Arcadia, Leonidio Maps
The scenery and the views the greater region of Leonidio offers, got us by surprise. We couldn’t believe that those beautiful roads could be so breathtaking and welcoming. Mountain passes, plateaus and some of the most beautiful coastal roads we have ever cycled in our lives. A constantly changing scenery is quite typical while cycling on the Peloponnese and Leonio region is not an exception to this wonderful rule. But in this case, the views we experienced and the thrill we felt, had no comparison with any of our trips before. We let our pictures to show you how great our riding was.
During our cycling trips in the Peloponnese, we had the chance to visit the greater region of Leonidio quite frequently. Our visits however, were brief, mainly a part of the multistages cycling trip (C2C in the Peloponnese), which only allowed us limited time to explore in detail this part of the Peloponnese.
Therefore, we took the initiative to allocate one month to try to find everything about this hidden cycling treasure. We stayed in Leonidio for almost a month (mid Nov – mid Dec 2019), something that made us discover every layer of cycling and culture in the area around it.
We have seen and experienced many remarkable things. We are excited to share all of them with you.
Apart from the great cycling, Leonidio offers a few great experiences you can enjoy during your off-the-saddle time or on your rest days. Explore the nearby monasteries, the farmland, the women’s association and witness how the olive oil is produced or hear stories about people who lived here 300 years ago. Cycling is over, but exploring never stops!
Leonidio is a great destination for cycling which combines all a cyclist wants. It is a place with authentic character, awesome cycling landscapes with exceptional road conditions and mild temperatures. Lastly, the food options we tried were exceeded our expectations.