Nidri, Lefkas Beach & Mountain Bike Holiday
- Ride in a natural environment with mountain trail riding and cross country with routes suitable for beginners to advanced
- Ride through quiet olive groves, visiting waterfalls and churches plus adrenaline filled adventures on mountain trails
- Over 70% of the island is mountainous providing a playground of tracks and trails for keen mountain bikers
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.
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?!
- Private return airport transfers
- 7 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast)
- 3 x Guided tours
- 3 x Days MTB hire (Saracen Mantra Trail hard tail)
- Mollydoo 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
- Flights (we can arrange)
- Meals outside of the hotel arrangements
This package includes a stay at the 4* San Lazzaro, Nidri, Bed & Breakfast. If you would like to switch to one of our other hotels, please let us know when enquiring.
Ride Itinerary & Useful Info
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.
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!
Depending on flight times you will be picked up from your hotel and transported to Aktion airport via a private transfer. We will confirm the time of pick up once flights are booked.