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GET FAMILIAR TO KOS ROUTE (KOS)

Self-guided / Day Tour/ Cross-Country – great single track experience on Mt. Sympetro. Get your free GPS track here!

Elevation: 700 M

Kilometres: 25 KM

Trail Percentage: 15 %

CATEGORIES: CROSS-COUNTRY, SUITABLE for E-MTB

Technical Difficulty

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Landscape

LANDSCHAFT

DESCRIPTION

This spectacular "Get familiar to Kos" ride includes some of the best currently existing singletracks on Kos, all built in between 2017-2019 according to international MTB standards, such as the "United Nations & Trail Brothers Trails", the "Bike Aid Trail" and the "Flow Turtle trail". A unique opener for a biking holiday on Kos and its neighbouring islands.

The starting point of this tour, which is characterized by fantastic views, is the main port "Mandraki" of Kos City. Leave this port eastwards (to the left), passing the medieval Johanniter fortress. The first 4km along the coast to Psalidi are an excellent warm-up., before you turn right to inland.

The following section takes you over an 8km long continuous ascent to one of the peaks Mt. Sympetro at 430m. During the whole ascent you will be motivated by a beautiful panorama: you can see the Turkish east coast with the Bodrum peninsula and the northern islands Kalymnos, Plati and Pserimos. In good weather conditions you can even see Leros Island behind Kalymnos. At the top you will be rewarded by a 360° view. Southwards you can also see the Turkish Datça peninsula, the Greek islands Nisyros and Tilos and in clear weather even Rhodes.

Beside the great views the first single trail is waiting as a reward. The entrance is directly behind the antennas towards the west. The so called "Bike Aid Trail” is a real "Ridge Line" of 1.2km length over the mountain ridge (please be careful with very strong winds) with varied passages of approach curves, faster sections and a short ridable counter ascent. The “Bike Aid Trail” ends on a wider natural path which leads you after 400m to the next trail. This approx. 500m long single track runs very smoothly through the pine forest and later through an open macchia field.

From here the next destination is a little below the already known Antenna mountain top. The ascent leads almost exclusively through the shady pine forest. The start of the next single track, the "United Nations and Trail Brothers Trail" is clearly visible. A shaped line with several bends meanders downhill through the forest and ends on a wider route with a view of the city of Kos. After only 500m you reach directly the next and last trail of this tour, the lower part of the "Flow Turtle Trail". After 1.4km of pure driving fun you will be spat out again just above the reservoir.

From here you roll back to the center of the city via small side roads and you can directly reach almost all sights on this way. The colorful market place almost automatically invites you to an after- ride coffee or beer. Good ice cream is also available right around the corner.

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

SIGHTSEEING

Asklepios Sanctuary (Kos)
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KARDAMENA ROUTE (KOS)

Self-Guided / Day Tour / Cross-Country – easy tour with sightseeing character and low trail content. Get your free GPS Track here!

Elevation: 450 M

Kilometres: 40 KM

Trail Percentage: 5 %

CATEGORIES: CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY, SUITABLE for E-MTB

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Kardamena Route on Kos IslandOur tip for this bike tour: If you have a lamp for biking and like to get up early, you can schedule this tour in a way that you are right at sunrise at the castle and can enjoy the magnificent view of Kardamena Bay and the wide Aegean Sea in a very special light!

The starting point of this easy cross-country tour is the roundabout at the small port of Mastichari. You leave the town on the smoothly rising road towards the airport. After 1.5km turn left onto a gravel road and then right again through an olive grove into the interior of the island.

From here, a 4km long ascent takes you to the plateau in the middle of the island, about 130m above sea level. Here you have to cross the main road to reach the fortress of Antimachia. It is the largest of four former St John's castles in Kos. If you wish, you can even carry your bike inside and follow the narrow paths inside the fortress wall (attention: many thorns!). From the castle you have a fantastic view of the south coast of the island with the village of Kardamena. In the distance you can see the Datҁa peninsula, which belongs to Turkey, as well as the Greek islands Tilos and Nisyros.

After visiting the castle, on the western side of the fort, you will find a narrow slab path that leads down to the plain of Kardamena. Now you pedal only a few metres further and you have arrived in the coastal town.

Tip for water fans: If you want to swim, go east along the coast (from the promenade to the left). Here are beautiful sandy beaches and there is also a bar!

Also in Kardamena itself there are sufficient possibilities for eating and drinking at the promenade and in the village, where you can have a deserved rest. If you follow the promenade to the right (westwards), you will reach a small bridge and as soon as you have crossed it, you simply stay directly on the coast towards the Kefalos peninsula. On the right, there are a few hotels and some small canyons. After approx. 2.5km turn right into one of the canyons and ride on passing the airport to the road to Kefalos in the centre of the island. The road to Kefalos you leave after 300m again in the direction of Plaka (signposted) and you will get into a small pine forest with wild peacocks. From here you ride through an uninhabited area back to the north coast of the island. The last meters on the beach promenade of Mastichari lead you back to the starting point.

And one last tip for this Kardamena Route: In the evening you can experience very beautiful sunsets in Mastichari, preferably in one of the local fish taverns or cocktail bars.

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

KOS DIVERS PSALIDI (KOS)

SIGHTSEEING

Asklepios Sanctuary (Kos)
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EMBROS THERMAL SPRING ROUTE (KOS)

Self-Guided / Day Tour / Cross Country – easy MTB tour from Kos city to Embros Thermal Springs. Get your free Gps Track Here!

Elevation: 350 M

Kilometres: 27 KM

Trail Percentage: 5 %

CATEGORIES: CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY, SUITABLE for E-MTB

Technical Difficulty

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Landscape

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DESCRIPTION

Our tip for the Embros thermal spring route: In general, the thermal spring is well visited during the high season between 10:00 - 17:00. If you want more peace and quiet, you can ride there very early in the morning (don't forget lights) and enjoy a great sunrise at the thermal spring. The fastest way to get there is the direct asphalt road. Who has a rented car and the possibility for transport the bike, can park the car directly at the hot spring, drive a small round and relax at the end in the hot spring. There are no fresh water showers or changing rooms, but the entrance is free.

This very easy tour is ideal for a comfortable holidays ending, for absolute MTB beginners or even for children. Starting point is the castle Neratzia at the port Mandraki in Kos. From there you take the cycle path along the coast (sea always on the left hand side) up to a turn-off after 4km. There you turn left and follow the cycle path again until it ends on an asphalt parking lot. A gravel road leads you directly to the sea. Only a short section of about 50m could be more sandy, otherwise the ground is firm and easy to ride on. Follow the coastal path to the first big hotel (Natura Park Village), turn right, away from the sea, and pass the hotel entrance towards the main road. There you turn left and after about 500m take the second road to the right. Now follow an approx. 1km long, gentle ascent on a wide, firm natural path up to a junction with a solar panel system. There you turn left, go downhill for a short while, then keep right to continue uphill around the slope.

If you don't want to go further up, you can use the easier variant. From the solar panel you simply follow the wide path, which leads down to the main road at Cape Agios Fokas. At the Agios Fokas Beach, there is also a nice beach bar to stop off at. To get to the thermal spring, just continue on the main road.

If you continue uphill, you will pass a chapel and a little above it you will reach a crossroads where you turn left. A short climb follows until you reach the panoramic trail. Except for a small counter climb, the path goes straight along the slope, past fields and goat farms. Behind the next small chapel in a field the partly steeper descent begins, which crosses the asphalt road after about 1.5km. Here you turn right until you reach a small kiosk after about 150m. From there a path leads down to the spa. After relaxing in the spa, the easiest and fastest way is back on the asphalt road around the cape to Kos town. From the kiosk on the road to the castle in the city it is about 12 km.

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UNITED NATIONS ROUTE (KOS)

Self-Guided / Day Tour / All Mountain: A fantastic bike tour near Mount Dikeos on Kos with great trails and scenic highlights. Get your free GPS track here!

Elevation: 650 M

Kilometres: 35 KM

Trail Percentage: 40 %

CATEGORIES: ENDURO & ALL MOUNTAIN, SUITABLE for E-MTB

Technical Difficulty

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Landscape

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DESCRIPTION

The United Nations Route Kos is a self-guided All Mountain tour at the slopes of Mt. Dikeos mountain range on Kos Island which is located near Kos Town and stretches throughout the southeast of the island.

This individual mountain bike tour offers maximum off-road and trail fun: Varied underground, technically demanding, flowing trails and uniquely beautiful landscape will fascinate the biker. The newly build United Nations Trail as well as the Trail Brothers Trail ensure best trail experience during this fantastic ride.

A must do ride during a biking holiday on Kos!

FOOD & DRINK ON THE ROAD

OROMEDON RESTAURANT ZIA (KOS)
AGYKRA FISH RESTAURANT KOS CITY (KOS)

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

KOS DIVERS PSALIDI (KOS)

SIGHTSEEING

No guided bike tours available

BIKE-FRIENDLY HOTELS

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KOS JUNIOR SUITES HOTEL (KOS)

Located in the heart of Kos Town, within walking distance of the historic Old Town, offers a comfortable accommodation as well as a safe place for your bike.

KOS JUNIOR SUITES HOTEL (KOS)

ADDRESS

Xαρμυλου 2, Κως 853 00, Greece

CONTACT

+30 22420 47100

The Kos Junior Suites Hotel is a luxurious 4 stars hotel. It is located in the heart of Kos Town, just 10 meters from the beach and marina of Kos, and within walking distance of the historic Old Town. Since 1967, the hotel has guaranteed its guests an all-round stay and great hospitality, as well as an excellent service, making it easy to feel comfortable from the first moment on.

Housed in generously sized junior suites, every comfort imaginable is available to guests: all suites consist of a living area with comfortable sofas, a fully equipped kitchen and a seating area with a table as well as a bedroom with large, extremely comfortable beds. The standard amenities of the suites include a balcony that overlooks either the turquoise blue sea or the lovingly designed hotel garden, a safe, a minibar, air conditioning and TV. Free internet is available in the entire hotel.

The hotel also offers many other amenities from the lobby lounge to the pool, hamam, jacuzzi and laundry service. There is a lockable room for the storage of the bikes, which also contains the most important tools for minor repairs. It is the ideal bike-friendly hotel to stay if you pick a mountain bike holiday on Kos island.

KOS JUNIOR SUITES HOTEL (KOS)

ADDRESS

Xαρμυλου 2, Κως 853 00, Greece

CONTACT

+30 22420 47100

INDIVIDUAL BIKE TOURS

GET FAMILIAR TO KOS ROUTE (KOS)
GET FAMILIAR TO KOS ROUTE (KOS)
BEST OF NISYROS ROUTE (NISYROS)
NISYROS SIGHTSEEING ROUTE (NISYROS)
BEST OF LEROS ROUTE (LEROS)
KARDAMENA ROUTE (KOS)
UNITED NATIONS ROUTE (KOS)

GUIDED BIKE TOURS

BODRUM MTB DAY TOURS (BODRUM)
BIKE & HOTEL – KOS, PATMOS & LEROS
BIKE & HOTEL – KOS, NISYROS, RHODES, SYMI

SERVICES ON THE ROAD

IDEAL BIKE CENTER (KOS)
ESCAPE RENTAL (KOS)

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

Asklepios Sanctuary (Kos)
KOS DIVERS PSALIDI (KOS)
BIG BLUE SURF CENTER PSALIDI (KOS)

SIGHTSEEING

Asklepios Sanctuary (Kos)

RESTAURANTS

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AGYKRA FISH RESTAURANT KOS CITY (KOS)

AGYKRA FISH RESTAURANT KOS CITY (KOS)

ADDRESS

Geor. Averof 14, 853 00 Kos, Griechenland

CONTACT

+30 2242 026861

Family run restaurant with a very warm atmosphere specialized on seafood and fish dishes. A visit to this restaurant offers you unforgettable culinary experiences and a beautiful view to the sea. Especially recommended in the evening to watch the sunset.

WEEKDAYS

Monday: 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM

CLOSED: Sunday

AGYKRA FISH RESTAURANT KOS CITY (KOS)

ADDRESS

Geor. Averof 14, 853 00 Kos, Griechenland

CONTACT

+30 2242 026861

INDIVIDUAL BIKE TOURS

UNITED NATIONS ROUTE (KOS)

GUIDED BIKE TOURS

MOUNT DIKEOS TOUR (KOS)

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

KATERINA 3-ISLANDS CRUISE (KOS)
BIG BLUE SURF CENTER PSALIDI (KOS)

SIGHTSEEING

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OROMEDON RESTAURANT ZIA (KOS)

OROMEDON RESTAURANT ZIA (KOS)

ADDRESS

Epar.Od. Zipariou-Asfendiou, Zipari, 853 00 Kos, Griechenland

CONTACT

+30 2242069983

Located on the slopes of Mount Dikeos, the Oromedon restaurant impresses with its uniquely beautiful, unobstructed panoramic view.

Anyone looking for authentic Greek cuisine and hospitality is in good hands here. This family enterprise offers a rich selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.