The Lighthouse

Ride Stats

Distance: 40km / Elevation Gain: 1200m / Calories Burnt: 2500

The lighthouse is located at the end of the southern peninsula of Lefkas and with stunning panoramic views, this ride is breathtaking in every way! After leaving the south coast village of Vassiliki, we take a short off-road climb onto the old provincial road to the hillside village of Agios Petros, where we stop in the square for coffee. From the village we take the main road for 2km before continuing the ascent on an off-road track heading south, with spectacular views of Vassiliki bay. Soon after passing the large antennae we come over the top of the ridge onto a plateau before the vast west coast horizon comes into view. The descent now begins on a loose rocky track which meets the tarmac road leading to the Lighthouse. Arriving at our destination we are rewarded with vistas across to the neighbouring islands of Kefalonia, Ithaca and Meganissi and a chance to rest. Departing from the Lighthouse we face a continuous tarmac climb before heading east over the ridge on a mountain track which descends steeply into Vassiliki Bay.

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