Leonidio, a cycling paradise
8 days / 8 rides / Advanced
Τhe area around Daphne’s Club, the region of Corinthia, is an ideal road cycling destination!
The region of Corinthia lies right at the entrance of the Peloponnese, less than an hour’s drive from the international airport of Athens. Its rich landscape is a unique combination of beautiful sea, long coastline and towering mountains. In addition to this, Corinthia boasts of a year-round perfect climate, fine cuisine, incredible history, excellent roads, and the friendliness of Greek hosts. In short, in Corinthia cyclists will find all the ideal elements of a destination fit to excite cyclists of all levels: endless challenges for road bikers and easy coastline riding for the more relaxed.
Corinthia, with its long coastline and high mountains offers endless opportunities for both pleasure and adventure, as well as for inspiring combinations of both. The coastal roads are so close to the beach side, that it will need just a few seconds from the cyclists to get off their bike and refresh themselves by jumping in the blue waters of the Gulf of Corinth. The roads on the hilly side of the region are perfect for amazing climbing and challenging rides and enable cyclists to traverse through picturesque villages. The large number of days with full sunshine and the mild weather are among the advantages Corinthia region offers. That practically means that cycling here can take place all year round.
The Northern coast of the Peloponnese, where Daphne’s Club is situated, is blessed with an amazing hinterland of high mountains and dense forests. An ideal place for mountain biking! The paths connect various regions, such as the one of Sykion and Xylokastro-Evrostini; they also get the cyclists around the fabulous Stymfalia Lake or towards to the summit of mt. Ziria (2376m). This variety in difficulty can satisfy both avid and recreational cyclists.
In addition to the landscape and its various levels of difficulty, touring cyclists will also find in Corinthia the true gems that make Greece stand out when it comes to traveling. These are hospitality and exceptional cuisine. Furthermore, when it comes to gastronomy, touring cyclists will be in for many treats, as Corinthia produces a centuries-old variety of wine-making grape, Agiorghitiko and the famous “Corinthian raisin”, a superfood for active people such as cyclists. Other locally produced delicacies are Feta cheese, olives and olive oil, fresh fish from the Gulf of Corinth and local goat meat, a bit strong in taste but worth every bite.
Cosy, family-friendly and eco-labeled, Daphne’s Club is conveniently situated just steps from the pretty beach of Sykia and the seaside pine forest of Xylokastro. Easily accessible by car, airplane or train, it offers light and airy apartments for up to 5 persons. From the moment you walk into Daphne’s welcoming living room, with its multi-lingual library and vintage musical instruments, you will feel as if you stepped into a friend’s beautiful summer house. Here, all aree conceived to make you feel like home: the 11 fully-equipped comfortable and sunny apartments with private balconies, the amazing baby amenities and of course the hotel’s beautiful garden, just a few steps away from the stunning beach and the seaside pine forest. Here, you can finally truly relax and enjoy your holidays and your family. In short, authentic cosyness and true hospitality in Greece’s first eco-labeled family hotel!
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