CW4 The Kakodikiano Valley both ways

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Vlithias-Sfakos-Kadros-Paleochora   Grade: ***   Total Distance: 30.2 km.

Rewarding cycle tour up the Kakodikianó-river valley. Start in Paleochora and climb through numerous villages to fertile and shady Sfakos. Here you cross the valley and by the way of  the pretty villages of Kadros and Spaniakos, follow a descent with fantastic views over Paleochora.

Map and route description € 4.00, or map, route description and GPS track € 6.00. Pay and collect in our office at the Kontekaki Street (next to the Chania Bank) in Paleochora.

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Grade: ***

Length: 30.2 km.

Duration: 3 hr.

Transfer: --

Classification: arduous

Total ascent: 744 m.  Total descent 744 m.


- biking through the fertile, shadey and densely wooded valley of the Kakodikianó Valley.

- predominantly narrow tarmac roads through numerous authentic hamlets and villages.

- possibility of visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Kántanos.

- return through the amazing water rich village of Spaniákos.


- route description and map

- GPS-tracks


  1. Paleochora
  2. Sfakos