Nidri, Lefkas Beach & Mountain Bike Holiday
If a dedicated cycling holiday is out of reach for you this year, why not combine your Greek family beach holiday and enjoy a few days fully supported Lefkas cycling package for the cyclist in the family? Whilst the family enjoys a morning around the hotel pool or beach, you can get on the mountain bike and sample some of the best trails that Lefkas has to offer and be back in time to join them for lunch or later afternoon.
We have included three of the best rides in the Lefkas area for you to enjoy right from your hotel door; including bike hire and we've even included an experienced guide so you don't have to worry about anything. However, if you have specific requirements to match your level, we are happy to tailor this three days to suit your riding skill level.
We have included a selection of the best accommodation below that will cater for your every needs as a cyclist or family. However, if you have a particular hotel in mind, tell us and we will include the hotel of your family choice, subject to availability and price adjustments. Mollydoo has access to most of the hotels in the area and we will price match, subject to our price match conditions.
Our daily rides run from May to October from the resort of Nidri and include gentle family leisure trips through quiet olive groves, visiting waterfalls and churches plus adrenaline filled adventures on mountain trails, with levels to suit all abilities. We can cater for every level of cyclist.
So, if you are planning your next family beach holiday to Lefkas and one of you is a keen cyclist, why not enjoy one of our beach and bike holidays and get the best of both worlds?!
- Return Flights
- 7 nights 4* half board accommodation
- Airport to hotel private return transfers
*Above price is per person and is based on min 4 x people (2 Adults + 2 Children) includes Cycling Package for 1 adult
*Additional cyclist can be added subject to further charges
Available Dates: June - September
- Level: Moderate - Challenging
- Days Riding: 3
- Duration: 3-3.5 Hrs
- Total Distance: 55-74 Km
- Altitude Gain: 1,824-2,426 M
- Maximum Group: N/A
*standard MTB can be Upgraded to a full suspension 2016 Saracen Ariel Pro for additional £15 per day
- 3 x Guided tours
- 3 x Days MTB hire (2016 Saracen Mantra Trail hard tail)
- Free Cycling jersey (1 adult)
- Transport to start of ride
- Water and nutritional bars/gels
- SPD or flat Pedals and 0,7 l water bottles on all bikes, Helmets (bell)
What's Not Included
- Travel Insurance (can be purchased)
- Cycling shoes and apparel
- Flight hold luggage (can be purchased)
- Meals outside of the hotel arrangements
After a short 45 min transfer from Aktion airport, you will arrive at the your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you will be able to start enjoying the many benefits the hotel has to offer. Your first ride typically starts on a Monday, giving you time to settle into your hotel and enjoy family time!
Our MTB rides take place every day so you can choose which 3 x days you want to ride. A good example would be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, this way it spreads the rides out across your week so your focus is your family holiday. The rides will be in the morning and you should get back early afternoon lunch time. This gives plenty of time to spend with the family as part of your beach & bike holiday.
Relax around the hotel pool, visit the beach and many attractions around the resort of Nidri. This is your time and you decide what you want to do for the week, but if you would like some help on what to do, excursions or places to visit, we are here to help.
Don't forget, if you have a particular resort or hotel in mind, let us know and we can build the package with you in mind.
Your Choice of Accommodation
We can book almost any accommodation on the island but here is a selection of different accommodation to choose from. Please enquire for more details on accommodation. Click on the images to view each accommodation.
Ionian Paradise apartment is located in the center of Nidri on a side street, just 30 meters from the main market and 90 m from the beach. All 20 Rooms at Ionian Paradise are surrounded by a lush natural environment and exceed your expectations. The garden and excellent and friendly service, combined with our location (in the center but yet so quiet), guarantee rest and relaxation, but if you ask fun and action, Nidri and Lefkada will not leave you unsatisfied. Distances: • Mini Market / Restaurants: 30 m. • Vassiliki: 21 km. • Beach / sea: 90 m. • Aghios Nikitas: 27 km. • Sea sports center: 150 m. • Aktion Airport (PVK): 37 km. • Lefkada (town)): 17 km. • Port of Igoumenitsa: 126 km.
Ionian Blue is a luxury hotel on the eastern seaside of the island Lefkada
The hotel is built on a natural descent, while its rooms are going downhill in front of the calm blue waters of the Ionian Sea. All our rooms are spacious, comfortable bathrooms / shower to feel the comfort of your home. High quality wooden floors and furniture from the best companies, soothe your senses. Yakumo Koizumi & Almyra Restaurants offer tasty dishes, variety of flavors for all tastes with view over the Ionian Sea. Available for wedding receptions also. The main halls and the main foyer offer flexibility and functionality to the success of any such organization, such as: conferences, corporate meetings, exhibitions, social and private events.
George Hotel Situated 200 yards from Nidri Beach, George features a swimming pool with sun terrace and a pool bar. The property includes a restaurant with local cuisine and offers elegant accommodation amidst its lush garden.
Enjoying views over the pool or the surrounding mountains from their furnished balconies, all rooms of are equipped with air conditioning. Each comes with satellite TV, fridge and electric kettle. Private bathroom is stocked with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
A traditional Greek breakfast is served daily in the rooms, while a complimentary tray with tea and coffee facilities is offered upon arrival. Guests can also enjoy traditional Greek flavours and a variety of Greek wines at the on-site restaurant.
Staff at the front desk can arrange massage treatment and can provide car and bicycle rental. A transfer from and to the airport is provided upon request at an extra cost.
George guest house is located 100 yards from the centre of Nydri, 10.6 miles from Lefkada Town and 14.9 miles from Aktion Airport. The famous Porto Katsiki Beach is at 30 km, while the picturesque Agios Nikitas village is 14.9 miles from the property. Free private parking is possible on site.
Ride 1: Paleokatouna Drop
Distance: 19km / Elevation Gain: 471m
Your first ride of the week is an introduction to the MTB experience, for experienced riders, we can skip striaght to an advanced level if required.
Starting off in the playground of olive groves, this ride begins by taking you on a number of short steep climbs leading to various beautiful viewpoints of Nidri and the surrounding villages from all aspects, before taking you through the mountain village of Haradiatika and onto the fire road that traverses towards Paleokatouna.
Climbing up into the village and making a stop at a café before descending through terraced olive groves on another fabulous single track. This adrenaline filling descent is a perfect end to a perfect local ride.
This ride is a combination of on and off road, with many ascents and descents; it’s a perfect workout not to mention experiencing the vistas of Nidri along the way.
Ride 2: Vafkeri Summit!
Distance: 26km / Elevation Gain: 935m
We start this ride on tarmac and take a steady climb up to the traditional mountain village of Vafkeri, where half way up we have the choice of continuing off road. Admiring the panoramic views, the elusive village eventually comes in to sight and we make a well deserved stop at The Katoghi for coffee and cake!
From the village we climb higher past the derelict monastery of Agia Assomati until we reach the summit and time for a panoramic photo stop! We begin the 30-minute rugged descent, including numerous switch-backs, passing the villages of Neohori and Paleokatouna before bursting through the olive groves and back to Nidri!
Ride 3: Mountain Village Trek
Distance: 30km / Elevation Gain: 1020m
Taking in three traditional mountain villages, this ride is for people who want a heart pumping ride with a bit of Greek culture thrown in!
Snaking through the olive groves up to the hillside village of Haradiatika where we will we begin the ascent on an off road track. This climb lasts an hour and a half but the views and sense of achievement are worth it. Past the village of Alatro, over the saddle between two peaks and into the village of Agias Ilias where you enter wine growing territory. These south facing slopes are strewn with grape vines.
A fast descent into the village of Sivros, where we will stop at a local café for refreshments and admire the views over the farming plains below. From here we take a shallow tarmac climb past the village of Vournikas before we join another off-road track which drops through the valley towards Vlicho from where we head home to Nidri after an action packed Greek village tour!