As the first fun e-bike ride, I am looking to go see the most famous place of them all: Balos.
Destination: Balos beach
Date: Thursday, 4th April
Meeting point: Venizelos square, Kissamos
Estimated time: 2h on the bike, 4h total
Route: Viglia, Balos, Kalyviani
Break: Balos beach
Estimated difficulty level: 2/5
Start from Kastelli early morning.
Ride an hour to Balos top.
Walk 20 minutes down to the beach, while still fresh from the effortless ride!
Swim in Balos, have a snack.
Walk 30 minutes back up to parking lot.
Ride an hour back to Kissamos.
I think the whole adventure will take about 4 hours, of which I estimate the first and last hour on the bike. Half of the ride is on the dirt road from Kalyviani to Balos. It’s a very wide track but it’s quite rocky, it’s easy enough but if you have never been off-road on a mountain bike it’s maybe not the best place to start.
I am thinking of setting off at 8am from Kastelli to beat the morning wind, but we could possibly stretch it to a 9am start.
I have Monday 1st April as a possible first date, weather permitting. Following Wednesday is a second option.
For this first week I will probably have only one bike available, possibly two. This is the first of a series, I will post more rides as we go.
I should have 4 bikes available from the following week, also have some shorter and paved road only routes.