Get Active was established on the Greek island of Lefkas (also known as Lefkada) in 2012 by Simon and Lucy Atkinson and Simon Towner, who have all lived on the island for over twelve years.
Mountain biking is at the core of what we do and Lefkada has a multitude of cross country trails and back roads reaching from seaside resorts to mountain villages and high peaks. Sweeping descents through olive groves and steep gorges and exhilarating off road tracks and technical single trails are on offer for mountain bikers. Our guided rides pass mountain and coastal villages, historic churches and monasteries and follow the centuries-old footpaths and donkey trails through the mountains that create exhilarating and technical singletrack mountain biking. The riding in Lefkada is natural all mountain (AM) trail riding and cross country (XC) with routes suitable for beginners to advanced.
In addition, we offer road bike rental and guided hiking! While Lucy is responsible for all admin and marketing, Simon and Simon are our friendly qualified guides and both enthusiastic riders. Check out our 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor to see for yourself!
From the Ionian islands to the Dodecanese… if you’re travelling to to Rhodes for your escape check out Get Active Rhodes, offering mountain and road bike rental and guiding for travellers to this ancient forest covered island.
PLEASE NOTE: we do not have an office in Nidri, we work remotely from our homes and so take bookings by email and phone.
Our daily MTB 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! On all our guided rides we provide one of our 2016 Saracen Mantra Trail hardtail mountain bikes. The bikes come standard with 27.5” wheel size and are equipped with full hydraulic disc brakes and 120mm travel suspension fork. For the bike geeks out there, check out the full spec here. All riders are provided with a helmet and gloves.
UPGRADE to a full suspension 2016 Saracen Ariel Pro from 15€.
Join us for a full week of biking on our Enduro Adventure, a week’s MTB action with daily uplifts and skills training. For groups of 2 or more for only 379€. Available May, June, September and October.
Lefkas is a top sailing destination so why not join us aboard a sailing yacht on our Mountain Bike Sail holiday where we sail to a new bay every day, saddle up and hit the trails. Ideal for anyone wishing to combine these two exhilarating experiences. Prices are from 1,189€ May to October with a minimum of three.
NEW! Explore the islands of Lefkada, Meganissi and Kefalonia on our 3 Islands Road Tour, available April to June and September to October for groups of 2 or more from 299€. This holiday is ideal for anyone looking for an active eco-friendly way to discover Greece, the itinerary can be altered to the groups experience and ability, with routes from as little as 20km up to 100km+ a day.
Road Bikes for Rent
We have road bikes for rent – our models are 2015 Saracen Tenet 3, 2016 and 2017 Ridley Fenix. Priced from 20€ a day you can explore the island at your own pace or hit it hard and maintain your training programme whilst still on holiday with family and friends. All bikes come with a repair kit, lock and helmet and are delivered to your door.
About The Island
One of the seven Ionian Islands in the west of Greece, Lefkas (or Lefkada) is renowned for its mountainous landscape, beautiful beaches and lush green vegetation. Over 70% of the island is mountainous providing a playground of tracks and trails for keen mountain bikers. The island is largely unknown and therefore has been able to keep its charm and traditions, so landscapes are rugged and tracks untouched. All this plus some of the best beaches in Greece coupled with famous kite-surfing and wind-surfing spots; the island attracts visitors from all over the world.
Lefkas is connected to the mainland by a small bridge so is easily accessible all year round. There are flights from all over Europe to the local airport of Preveza from May to October, including low cost airline Easyjet. The airports of Athens and Thessaloniki have scheduled flights all year round and are a 4 and 5 hour drive away. Chartered flights into the airports of Patras and Corfu from March to November offer a further option. We can arrange transfers from all these airports any time of the year.
With tranquil bays, stunning beaches, cool olives groves and mountain villages to discover, Lefkas is a perfect destination to do as much or as little as you’d like!
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