navigate through the lush greenery of the Plateau of Karya. Enjoy the serene atmosphere, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and herds of ships and goats. The plateau provides a peaceful escape and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and the mountains of Lefkada.
The area of the plateau is a hidden gem of Lefkada as it is located in the heart of the island.
Discovering Karya Village
On an e-Fat Bike tour, we start riding through the picturesque village of Karya, while you immerse yourself in the traditional Greek culture. Karya, is a charming mountain village known for its traditional architecture and warm hospitality.
As we ride through the narrow streets on our e-Fat Bikes, you will be captivated by the beauty of the stone houses and the colorful flowers adorning the balconies.
On the way back to Karya, at the end of the tour, you will have a chance to do take a seat at one of the local cafes and enjoy a cup of Greek coffee, a glass of wine, and enjoy a tapas (included), while soaking in the peaceful atmosphere of the old central square of the village. Read also Discover Karya: The Most Traditional & Picturesque Village of Lefkada
Discover the Serenity of Vafkeri
Continuing your journey, you'll arrive in the peaceful village of Vafkeri. This hidden gem is nestled in the mountains, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Take a break and let's make a short stop at the main square of the village and take some nice pictures.
Uncover the Beauty of Platistoma
After we cycle on our e-fat bikes through the olive groves and vineyards, towards Platistoma, a small village in the Plateau, located on the slopes of Mount Stavrota. It is famous for its stunning views of the Ionian Sea and the surrounding islands. Here we will experience the tranquility of this rural setting, interact with the friendly locals, and appreciate the simplicity of traditional Greek village life.
Continue your journey to the village of Alexandros. As we ride through the rolling hills, take in the scenic beauty and capture the essence of the countryside. Alexandros offers another opportunity to connect with the local culture.
The village was completely evacuated since the 50's, until a couple of decades ago, where redevelopment started taking over again, making Alexandros an attractive area for those who wanted to build a property and sense the real tranquility of Lefkada.
Alexandros has a traditional ruined olive oil mill that had been operating for over a century. On our e-Fat Bike tour, you can visit the mill and shoot some amazing pictures.
We are then off to explore the charming village of Kolyvata, known for its authenticity and warm hospitality. Kolyvata is another hidden vilage of the mountainous Lefkada, it remains mostly emptied till nowadays with only one tavern operating in the area.
The place is also a dead end that is full of lush greenery. The scenery of Kolyata will travel you many decades back in time. Consider taking breaks to soak in the panoramic views and capture memorable moments of that amazing biking adventure.
Exploring Agios Ioannis Monastery
While not directly on the plateau, a detour to the Agios Ioannis Monastery is worth it. On our e-Fat Bike tour, we will take a moment to soak in the tranquility and enjoy the serenity of this sacred place. Then we will ride up to the monastery and explore its beautiful gardens and ancient frescoes, we will also enjoy the mountain views, visit the monastery, and take in the spiritual ambiance.
Agios Ioannis Monastery is a historic monastery located on the central part of Lefkada. It is perched on top of a hill, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Tips for Your e-Fat Bike Tour:
Trail Conditions: We ensure you that your chosen route is suitable for e-Fat biking, considering all participating trail conditions and all difficulty levels, so you don't have to worry about anything on the go. Of course travel insurance is a must for all our guests.
Local Interaction: In many cases around this guided tour you will have the chance to interact with locals. Embracing the local culture adds depth to your experience, and it is also our core perspective when designing the tours.
Safety Precautions: We always prioritize safety. You just have to make sure you should be wearing appropriate gear and shoes, as well as carrying your sunscreen and suglasses. We also offer you a bottle of water to avoid dehydration, as this is also a matter of safety, when touring with Dream Tours Lefkada.
This biking tour allows you to discover the best part of Lefkada, combining the tranquility of the plateau with the coastal beauty, creating a well-rounded adventure on your e-Fat Bike.
Are you ready to discover the best part of Lefkada? An e-Fat Bike tour will take you on an unforgettable adventure through the plateau of Karya, Karya Village, Platistoma, Alexandros Kolyvata, and Agios Ioannis Monastery. Get ready to explore the hidden gems of Lefkada and create memories that will last a lifetime.
If you want to participate on this unique e-bike experience around Lefkada, then contact us.
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