The Ionian island of Corfu is the most lushly green and visitor-friendly of them all. The culture has many traditions and festivities in which tourists are warmly welcomed. The crystal-clear seas, rolling hills, rich valleys and dense forests are a haven to mountain bikers. Starting from the town of Dassia, there are several cool rides.
The Mt. Pantokrator ride is a 48 km loop. From Dassia, follow the paved road up through Kato Korakiana and Ano Korakiana. On the way to Sokrani, turn onto a steep gravel track leading to Spartilas. Climb this route to the summit of Mt. Pantokraptor, the highest point on Corfu. From here, there are two routes back. The first option is to head down an 8 km route into Naraki and then follow the coastal road back into Dassia. The second option is to descend into Acharani and follow a 5 km paved route to Lafki where a winding downhill track leads back to Dassia.
Another cool ride from Dassia is in the forests of the Ropa Valley. A 48 km loop can be formed by passing through Govia on the way into the valley. After the valley trails, follow a gravel track on the climb to Doukades and then to Paleokastritsa. Finally, take the road back through the valley to Dassia.