Route: Chora – Agios Georgios – Laguna – Stellida – Agios Prokopios- Agia Anna – Plaka – Orkos – Mikri Vigla – Kastraki – Cape Kouroupa – Alyko – Pyrgaki – Psili Ammos – Glyfada – Kastraki – Mikri Vigla – Orkos – Airport – Chora.
Starting from the port of Chora and heading south, take the coastal road, pass in front of the Town Hall and alongside Agios Georgios beach, a sheltered little bay with calm waters, and continue until you reach Flisvos, a meeting point for surfers from all over the world, as Laguna of Naxos is the ideal spot for this watersport.
Continue on the asphalt road towards Agios Prokopios and turn right at the airport intersection alongside the barrier that separates Laguna from the brackish lagoon.
At this spot the view of the town on the right is exceptional. Continue on this road and at the next junction go straight uphill towards the hill of Stellida, from where you will have another wonderful view of the bay of Chora.
Stay on the asphalt road going southwest, up to the western end of the coast and the church of Agios Prokopios. From here the dirt road between the saltpans and the sand dunes will lead you to the village of Agios Prokopios, a place with hotels and tavernas.
Continue on the coastal road towards the bay of Agia Anna, with its picturesque little harbor and fishing boats.
Continue south until you reach the endless beach of Plaka with its unique sand dunes along its full length.
At the end of the dirt road and moving away from the coast the route goes through an area of cultivated fields, heading towards Orkos and Mikri Vigla.
The beautiful landscape here comprises granite rocks and small romantic bays.
Mikri Vigla, another vast beach with tavernas on the sand, is a well-known meeting point for kite surfing lovers who can be watched in action.
Before you continue straight towards Kastraki, take a break from riding to ascend on foot the rocky hill with the exceptional view of the beach and the island of Paros in the distance. Stay on the asphalt road with spare traffic and continue to Glyfada after Kastraki.
Have a rest here at the taverns of the area, from where you can venture out for a walk in the nearby beautiful and serene – but endangered- juniper forest – a protected area.
Back on your bike, continue on the asphalt road in a southerly direction until you reach the ruins of an enormous abandoned hotel at Cape Kouroupa, viewing the bay of Alyko.
From this point start your return journey, heading north to the crossroads for Kastraki and Mikri Vigla.
Following the same route as in the outbound journey, pass by Orkos and the cultivated fields until you reach the intersection for Plaka.
Turn left, take the new asphalt road and, heading north slightly uphill amid granite blocks, you meet the Agia Anna – Agios Arsenios road at a relatively elevated spot.
Keep straight, going slightly downhill to the north and head back to Chora after passing in front of the airport.