Cycling in Kos, Greece: The Ultimate Way to Sightsee on This Beautiful Island
If you’re looking for an affordable and scenic way to explore the island of Kos, cycling is a great idea. While the majority of the island is flat, there are opportunities to explore the mountains by bicycle. It’s a great activity which all ages and abilities can enjoy.
Here, we’ll reveal some of the best cycling options in Kos, which you can consider for your next holiday.
Take advantage of bicycle rentals
One thing Kos has a lot of is bicycle rentals. Wherever you’re staying, you’ll find local bike hire shops. Many hotels also have bike hire facilities. You definitely won’t have an issue finding a bicycle to use.
As there are so many bicycle hire companies on the island, it’s worth doing your research. Look to see which offer the most reasonable prices. Some companies will charge much more than others, so make sure you’re getting the best price.
Consider booking a cycling tour
While heading off on your own to explore Kos can be a great experience, you might want to consider booking a tour. This enables you to see some of the best sights, while learning about the area. Cycling tours are also a lot safer as you’ll be cycling with an expert. If anything goes wrong, it’s reassuring to have an expert guide on your side.
Know where to stay
You’ll find cycling routes across all areas of the island. However, if you want to stay near the most popular routes, you’ll want to head to the Astir Odysseus hotel. Located in Tingaki, the hotel is within easy reach of some of the best routes on the island. It offers a private beach, a large lagoon-style pool and three onsite restaurants. It’s a great place to relax after a hard day’s cycling. It’s worth noting that the hotel also offers bike hire services.
You could also stay in the Kefalos region which has some great cycling routes. The Blue Lagoon Village is a great place to stay. This platinum hotel is set on the beach, providing fantastic views over the Aegean Sea. There’s an Adventure Land activity area for the kids, and a variety of activities on offer. This resort also provides bike hire at an additional cost.
No matter where you stay in Kos, you’ll find great cycling routes nearby.
Tips for getting the most out of your cycling holiday
If you want to get the most out of your cycling holiday to Kos, there’s a few tips you’ll want to follow. Making sure you cycle with at least one other person is a good idea. Not only does this make you safer, but it’s also a requirement of some bike hire services on the island.
You’ll also want to make sure you take plenty of water with you. This is especially true in the summer months when the temperatures soar. If you don’t drink enough, you could end up with heat stroke. It’s also a good idea to avoid cycling during peak sun hours in the summer months. If you are cycling during peak sun, be sure to go at a very gradual pace and keep yourself hydrated.
If you haven’t considered cycling around Kos before, it’s definitely worth trying. Great for couples, families and independent travellers, cycling is a healthy and enjoyable way to take in the island’s sights. If you’re an independent traveller, be sure to find a cycling buddy on the island so you can cycle together.
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